ANDHRA PRADESH

‘VMC keen on developing schools'

Staff Reporter

VIJAYAWADA: Calling upon the service organisations to join hands with the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) to improve facilities in the schools run by the civic body, Municipal Commissioner G. Ravi Babu on Wednesday said that the VMC was focussing on developing infrastructure in all its schools.

“The service organisations are expected to donate furniture to the schools and distribute uniforms and shoes to the students,” he said at a programme organised jointly by the Fun Times Club, Rotary Club Sridurga and Rotary International at the VMC-run primary school in APIIC Colony. The three organisations donated 30 tables to the school.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ravi Babu urged the Krishna Industrial and Agriculture Exhibition Society to allocate at least 10 per cent of its income to the VMC-run schools, so that infrastructure and facilities in the schools would be improved in a short time.

He said that in addition to the existing class rooms, five more rooms would be constructed at an expected outlay of Rs. 40 lakh by the next academic year and asked the teachers to create awareness among the parents of the nearby areas about the existence of the school.

Mr. Ravi Babu said that the VMC was also planning to provide free training in job-oriented courses to the unemployed. Local corporator Anne Prasanna, secretary of the Exhibition Society G.V. Rama Rao and others were present.