Educational materials and Sports equipment worth ₹50 lacs distributed to 2100+ students of Sevalaya
On 24th September 2021 educational equipment & Sports materials were distributed to the 2100+ students of Sevalaya’s Mahakavi Bharathiyar School at Kasuva centre. Rekha Ramu, Chairman, Pandeswaram Village Panchayat, Tiruvallur was the Chief Guest for the event.
The program began with the Chief Guest lighting the lamp, followed by a cultural performance by the students.
Rekha Ramu, quit her lucrative career in the IT industry to contest in the Village Panchayat elections as an independent candidate. She won the elections and is now the Chairperson of Pandeswarm Panchayat in Thiruvallur District. Hailing from a farming family Rekha is interested in organic farming. In her speech, she said that she used the opportunities in life wisely to achieve her goal. She advised the students to have a clear goal and make the best use of the opportunities provided by Sevalaya to achieve success and create opportunities for others as well.
Gurukrupa Foundation, (GKF) USA has been sponsoring uniform materials to Sevalaya students for many years. This year the uniforms were stitched by the underprivileged women who were trained at Sevalaya’s community college at Zamin Endathur. Notebooks and stationery items contributed by many individual donors were also distributed to the students at the event.
The uniforms and stationery items for 2100+ children are estimated to cost 38 lacs. The uniforms cost ₹ 1300/- per student, and stationery items cost ₹ 500/- each.
For the past 34 years, Sevalaya has been providing free uniforms and educational aids to underprivileged students.
The Chief Guest also distributed sports kits and equipment worth ₹ 12,20,000/ sponsored by Hatley, a Canada-based Apparels Company. Each kit had 57 items, such as sports shoes, medicine balls, Discus, Handballs, Basketballs, Volleyballs, Badminton kits, Pole Vault equipment, High jump equipment, Jumping Training box, Volleyball and Handball nets, sports jersey, shorts, yoga mat, Tracksuits, Resistant Band, Massage and Roller.
In sports, Sevalaya students have already achieved at the national level, and such support by donors will motivate them to do even better.
B Nirmala, Head Mistress, Sevalaya’s Mahakavi Bharathiyar Higher Secondary School presented a memento to the Chief Guest. A A Kingston, Vice President, Operations, Sevalaya gave the vote of thanks.
The program ended with the singing of the National Anthem.