Friday, November 20, 2009

Essay Writing Competition on Child Rights

Tharuni conducted Essay Writing competitions for 200 children of 45 schools in the three mandals of Warangal District,{Geesukonda, Dharmasagar and Station Ghanpur} on the eve of closing ceremony of Child Rights Week.The Prize winners were given certificates and shields for their best performance.
The National Institute of Technology arranged a Meeting at Warangal for its students. The District Collector was invited as the Chief Guest. The Students, Faculty Members and the Director spoke on the occasion. The collector while addressing,appreciated the NGO Tharuni for its efforts to bring the students from the rural areas to learn Information Technology training in the NIT for the last one year for more than 200 students which is a rare opportunity provided to them.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Training for Girls in NIT, Warangal

Nearly 50 graduate and under graduate girls are being trained on Information technology, sponsored by National Institute of Technology, Warangal from today, for five weeks, It is a joint venture with Tharuni.
Tharuni is conducting Child Rights week for the school children sponsored by UNICEF in the Warangal District.
Dr Mamatha, Director, Tharuni could find out Ms. Rajitha who was offered help four years ago, not to be seen, later. Rajitha is otherwise able person, without hands, pulling on her livelihood on the Train travels free of cost permitted by the Railways. She accompanies the passenger and collects the fare from the person as she is allowed to travel along with an attendant. Mamatha could persuade her to seek a job suitable to her in the NIT with the permission of the Authorities. It is remarkable to note that Rajitha rears a girl child of 5 years left by child's parents, with her meager income.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tharuni gurukul online

Tharuni Gurukul a branch of Tharuni which has been working since 2004 for the welfare of children who are less privileged. Hundreds of children could reach their goals of education within their ambit of environment under the guidance of Tharuni.They are learning soft skills beyond their curriculum, in addition to their personality development. Their standards in regular school education has improved remarkably with the creative attitudes developed in the Gurukul.
Now the Gurukul is being expanded to the 'e-world'.So all of you can listen to the songs and slokas sung at the Gurukul at

Children's Day at Tharuni Gurukul

14th being Children's Day in India, Tharuni conducted competitions in games and sports in the Branch Library premises at Hyderabad for the school children. From 14th to 20th the 42nd Library week is also held for its readers and also general public in the Branch Library, Nagarjuna colony, Champapet, Hyderabad. Children, and women actively participated in all activities and games. The elders and community leaders attended the function to give away the prizes to the participants. Refreshments were given to all of them.
Retired District and Sessions Judge Sadguru Prasad,Colony welfare Association Secretary Pramod Reddy, Aruna Pramod Reddy,Damodar Reddy, GHMC election contestant A. Laxmi Narayana, Revathi Teacher,Ganesh, Nirmala, Radha, Sumithra, Vijaya Laxmi and many women and children participated in the event and they all appreciated the efforts of Retired Professor Dr. Hemalatha, Director, Tharuni Gurukul and the Librarian Indira Devi in moulding the Library into a cultural Center.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pathetic conditions of Handi Crafts Artisans

Tharuni is conducting a Survey on the pathetic working conditions of the Handicrafts Artisans, particularly the weavers of Pochampalli Pattu(pure silk) saris.Dr. Mamatha personally visited Pochampalli, Choutuppal and other villages in Nalgonda District to initiate the Survey.
It is really heartening to see their plight. Earlier they used to weave hundreds of saris every week, whereas now they weave only eight saris a week. For all their work they get a nominal Rs .600 ($12) per sari, while the retailer sells it for over Rs.5000 ($100).This happens because of middle men and also due to Market conditions prevailing every where.
We hope the survey will bring out a change in the lives of the Handicrafts Artisans.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Plight of a Primary School

Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer, Director Tharuni, recently visited a Government run Primary School. In her own words let us understand the plight of the school.
"I happened to visit Kommala Thanda/ Kotha Thanda part of Panchayat - Nandanayak Thanda, Warangal District recently where we have started an 'Evening School' to motivate the drop out children after a Kalajatha performance. The Parents asked me to visit the Primary School near this Thanda which is in Gunturpally Habitation (Vishwanadhapuram Panchayat) beside Nandanayak Thanda, where all these children have to study. Their complaint was, the premises of this school stink with cow dung and urine as all the Buffaloes and cows are tied in the school premises entire night. Every Saturday, there will be a market for selling Buffaloes in front of the school where there is an open place. The parents complained that the students are not having mid day meals in the school as the premises stink. Every Saturday, the Children have to bunk the school due to the Market.
I went myself to analyze the situation and was shocked to see the Buffaloes being tied to the School entrance(gate) itself. There was lot of dung and other wastage near the walls. Kindly go through the photographs - I have attached - you can find that our Wall Writing is also spoiled by dung & urine. We could find hundreds of Buffaloes in the open place opposite the school. When enquired with local people, they told me that the Buffaloes belong to a Politician and they will not listen to us ."
Hope the People, and the Authorities suitably react and improve the situation to enable the poor children to educate themselves.