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Aiming for Better Schools

Food for change, a charitable event that aims to better government schools will be held next month

Published: 24th September 2014 06:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th September 2014 06:06 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Hyderabadis are synonymous with foodies. To make their experience more enjoyable, Hyderabad Round Table 8’s Project511 is coming up with a dinner programme, but for a charitable cause. Named ‘Food For Change’, the event is part of  Daan Utsav being organised by the NGO on October 5.

Daan.jpgChefs from Novotel Hyderabad, Convention Centre, ITC Grand Kakatiya, Marriot, Avasa and Radisson Hitech have come together and designed a Mediterranean cuisine for the event. One has to pay just `4,000 to be able to have scrumptious food. The proceeds of which will be used at the government schools to give better educational experience to students.

Interacting with media on Tuesday, Suresh Babu, film producer and managing director, Suresh Productions said, “It’s my dream to see government and private schools at the same level.”

Recalling  last year’s scenario, Manek Daruwala, founder CEO, TIME said, “Over 1,000 guests attended the event last year and `73 lakh was collected out of which `55 lakh went for charity and the rest was used to meet expenses.” Elaborating on how the money would be used, Anoop Rao, COO of Naandi Foundation and chairman Hyderabad Round Table 8, who started Project 511 said, “Government schools will be provided with sanitation facilities, blackboards, chairs, science labs and other teaching and learning materials.”

Regarding what motivated them to start the project, Shantaram, member of  Hyderabad Round Table 8 said, “One day we happened to see an article on the state of government schools in two leading newspapers. It was then we decided that we should not only help establishing a building for government schools but also on upliftment of these schools.”Sunil Reddy, another member said, “We started with 511 in Hyderabad district. We now cover 1022 schools which includes schools in Rangareddy and Medak district.” P Gopichand,  former Indian badminton player, VVS Lakshman, former Indian cricketer, and Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu are the brand ambassadors of  the charity event.

The event will be organised on October 5 at JRC Conventions.



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