PES University had taken up the task of renovating and rebuilding the adopted Government Schools that were ravaged during the floods a year ago in some parts of North Karnataka. Dr.M.R.Dorewamy, Chancellor, PES University handed over the new and renovated buildings to Sri Basavaraj Bommai, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, Symbolically on March 29, 2022, at his Home Office in Bengaluru. He informed that renovation work and new buildings of a total of 7 Schools and 2 Anganwadis in the districts of Belgaum and Badami were undertaken at a cost of over Five crores with four of them getting new buildings and the rest of the schools' buildings were renovated. In addition, the schools were provided with furniture, Computers, Libraries. Also, Notebooks and School bags were given to all the 1300 Students of these schools. Dr.Doreswamy said that PES had taken up the responsibility of adopting Government Schools 25 years ago when it adopted 18 schools in Bangalores' South Taluk. He mentioned that the University has been providing all necessary support to these schools regularly in addition to imparting Computer and Soft Skills to the Teachers of the Schools. He brought to the notice of the Hon'ble Chief Minister that 10 years back a village in Raichur was completely devastated due to rains and floods. PES built a total of 75 houses for people who had lost shelter due to the floods. He shared that the main purpose of adopting Government Schools was to provide the students with the infrastructure and academic support that most of the students are otherwise deprived of. He also informed that during his tenure as Advisor, Education Reforms to the Government of Karnataka, he had made 18 recommendations for upgrading Higher Education in the State and had prepared a Handbook containing details of the recommendations proposed. He handed over a copy of the book and requested the Chief Minister to implement these recommendations in the interest of Higher Education in the State.
Speaking on the Occasion, Sri Basavaraj Bommai Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka lauded the efforts of Dr.Doreswamy and appreciated his responsibility of giving back to society and his concern for School Children. He said that in the light of implementing the National Education Policy (NEP) in the state it was appropriate for the Education Department to seek the guidance of Dr.Doreswamy for his efforts in making great strides in providing quality education and jobs to all students of PES University in the last 50 years.
He also shared that it was the dream of any parent to admit their ward to PES. He expressed happiness over Dr.Doreswamy adopting schools in the backward areas of North Karnataka to uplift them. He wished all success to the mission undertaken by PES in this regard.
The occasion was graced by Sri Govind M Karjol Hon’ble Minister of Major and Medium Irrigation, Sri Murugesh N Nirani, Hon’ble Minister of Medium and Large Industries, Sri B.C Nagesh, Hon’ble Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, and Sakala, Sri Manjunath Prasad, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Dr. Suryaprasad, Vice-Chancellor, PES University, and Dr. K S Sridhar, Registrar, PES University.