When Kalimul Haque, 45, joined the Nepalipara Hindi Excessive College in West Bengal’s Paschim Burdwan district a decade in the past, he was confronted with a difficult activity.
“Such was the status of the varsity, that not solely the scholars passing out of the establishment have been dealing with a bleak future, however I used to be badly scolded by a senior training officer of the district in my first assembly. On that day, I made a decision, that I might do one thing for the varsity,”
Whereas in 2019, the Nepalipara Hindi Excessive College at Labourhut, with greater than 3600 college students, was chosen as the perfect college within the state by the West Bengal authorities, on Saturday Haque, a doctorate in geography, obtained the Nationwide Award.
At the moment, the varsity boasts of good courses, a rooftop kitchen backyard with hydroponics, water harvesting, vermicompost and college students put together their very own instructing materials underneath the steering of lecturers. From ten lecture rooms and one bathroom in 2010, the varsity now has 57 lecture rooms and 24 bogs. Earlier college students of courses, 5, six and 7 used to take a seat on the ground. At the moment the varsity has class 11 and 12 with all streams.
“Creating the varsity had virtually turn out to be my dependancy. My household supported me all through. I’m pleased that I might do it,” stated Haque who has obtained a number of awards together with the Siksha Ratna award from the state authorities.
In the meantime, in north Bengal, Misha Ghosal (51), the headmistress of Dhanapati Toto Memorial Excessive College in Alipurduar districts’s Totopara, a house of primitive Toto tribes, had been working tirelessly for 11 years to make the varsity stand out amongst others. A postgraduate in Arithmetic, she obtained the Nationwide Award on September 5.
“Though I hail from Alipurduar district I had studied in Kolkata. So after I bought chosen for the pinnacle grasp’s examination and I used to be provided the varsity within the remotest nook, I used to be a bit afraid. However then, I took up the problem and considered doing one thing for the varsity and the society,” she stated.
When she joined the varsity in 2009, just one pupil from the Toto group, having a inhabitants of solely 1585, was in a position to cross the Madhyamik (class X board examination) hurdle. This 12 months the success charge is over 80 %.
Totopara, is a small and distant hamlet by the Indo-Bhutan border and stays marooned throughout the monsoons. One must cross seven rivers to achieve the village. She virtually single-handedly turned issues for the varsity having 250 college students.
“I labored exhausting to first win the boldness of the group and began two hostels. The varsity was developed from government-aided to government-sponsored in order that it turns into financially sound. Now my intention is to uplift the standard of training within the college in order that college students can discover jobs,” she stated.
Rita Toto was the primary feminine graduate from the group in 2010.