Report and Pics by Alok S, Team Mangalorean
Mangalore: Aid Without Religion Trust (AWRT) Mangalore distributed umbrellas, books and bags, worth Rs 55,000 to 200 needy students of Gandhinagar Higher Primary School, Urwa Market here on June 19 at 10 am.
AWRT Trustee Dr Narendra Nayak speaking on the occasion said that "Helping hands are better than praying lips. Before believing anything blindly, be thoughtful. Narendra Nayak managing trustee of the AWRT told the children that the most important thing from them to utilize when they grow is to become good human beings.These books were distributed in the memory of Late BV Kakkilaya's. Dr Shrinivasa Kakkilaya distributed bags in commemoration of his father, BV Kakkillaya. He also recollected his period of study in the same school and spoke to the children emphasizing that all his education up to Std X had been in Kannada medium schools and that made him no inferior to others who had studied in the English medium. He also told the children that they should learn to question things before accepting them blindly.
The Area Education Officer Dayanand Pattali spoke on this occasion and told the children that they should not forget the help done to them when they were in school and reciprocate with the same to the less privileged of the society when they grow up and become economically independent and strong. He also thanked the donors.
Sweets were also distributed to all the school children.
Speaking to Mangalorean.com , Dr Narendra Nayak said that the Aid Without Religion Trust® was registered on 'Aati Amavasya' day at 'Rahukaala'. He said the trust donates only to institutes which have not got any kind of links with superstitious or religious beliefs. "Donors in a right medium through which they could donate to the needy without any religious background, and our trust is just that medium" he added.
SDMC President Jalajakshi, Rajani and Headmistress Nethravathi were also present on the occasion.