Jaipur. Some government officials and a group of NRIs in Rajasthan’s Alwar district raised Rs 18 lakh to renovate a government school that had been lying in a dilapidated condition for 15 years, and with their efforts, the new school was completed in two years. The group of officers took this step, driven by their shared belief in the power of education and a desire to improve the lives of future generations.
Local public representatives and other dignitaries inaugurated the school today. The government primary school in Alwar’s Dalalpura village had been a victim of neglect for decades and had reached a dilapidated condition. Leaky roofs, crumbling walls and inadequate facilities were serious challenges faced by the students and teachers. Dheeraj Jain, Additional Commissioner of Income Tax Department, said that “It was a coincidence that the principal of the school expressed his desire to renovate the school. We discussed the matter and decided to collect the amount for its renovation. The work started in March 2021 and the school was inaugurated on July 2.
Jain is not alone in this group, but about 17 like-minded people have contributed equally in this. These included Forester Jogendra Singh Chauhan, Alwar District Logistics Officer (DSO) Jitendra Singh Naruka, Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) Dinesh Sharma, Chief Commercial Officer (CTO) Hariom Meena, Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Raja Vairashtak, Swatantra Vijay, Sangharsh Chaturvedi and Bhupendra. Singh Chauhan is included.
Apart from these, Satyendra Yadav, Anurag Jain, Pramod Sharma, Hemant Yadav, Babli Ram Jat, Nitesh Soni and Anshuman Vashisht also contributed in this. Alwar District Logistics Officer (DSO) Jitendra Singh Naruka said, “Around 15-20 years back, we were all preparing for competitive exams. We are all from Alwar. Some of them became civil servants, while some went abroad. But, we are still connected with each other and we did this work together.” Vimal Jain, Principal of the school said that the school is in existence since 1968. It was shifted to Dalalpur village in 1985. Later, three classes were formed with the help of the Gram Panchayat.