Vijayapura: While most people often celebrate their birthdays by throwing grand parties and spending money to mark the day, Suresh Kennur from Vijayapura has won everyone's hearts by deciding to celebrate his 29th birthday by painting a government school in his village.
Suresh Kennur, a resident of Tikota village wanted his birthday to be different from others and wished to send a social message through the celebration.
Suresh who is a farmer and a milk-seller said he wanted to celebrate his birthday uniquely so that he could remember it and people also would also remember the day.
“During a casual conversation with the locals, I came to know that the government school had not been painted for a long time. Because of Covid-19, schools have remained shut for long. Thus, the authorities might not have gotten the time to paint the school”, he said.
Suresh decided to celebrate his 29th birthday by painting the school when he came to know that the school hadn't been painted in ages. As the school is still closed due to Covid-19 it was also easier to get work done.
He contributed his money for the beautification of the school. It cost him approximately Rs.25,000 to get the whole school painted. All the rooms, doors and windows were painted with the help of workers.
Besides this, Suresh spent money to distribute notebooks to 108 students of his village in the past. During the pandemic, Suresh distributed masks among the villagers.
Admiring the altruistic work of Suresh, teacher of the school, Sharada Birdar noted that the school looked beautiful after the fresh coat of paint.
“ He has been distributing books to our children, but this time he has got the school painted which is a matter of pride for all of us”, she added
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