Mysuru, January 4:- Under the Centre’s village development programme, University of Mysore (UoM) has adopted six villages in Hanuru and 10 schools.
Talking to reporters here on Monday (January 4), UoM Vice-Chancellor Prof G Hemanth Kumar said, “We have already adopted six villages coming under six Gram Panchayats in Hanuru taluk. A report will be prepared in due course.”
Sebina Kote in Lokkanahalli, Huyilaththa in P G Palya GP, Odakehalla in M M Hills, Ramegowdana Halli in Ponnachi GP, Soolekobe in Minyam GP and Gullada Bayalu in Huttur GP have been adopted for the initiative.
Prof Kumar said, “To mark UoM centenary celebrations, we have adopted schools that have a history of over 100 years. We want to identify potential Government Schools and improve their standards by giving them modern facilities. We want to create an atmosphere conducive for education and as such, we have adopted 10 schools for this initiative.”
Kunagalli Government Higher Primary School in Kollegal, Government Higher Primary School in Komaranapura village in Yellandur taluk, Government Higher Primary School in Hanur taluk, Government Higher Primary School in Lakshmisagara in Pandavapura taluk, Elechakahalli Government Higher Primary School in Mandya taluk, Yelleshapura Government Higher Primary School in Holenarasipura taluk, Marballi Government Higher Primary School in Mysuru taluk, Gungral Chatra Government High School, K R Mills’ Government Higher Primary School, H D Kote taluk’s Kyathanahalli Government Higher Primary School have been adopted.
The UoM will also undertake renovation of toilets, provide potable water, rejuvenation of dilapidated school buildings which are over 100-years old, ensure more enrollment of children in Government Schools and identify modernisation of schools.
The UoM has formed a committee to oversee the development of these schools. The members will visit all these schools and look into their problems. A video conference was held with Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa’s advisor Dr M R Doreswamy.
Sale of books
There will be a sale of books at an exhibition-cum-sale mela to be held on January 6. There will be a discount of 50% on all books. The mela will be inaugurated at 11 am on January 6. Dr S Shivarajappa’s Kavijana Kamadhenu Mammadi Krishnaraja Wodyear, Dr C Parvathi’s ‘Siddhasiddantha Paddathi,’ Dr M Geetha’s ‘Ashwalakshanam,’ G N Siddalingappa’s ‘Prof H Devirappa baduku maththu baraha,’ S C Shobha’s ‘Srichamundikha Laghunigantu,’ Dr Diddigi Vamshi Krishna’s ‘Suryachandravamshanucharitam’ and other books will be up for sale.
UoM Registrar Prof R Shivappa, Prasaranga director Prof N M Talavara and Prof S Shivarajappa were present. (MR/HN/MN)