Economically backward school children living around the Katupalli Port area have to walk up to 7 km every day to get an education amidst great difficulties. The Adani Foundation has been providing bicycles to alleviate the hardships of the students in view of the increasing school dropout without being able to focus fully on education.
Bicycles that have been made with special alloys that are not rusted by the sea wind are sourced and provided to suit the usage in the coastal areas. So far hundreds of students have benefited from this.
Today (16.11.2020) Adani Foundation, on behalf of ‘Adani Katupalli Port – Community Development Works’, held a program to provide bicycles to students studying at Kattur Government Higher Secondary School.
Kattur Panchayat Council President Mr. Selvaraman presided over the function. Vice President Mrs.Revathi Shanmugam, Councilor Mrs.Nandini Neelavanan, Kattur Village and Colony Community Leaders Mr.Ponnurangam, Mr.Parthiban & Mr. Murugan, School Head Mistress Mrs. Chellammal and Parent Teachers Association President Mr.Manohar were in the forefront. Public Relations Officer of Adani Katupalli Port Mr.Venkatesan (DGM – IR & PRO) welcomed the people present.
Adani Foundation’s Regional Head (South India) Dr. Anil Balakrishnan, Chief Education Officer Mrs. Vetri Selvi, District Education Officer Mr. Ravi and Block Education Officer Mrs. Muthulatsumi presented bicycles to the students.
At the end of the event the students proudly rode on the new bicycles they had received in a rally to nearby villages. Special prizes were given to the students who rode safely during the rally. The event was attended by parents of the students, the public, the Adani Foundation and Port officials.