May 30, 2019
Two of our Class 10 students were awarded scholarships of Rs. 10,000 each and Calcutta Rescue was given an award Rs. 15,000 for the ‘exemplary work in the field of education’. And three of our tuberculosis patients were given grants for their medical treatment, receiving a minimum of Rs. 10,000 each.
Our Class 10 students, Samapika Dhali and Lucky Kumari Sharma, received the awards because of their commitments to education, as exemplified by their school results in the previous three academic years, and their families’ financial situations.
When asked what she will do with the money, Samapika, 14, replied that she will use most of it on her education, but will spend some on her father, who is recovering from a stroke. Lucky’s family also has medical problems to contend with – her elder sister contracted tuberculosis and her brother suffered from a burst appendix.
“Both the girls struggle at home,” said School Administrator Ananya Chatterjee, “but still they are consistent in their good academic results. I learn from such students every day.”
On 21 May the award recipients and several representatives from Calcutta Rescue attended a presentation ceremony at Rotary Sadan, the club’s headquarters.