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Recently torrential rains and flooding ravaged large areas of mahabubnagar Over dozens of people missing and 2 lakh people have been evacuated. Rains washed away homes, roads and villages, leaving thousands of people to homeless. Rains damaged public property and private crops and ripped open few hundreds of irrigation tanks. In Andhra Pradesh state, meteorologists recorded 26 to 36 inches of rain - the highest amount in a century.
We appeal to all our community to come forward and donate whatever you can to help these flood victims. It is people like you who make the world a better place. Please respond quickly and generously also encourage our friends to contribute for this cause. Not a dime of your contributions is wasted. All contributions are tax deductible.
Update on Flood Relief Activity
First we want to thank you for all your support. Still we need more money. Besides that we wanted to keep you updated on our activities. In our first phase we distributed basic needs for two villages which were neglected because of their proximity to roadways. In Second phase, we distributed Schools kits to 1200 schools kids. Still there 800 to 1000 or more to be distributed. In third phase we will be helping more schools and school kids. We contacted district official including collector. We are in the process of identifying damaged schools and their needs. Once we know the real needs of these schools we will asses ourselves what we can provide them with money we have. There is an estimated loss of Rs6.6 crores alone for schools. Hence we won't be able to solve all the problems, however we are trying to raise as much as possible to help schools and school children up to maximum extent. We are also talking to other organizations here in United states to chip in some money for our activities. Please do not rest till we raise at least $100,000 USD. Please assist us in achieving this goal. We are contacting head masters of each school and compiling the data. Onc ewe are done with it we will be deciding what sort of help we will be doing to these schools and school children.
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NRI Forum honors Vice-Chancellor
Prof. V. Gopal Reddy, the founding Vice-Chancellor of Palamuru Univeristy, during his visit to US, was honored by Palamuru NRI Forum in New Jersey. Prof. Reddy addressed a gathering of PNRIF members and visiting dignitaries.
In his speech Prof. Reddy said that currently there are about 850 students enrolled in 14 masters' programs, including chemistry, microbiology, mathematics, MBA and MCA.
Prof. Reddy appreciated the help provided by PNRIF to flood victims in Palamuru district recently. He appealed to the Palamuru NRI community to take active interest and provide financial and academic support for the university. He said that NRIs can help promote academic collaborations with universities in US, establish working relationship with industries, and visit university to motivate students and faculty. Due to the recession, government funding to the university this year was cut to mere 25% of the allotted annual budget, Prof. Reddy said. He requested PNRI community to donate generously and sponsor various facilities such as library, hostel, lecture halls etc. Other visiting dignitaries Prof. Kantha Reddy (retired, Osmania University) and Dayasagar Rao also attended the event.
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