New Delhi 2011 : In a colourful public function attended by hundreds of local villagers in a festive mood that included women, children and youth, the Rehab Village project to rehabilitate the homes less destitute families of Assam was inaugurated on 29th May 2011 at Nasnguri, Hapsara Panchayat at Bongaigaon district of Assam.
It was a moment of satisfaction for those who are behind the Delhi based NGO Rehab India Foundation and also the local associates of the project while keys were handed over to 45 heads of families from the nearby refugee camps.
These people were pulling their lives without a shelter on the road side and river bank for the last many years being forcefully driven away from their homes.
The project consists of providing separate houses for 1000 families and now 51 houses are ready for occupation. The land required for the whole project has already been procured.
Rehab is now moving to the second phase of the project to construct the next lot of houses, a primary school and a Masjid in the village.
Foundation chairman E. Abubacker inaugurated the handing over of the cottages to the beneficiaries. Rehab village is developed at Nasnguri, Hapsara Panchayat at Bongaigaon district of Assam.
The welcome speech was delivered by Adv. Hafiz Rasheed Choudhary (Secretary, Rehab India foundation). Briefing of activities of the Foundation given by Adv. K. M. Ashraf (General secretary, Rehab). Other dignitaries participated in the programme and gave felicitations include E. M. Abdul Rahiman (Chairman, Popular Front of India), Abdul Raheem Shaik (Additional district collector Bongaigaon), Dr. Zafarul Islam khan (Trustee, Rehab and Editor, Milli Gazette), Prof. Muhammad Sulaiman (Vice Chairman, Rehab), Abdul Hai Nauguri (Ex. MLA), Adv. Ameenul Islam (President AIUDF Youth Wing), Abdul Karim Baniya (ZPM), Khalidha Sulthana (Judicial Magistrate) Advt. Abdu samad, Dr. Abul Bashar, Thufail Ahmed (Kareemganj), Prof. Hajrat Ali (Goalpara), Mumthaj Begum (President, Hapasara punchayath), Abdul Lathif Mondal, Noushad. Inamuddin (convener, Rehab Village Construction Committee) deliver the vote of thanks.