About Rashtriya Intermediate College

It all started in a very remote village, in the district Jaunpur, in the state of Uttar Pradesh back in the year 2003. In a fairly backward setting, with a considerably large population base of economically weaker sections and communities viz. SC/ST, OBC and various other minority groups, it was with the effort of a retired government servant committed with a vision to transform the area, that he took upon himself the initiative to teach the girl-child. Shri SP Shukla, knew that education was a golden compass – it pointed the way out of poverty, but there could be no quick tricks. In 2003, since there was no school nearby which offered education above 8th standard, Mr Shukla constituted an NGO Malti Seva Samiti and started working towards setting up a school offering education till Intermediate. This soon turned out to be an unspeakable boon especially for girls of this area who were deprived of education due to unavailability of affordable options. Besides, due to poverty, malnutrition and poor living standards, their guardians could not arrange higher education for their children. Malti Seva Samiti, the NGO registered under Society Registration Act 21, 1860 in 2002 and Income Tax department, decided to open a school with a focus on girl education in a remote area in Jaunpur district by the name of “Rashtriya Intermediate College”, Himmatnagar, Dharipur, Jaunpur, U.P.

The fee for girls was specially kept as low as Rs. 60 per month for high school and Rs. 80 per month for Intermediate. This had an overwhelming response and number of enrollments increased every year thereafter as this fee could be afforded by the most backward and poor people of the village. The construction work started which was as per the regulations for getting affiliation from UP Board till High School and this was achieved in 2006, the first high school in the nearby area, which was further upgraded for affiliation of Intermediate in Arts stream in 2010.

Manager Mr. S. P. Shukla is a retired PCS Allied Officer, he provided 10 rooms for classes to be run, arranged 10 computers, a CD/DVD player and a Television for running smart classes for Science students of classes 9th and 10th with the help of electricity generated by the generator, arranged by him. To fill the excitement in the students, free school bags are being provided from 2012. Around 50 free sweaters are also given specially to the girls in the school every year. Every year on Independence day, three topper students are awarded. A new tradition of rewarding the retired teachers also started on Republic Day since 2016. The two teachers this year were Ramadhar Shukla and Ram Sanehi Yadav whose ages are between 80 to 90 years. They are the retired Headmasters of Primary School. A proposal for Science and Home Science for class 12th students has also been sent to the regional office which will be approved soon.

Mr. Shitala Prasad Shukla has done M.A. from Gorakhpur University. He is a UP govt servant retired from class 1 officer in 2001 from dist. Bareilly. After retirement, he took admission in law in 2001 and he became law graduate from bareilly college in 2004 and after that, he took registration in UP Bar association and practiced in high court Allahabad. Meanwhile, inspired by his wife Malti Shukla, Malti Seva Samiti was registered as a nonprofit in 2003 to serve the people of the land where he took birth.