As per guidance from the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Udupi, Smt. Priyanka Mary Francis, summer camp for ~ 80 children (6-12 years old) was organised. These children are residents of the slums in Saralabettu, aka Bijapur colony, behind our KMC quarters, as well as Sagrinola area off Parampalli highway.
A few features of the program:
Even in the midst of emergency meetings to discuss the drought in Udupi, Smt. Priyanka Francis came to MIT yesterday and inaugurated the Summer Camp along with our Joint Director Dr. BHV Pai. Bringing students from these backgrounds to MIT will help them to aspire for higher goals and truly let them dream of a better life for themselves and become very valuable citizens of our community. This aspirational activity has only been possible with the strong support and encouragement from Dr GK Prabhu, Director MIT and Pro Vice Chancellor (Tech & Management), MU VSO, Manipal College of Dental Sciences and so many different teams from the Manipal Academy of Higher Education family. This program is also sponsored by the Government of Karnataka and the Lions Club of Manipal.