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Interaction programme with Aashwas beneficiaries held
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 KOKRAJHAR, Oct 11 - Kokrajhar district police in association with National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH), New Delhi, on Wednesday organised ‘SAMANNAY – Get Together-cum-Interaction Programme’ at Science College Auditorium hall in Kokrajhar with the Project Aashwas beneficiaries and family members.Anurag Agarwal, IGP, BTAD; Bhaskar Das, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kokrajhar; Ravi Shankar Tripathi, Programmer & DDO of NFCH; Ajoy Kumar Dua, DGM (CSR) of Powergrid Corporation of India; Rajen Sing, Superintendent of Police, Kokrajhar; JP Brahma, Inspector of Schools, Kokrajhar; RN Singha, Principal of Kokrajhar Science College; among others attended the programme.

The interaction programme was also attended by 161 Project Aashwas beneficiaries and 163 family members.

In the programme, 10 beneficiaries were felicitated by the guests for getting jobs and admitted in engineering and medical colleges.

During the interactive session, the beneficiaries and parents raised several issues regarding problems in pursuing education and livelihood etc. IGP, BTAD and SP, Kokrajhar, assured that a module will be developed to look into their grievances.

The programme ended with the National Anthem played by the Band Platoon of 7th APBN, Kokrajhar.

Later, talking to mediapersons, Ravi Shankar Tripathi, Programmer and DDO of NFCH, said that National Foundation for Communal Harmony, New Delhi, was set up as an autonomous organisation with the main objective of providing assistance for physical and psychological rehabilitation of the child victims of communal, cast, ethnic or terrorist violence, with special reference to their care, education and training besides promoting communal harmony.

He further said that project ‘Assist’ is the flagship scheme of the foundation which has provisions of providing assistance to the children rendered orphan or destitute in the communal, cast ethnic or terrorist violence. The financial assistance is provided to such children for their care, education and training through the district administration.

Kokrajhar Superintendent of Police Rajen Sing said, “We are providing financial assistance to more than 12,000 such children throughout India out of these 1,240 in Assam and 330 in Kokrajhar district.”

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