Every child has a strong point that needs to be tapped by teachers and parents which will make their future bright and most successful people have come from public schools, said chairman of Dempo Group of Companies Shrinivas Dempo. Speaking at a function at Government High School, Dadachiwadi-Pernem, Dempo said, “Students should make a habit of reading books, especially biographies which will inspire them in their life and teachers should act as guide and find out and boost the talent hidden in the children.

He advised the students to follow and preserve Indian culture, which helps in building values for being a good human being.

With a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the education department and Vasantrao Dempo Education and Research Foundation, the Dempo Vishwa Gramshala has adopted two rural government high schools, one at Curdi, Sanguem and the other at Dadachiwadi, Pernem. Dempo Vishwa Gramshala (DVG), an initiative of Vasantrao Dempo Education and Research Foundation, is in the middle of its second year of its three-year pilot programme.

Appreciating the state government’s support to the Dempo Vishwa Gramshala, Dempo said there are several people who had poor childhood, but became great in the future.

Earlier, Shrinivas Dempo and executive director of Dempo Industries Ltd Pallavi Dempo toured the adopted rural school campus.

Dempo Vishwa Gramshala infrastructural improvements at Dadachiwadi include, a refurbished traditional well, courtyard shed system, midday meal pantry, toilet block for students, book fund for every faculty member, funds for community events and students monthly theme programme and also funds for fieldtrips, teaching aids and campus cleanup.

Apart from Shrinivas and Pallavi Dempo, Dempo Vishwa Gramshala programme director Victoria Chowgule, OSD to chief minister Rukma Sadekar, deputy director of education Shailesh Zingde, district education officer S Koti, zilla panchayat member Tukaram Harmalkar, ADEI-Pernem, Narendra Naik and headmistress of the Government High School Anna D’Sa were present. The programme was compered by teacher Deepak Devasthali and the vote of thanks was proposed by retail instructor Reema Naik.