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Giving girls from backward classes something to smile about

A government hostel for girls belonging to the backward castes and minority communities given a face-lift! Is that possible, you ask? Well, at a post-SSLC hostel in Davangere, a small town in Karnataka, this is exactly what has happened. This article translated by Veena Pradeep for the Deccan Herald tells us more:


In the past one year, many hostels for students of the Backward Castes and Minority Community have been given a face-lift. Students who had to bathe in cold water even in freezing winters now have the luxury of a hot water bath. Nineteen hostels have been provided with solar power at a cost of Rs 40 lakh, which means even in times of a power crisis students are able to study without any hindrance.


There’s more!


The new hostels have a sprawling dining hall, high quality study rooms and a well-stocked library. All rooms are properly ventilated. Water purifiers have also been installed. All girls hostels have been provided with a sewing machine so that girls can stitch their own clothes.


And what’s more, this renovation work has been carried out without the sanction of special grants. This is truly an inspiration for all government hostels around the country, and should serve to change our outlook on the conditions of government facilities and intentions of those serving them. The dedication of a handful of people can positively affect the lives of millions.

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