Valmiki Foundation Events

Valmiki Foundation Scholarships Distribution Program 2010-2011

On 26th June 2010, Valmiki Foundation celebrated its second anniversary at Hyderabad Arch Diocese Social Service Society (HASSS), S.D Road, Secunderabad. Reiterating our Vision Statement "Working towards imparting education to underprivileged and deprived children in Hyderabad and bringing them to main stream education", we organised a Scholarship program, "Scholarship Program for Under-Privileged Children 2010-11" for 300 children from various non-profit organisations and other orphan schools in Hyderabad, with similar vision.

We went around a number of Non-profit organisations of Hyderabad and met a huge number of children who were in need of better means for education. Based on the child’s academic performance for the last two years and the desire in the child to pursue education, we selected 300 children from a list of more than 2500 from various organisation of Hyderabad.

The Chief Guest, Mr. Anjan Kumar, Member of Parliament, Secunderabad, inaugurated the event by lighting a lamp (symbolic of providing hope and better future to under-privileged children), and delivered an inspirational speech on Governments' Right to Education (RTE) policy, importance of education and how education evolves a child to better and knowledgeable citizen of the future. He also clarified that more educated people does not lead to more unemployment but helps provide the country with more skilled and literate work force to fulfil various development projects. Mr. Surya Ganesh Valmiki, founding President of Valmiki Foundation, is a firm believer of the fact that there is a huge talent dormant in every child, one only needs to focus on providing each child with right environment and guidance to blossom.

The program lasted till 5.00 p.m. where the Chief Guest distributed Scholarships of Rs. 3000/- to 50 children and the Founding president distributed other accessories viz. Satchels, Work Books and Writing materials to 300 children. Sumptuous lunch was organised for all children and other guests. Children also participated in indoor play games and by the end of the day, broad smiles on the faces of the children, made us pledge to continue our efforts of providing many more children with better amenities and proper environment for them to blossom and enjoy every moment of their childhood.

In the end, we wish to thank the Chief Guests, Guests of Honours, Associates, staff of Valmiki, Friends and all participants for making the event such a grand success. We take this opportunity to pledge that we will put in more efforts in future to bring smiles to many more children in Hyderabad.