Yusuf Salahuddin, a member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly has taken up the responsibility of educating 1,000 students from the Kosi area of Bihar which is prone to recurring floors and resultant rampant poverty.
He says he wants to ensure that young men and women don’t have to give up on their studies due to financial constraints. He would support students who have passed the 10th or 12th examination and are keen to study further.
He said no student of the Kosi region will have to leave his studies midway due to financial constraints. The students who have passed the 10th or 12th examination and are keen to study further but are restrained due to their poor financial background, are eligible for this scheme.
Yusuf’s initiative is in association with Rosemine Trust which recently organized a meeting on the right to education programme in Patna in which the Chairpersons and directors of 30 colleges from across the country and 8,000 students had participated.
Yusuf announced his decision in the same function.
Yusuf Salahuddin and Awas Amber, Chairman of Rosemine Trust
He said, “ The Kosi river is known as Bihar’s river of sorrow as the floods have made the terrain useless for agriculture and left people impoverished for years. Besides, the area also lacks good colleges and other infrastructure.
“I have also resolved to join the Mission Sankalp of Rosemine Trust and adopt 1000 students, and take the responsibility for their education. It is my responsibility to get the students out of Bihar and admit them into the colleges with good infrastructure" he said.
Yusuf Salahuddin Simri belongs to Lalu Prasad Yadav’s party Rashtriya Janata Dal and was elected from Bakhtiyarpur.
Yusuf Salahuddin said he met Rosmine Trust chairman Avais Amber at Patna and conveyed to him his idea. to further his aim of spreading education.
Yusuf has already started the process of selecting the beneficiaries of his scheme. The students will be from all religious and caste denominations.