|Mysore, Jan. 20(SB)- N.R. Narayana Murthy, Chief Mentor of Infosys, visited Kaliyuva Mane, an alternative school run by Divyadeepa Trust in Kenchalagudu, on the outskirts of Mysore city on Jan. 16. He held discussions with the school Founder Ananth Kumar, Chief Patron L.M. Shah, volunteers and students of the first batch who passed SSLC exam last year.
Narayana Murthy later took a tour of the Kids` Bank, learning areas or open classrooms, dormitory, computer lab, greeting card making unit and other facilities including environment-related projects and appreciated the innovative approach to education at Kaliyuva Mane.
He was welcomed by a dance by the children. A short documentary on "The role of youth at Divyadeepa" highlighting various voluntary activities was screened by the volunteers.
Narayana Murthy shared his views with over 150 volunteers and well-wishers, on the multi-farious challenges in social sector in India.
He appreciated the efforts of Kaliyuva Mane in addressing the needs of the opportunity-deprived children. He advised the children of the school to inculcate virtues of hardwork, discipline and honesty in their daily lives.
Shah spoke on the importance of education in the progress of the society. Kaliyuva Mane is a free quasi-residential innovative school and rural educational research home. Majority of the children are from rural and Below Poverty Line families.
For details, visit website: www.divyadeepatrust.org or call Mob: 093413-69901.