Manipur Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla along with her daughter Dr. Rubina Heptulla and grand-daughter Nadia Naeem today visited Sendra in Bishnupur District to attend an interaction program with the students and guardians of the Loktak Floating Elementary School. The school is the first ever floating school in the country.
Expressing her happiness, Nadia Naeem said, she came to Manipur after searching on the internet as her grandmother was here as the Governor of the state. She said, it was the Loktak Floating Elementary School that fascinated her to come here with a cause to do something for the people who reside in and around the lake. While in USA, Nadia said, she started to contribute and collect money from her friends so as to present something to the children who were attending this first ever floating school in India.
During the occasion, Nadia Naeem distributed school bags, pouch, writing materials like pen, pencils, books, notebooks to the students as gifts with rupees fifteen thousand to aid in further maintenance of the students according to their requirements.
Expressing her proudness of her granddaughter’s act, Dr. Heptulla said, her granddaughter was also planning to further help the school on a monthly basis. She also said, she will also try her best to promote the school, a step toward the sustainable development goal of the country as the governor of the state.
DC Bishnupur M. Harekrishna and Secretary to the Governor Th. Chittaranjan and were also present during the visit. The interaction program was organised by District Programme Officer SSA, Manipur, People’s Resource Development Association, Manipur and All Loktak Lake Areas Fisherman’s Union, Manipur.
Source: AIR Imphal