The Moran Blind School since its establishment in 1971 has walked up a long way to gain a legendary status. An abode for Blind children for their dream realization, the school has always been very close to APPLF which persistently assists the school and its students. The success of each child is also a reason for APPLF to be proud of. Mr. Deepak Atal, the Vice Chairman of APPLF during a visit to the School was part of the everyday learning of the children which will remain as a cherished remembrance in days to come.
As Assam experiences grave flood situation, areas as Kaliabar/Jakhalabandha which has remained out of the ambit of floods for the last 6 decades have been inundated. The area is facing severe shortage of clean drinking water which poses a massive threat to the health of the flood affected people. APPL in collaboration with ABITA Zone III has initiated flood relief initiatives. Since 14th August medical staff team of 3 APPL Misa estates with the help of Heath Department, Govt.
Case study of one of the beneficiaries Kuldeep Bhattrai
Ms Rina Mandal, under the mentorship of Ms Anku Barua from Chubwa Tea Estate wins the “Friendship Bracelet” competition sponsored by Keith Spicer UK.
Through this partnership both the Foundations have committed themselves to increase the reach of quality medical care to the remote interiors of Assam.
Sirish™, the first ever cultural festival celebrating the traditional art forms and heritage of the tea tribes, has been very well-received by all those who were present there, including our workers, management and Assam State Government officials.
It provided a platform to individuals from different gardens to display their talents before an audience, whether in the category of sports or culture. On interacting with the different teams that went to Hathikuli, their excitement about the event becomes palpable, even months after the Festival concluded.
Aquaculture was started in 2006, with the objective of land value optimisation by creating water bodies for fresh water fish cultivation on lands in the estates where tea plantations cannot thrive. The Aquaculture project – under the supervision of the Agri-Division of Amalgamated Plantations Pvt Ltd and in partnership with the Central Institute of Fresh Water Aquaculture (CIFA) – has converted 150 hectares of fallow land spread across 15 locations in Assam into water bodies for fresh water fish cultivation.
APPL Foundation has a current inventory of over ten indigenous varieties of trees.
Pole-climbing and Archery competitions were held at the sports venue of the Festival.
The competitions, using standard equipment, were conducted by officials from the Sports Authority of India (SAI). In pole-climbing, the first position was secured by Mr Anod Karmakar and the first runner-up was Mr Ashok Lohar, both from the Hathikuli tea estate. Mr Arjun Singh Bhumij of Hathikuli estate and Mr Mangal Karmakar from Kakajan tea estate were ranked first and second in the archery, respectively.
A jhumur folk dance competition held at the cultural venue of the Festival saw the participation of teams from all estates of Amalgamated Plantations. The competition was judged by an eminent jury panel selected from within the tea community.
A colourful and vibrant event, the Sirish Festival showcased the unique cultural heritage of the tea tribes. The competition concluded with the Hathikuli team receiving the Best Performance award, followed close by the Nahorkutia team as first runnersup.