Frontlist | Trust offers free education to deceased farmers’ kids

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Acknowledging that financial aid given by the government was insufficient for the families of all deceased farmers, members of the Sant Attar Singh Gursagar Mastuana Trust have decided to provide free education to all children of the deceased and extend other help also.

The trust runs various institutes to provide education in pharmacy, physical education, computer science, management, science, arts and commerce. It also runs an academy affiliated to the CBSE till Class XII.

“The farmers, who lost lives during the agitation, are our martyrs as they have laid down their lives to save the farming of Punjab. We have decided to provide free education and all possible help to their families,” said Lehra MLA Parminder Dhindsa, who is a trust member and former minister. His father and Rajya Sabha MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa is the chairman of the trust.

Parminder today visited Lidhran village and met the family of Shamsher Singh who died at the Delhi border on Sunday. Since Lidhran is near Mastuana, the trust has announced giving a job to the next of kin apart from providing free education and other financial help.

“Around 20 children of farmers, who committed suicides due to debt, have been studying for free here. Our members will visit the families of deceased farmers in the coming days to make them aware of the free education here,” said Jaswant Singh Khaira, secretary of the trust.

Source: The Tribune


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