SRINAGAR: The Abu Zar (RA) Charitable Trust, a social organisation run by senior citizens of Srinagar, Tuesday provided financial assistance to several needy students belonging to the old city.
At a function held in the Government Boys High School, Rainawari, at least 41 students were provided cheques in presence of senior citizens of the city.
The beneficiaries were from Nowhatta and Rainawari Government Boys High Schools.
“Begin Self, Begin Small” is our motto, Riyaz Ahmad Bhat, President of the Trust, said on the occasion.
“We don’t want to go for big donations, but we have a principle: we begin with ourselves and contribute whatever less or much we can.”
Chief Guest on the occasion, Prof Abdul Rashid, asked the students to give their best and prosper in life.
“You are the best amongst the lot. Financial hurdles should not be a hurdle in your path to excellence,” he said, lauding the Trust for the initiative.
Former Assistant General Manager of J&K Bank, Mushtaq Ahmad Hamdani, who was the Guest of Honour, said, “Education inculcates a sense of belongingness, and inner light of humans opens up”.
Patron of the Trust, Altaf Muntazir, announced that they would support education of the needy students who pass senior secondary examination with good grades.
“I assure the principal, faculty, and senior citizens present here that this Trust shall not stop working. It will be a routine affair in the area,” he said.
Principal of the School, Nighat Ara, appreciated the students for their academic performances and hailed the initiative of the Trust.