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AMDA Award Presented to Students in Bodhgaya, India

Publication date:2021-02-03
Tomoko Iwao (AMDA Headquarters)

A Student Receiving AMDA Award
from the Principal

On 25 December 2020, AMDA Award was presented to 10 students from Bodhgaya’s Jeanamitabh Free Boarding School in Bihar which is known to be India’s most impoverished state. The school houses around 120 children from marginalized communities whose average household income is said to be 4,000 to 5,000 rupees per month.

This time, five Award committee members, comprising the school secretary general, board member, headmaster and local Rotarians, awarded each one of the boys and girls a trophy and 500-rupee bursary. The recipients will make use of the sum for purchasing stationery and other school items.

“We chose 10 best students from the 12th grade, the final grade, who are from poorer communities. They not only excel academically but also attend classes very well, both of which are what it takes to be model students. The kids themselves are very happy to receive the award and I am sure it was a huge encouragement to them. As of now, every child from pre-school age to fifth grade in primary school has been forced to learn at home. In our school, we try to cater to their educational needs by offering online classes, or mobile lectures where we actually get to visit their neighborhood and provide in-person lessons. Whereas, children from sixth grade to 12th grade have been allowed to come to school and take regular classes for the time being. For the award winners, I want them to continue working hard to achieve their goals even though times are tough,” Mr. Anand Vikram, the school director, said.

Recipients of AMDA Award

Senior Students and AMDA Trophies

AMDA first collaborated with the school in 2018 when it carried out a clothing distribution effort to provide used garments to local people in Bodhgaya. In addition, Mr. Vikram introduced AMDA to Bodhgaya Rotary Club at the time of helmet donation drives in 2018 and 2019 which were held as part of local road safety initiative. All of such tie-ups led to the conferment of AMDA Award in helping the students who are working hard amid the COVID 19 crisis.

    •  GPSP Scholarship (Education Support)
    •  India
    •  2020