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13 April 2017

BIT-Patna students to teach deprived children

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NEW DELHI, APRIL 13 (ENA) An enterprise called ‘Nav Umeed’, started by the students of Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Patna campus (BIT-P) in 2011, is reforming the lives of various underprivileged children. Nav Umeed is one such enterprise, from which others should take a lesson from, has come up with many inspiring stories and has provided education to several children.

Standing amid these students was an 8-years-old daughter of a rickshaw puller, Nidhi Kumari. Nidhi desired to study but was not able to pursue education due to lack of resources. To fulfill her dreams, Nav Umeed came to her rescue and sponsored her education and got her enrolled in class 1 in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bailey Road.

Thus far, the group has reformed the lives of 10 underprivileged children and has provided them admission in schools like Kendriya Vidyalaya, Gardanibagh High School, DAV BSEB and Amaltola Girls High School.

Nav Umeed was started by Kumar Harsh, a B. Tech (ECE) Student of BIT-P, when he saw two slum kids perform well in the institute’s national service scheme (NSS) programme. Harsh realised that these children could not go to schools despite being talented.

Along with his friends Vikas Ranjan, Kumar Shivam and others, he decided to gather funds to provide a scholarship worth Rs. 10,000 for these children. This marked the beginning of Nav Umeed and later, in 2015, the group was converted into a society.

Talking about the progress of the society, Harsh said that it was a difficult project as initially, they had to raise funds with the help of fellow batch mates.

Convincing the parents was difficult, said Harsh but they were determined to help. He is currently working in Bengaluru but has inspired his juniors to carry on the good work of Nav Umeed.




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