Showing posts from January 6, 2012

Sevabharathi : Visually impaired students celebrate School Day

Mangalore: The annual (School) Day of Roman Catherine School for the Blind was observed on Wednesday here, at the school grounds in city. It was 202nd birth anniversary of Louis Braille, who invented a language by touch, for the blind persons, known as the Braille.
Speaking to the children, Canara Bank senior manager in Founder’s branch of Dongerkery, Shivananda Bhandary said that the school was no different from any other school and he could not make out that it was special for visually challenged kids.
It school had started with just 2 students, he noted, but had 28 students now. He promised all co-operations from his Bank for the progress of this unique school. He lauded the management efforts to run such a school. Principal Ms.Calistus D’Souza presented an annual report and stated that the Government had given permission to extend the school up to 10th standard, in High School. The lady principal praised Louis Braille for the script he made popular in 19th century, when things wer…

Massive relief work by Sewa VIBHAG in storm hit Thane

Gusty winds and torrential rains of Cyclone ‘Thane’ hit the coastal areas of Chennai, Cuddalore and Puducherry (UT). Several trees, street lamp posts and electric poles were uprooted causing extensive damage to the road and electrical network. The Prathamic Shiksha Varga of Puducherry Vibhag was concluded (on Saturday, December 30, 2011) one day in advance in order to carry out the relief work. Initially, RSS volunteers did field work to assess the extent of damage. Since there was complete breakdown of power supply throughout the two districts of Cuddalore and Pondy, it was ascertained that there is an urgent requirement of candles, mosquito coils, match boxes, and also drinking water.
Rescue services faced difficulty in reaching the affected areas due to damaged roads.  Swayamsevaks cleared the uprooted trees and electric poles which helped the line man to attend and restore electricity immediately in some parts of Puducherry town.  Mosquito coil, match boxes, candles, bread packe…