Mangaluru: In all 75 Computers were donated under Rotary’s Multi District initiative to Dr. P. Dayananda Pai – P Satish Pai Government First Grade College, Car Street, Mangaluru during a brief programme held at the college campus on Tuesday August 24.
The refurbished computers were sponsored and maintained by Cognizant and the special prefixed educational software was sponsored by various Rotary Clubs from Mangaluru Zones. These will be used in the computer labs of the college for educational purposes.
College Principal Prof. Rajashekara Hebbar who welcomed the gathering said, “the college has the highest number of students among all government colleges in Mangaluru. There was a high demand for computers from the students and till now they had to wait for their batches. With the effort of Rotary, now they can spend more time in the computer lab for their studies.”
Mangaluru South MLA Vedavyas Kamath who inaugurated the project said “Rotary has been doing all that good work in the society which many a times government system cannot do due to various reasons. Covid has taught us to help each other in their needs, but Rotary was doing this for over a hundred years. The Government has also provided major financial aids to both the Government colleges in Mangaluru. Our efforts to improve and support the education of all deserving students will continue. Students should understand the efforts of the Government and institutions like Rotary who have done their best for the betterment of students and so the students should study well and bring laurels for their institutions.”
Further, he informed “since there was a demand to start evening college on the campus for meeting the overwhelming demands of the students, the Government has approved it from this year onwards”.
Rtn. Yatish Baikampady, Assistant Governor Zone 3, Rotary District 3181 in his keynote address informed that, when the project was announced, the Presidents of various Rotary Clubs volunteered themselves to support the project within a short time, and that’s the beauty of Rotary leadership. We have good leaders and good supporters in Rotary and Rotary’s community service activities will go on and the beneficiaries should make the best use of it.
Rtn. Sudhir Jalan, President of Rotary Club Mangalore; Rtn. Vasudev Kamath, President of Rotary Club Mangalore Metro; Rtn. Ganesh Bhandary, President of Rotary Club Mangalore Downtown; Rtn. Vincent Nazareth, President of Rotary Club Mangalore East; Rtn. Devadas Rao, President of Rotary Club Mangalore North; Rtn. Santhosh D’Souza, President of Rotary Club Mangalore Midtown; Rtn. Ashok MK, President of Rotary Club Mangalore Seaside; Rtn. Canute J Pinto, President of Rotary Club Mangalore City, Corporator Jagadish Shetty, Department Representative Stephen Quadros, members of various clubs, and students were present.