Mangaluru, Nov 27, 2016: Nearly 500 children from 10 orphanages in the city and various parts of the district had a wonderful day on November 27, Sunday when they made merry by taking part in various sports events organised as part of the 18th Annual Orphanage Olympics organised by Rotary Club of Mangaluru Central and Rotaract Club of Mangaluru City.
The event held at Sharada High School was inaugurated by Nitte University Chancellor Dr N Vinay Hegde. In his address he was all praise for the service activities of the Rotary which has brought joy to the orphan children.
President of Sharada Institutions M.B.Puranik was the guest of honour, in is address he advocated that the voluntary service organisations should strive hard to eliminate the social evil, inequality and backward feeling prevailing in the society.
Dr.Devdas Rai, Chairman of the organising committee, revealed that this event is a part of their Community development oriented service project, the aim and objective is to bring a smile on the faces of the lovely children and a feeling that they are not lonely.
President of the Club Anil Gonsalves welcomed, Asst. Governor zone II Vinayak Prabhu, Charter President Premanath Kudva, President of Rotaract Club of Mangaluru City Yathish Salian, Secretary Shivaprasad Bhat were present. Secretary Raymond D’Cunha proposed a vote of thanks. K.M.Hegde compeered the program.