The bullelt news (Nellore)- ZP Chairman Bommireddy Raghavendra Reddy said girl education plays an important role in society development and appreciated efforts of the Coromandel Group that has been supporting girl students from rural areas planning to reduce dropout rate. Coromandel group distributed merit scholarships to more than 100 students who are studying 9th standard in ZP Schools across the district. The ZP Chairman participated in the programme and said CSR funds have to be utilized properly for community development. He also said the Zilla Parishad has also been encouraging students who excel in academic activities achieving good percentage in examinations giving awards. He said the effort to support students of rural areas who are studying in government schools is a great thing that significantly reduces the dropout percentage. He said empowerment of women is the main thrust now for enhancing percentage of educated people. Raghavendra Reddy said he had asked the district collector to focus on proper usage of CSR funds being provided by various corporate organizations that allocate 2 pc from their earnings per annum for expending for the cause of social development. He appealed to the Corporate firms to utilize the funds aiming at community development in an effective way. He said he had proposed to upgrade secondary schools as Institutions where intermediate education is available in rural areas. He said, hence, they had proposed to upgrade the schools placing a request before the government. If the government says they are ready to start classes from the next academic year. He said standards of these government schools are now on par with corporate schools that have been charging thousands of rupees from the poor people which had become a huge burden to the parents. Coromandel company distributed Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 3,500 cash awards to the selected 104 children from 52 schools across the district supporting their educational activity. General Manager of the Company YV Krishna Reddy, Assistant General Manager Sambasiva Rao, divisional officer Sai Prasad, Senior Agronomist Rama Rao, Marketing Executive Linga Reddy and others were present.
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