Chhinka (Chamoli), Dec 7: Sewa International inaugurated its first school in a remote village, Chhinka, in district Chamoli (Uttarakhand) on December 5, 2015. It is a co-ed school with 148 students receiving education till 8th class.
The old school was badly damaged during Uttarakhand floods in 2013 and needed to be re-built. After inspection of the damaged site in 2013-2014, its new construction was sponsored by the benevolent donors of Sewa International UK.
The occasion was graced by Harish Bhudia, Executive Director, Sewa UK, and Lalit Goswami, All India General Secretary, Vidya Bharati, along with many other dignitaries including ADM (Chamoli), District Education Officer etc., who all were full of praise and gratitude for the noble effort.
It was a grand success with almost 350 attendees who were really happy with the new school building. Local dance and cultural performances included traditional Bhotia Dance, Naagar (Garhwali dance), Nanda Jaat Yatra and many others, which were thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated by all guests.
In the near future, Sewa International is looking for building two more schools in remote/neglected areas of Uttarakhand and would like seek public support in accomplishing these noble projects.