The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) has come to the assistance of the three children in Jorhat who were orphaned, recently by taking the responsibility of their education.  

The eldest girl is an undergraduate student in the science stream in Bshona College, the second girl, a class nine student and the youngest a boy is a class five student. 

These three children found themselves in dire straits after their father Gonesh Saikia of Rongdoi Dagaon passed away from a terminal illness about two months ago, followed by their mother’s death due to Covid 19 complications recently. 

Out of the three children who have been sheltered by their paternal uncle (bordeuta), the second daughter is suffering from Covid 19 and is in home isolation while the boy has broken his arm.  

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A delegation of AASU led by the Jorhat district unit AASU president Bijoy Shankar Bordoloi on Wednesday met the uncle of the orphaned children at his home and assured him that AASU would not allow the children to be deprived of education due to their pecuniary condition. 

Bijoy Shankar Bordoloi said that the cost of education of the three children would be borne by AASU till University level. 

He said that poverty should not be an obstacle to education. 

Smita Bhattacharyya

Smita Bhattacharyya is Northeast Now Correspondent in Jorhat. She can be reached at: triptyaddy@gmail.com