India Tribal Care Trust (ITCT) is running 120 pathshalas out of which 22 are in the Jalpaiguri & Alipurduar districts of North Bengal within the state of West Bengal. These Pathshalas are situated within the villages where the tea garden workers live with their families. These tribal children whose parents are mostly tea garden workers have not seen the face of schools for last 1 and half years due to Covid pandemic. But our pathshalas were open for most of this Covid period and this was the only hope to stay connected to books and pencils.

Recently, Ananta Seva a philanthropic organization approached us to distribute educational materials, old clothes and toys among the tribal children, and on behalf of ITCT , Mr. Sukanta Bhattacharjee received the materials from Kaushik Sinha of Ananta Seva’s Park street office. Later these were sent to our pathslahas in north Bengal and distributed among 120 children. Children were very happy to receive new copies, pencils, rubber and sharpener from Ananta Seva before puja vacation. The old clothes were distributed among poor tribal in Hailakandi district of Assam. The toys were distributed among the kids studying in ITCT schools in the state of Tripura. Such gifts before the festival brought joy into the face of the pathshala kids and school children. Also, the poor tribal were very happy to receive the old clothes which were as good as new.

India Tribal Care Trust is grateful to Ananta Seva for its kind and generous support.