DALIT celebrates successes of students on India’s SSC exams

8 MAY 2012 | CHUKNAGAR, DUMURIA, KHULNA, INDIA — PMNCH member organization DALIT honoured 245 members of India’s Dalit community with a special ceremony and guidance seminar to celebrate their promising results on India’s Staff Selection Commission (SSC) examination.

This year more than 90% of Dalit students passed the SSC examination, among them six received an A+ and the others received A, A- and B grades.

In his opening speech at the ceremony, DALIT Executive Director, Mr. Swapon Kumar Das, expressed his pride in the students and his hopes for future Dalit youth.

“You are very lucky you have got this chance, because in our time there was no such opportunity for us,” he said. “We hope and pray to god, the number of successful students will increase from 5 to 10 times than that of today.”

About Dalit

Dalit is a Bengali word that stands for “oppressed.” DALIT as an organization aims to materialize the dreams to serve the most deprived Dalit indigenous community people. DALIT works with the most dominated people, to build up their capacity through education, health and income-generating support, DALIT works in holistic approaches of development.