HOJAI, June 17: On May 28 a story was published in ‘The Hills Times’ about Hojai’s Neha Das, a resident of Bishnupally, who is suffering from acute rheumatoid arthritis but her burning desire and will-power to study has not let her stop studies. She passed the Higher Secondary examination 2019 with third division and matriculation with first division and two distinctions. Through ‘The Hills Times’ it was appealed to help her pursue education and treatment after which a number of people have come forward to help Neha.
Guwahati’s Shyam Sundar Agarwal has extended a financial aid of INR 1000 per month till her graduation course, which he informed to the Principal of Bibekanda Junior College Biplop Acharjee through a handwritten letter. Hojai’s Mariwari Yuva Manch has also extended a help of INR 21,000 for her education. Hojai businessmen and social worker Madan Ghosh has helped her with a wheel chair and two secret donors provided her financial assistance of INR 5000 and INR 10000 respectively. After reading the story, Rohit Agarwalla, Chairman Cum Manganing Trustee Omprakash Pramila Devi Memorial Chairtable trust Lanka, invited her at Scholarship Distribution programme on June 16, at Lankeshwari Natya Mandir were she was felicitated with a Cash award for her truly inspiring and motivating story for the youth. It was at this programme that MLA Shiladitya Deb officially announced and assured to take care of Neha’s treatment in Delhi’s Ganga Ram Hospital through MLA’s fund. Former Minister Haji Abdul Rouf also extended a financial help of INR 10000 to her. Hojai’s Businessmen and Social Worker Pradeep Kumar Sureka also extended a financial aid of INR 11,000 for Neha Das.
Meanwhile, the family members and teachers of Neha Das are happy. Talking to HT Correspondent Biplop Acharjee, Principal, Bibekananda Junior College, has thanked everyone who extended Neha with financial aid for continuing her education, MLA Shiladitya Deb for her treatment and The Hills Times for the positive coverage at their esteemed daily.