Rajouri: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs & Tribal Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today gave away furniture, computers and other material worth Rs 35 lakh to 5 Government Schools of Darhal provided by Hindustan Petroleum Private Limited under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) .
The Minister also conducted extensive tour of his home constituency to reach out to the people and listen to the people’s issues by holding series of public grievances redress camps.
The Minister was accompanied by a team of district and sectoral officers headed by deputy Commissioner, Dr Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary. Several problems and demands raised by the people were resolved by the Minister on the spot.
The material was provided to Government Higher Secondary School, Kandi, Government Higher Secondary School Kotranka, Government High School Mohra, Government Girls High School Budhal and Government Higher Secondary School Dhangri. The aid included 659 desks, 23 Computers, 23 Smart Boards, 6 Water Coolers, 1 Water Filter, 12 Filing cabinet, 45 chairs, 15 Library racks & Smart Podium.
Hailing the HPCL for aiding schools of the remote area, the Minister said that is for the first time that a petroleum company launched such a big programme in Darhal under CSR.
Zulfkar Ali informed that the aid for improving infrastructure in Government Schools of Darhal has been provided after he took up the matter with Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pardhan and the higher authorities of the petroleum company. He extended gratitude to Union Minister and HPCL for the generous support.
The Minister called upon other corporate houses to follow the suit adding that it is the responsibility of all public and private corporate sector houses to come forward and supplement the efforts of the government in serving the society.
He said that the assistance in the form of computers and other material will help these schools to improve education standard and ensure that the students do not suffer for the lack of modern teaching system. He added that more schools of the district would be provided assistance in the same manner in near future.
On the occasion, the Minister also announced to provide IPads to the students of of Darhal constituency out of his CDF who have secured 75% above marks in the Board exams.