Over 1 lakh benches to be given away by 2015 under Rotary Literacy Mission
Students in government-run schools across Guntur, Prakasam, and other districts would neither have sit on hard floor nor make up for lack of writing surfaces.
An ambitious project, part of Rotary Literacy Mission, to provide more than one lakh dual desks to government schools is just beginning to gather momentum. On Wednesday, the sprawling campus of Bhashyam School in Gorantla witnessed a spectacular event where 2,330 dual desks (school benches) were distributed to 45 schools.
Chairman of Rotary Literacy Mission and past district governor, RI District 3150, Ravi Vadlamani, unveiled his dream to complete his mission of providing school benches to all schools by the year 2017. By the end of the year 2015, more than one lakh benches would be given away.
“It is our vision that no school remains without toilets and benches by the year 2017,” Dr. Ravi said at a meeting.
This is just a beginning. The Rotary is distributing 10,000 benches at Hitex grounds in Hyderabad on November 23 to 218 schools in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts. The unique project has children as the main focal point and children studying in corporate schools are being encouraged to partner in this initiative.
MLCs — K.S. Lakshmana Rao and Ch. Varaprasad — Superintendent of Police, Guntur Urban, Ake Ravikrishna, RI 3150 district governor T.V.R. Murti, past governors, Rajyalakshmi Vadlamani, and governor-elect Malladi Vasudev were present.
Rotary Club of Guntur president M.V. Prakash and secretary K.V. Bhaskara Rao spoke.
Bhashyam Schools chairman Ramakrishna pledged his support to the initiative and said the institution had contributed Rs. 1 crore for construction of schools in cyclone-hit villages.