'Seek help of alumni associations for school development'

'Seek help of alumni associations for school development'

'Seek help of alumni associations for school development'
Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (Bengaluru) Member Vanitha Thorvi said that the schools that lack basic infrastructure should be revamped with the help of alumni associations.

Speaking after inaugurating the government schools empowerment programme meet at the DC's office here on Friday, Thorvi said that Udupi district being a literate district should a  role model to other government schools in the state.

She said the meeting held previously on June 21, 2017 focused on officials seeking the help of alumni who had passed out of and benefited from the institutions for school development.    

A jatha should be organised on December 2 to campaign for a tobacco-free district under the leadership of the education department, health department and women and children department, he said.

DDPI Sheshashayana said that the education department has given instructions for construction of compounds, toilets and maintenance of hygiene in schools. As also for a garden, proper solid waste management system to be introduced in government schools in the district.

He said measures are taken to implement the instructions, but due to certain technical issues, the works have been delayed in some schools.

Deputy Commissioner Priyanka Mary Francis said CSR funds, charity and funding from old students associations would help to offer good learning environment.

She added a website is created for the details on the dropouts under 'Nanna Nade Shale Kade'. The contributions by the old students will also be documented in the same website, she said and instructed the officials to take measures in the direction.

Winning students were given awards for the drawings on tobacco ban theme in the district.