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FUN FOR PURPOSE The youngsters were full of beans even while sending out positive vibes
FUN FOR PURPOSE The youngsters were full of beans even while sending out positive vibes

Medicos and techies transcend academic boundaries to reach out to the needy

Help transcends age, time and geographical boundaries. Medicos and techies from colleges in the districts of Guntur and Krishna proved that students could do a lot more than just focussing on academics.It was an evening full of life when a group of 30-odd students from different colleges grooved to the pulsating music of Telugu and Hindi film songs, playedgames and binged on their favourite food at the Guntur Club to set the tone for the beginning of `Help'. Crackers illuminated the skyline in Guntur marking the formal launch of Helping Hearts. The elite of the city joined the youngsters to express their solidarity. B. Nanda Kishore, a medico from Katuri, led students from Katuri, Pinnamaneni Siddhartha, NRI and the Guntur Medical Colleges, besides an enthusiastic bunch from the RVR& JC Engineering College. Aptly named `Fusion Hut', the fund-raising exercise included innovative games such as a balancing act in addition to the regular ones. The Guntur Medical College Alumni of North America took notice of the `Big Bang' and promised to support the efforts of `Helping Hearts' to provide medical facilities in villages close to the three major medical colleges at Chilakaluripet, Mangalagiri and Gannavaram. Mazar Ahmed, a dentist from Bangalore and winner of the Mr. Guntur title, joined Ms. Guntur Mohita to provide a few fun-filled moments to the crowds. Mazar was good at Radio Jockeying and so, dished out jazzy numbers and won many a heart. Mohita persuaded her friends to participate in the `Snake Walk' and pocket the cash on offer. By the end of the programme, a conclusion emerged that the `Helping Hearts' would adopt Obulnaidupalem village along the National Highway No.5, near Guntur and take care of the villagers' health-related needs by organising regular camps. Two more villages near Mangalagiri and Gannavaram would join the fold, announced group secretary Siddharth, a medico from the Gannavaram College. N. Pratibha and V. Raghu Chakravarthi of the NRI College and the Katuri respectively are the backbone of `Helping Hearts'. Fusion of classical and western instrumental music followed the high-decibel filmi music. Strumming a guitar, the artistes treated the audience on the Deekshitar kruthi Vathapiganapathim bhaje... . in Hamsadhwani ragam.

RAMESH SUSARLA

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