June 26th, 2008
School kit distribution program for the 80 kids from Gurappanapalya slum was held on June 26th in the afternoon at the Seva Bharati building. All these children attend free tuition centers run by Seva Bharati at this location.
Mr.Deepak Vishweswaraiah, Director at EMC Data Storage Systems, graced the occasion as the chief guest. Seva Bharati has been running the tuition center at this location for over 20 years and has made a significant difference to the education level of people there.
The program bean with a prayer by the children and was followed by welcome and introduction of Seva Bharati by Mr.Srikant Betageri. Mr.Venkatesh Murthy, coordinator of YFS, explained briefly the mission of YFS and how all of us must give back to society when we grow up.
Mr.Deepak emphasized the need for hard work and discipline to achieve anything substantial in life. Along with the school kits, Deepak also distributed sweet boxes to all the children. EMC is one of the corporate sponsors for the school kit drive and matched the contribution from its employees towards this noble effort.
Many high school students there were keen that YFS volunteers should come there on a regular basis to help with special lessons in Maths, Science and English.