Balikuda: The Alumni association of Balikuda High School in Jagatsinghpur district has decided to donate Rs 25 lakh in the first phase for development of the school under ‘Mo School’ initiative of the State Government.
It was resolved in a meeting held on Sunday at Bhubaneswar under the chairmanship of Bijaya Kumar Swain, old student of the school and ex-Principal of Maharshi College of Natural Law, Bhubaneswar.
Water Resources and Information & Public Relations Minister Raghunandan Das, who is an alumnus of the institution was also present in the meeting. He appealed to the members of the association to come forward with voluntary contributions in order to develop the infrastructure and atmosphere of the school that has an emotional impact on the life of the school.
The Minister also urged all to work together and to extend cooperation for the preservation of the heritage of the said institution. It has been decided that the development of the school will be done without affecting the e-Type structure of the building.
It will be the endeavour of the association to collect donations to the tune of Rs 50 lakh and at the first phase Rs 25 lakh will be generated from among the members present in the meeting.
In the meeting the members of the association praised the Collector, Jagatsinghpur for his active involvement in the school’s development.
Among others alumni of the school, famous Cardiac Surgeon Dr. Bipin Mohanty, Director of IT-based company Aswini Rath, Chairman of Zenex Sunil Rout, Gagan Bihari Nayak, Badal Mohanty, Nikunja Mohanty, Bibhuti Bhusan Swain, Purna Chandra Das, Kunja Muduli, Debesh Swain, Nalini Barik were present in the meeting.
All alumni of the school have been requested to send the money to the Mo school account of Headmaster of Balikuda High School which will be utilized under the Mo School program.