Pictured above: Classmates of Suresh Ram (inset) at Bradford College with the certification for the well in Nepal
A water-well is being built in Nepal in memory of a Bradford College student.
Suresh Ram, who was studying for a degree in ophthalmic dispensing, died unexpectedly last summer. He was aged just 21. His college friends were determined to do something positive in his name and after raising £300 have been able to pay for a well that will bring life-saving clean water to a Nepal village through the charity Penny Appeal.
Classmate Aneeka Naz said: “Suresh was one of a kind. He touched everyone’s hearts. We all miss him very much. As a class we wanted to do something to remember him by and pay our respects.”
Fellow student Junaid Patel, added: “Suresh was a big character in class and we wanted to do something to represent him and the friendship everyone had with him.”
Suresh, from Wolverhampton, passed away in his sleep, through natural causes, during the summer holidays.
Another friend, Aroosa Tanwir, said: “I feel proud to do something so honourable in memory of Suresh. I hope the well benefits many people in the near future and I am sure this is what Suresh will have wanted.”
Zain Ali, who was also in Suresh’s class on the BSc (Hons) course at Bradford College, said: “Hopefully by doing this in his memory we not only help the people in Nepal but also show his family he was an important person to his follow students and the college. As a friend he meant a lot to us all.”
The well is currently under construction and should be completed by the end of April.