NRI Donates Rs 51,000 to Rebuild Floor of Collapsed School

The School of Eminence, Baddowal, which suffered a devastating roof collapse last year, has received a generous Rs 51,000 donation for constructing the floor outside its new building.

Inderjeet Singh, a non-resident Indian (NRI) from Canada, made the donation in memory of his late father, Gurmukh Singh. The school’s principal, Munila Arora, credited Punjabi teacher Satinderjit Kaur for securing the funds.

“Satinderjeet Kaur is a devoted supporter of our school,” Arora said. “As a resident of the same village, she rallied the community and raised Rs 51,000.”

The funds will be used to install a tiled floor outside the new building where students were relocated after the roof collapse. “We aim to complete the flooring before the rainy season to avoid a messy situation. The work will be done during the June vacation,” Arora explained.

Satinderjit Kaur, who has been with the school for 12 years, emphasized the school’s financial needs, especially following the roof collapse. “The Grewal family from Canada, who are close to me, wanted to help the village. I suggested the school project, and they have promised further donations.”

The tragic roof collapse occurred on August 23, resulting in the death of a 45-year-old teacher and serious injuries to three others. Students had to attend classes in the village gurdwara for three months before moving to the new building.