Raidighi College, situated by the largest mangrove of the world, strives continually towards enlightening the inhabitants of this remote, rural landscape – with the dream of spreading higher education among the needy enthusiasts belonging to the Schedule caste and tribes, mostly. A view into their daily choirs would place the matter in a more appropriate perspective. Raidighi is surrounded by a number of rivers, river-inlets and dense vegetation of the Sunderbans that nurture a large number of floras and faunas, the most beautiful and the fiercest of them being the Royal Bengal tiger, obviously. Hence, inhabiting for almost hundred years now, the people of this land live perpetually on a trapeze, with life and death on either side. 90% of the total population live below the poverty line, and they often have to put their lives at stake to secure a living – be it by fishing, or by collecting honey or by cultivating crops in these hostile, muddy lands. Despite being only 100km. away from the Eastern metropolis Kolkata, due to a weak conveyance, it has not been easy for Raidighi to get a sustained taste of the urban lifestyle and culture. Yet, it must be acknowledged that Raidighi throbs with its own unique dialect, philosophy and folk idiom.
District- 24 Parganas (South)
Sub. Division: Diamond Harbour
Pin – 743383, West Bengal
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