'Sewadham' promoting harmony between North Eastern States and the rest of India
Every now and then we come across the news of discrimination against the residents of North Eastern States from different cities of India. After every such incident, some organizations will stage protest just to grab the attention of media.
But only few genuinely come forward to stop discrimination against the North Eastern people. Sewadham Vidhya Mandir, a school run by Sewa Bharti is one such institution which is working for reducing gaps between North Eastern States and remaining India since 1988. Located on the border of North East Delhi and Loni, Sewadham Vidhya mandir provides free education from class 6th to 12. Fifty percent of the seats in the school are reserved for the students from North East states and the remaining for the students from rest of the nation.
“The school is running on donations alone. Even the five acre land for this residential school was donated to the institution. Our main objective is to completely develop underprivileged, neglected and tribal students,” says Raj Kumar Sharma, Principal of Sewadham Vidhya Mandir.
“Upbringing of all the students are done in such a way that they not only learn to respect each other, but also their traditions and culture. Students of North Eastern states celebrate the festivals of North and South India and similarly other students celebrate the festivals of North East,” he adds.
Apart from education, special attention is given towards the physical fitness of the students. 225 Students from 21 states studies in the school. Many ex-students of the school have managed to secure prestigious positions in the fields of Civil Services, Medical, Engineering, Army and others