Children get umbrellas, bags as gift from non-religious trust

Narendra Nayak, founder of Aid Without Religion Trust, givingaway schoolbags and umbrellas at the Government Higher Primary School,Gandhinagar, in Mangalore on Tuesday. Srinivas Kakilaya (right), son of thelate CPI leader B.V.kakilaya, sponsored the schoolbags and umbrellas. Photo: R. Eswarraj  

For many students of Government Higher Primary School near Urwa Market, who had received books free of cost only recently, Tuesday turned out to be another day of receiving gifts. The students of class 1 got umbrellas while the students of classes 7, 9 and 10 walked away with school bags.

This programme to distribute gifts was organised by Aid Without Religion Trust (AWRT) founded by city-based rationalist Narendra Nayak.

The bags and umbrellas were donated by B. Srinivas Kakkilaya, Co-ordinator of Malaria Control Action Committee in the name of his father and CPI leader B.V. Kakkilaya who died recently.

Mr. Srinivas Kakkilaya said he studied in the same school for a year. He told students that money was not everything in life. “One should aim to be a thinker and a scholar,” he said. Students should cultivate the habit of questioning everything, and to read widely and voraciously.

Mr. Nayak wanted the students to strive to improve themselves. “Helping hands were better than praying lips,” he said. Every action must be given a thought, he said. Mr. Nayak has been providing books and stationery to the students for the last 10 years.

Block Education Officer Dayanand Pattali urged students to help those who were less privileged when they grew up.

Narendra Nayak told The Hindu said that Aid Without Religion Trust was a medium through which donors could donate to the needy. It helped those institutions which did not operate on the basis of religion and superstition.

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