K M Dayashankar
KARIMNAGAR: Taking a cue from the concept of “Pidikedu biyyam” (a fistful of rice) to help the hungry persons by the women self-help groups long ago, the students of Chemistry department from SRR government arts and science college in Karimnagar town had launched ‘Akshaya patra” (vessel) to collect rice from the students, the teaching and non-teaching staff and donate the same to the orphanages.
The students with the support of the faculty members had installed a vessel (drum) and named it as ‘Akshaya Patra” to collect the donations of rice. Each student and faculty members bought fistful of rice and some even more quantity of rice and donated the same in the Akshaya Patra. Once the drum is filled with the rice, they would donate the same to the orphanages in the town.
SRR college vice principal and Chemistry department head M Himabindu had formally launched the ‘Akshaya patra’ on Wednesday and appreciated the novel idea taken up by the students and faculty of Chemistry department as part of social responsibility to help the society. By the spread of the mouth, the campaign motivated young minds to contribute their bit to the society, she stated.
She said that the Akshaya Patra would be a continuous programme and donations of rice would be collected throughout the year. There is no pressure on any one and we are requesting them to voluntarily donate rice of their choice let it be a fistful or even more, she stated. College principal K Ramakrishna appreciated the novel idea of Akshaya patra to help the society.
TGCGTA state secretary K Surender Reddy, Chemistry department faculty members M Sridhar, K Bhaskar, G Srinivas, B Mahipal Reddy, t Karunakar, B Rajkumar and others were also present.