KOKRAJHAR, May 5 – A total amount of Rs 13,41,750 was distributed through cheques of Rs 750 per month among 148 number of children of terror victims under ‘Project Ashwas’ of Assam Police at the SP Office in Kokrajhar on Tuesday.
According to official sources, the beneficiency children belong to the families whose guardians were killed in extremist attacks or communal violence in Kokrajhar district in the recent part.
It is also revealed that this financial assistance has been given for helping the children pursue their studies by National Foundation for Communal Harmoney (NFCH), New Delhi.
The cheque distribution ceremony was conducted by Bijit Basumatary, coordinator of the Kokrajhar chapter of Project Ashwas, and was attended by senior police officials of Kokrajhar district along with the families of the victim children.
It may be mentioned here that Nareswar Basumatary, 17 years old, of Kokrajhar Sunderpuri area is presently pursuing Higher Secondary second year course at Cotton College in Guwahati. His father was killed in 1995 by extremists. On receiving financial assistance he expressed satisfaction saying that the amount will help him continue his studies.