RIPE Shekhar Mehta handed over a refurbished P S Primary School in Sonbarsa, to the state education department on March 18 at Gorakhpur. RC Gorakhpur, RID 3120, has upgraded this and 15 other schools in the town through two global grants and CSR funding from Toyo Engineering India. With the club celebrating its platinum jubilee year, club president Arvind Vikram Chaudhary explained about the various milestone projects implemented by the club over the decades.
In his briefing, project coordinator M P Kandoi said around 5,500 children would benefit from the Happy Schools projects. So far, 26 Happy Schools have been completed under global grants. DG Karunesh Kumar Srivastava, DGE Samar Raj Garg and PDG Anoop Agrawal were present at the event.
Mehta noted that with e-learning classes, the visual experience will benefit students and added that after the eradication of polio, achieving 100 per cent literacy in India is the next big task for Rotarians. He inaugurated a mega health camp held in partnership with the Max Hospital, Delhi.
DG Srivastava appreciated the club in taking efforts to increase membership even during the pandemic.