Published: 26th May 2020
Jadavpur University teachers to raise funds to help students affected by cyclone Amphan
After coming to know the losses suffered by the students and their families, the association members have decided to provide urgent financial assistance to them
The Jadavpur University Teachers' Association (JUTA) is raising funds to help students of the institute, who were severely affected by cyclone Amphan in the districts. After coming to know the losses suffered by the students and their families, the association members have decided to provide urgent financial assistance to them, JUTA general secretary Parthapratim Roy said.
Most of the affected students live in South 24 Parganas district, which bore the brunt of the storm the most, apart from some coastal parts of North 24 Parganas and East Midnapore districts, he said, adding that their houses suffered extensive damage and their study materials destroyed in the calamity.
Roy said the association has already received names of several students badly affected by the cyclone and requested everyone in the faculty to contribute. "In such an unprecedented crisis, we must stand by our students and do all we can to help them overcome this emergency situation," Roy said, adding they would be sending the assistance to the affected individuals without waiting for the corpus to build up, keeping in mind the exigencies of the situation.
"We are preparing a list of affected students by taking inputs from teachers, student bodies, and other stakeholders of the University. We are also writing to the JU authorities to waive the tuition and hostel fees for all affected students," Roy said. "We welcome the move. Many of our friends are really in a bad situation, especially in areas like Kakdwip, Gosaba, Kultali, Hingalganj and some other areas. They are now sheltered in relief camps," a spokesperson of Arts Faculty Students Union said.