The winter season has spread its wing in all parts of the northern India and considering the bone-chilling cold conditions here in the tricity, the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have come forward to provide sweaters and woolen clothes to all those unprivileged students studying in the government schools.
Although, the government provides informs to the students studying in these government schools but this year, cardigans or sweaters were not included in the uniform.
The education department had also clarified that they did not get enough sanctions to provide a sweater with the uniform.
The department is already late by two months and due to this delay, the students are left out with bone-chilling cold and no sweater to keep them warm.
It is worth mentioning here that the provision of providing a sweater with the uniform was not included in the tenders floated and the education department had shirked the responsibility by saying that it did not have enough funds.
On the other hand, the NGOs of the tricity have decided to help these children from the winters.
NGO Youth Innovative Society president Sachin Sharma said, "Yes, we have taken the decision to provide sweaters to these underprivileged children."
He also added that after the demolition of Colony Number 5, many of such children had lost a lot.
He said, "The NGOs will not be asking for the donations and we buy new sweaters with whatever money they can collect."
Bindu Sharma, who is a social worker, has joined the hands with these NGOs to help them up in this novel cause.
"I will be celebrating the Christmas festival by distributing the sweaters to needy children," said Sharma.
After the winter vacations are over (January 12), the NGOs would identify the schools with maximum number of underprivileged students and distribute sweaters.