Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-08-31 18:56 Mangaluru: Billava Sangha Kuwait in association with Sri Guru Charitable Trust, Mangaluru, launched their new initiative ‘Education Programme’ at an event held recently at Shri Vishvanatha Kalyana Mantapa (Glass House), Shri GokarnanathaKshetra, Kudroli. As part of the programme, 89 underprivileged students were provided with scholarships worth Rs5,40,000. Speaking on behalf of Billava Sangha Kuwait, Satish Kunder said members had worked hard to make Education Programme a reality even though the organisation was only 3 years old. “With the creation of strong base of associates and support, this programme can continue to serve the community in a bigger way year after year,” he said. Dr Ramila Shekhar, Dean PG Department, Roshni Nilaya, stressed on the need for discipline in children’s life. She asked children to focus on their goal and evaluate their actions on a day-to-day basis. Chief Guest Shylendra Y. Suvarna, Managing Director, SRR Industries, asked children to utilise the opportunity provided by BSK while Harikrishna Bantwal, spokesperson of the Billava Mahamandal, in his keynote speech asked students to emulate the life of Swami Vivekanada and Sri Narayana Guru. He said the backward tag of the community needed to be removed and it could be done through quality education and unity. Raghu Poojary, Vice-Prsident of Billava Sangha Kuwait, thanked Sri Guru Charitable Trust for making this Education Programme a reality. Jayanada, Secretary, Sri Guru Charitable Trust, explained how some of the underprivileged students had excelled in studies even though they had no proper place to live. In his presidential address, Ganesh Bangera briefed the audience on aspects of the survey and how they kept the children motivated. Senior Billava leader M Seetharam and former President Mohandas Poojary were also present on the dais.