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Mangaluru : Four outstanding, inspiring young women chosen for Press Club Awards

Mangaluru : Four outstanding, inspiring young women chosen for Press Club Awards


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Dec 13, 2016 : Mangaluru residents Renita and Shamitha and Kadaba residents Fauziya and Sameera K who   have   rendered significant services  by offering education to the deprived  sections in rural areas through their institutions, have been chosen for the Mangaluru Press Club Awards for the year 2016-17.


Press Club Award 1


Press Club Award 2


 The Jury   headed by Prof. B. A. Viveka Rai and comprising Sadananda Suvarna and Prof. Rita Noronha have chosen them for the Awards.

 The Award presentation ceremony would be held on the occasion of Press Club Day celebrations to be held at Scouts and Guides Bhavan Hall on December 18 at 10.30 am. DK District in-charge Minister B Ramanatha Rai will present the awards carrying a cash prize of Rs 10,001 each, citation and memento.

 Two decades of educational service by Renita- Shamitha :  These two  outstanding young women, upon completing their graduation from  a college in Mangaluru in 1995 have taken up the task of educating  the deprived sections of the society by offering education right from LKG to II PUC. The two young women had initially started as school at Ramanagara near Bengaluru in 1996. When the school closed down owing to some reasons, they decided to start a school with LKG and Standard I classes  near an Anganavadi Centre at Shankernarayana in  Kundapur.  When there was shortage of space in the  school, they contacted the Shankernarayana Gram Panchayat President who  rented out the GS Acharya Ranga Mandir for a monthly rent of Rs 300. The  Mother Teresa School which was thus started in 1998 with just 12 students  is presently offering education for nearly 1050 students right from LKG to II PUC.  Children of labourers from nearly 42 villages as well as from Mangaluru, Shivamogga and Bengaluru are studying in this school.

A school for drop-outs by Fauziya and  Sameera :  The two young women from Kadaba in Puttur taluk after completing their  post-graduation from Mangalore University in 2012,  started AIMS School for those students who have dropped out of SSLC and PUC classes, by  hiring a small building at Mandekara  in Kadaba.  They then  sought permission from Mangalore University to start a degree college and thus the AIMS First Grade College commenced at Kadaba with a student strength of 180. Today it has emerged as an  institution which has been offering  education to  rural students from economically backward families, thanks to their great determination and will power.


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Arun Kumar, Mudipu Wed, December-14-2016, 12:51
Congratulations to all the four ho have been chosen for the award . Woman are being successful and achieving in many all the fields.
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