Staff Reporter

They will be paying for mid-day meals and bus passes of poor students

NELLORE: Villagers and NRIs belonging to South Mopur have come forward to extend mid-day meals and bus pass facilities to poor girl students of Mopur Penchalaiah Government Junior College (MPGJC) for the second consecutive year as well, said the college chairman M. Penchalaiah.

Speaking to the newsmen here on Wednesday, he said the college was set up last year with MPC and CEC courses after Chief Minister Y.S. Rajashekara Reddy who visited the village during ‘Palle Bata’ assured to grant permission for an institution here.

The college was set up in memory of late Mopur Penchalaiah of Vanisree Zilla Parishad High School (school was built with the funds donated by film actor Vanisree) and the villagers provided bus passes and mid-day meals for the students and paid examination fee for some of them. Some 28 students had joined the first batch of which 23 students were passed, he said.

New courses

College principal Rayaprolu Chandrashekara Sharma said from this academic year, BiPc and H.E.C courses would be introduced in the college and the government has assured to allot necessary staff for the newly set up college. The staff were making door-to-door visits in Vellanti, Amancharla, Mulumudi, Devarapalem, Kandamuru and Komarapudi villages and have been appealing the parents to admit their wards in the government college, he said.