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GAIL, a Govt of India Undertaking and DWAB signs MoU

GAIL a Govt of India Undertaking and DWAB signs MoU

Gail extends Rs 15 lakh support under CSR to a Blind School for construction of Class Rooms

Hyderabad, November 17, 2021…..A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between GAIL, a Govt of India Undertaking and Development & Welfare Association of the Blind (DWAB), a Hyderabad based NGO which runs a blind school at Nalgonda.  The MoU was signed for the construction class rooms in the Blind School.  The MoU was signed and exchanged today at Nalgonda by Shri B. Balaji Bukhya, Senior Manager, CSR, GAIL Rajahmundry and P Chokka Rao, General Secretary of DWAB. 

GAIL (India) Ltd, a Govt of India Undertaking, extends rupees fifteen lakh financial support to a Hyderabad based Development & Welfare Association of the Blind (DWAB) which has a blind school at Nalgonda.  The support is extended under CSR Project Support for DWAB for the construction of Rooms at the 25years old Blind School.

As per the agreement construction of class rooms will be taken up and completed by 31st March 2022.  GAIL extends financial help and DWAB completes construction. 

Mr P. Chokka Rao thanked Mr Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy, MP, Ongole for recommending the same to GAIL for the help as well as the GAIL officials to travelling to Nalgonda and saving the effort for the physically challenged P. Chooka Rao from traveling to Rajahmundry for the same. 

Nalgonda School for the blind is run by DWAB —Development and Welfare of the Blind which recently completed 25 years. The blind school is run on donations from the public.  The school is well known for its role and in producing results.  Recognising its efforts, several Governors, Chief Ministers, the President of India Mr Abdul Kalam; Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi, State Human Rights Commission Chairman and members either visited the school or appreciated their efforts.

Chokka Rao, who himself is visually challenged, is a retired Gazetted Head Master and founded it on 4th January 1996.  DWAB is running a secondary School called Nalgonda School for the Blind with residential facilities for the Visually Impaired students providing free education and boarding in a spacious four stories building of a 15000sft area. It runs classes from 1 to 10th class. Its journey began with just three students. It currently has 97 blind students.  Recently, the School also started English medium from Classes 1 to 7. The organization could construct its building for school and hostel which can accommodate 300 Blind children [Boys & Girls] with all basic amenities. It is purely run based on donations. 24 batches of 10th class students passed out with 100% results.  Well over 100 visually challenged from this school secured government jobs.  About 600 students have gone for higher studies.

A lot of its students have got jobs in very good organizations and settled.

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