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The school is named after Annie Besant, an English woman who founded the Benares Hindu University and was the first woman president of the Indian Congress in 1917. The village is one of 7 in the Gop Pur district which has 10.000 inhabitants. The school is for poor farm laborer families who can often not afford school fees especially if they have many children.
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