Education on Wheels
Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan had become the first to lap up the idea of Mobile Class in the city to provide education free of cost to the Physically Challenged and under privileged children. Dr. Purandeswari, Honourable Minister of State for HRD (Higher Education), Govt. of India inaugurated the Air conditioned Bus and switched on the LCD T.V. for conducting the class for handicapped students at VUDA Children Theatre on 12th morning. Prior to this there a meeting in the theatre was held in which Sri.E.A.S. Sarma, Ex. Principal Secretary (Energy and Environment) and Convener of the forum for Better Visakha and Prof. Y. Satyanarayana, Vice Chancellor of A.P. Law University were the other guests along with the Chief guest Dr. Purandeswari. Speaking on the occasion the Minister expressed her joy that she was fortunate to have had the opportunity in the morning to start such a virtuous programme because imparting free education would excel all charitable works and never it would fall into deficiency of resources. Referring to a quotation from “Ardha Sastra” written by Koutilya, popularly known as ‘Chanakya’ she stated that highly educated people would be venerable Universally. She stated that it was a cause of anxiety to her that in this competitive era all Institutions aim at achievary academic rather than ethical standards. She appreciated the management for promoting Social service awareness among the students duly mentioning certain social service activities that had been taken up so far by the student clubs and the management which included, helping one of the Kargil war heroes with an amount of '2,00,000/-; adopting the Tiger Sirisha in the Zoological Park of the city, donating more than '3,00,000 to end Polio programme, distributing seeds and saplings to grow trees that reduce the pollution level; donating more than `50,000/- to A.P. Flud relief fund etc.
The Minister introduced Sri Vidya to the gathering appreciating her outstanding involvement in the social service programs. The Minister also felicitated Sri. Bhujanga Rao forum for better Visakha and honored him with shawl for his involvement and commitment to have the project “School on wheels” became successful. The other guest EAS Sarma hailed the management for lapping up the idea of starting a school on wheels for the benefit of disabled children. Y. Satyanarayana, the Vice Chancellor acclaimed the activities of the Students that reflected their awareness on community service. The Director of the Institution Ch. Vasu Prakash stated that they took up this project in association with SPACE organization. They wanted to provide services to the Physically Challenged Children of Visakha district. Besides serving disabled children in the city, during Holidays and on Sundays the “Vidya Radham” would go to Villages also. 25 students per class would be enrolled and educated using the latest technology with audiovisual aids like LCD T.V. supported by outer speakers in the centralized AC bus that halts at their doorstep. The Director was also planning to start a Mobile computer lab to enable the rural children to have an access to computer education.
The Honorable Minister had also been felicitated by presenting a moments. The other guests also received movements presented by the other distinguished people.