The first sponsorship child Pavitra Vepada of Class VII in Narayana Public School was presented a cheque of Rs.10,000 under the child sponsorship project of training and research for action (Tara) here on Sunday.

Tara plans to sponsor Rs.10,000 as part of Pavitra’s education every year. Providing education to the poor children, offering school bags, books and cycles, creating employment opportunities to family members of the sponsored children, organising skill development programmes and working to eliminate child labour by providing education are some of the objectives of Tara. After presenting the cheque to Pavitra, Minister for Infrastructure, Investments and Ports Ganta Srinivasa Rao said it was nice to note Tara to serve the needy. “I hope many volunteers will come forward to lend a helping hand and support them to spread the message and take up similar initiatives in the future,” he said. A presentation on the objectives and service programmes of Tara was presented at the event. President of Tara Pius Mathew explained how volunteers are coming forward from different parts of the world to help the disadvantaged.