Visakhapatnam, August 10, 2018: Around 200 students of Muslim Thatichetlapalem Primary School were benefited from the notebook distribution programme organised by the Akshaya Patra Foundation today.

Along with notebooks, steel plates, glasses and a pair of shoes were also given away to the students. Dr. M.V.V.S. Murthi, President and Prof. K. Siva Rama Krishna, Pro Vice-Chancellor of GITAM (Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management), Visakhapatnam distributed the notebooks.

His Grace Niskinchana Bhakta Dasa, President, Akshaya Patra Foundation, Visakhapatnam said that the notebook distribution programme was aimed at catering to the basic needs of the schoolchildren in the city.

Recycle and Reuse

There are many students in the government schools of Visakhapatnam who cannot afford to buy notebooks. The Foundation has a tie-up with the NSS units of various colleges for the project —R3 (reduce, recycle and reuse). As part of this project, 40 tonnes of used notebooks and textbooks from schools, colleges and corporate offices of Visakhapatnam were collected and recycled into 17,000 notebooks for the free distribution drive.