Tikpur (Sikkim) [India], Aug.26 : Education is one of the best tools to sharpen the young minds. Today, we take you to West Sikkim, where a non-profit school is providing quality education to underprivileged children.
Situated at Tikpur in West Sikkim, Pratap International School is a non-profit school, which has been imparting world class education to underprivileged children.
The school was established in 2014 with 61 students. Today, it has strength of 196 students and well qualified teachers. Needy children from all across the country have been receiving free education without any creed, caste and religion.
S M Subba, the school's Chairman, said, "The school is named after my grandfather. The objective of setting up this school is to give quality education to children from poor families and also to underprivileged children.
We have from nursery to 12th class." The school also provides an in-house boarding facility to the students apart from other basic needs.
Such facilities are not only helping underprivileged students who come from a far distances, but also give a great relief to the parents and lessen their responsibilities.
The school is now trying to get affiliated with the Centre Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Roshan Bishwakarma, the school's principal, said, "We have a very good smart-class facility, well-equipped computer lab and well qualified teachers from all across the country.
We provide music class also to the students. For hostellers and day boarders, we provide a karate class on every Saturdays and conduct yoga in the morning.
To talk about the improving of our school, I would like to sum it up in a simple sentence is that the ones who are very weak in studies are now giving tough competitions to the ones who are good." Such initiates taken by citizens with social responsibilities are marching towards building a better community by shaping a younger generation.