Philanthropist comes to the aid of special children: The Tribune India
Tribune press service
Nawanshahr, October 14
Rescuing 31 children studying at the S Tara Singh Kahma Red Cross Special School, Nawanshahr-based philanthropist and social activist Barjinder Singh Hussainpur announced on Friday that he would now bear the entire cost of school.
The school was in a total financial crisis as the staff had not received a salary for almost a year. The school was on the verge of closing, which could have seriously affected the prospects of 31 special children studying here.
Authorities contacted Hussainpur, who was involved in various social works. He donated a minibus to the school to transport all the children from home to school, in addition to pledging to cover all school expenses in the future.
Son of SGPC member Mahinder S Hussainpur, he announced that he would ensure that counselors and psychologists also visit the school regularly. âWe are also planning to launch vocational courses for children to help them develop skills to open up avenues,â he said, adding that he felt lucky to have come to the rescue of the children.
Originally from the village of Hussainpur, just 7 km from the city, the activist said he ran a school in his village, which provided all amenities for students, who had to pay a nominal fee. He also participated in planting campaigns and planted more than 25,000 trees in various villages of Nawanshahr. It also organizes sporting events in the city.
Laxmi Devi, principal of the school, said: âHussainpur is nothing less than a divine savior for all of us. The Almighty may have sent him not only to save the school from the financial crisis, but also to save the future of the 31 special children who study with us.