22 Mar 2019
On 22nd March 2019, Selected 25 students from School of Commerce along with two faculty members, Prof. Supriya Inamdar and Prof Shalini B Visited Hosabelaku, Residential School for Mentally Challenged Children a project of Vidyaranya trust at 1 pm and came back to the University campus at 4 pm. The incharge of the School Mr. Naidu showed us all the projects and oriented us about the projects they deal with and also about their various branches.
Vidyaranya was founded in 1991 by Mr. M.C. Ramesh, who in collaboration with a few others, wished to give back to the society in whatever way they could. The NGO was initially started in Mandur, Karnataka and one of its first projects was building homes for the poor living in that area. With people coming in from various regions for collaboration and support, the Vidyaranya NGO Bangalore opened up centers several parts of Karnataka. The NGO is a registered organization under the ministry and conducts welfare programmes in the state. The primary objectives of the group are to work for the women belonging to a background of poverty and discrimination, physically and mentally disabled children and in aid of senior citizens.
The group had rescued 200 women and 80 children during the year. It had also conducted 84 workshops and 72 street plays for spreading awareness about trafficking and welfare.
Initiatives by Vidyaranya NGO
Students mainly dealt with the Mentally Challenged Children by teaching them how to paint, draw and also to make crafts using origami based on those children’s interest. Then, they gave the Children an hour of entertainment programme including singing, dancing and also our students planted few saplings.
The children over there were overwhelmed with our students’ presence.