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2021-08-20T17:11:43+05:30

Milk Of Human Kindness

At first glance, they seem like chalk and cheese—a fund-starved school and nearly 2,000 milkmen of one of Assam’s oldest and largest dairy cooperatives. But it is visibly a fine example of Shakespeare’s “the milk of human kindness”. Well, the Sitajakhala Milk Cooperative Society in Morigaon district pitched in with a fundraiser by putting aside a portion of their income for a neighbourhood school where children of the milkmen study. The state funds Sitajakhala Higher Secondary School till class 10, but it is on its own for classes 11 and 12. The higher secondary section is tottering under acute financial hardship and so, the dairy farmers decided to do their bit. They collected Rs 1 lakh—by setting aside 15 paise from each litre of milk sold—and donated the money to the school recently.


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