Guwahati, November 20— Lok Sabha MP and AIUDF chief Maulana Badruddin Ajmal provided monetary assistance to around 75 teachers from unaided educational institutions, 25 widows and 20 differently abled persons at a program in Hojai district of Assam on Wednesday.
His Ajmal Foundation gave Rs 20,000 each to 75 teachers. Ten of them who are are very poor and elderly will also be provided a new house each worth Rs 2 lakh as they are retiring and don’t have their own home. At the event, 25 widows were given Rs 36,000 each. The Foundation also gave Rs 24,000 each to 20 differently abled persons from poor families.
“We helped 75 teachers who teach at unaided educational institutions. They don’t get salary but have been working for years. We gave Rs 20,000 each to 75 such teachers. Among the teachers who are retiring without getting any salary, we have selected 10 very poor persons and would provide each of them a new home worth Rs 2 lakh. They have been teaching for 20-30 years. Their schools could not become government schools. Their condition is very bad and they don’t have even their own homes,” Ajmal Foundation’s Director Dr Khasrul Islam told Inclusive India.
He further said: “We gave Rs 36,000 each to 25 widows whose condition is very bad. We gave Rs 24,000 each to 20 differently abled persons.”
The program was held to felicitate students who qualified NEET or JEE this year. On the occasion, all India topper of NEET-2020 Soyeb Aftab from Odisha was also felicitated and awarded Rs one lakh by three-time MP Badruddin Ajmal, who is also national president of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF).
“It was a felicitation-cum-community support program. We held this program before our students so that they could learn the lessons of integration and social cooperation. We wanted to teach our students of Ajmal Super 40 that when they stand on their feet they should take all communities along and help them,” said Dr Islam.
Besides Badruddin Ajmal, the event was graced by local MP Pradyut Bordoloi, senior journalist Prashant Rajguru, renowned educationist from Pune PA Inamdar, former MP Sirajuddin Ajmal (Managing Trustee of Ajmal Foundation), Dr Khasrul Islam (Director, Ajmal Foundation) and other prominent personalities from different walks of life.
Last year also, the Ajmal Foundation had provided monetary support to thousands of needy people.
“We provide regular support to widows and other poor people. Last year, we gave a monthly amount of Rs 3,000 to 500 widows. The government also provides monetary help to widows. We gave a monthly amount of Rs 2,000 to 500 differently abled people. We also gave a one-time support of Rs 20,000 to 3,000 teachers,” said Dr Islam, Director, Ajmal Foundation.