Mysuru, December 29:- Ranga Rao Memorial School for Differently Abled (RMSD), an initiative of NR Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the NR Group, organised an educational trip to Bandipur Forest for the students. Around 100 visually impaired students visited the forest and experienced the environment.
The students were also taken for a bus safari aiding them in envisioning birds and animals through their distinctive sounds. The trip was organised with the intention to give a fulfilling experience of a typical forest to the students. It also allowed them to understand the pure and calm environment that exists away from the crowded noisy cities.
Commenting on the Bandipur Forest trip, Sheela, Principal, RMSD said, “As part of our curriculum we had organised this experiential trip to Bandipur Forest. During this visit, the students got an opportunity to feel the forest surroundings and recognise the sound of a plethora of birds and animals.”
She added, “Through this visit, we intended to familiarise our students with the environment of a wholesome forest. It was aimed to create an enriching experience for our students, enhancing their overall personality holistically.
The students were also taken to the Rain Measurement Centre in Bandipur Forest where the authorities took the students through the operations and familiarised them about the measurement process.
Speaking about the forest visit, Gayathri M R, 10th Standard student, said, “It was an enthralling experience for us, we had heard about the dense forests, but this was the first we got a chance to visit one. We could recognise the sound of animals and birds present around us. I would like to thank our school for organising such an enchanting trip.”
The students ended the one-day trip by a visit Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta and Hulagana Maradi Venkateshwara Temple on a happy note with a delightful experience.
RMSD is a free residential school for visually challenged girls from an economically disadvantaged background, giving them the confidence to be responsible for themselves. It is the only school in the Karnataka exclusive to the girls. The current strength of the school is 88, with a committed set of teachers and Ranga family members have been serving them for the last 30 years. Students passed out from the school are today working at various institutions and leading their life with dignity which stands testimonial to the noble cause initiated by the NR group. (MR)