KARNATAKA

VISL takes up periphery development

Scheme includes steps to improve government schools

Special Correspondent

BHADRAVATI: Visvesvaraya Iron and Steel Ltd. (VISL) here has taken up several periphery development activities to fulfil its corporate social responsibilities to improve the facilities at government schools located in a radius of 10 km of its township.

They were launched at a function held at the Government Higher Primary School at Antharagange near here on Independence Day, according to the press release from the VISL.

Speaking as the chief guest, the Executive Director of the VISL, H.K. Roy Choudhary, the periphery development was a continuous process and sought the cooperation of the school managements with the VISL in ensuring its effective implementation.

The General Manager (P & A) VISL, Jeevesh Mishra, emphasising the need for schools to explore avenues to improve facilities instead of solely depending on the Government.

The president of the gram panchayat of Antaragange, R. Nagaraj, thanked the VISL management for extending facilities at the school for the benefit of the students. He asked the students to make proper use of the facilities.

The General Manager (Works) VISL, M.S. Thakur, the Block Education Officer, Karabhimannanavar, the President of the VISL Workers' Association, L. Range Gowda, the President of the VISL Officers' Association, Srinivasa Raghavan, were among those present.

The headmistress of the Government Higher Primary School, Premalatha, welcomed the gathering.

The Senior Manager, VISL, H. Hanumanthappa, gave details about the periphery development scheme. The headmaster of the Government High School, B. Rama Naik, proposed a vote of thanks.

VISL has planned to provide 400 new benches and desks to nine government schools selected on the basis of a survey conducted by its team in association with the officials of the Education Department. It has proposed to take up the construction of a few additional classrooms.

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