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RWA poised to enlarge reach of book bank project


The Rockcity Welfare Association (RWA) is poised to enlarge the reach of its book bank project for poor college students thanks to constant public support.

At the 20th books distribution function here on Tuesday, two invitees R. Sridhar, Advocate, and T.G. Bhavani Sankar Iyer, Proprietor of Chennai-based Manasamithra, came forward to contribute ₹1 lakh each for the RWA Book Bank, a project of RWA Educational and Health Charitable Trust run by the Gujarati community in Tiruchi district.

“The RWA keeps purchasing new books as and when syllabi is changed,” Project Chairman Ashok Gandhi said.

Deserving students received 1,433 books from P. Kumar, Member of Parliament, Tiruchi, during the function held at Shrimathi Indira Gandhi College.

The RWA has been catering to UG students in arts and science colleges in and around Tiruchi city through its project.

In all probability, the social impact of the initiative will witness a rise next year, Mr. Ashok Gandhi said.

The economically backward students who are identified for distribution of books are also motivated through prizes and cash awards for academic performance.

The academic performance of 85 student beneficiaries was recognised on the occasion. Of them, 24 received prizes.

Ten were chosen for cash prizes: ₹2,000 for final year students, ₹1,500 for second year students, and ₹1,000 for first year students. Every student beneficiary received pen drive and a certificate.

With maximum number of six students among the beneficiaries, the Rolling Shield for this year was awarded to Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College.


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