5. Jhumurer Khata Ghar- a small effort for a big tomorrow:
An unusual dream, an unusual idea.
Collect unused white paper. Doesn’t sound very odd? Yes True. It’s very odd. But this very odd and unusual act was pursued by Late Ms. Jhumur Banerjee. But why?
In our society many bright students can’t afford note book to practice their study. Ms Jhumur Banerjee helped them to chase their dream through her very unusual, very odd act of collecting unused white paper. After collection she used to bind them and distribute within those students who has literally nothing except a colorful dream in their faded eyes.
But what a cruel mockery of destiny.
3rd May 2000, an accident and end of everything. Ms Jhumur Banerjee passed away with her unfulfilled dream.
Time passed. After long 19 years PETALS took great responsibility to fulfil Ms Jhumur’s incomplete dream through an initiative named as “Jhumr Er Khata Ghar”. A truly commendable initiative by Ms. SRIYA MOITRA and Mr. ARPAN MOITRA, daughter and son in law of Ms Jhumur Banerjee who are part of PETALS family.
Journey started on very auspicious day of Saraswati Puja 2020. PETALS reached to Birati and Khardaha and registered 50 students for “Jhumur Er Khata Ghar” card. All students enlisted in this card will get the required items for school throughout the year. PETALS will take full responsibility of all meritorious students holding this card to continue their study without any obstacles. PETALS family has taken such responsibility of 21 students so far.
Sawpna Maa and Ms. Supriya Devi (mother of Arpan) established the life of this great initiative.
A Big Thanks to Mr. Dibyendu Bhar, Ms. Sujata Chakraborty and Ms. Bandana Barik for the beautiful arrangement of the program.
Ask for your need and we will fulfill your dream. This is the message PETALS wants to convey to all children who lives in a society where darkness looms large.
For Sriya and Arpan, and of course for PETALS, this is a dream comes true and for these children dream just started.
Please don’t trash your unused page of note book, Pen, Pencil, Eraser, Geometry box, Tiffin Box, Ruler. Give to us. PETALS will distribute those items to children who are dreaming high from their shabby room. PETALS is going to take this relentless initiative across the West Bengal. PETALS will not let the light of education to die out at any cost. It’s an oath by PETALS.