In a resolute to uplift the underprivileged and meritorious children coming from Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes, the Jammu Kashmir Reserved Categories Empowerment Alliance (JKRCEA), a conglomerate organisation of various socio-religious groups of the communities, retired employees, women, youth and students, has launched Merit Cum Mean Financial Assistance Scheme.
This scheme was launched by Dr Sanjay Bhasin, president of JKRCEA, in a function held here today in presence of Bodh Raj Bhagat, head socio-religious wing, R C Bhasin of Retired Employees Forum, Nighat Shafeeq of women wing, Talib Choudhary of Youth & Students.
On this occasion, merit cum mean scholarship was awarded to Abhimanu Kaith, of Jammu, who is pursuing MBBS from GMC, Jammu, Sarmesh Kumar Bhagat of Rajgarh Ramban, pursuing graduation from GDC, Udhampur, and Imran Ahmed from Poonch, studying in 12th standard. Financial assistance for studies and livelihood was also provided to Saima, a specially abled child who is very poor and had lost her leg in an accident.
Dr Sanjay Bhasin, while speaking on the occasion. recalled the historic public speech of Dr B R Ambedkar in Agra on March 18, 1956, in which he was full of pain and anguish of an unimaginable level over how the major beneficiaries of reservation had their own selfish agenda instead of carrying forward the struggle of emancipation of the oppressed, Dr Bhasin said that the categories employees of J&K State have endeavoured to pay back to the society and thus instituted this financial support scheme.
While giving details of Merit cum Mean Financial Assistance Scheme of JKRCEA, Dr Zabeer Ahmed Bajjar, general secretary of JKRCEA said that any needy student, in case is desirous to avail the financial assistance may submit his/her detail to the e-mail [email protected]
Bodh Raj Bhagat, president, socio-religious wing of JKRCEA, said that instead of ritualistic exercise of garlanding the statues and portraits of Dr Ambedkar, his message of paying back to the society is understood and complied on ground.
Among others, Fareed Ahmed Choudhary, Prof G L Thappa, Joginder Paul, R C Bhasin, M R Bangotra, Prof Kali Dass, Mohinder Bhagat, M L Banalia, G L Lakhnotra, T C Bavoria, Tara Chand, Nighat Shafeeq and Manoj Kumar also spoke on the occasion.