NR Foundation distributed books and stationeries to children in Ekalavya nagar
An initiative under the project Prerepana Phase II
Mysuru, 26th August, 2016: NR Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the NR Group, makers of Cycle Pure Agarbathies distributed books and stationeries to 55 students in the slums of Ekalavya Nagar today. Ekalavya Nagar is one amongst the 7 slums selected under project Prerepana. The activity conducted included students from standard 1 till PUC.
Mrs. Shruthi Pavan Ranga was present there among the children to distribute books and stationeries. Mr. Narayan, Vice President, Nagenahalli Grama Panchayat, Ms. Suvarna and Ms. Bhagyamma, Nagenahalli Grama Panchayat Members were also present at the event. The initiative was taken under the phase II of project Prerepana, with the objective to encourage education among the under privileged students of Ekalavya Nagar.
“Project Prerepana started with the aim to develop the slums and to guide the upcoming generation. After the successful completion of phase I of this project, we have started with the phase II this year. This event is an additional initiative in lines with the same motive. We are glad we could give back to our society and contribute towards making it a better place for the next generation.” said Mrs. Shruthi Pavan Ranga.
The Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM), the implementing partner had successfully executed phase I of project Prerepana in 2006 which focused on women and child welfare with thrust on health and education. The project generated awareness among the people on different issues and supported them by establishing learning centers and providing career guidance along with counselling sessions, it also helped in strengthening community-based institutions.
About Project Prerepana: Project Prerepana (Phase II) aims is to promote sustainable development of seven slums in Mysuru through its focus on health, education, and socio-economic empowerment of youth and women. NR Foundation had earlier supported the Phase 1 of this project which lasted 5 years i.e. 2006 to 2011. With an aim to generate awareness on issues crucial for development, establish learning centers, provide career guidance and counselling, and strengthen community-based institutions, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM), the implementing partner had successfully executed Prerepana phase–I (2006). This had focused on women and child welfare with its thrust on health and education.
Following the phase I success, proposed for 5 years (2016-21), and to sustain community driven progress, Phase II Prerepana aims to address and resolve the critical needs of the slum dwellers and strengthening the key social development indicators like issues of health
(Alcohol De-addiction), education (Children & Youth) and facilitating linkages for social entitlements in the community. The project will lay its focus on seven slums of Mysuru viz Karakushalanagar, Metagalli Ekalavyanagara, Bharath Nagar, Kalyangiri–KSB Colony, Vande Matharam, Shivrathreshwara nagara and Kesare- Kurimandi.
About NR Foundation:
NR Foundation is the nonprofit charitable trust of the NR Group. Sri N. Ranga Rao, founder of NR Group (makers of Cycle Pure Agarbathies) strongly believed in giving a share back to society from what it has received. This belief has now become an ideal of the Group and “NR Foundation” is the result. Education at all levels for the betterment of society at large is an important aspect of their philanthropic activity. NR Foundation also supports a variety of social activities in and outside Mysuru city very passionately. The following are the CSR activities of the foundation:
– Ranga Rao Memorial School for Disabled [RMSD]
– Project Prerepana
– Project Unnati and Cycle Scholarship Programme
– Vocational Training for Women
– Supporting Art and Cultural Events
– For details http://www.nrfoundation.org.in
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