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Tie-up: President of KRCRS Sarojini Shintri, president of the Saginaw Valley State University Eric R. Gilbertson, superintendent of Carrollton Public Schools and chairman of the board of governors of the KRCRS Mahendra Kanthi after signing an MoU in Kittur on Saturday.
Tie-up: President of KRCRS Sarojini Shintri, president of the Saginaw Valley State University Eric R. Gilbertson, superintendent of Carrollton Public Schools and chairman of the board of governors of the KRCRS Mahendra Kanthi after signing an MoU in Kittur on Saturday.

Staff Correspondent

KRCRS signs MoU with the U.S.-based educational institutions

BELGAUM: The Kittur Rani Channamma Residential School (KRCRS), on Saturday signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United States of America-based Saginaw Valley State University, and Carrollton Public Schools, Michigan, to promote international understanding through academic programmes.

The MoU was signed by Sarojini Shintri, president of the KRCRS, Eric R. Gilbertson, president of the Saginaw Valley State University, and Craig Douglas, superintendent of Carrollton Public Schools, at a function on the KRCRS campus.

The KRCRS was established on September 17, 1969 in the memory of Rani Channamma, the queen of Kittur, by the former Chief Minister the late S.R. Kanthi to ensure good quality education for girls. Addressing the gathering, Mr. Eric described the occasion as “symbol of friendship” and paid rich tributes to Rani Channamma for her sacrifices while fighting for India’s freedom. He also praised S.R. Kanthi for his contribution towards the education of the girl child.

He said that the MoU would help build a relationship between two largest democracies of the world, particularly in sharing of knowledge.

Mr. Craig expressed confidence that the academic partnership would be of mutual gain and would keep the faculty and students abreast of latest developments in the areas of knowledge and technology.

Earlier, Mahendra Kanthi, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the KRCRS and son of S.R. Kanthi, welcomed the guests and highlighted the objectives of the MoU.

On the occasion, the KRCRS presented a statue of Rani Channamma along with the portraits of the queen and S.R. Kanthi to Mr. Gilbertson. The statue and portraits will be installed at Saginaw Valley University campus in November.

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