C Krishniah Chetty Foundation announces support to 4 Government primary schools in Bangalore.
Drawing inspiration from Ashoka AwardeeCol Christopher Rego who shared real life experiences, the Foundation will replicate best practices from Col Rego’sexperiences. Creating model government schools in Bangalore.
Bangalore, June 12, 2017: C Krishniah Chetty Foundation invited Col. Christopher Rego for an interactive session with teachers and students of the 4 Government schools they support along with a select set of invitees &the staff of CKC Group. The primary objective was to learn from Col. Rego’s experience of successfully setting up schools in the north eastern states of Manipur, Meghalaya and Mizoram.
Col. Rego’s learnings could help understand how to make a positive impact in the schools in the process of building facilities for the government primary schools supported by the Foundation, in Bangalore.
Dr. C Vinod Hayagriv, Managing Director &Director, C Krishniah Chetty Group of Jewellers said, “It is a pleasure to have Col Rego take us through his challenging journey of setting up schools in north eastern part of India. His focus, determination and dedication are qualities which we at the Foundation can relate to. We hope to bring about significant changes in the lives of the children who study in these Government schools. Government schools should be schools of preference not as a “no-alternative choice” for the underprivileged. ”
Col. Christopher Rego said, “It was a huge challenge for us to build schools in remote part of the country. It was our passion and commitment that took us this far. We had a belief in what we were doing. We started with the scratch and later many people joined us in our endeavor. I met Dr C Vinod Hayagriv couple of months ago. We realised we have a similar bent of mind. While I have been working for underprivileged children in north east, Dr Vinod has been working towards giving back to the society here in Bangalore. We both think real patriortism is much more than raising slogans. It is about giving back to the society. C Krishniah Chetty Group of Jewellers is bringing out patriotism in its employees by reaching out and involvement in service to underprivileged children.”
The schools being supported by C. Krishniah Chetty Foundation are:
·Government Urdu Higher Primary School, Jogupalya, Halasuru, Bangalore
·Government Tamil Lower Primary School ,Jogupalya, Halasuru,Bangalore
·Government Kannada Higher Primary School, Jogupalya, Halasuru, Bangalore
·Government Lower Primary School, Dasarahalli, Hebbal Bangalore
C Krishniah Chetty Foundation has helped rebuild the schools and providethem with vital facilities such as ventilated buildings, inspirationalenvironment, landscaped gardens, ear-marked assembly areas, staff rooms forteachers, functional clean toilets, drinking water, and sanitation, housekeeping, encouraging nationalism by hoisting the Indian Flag regularly,training the staff in multi-cultural upbringing of young minds, playground withequipment, hygienic hand wash, and more. Apart from these facilities, theFoundation has also taken an initiative to provide kids with computers, worktables and library books. The Foundation hopes to announce scholarships to the deservingstudents of each school.
C KrishniahChetty Foundation is a CKC Group entity established to carry out focusedactivities to contribute to the environment & society, to support areasthat need quality support in the field of education & health.
At the meet, Col. Christopher Rego shared detailsabout his initiative of sponsoring education of underprivileged childrenand how he expanded it to 16 schools across 3 states (Manipur, Nagaland andAssam).His goal to bring peace in a strife torn north east through education,in a voluntary singular effort has brought him accolades in India and Internationallywinning him the acclaimed Ashoka Award for social enterprise. A product of StJoseph's School in Bangalore, Col Rego has found help from Bangaloreans toachieve his and his wife’s goal of finding peace through education.