GUWAHATI, May 8 - As part of its social responsibility programme, NPS International School, Guwahati has adopted Bakarapara village under Rani development block as a ‘model village’ under a long-term development programme titled “NPS International School & Bakarapara Village, a Socio-economic Development Initiative”.
As part of this initiative, the management of the school distributed various items including books, clothes, shoes and items relating to the health and hygiene of the villagers, during a programme organised on the school premises on Saturday.
“This is not the first time. The representatives of the management of the school are visiting the village frequently and distributing various materials not only among the schoolchildren, but also among the other villagers,” a press statement said.
The school management has been working on various civic issues in the village, including facilitating drinking water facilities, cleanliness and also maintaining health and hygiene-related issues.
For protection of the environment and creating awareness about tribal culture and heritage, for waste management and for an overall improvement of the education scenario in the village, the management of NPS International School is doing lots of things in the last two years, the release stated.
NPS International School adopted the tribal-dominated village in 2014. Over the years, the authorities in the school are trying to make this village one of the leading model villages of the State.
“We are also trying our level best to convert this tribal village into a leading model village. For the welfare of the villagers, especially the youths, we are planning to provide proper training and adequate support to earn their livelihood. Training on poultry, farming, handloom etc., will be given so that the youths can earn their livelihood properly. We are also trying to create awareness on adult education. To make this area a plastic-free zone, we are also providing jute and paper bags among the villagers,” said JN Das, chairman of the school.
For the benefit of the villagers, especially the young people, the school authorities are organising traditional cultural programmes and distributing prizes among them. “We are trying to protect the cultural heritage of the villagers of Bakarapara. We are organising various traditional cultural programmes among the villagers so that their next generation get attracted to the traditional dances, folk songs, etc.,” Das added.