Rotary Intl Dist 3150 to distribute 2802 High School Dual Desks worth Rs.1.06 Crores for School

Hyderabad, August 31, 2018… The local body, the Rotary District 3150, of the 113 years old Rotary International is to distribute 2802 High School Dual Desks worth Rs.1.06 Crores for Government and Government Aided Schools at an event in Hyderabad tomorrow. Giving details Rotatian Ramesh Vangala, District Governor of Rotary District 3150 informed that the School benches distribution event will be held tomorrow i.e. 1st September at 9:30am at G. Narayanamma Institute of Technology & Science, Shaikpet. Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary - Industries, IT, Government of Telangana and Ms. Lakshmi Manchu, Cine Actress will grace the function and distribute the desks, informed Dr. Ravi Vadlamani, Past District Governor and Chairman of Save Our Schools Task Force. Each dual desk steel bench can accommodate 3 students. The School Benches Distribution project is taken up with the help of Rotary Foundation Global Grant and Save our Schools (SOS) Task Force. It will benefit 62 schools in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy Districts. This initiative is supported by Rotary Club of St. Simons Island, USA, RI Dist 6920 and 16 local clubs under Rotary District 3150, Dr. Ravi Vadlamani added. Addressing the press conference, here in the city at Press Club on Friday, Rotarian Ramesh Vangala, the District Governor of the Rotary District 3150 informed that a Two-day Multi-District Peace Conference ‘Symphony’ will be held in the city on 1st and 2nd September at Hotel Marigold. About 400 delegates from entire South India are to descend in city for the Peace Conference. Four International Directors of Rotary International are to grace the Conference. The Conference will have deliberations on Rotary activities and how they contribute to world peace. A Peace Walk by Rotarians along with their family members and friends will be undertaken in conjunction with the Peace Conference. It will be held at KBR Park, Banjara Hills on 2nd September from 6:30 am to 8:00 am. About 600 people are expected to participate in the Peach Walk. The aim of the walk, according to organizers, Rotary Club of Jubilee Hills, Miyapur, Hyderabad Pearls and Greater Hyderabad is to showcase Rotarians Commitment, Dedication, and Strength in Doing Good in the World. Save Our Schools, is a brainchild of Ravi Vadlamani, who is known as ‘The Benches Man” as he played a pivotal role in conceiving and successfully executing it. The distribution of desks will be under the aegis of Save Our Schools (SOS) Task Force. SOS is a flagship project of Rotary Dist 3150, launched a couple of years to provide the right infrastructure with all basic amenities for classroom learning. The project aims to distribute five lakh benches in the next couple of years. The District is so far successful in distributing 1.2 lakh desks worth Rs 30crore. SOS aims to achieve its target of five lakh benches distribution in the next two years by 2020. Further Dr. Ravi Vadlamani said that 4000 school benches will be distributed at an event at Guntur on 22nd September 2018. Our target is to see that no child has to sit on the ground to study. Till date 1.2 lakh desks worth Rs.30 crores have been distributed. We aim to complete our target of 5 lakh benches distribution by 2020. Also to promote health and hygiene in school children about 100 Group Wash Stations will be installed at Government schools in Bahadurpura and adjacent areas on 18th November 2018. The installation of Group Wash Stations is being taken up under the WinS (Wash in Schools) program. We are going to take this up on a large scale, informed Dr. Ravi Vadlamani. Peace touches nearly everything we do in Rotary. Peace has been at the core of our organization since its earliest days. We have added the “advancement of international peace”. We work through our six areas of focus to serve as a catalyst for realizing a dream of a more peaceful world. Rotary District 3150, 3132, 3160, 3181 and 3182 together are organizing this Peace Conference to reiterate Rotarian's commitment and pledge towards promoting World Understanding, Good Will, and Peace through improvement of Health, the support of education and alleviation of Poverty informed Rotarian Ramesh Vangala. Rotarians from Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are to participate in the conference. Another attraction at the Peace Conference will be the performance of Dharavi Reloaded, a Junk-Percussions band creating music from waste material found in the slums of Dharavi on 2nd Sept from 9 am onwards. Dharavi Reloaded is a music project. The band has performed nearly 200 shows and soon going international. Abhijit Jejurikar, a marketing professional by day and musician by night, the founder and curator of Dharavi Reloaded will also be taking part in the performance. Dharavi, as you all know, is the second largest slum area in Asia. And the band took birth in Dharavi.

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