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Alumni start Rs10 campaign to rebuild school

Mangaluru: Embarking on a singular project to offer an infrastructural boost to the school that laid a robust basis to their life, alumni of the Netla Higher Primary Government School at Kalladka in Bantwal have launched a fundraising campaign.
The ‘Rs 10 campaign’, as it is identified, intends to pool in cash starting as little as Rs 10 from the public across the state, with which they intend to shop for a piece of land and construct their school anew. The current construction, the place 65 kids are currently taught, is 55-years-old and is in a dilapidated state.

While the government releases funds most effective to undertake restore paintings and upkeep, the land the place the school stands is private belongings and its heir has demanded a value for his belongings. Realising the government funds could be nowhere with reference to the desired amount, the previous scholars made up our minds to throw their hats within the ring.

The concept to boost funds was mooted by the previous scholars all through a bunch chat on WhatsApp. Jayaram Navada, a former pupil of the school and currently employed as a pre-production artiste at an animation corporate right here, stated he pitched the speculation a few days ago within the WhatsApp staff titled ‘Namma Netla Shaale’ (our Netla school), which accommodates older likeminded scholars from the school.

“We made up our minds to call it Rs10 campaign as we expect the amount shouldn’t be a burden on anyone. In fact, we have now won positive responses with folks contributing a minimum of Rs 50 – Rs 100 on their own wish,” Jayaram told TOI.

Within days after zeroing in on the project, a bunch of scholars, a few of whom are artistes, visited the Chitra Santhe in Bengaluru final month and raised funds. Buoyed by the reaction there, they teamed up once once more at the 23rd Karnataka Sahitya Sammelana held in Mangaluru a few days ago.

“We intend to demolish the prevailing construction and construct a new school on the similar belongings. We have negotiated with its owner to hand over the valuables to the school for a nominal value. However, the total value of the project is huge. We are positive that we can pull this off,” Jayaram stated.

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