MLC D. Srinivas has appreciated the Mala Mahanaadu and the Madiga Reservation Porata Samithi for jointly giving Pratibha puraskarams to meritorious students of social welfare residential schools in the district.

“This is indeed a good gesture because though the two organisations are working to further their community interests, they have come together to present awards to meritorious students to encourage them,” said Mr. Srinivas while giving away silver medals and mementoes to the students at a function here, on Friday.

The Mala Mahanaadu and the MRPS district units had jointly launched the medal distribution last year and continued it in the current year. This year seven boys and 16 girls who pursued education in 13 different social welfare residential schools in the district were given the medals for excelling in their studies.

PCC secretary N. Ratnakar, the DCC president Gadugu Gangadhar, the Maala Mahanadu district president T. Dayanand and the MRPS district president R. Nampally also spoke on the occasion.