Ten-year-old Mohd. Shareef, student of class five of Government Primary School at Achireddynagar, was quite worried about purchasing a school bag, notebooks and stationery as his father, who is an auto driver cannot afford to provide him with all these materials at one time.

Thanks to the initiative of National Association of Muslims (NAM) Foundation, Mohd. Shareef is all smiles today.

The foundation, which is a voluntary organisation, provided him with books, school bags, pencil box etc. free of cost on Sunday at Mehdipatnam.

It’s not just Mohd. Shareef alone, 2,300 other students too were presented with school books and other stationery on the occasion. Besides, distributing books and stationery, the foundation also paid the first-term tuition fee for 1,104 students studying at different private schools and colleges.

Cheques were presented to the respective school and college management representatives during the programme.

Meritorious students adopted by the foundation were presented with gold medals and cash awards.

All the expenditure is met through donations received from various philanthropists and organisations across the globe.

The objective behind distributing books and paying fee was to motivate and improve the quality of education and literacy rate in old city, said foundation chairman, Mohd. Jameeluddin.

In addition to distributing books, the organisation presented 55 sewing and embroidery machines to poor and illiterate women, who had completed training in craft and tailoring courses.

Syed Anwarul Huda, Director General (law and order) was chief guest for the function while Dr. Hemanth Kaukuntla, consultant cardiothoracic surgeon, Care Hospital and M.A. Basith, former Director General of Police were among special invitees.

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