Staff Correspondent JORHAT, Aug 20 - The Central Club Jorhat, a well-known socio-cultural voluntary organisation of Upper Assam established in 1929, on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day this year donated a Ultra Violet water purification plant (500 litres capacity) to a school of a flood-hit village on the north-western outskirts here.
Central Club Jorhat members handing over the water purifier plant to the school authorities on August 15.– Photo: Wasim Rahman
A delegation of the club on August 15 handed over the plant to the authorities of Malow Khat High School, which is still housing over 15 flood-hit people.
Toufiqul Hussain, secretary of the club said that as the club has been associated with social activities and with floods ravaging several villages on the outskirts here, the members felt that the club should extend a helping hand in whatever manner possible to the flood-affected people.
He said that last month after visiting the area the club members felt donating a water purification plant to the said school could be much of use to the pupils, teaching and non-teaching staff.
Hussain said that after handing over the plant costing Rs 40000, a brief meeting was held in the school under the presidentship of club’s acting president Liaquat Hussain. The secretary said that he gave the welcome speech in the meeting.
Alhaj Raiza Ul Yasin, a senior member of the club formally inaugurated the plant, the secretary stated.
It may be mentioned here that earlier this month, the club had provided succour to the distressed people of Lower Assam, who had come in thousands to Upper Assam for NRC reverification.
People took rest in the club premises and were also offered food and medicines.
Health Day: Jorhat College (Amalgamated) under the initiative of Medical Cell of the college organised the annual health day on August 17.
A press note issued by the college stated that Medical Cell coordinator Swapnajyoti Borah and Raktim Jjyoti Hazarika distributed leaflets containing information about the necessity of using generic medicine and also on aspects of ‘medical terrorism’ among the students. Medical check-up of about 350 students were carried out, the note said.