Morarji Desai school ray of hope for rural poor

A view of Morarji Desai Residential School in Basavanahalli.

With its diverse activities, the school has become a ray of hope among the rural kids. The school offers free education from sixth to tenth standard. It has been carving a niche in the sports, cultural field as well along with the academic activities.

The annual magazine ‘Prakrithi’ which has been brought out for the last nine years by the students.

The school organises guest lectures under ‘Arivu’ for once in 15 days. A wall magazine ‘Bhava sanchari’ is being brought out weekly by the students. The magazine provides a platform for the students to bring out their hidden talents.

Discipline and dedication by the students helped the school to excel, said School Principal K V Suresh.

Meditation, mass prayer, yoga, combined study are given priority in the school, he added.
The school has been giving emphasis to sports, music, dance and more than 50 students have won national and state-level awards, said District Social Welfare officer G Rajesh Gowda.

The school was facing severe shortage of building in the past. Recently, classrooms, teachers quarters, boys and girls hostel facility was given to the school. MLA M P Appachu Ranjan says “the government is committed to provide basic facilities to the school.”

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