City-based NGO Pratham Mysore, which has been working in slums of Mysore to promote pre-schooling among the poor and also improve the standard of education in Govenrment Schools for the past decade, has organised a fund-raising event at the Golden Landmark Hotel, KRS Road, on July 7 in which Indian cricket legends Javagal Srinath and Anil Kumble will be participating.

Pratham Mysore was started in Mysore during June 2002 with 20 children in Balawadi and is now spread across 182 villages which include Mysore, Nanjangud, T. Narasipur taluks in Mysore district and also Chamarajanagar district.

The NGO has been a mini revolution in primary school sector through its programmes such as Balawadi, Read India, Block Excellence, Mobile Library, Summer Tree Education, Knowledge Bridge and Certificate Programme in Preschool Education.

Though Pratham Mysore has contributed a lot to the educational sector in Mysore district, it has not succeeded in involving a large number of Mysoreans. Currently, most of its programmes are being funded by Pratham India and NRIs.

Pratham Mysore with an aim to raise funds for its projects will host a gala dinner with Javagal Srinath and Anil Kumble, who have agreed to be the NGO’s celebrity ambassadors for the event.

Earlier, Pratham Mysore had conducted a similar event in which veteran actress Waheeda Rehman had participated to raise funds for the NGO.

Pratham Mysore has announced the following categories through which it plans to raise funds for its projects:

Platinum Donor: The donor will have to pay Rs. 2 lakh/per year. The money will be used to develop 10 schools at a cost of Rs. 20,000 for each school.

Gold Donor: The donor in this category will have to pay Rs. 1 lakh/per year which will to be used to develop 5 schools.

Silver Donor: The donor will have to pay Rs. 20,000/ per year which will be used for one school. There are also invitee passes which are available at a cost of Rs. 2,500/per person.

Speaking to Star of Mysore, Pratham Mysore Managing Trustee Ashvini Ranjan said that apart from raising funds through donation, the NGO had also planned to auction the memorabilia given by the cricketers on the occasion. This apart, the works of different artistes will be displayed during the fund-raising event.

“We want Mysoreans to be generous enough to support and participate in an event which aims to bring out a change in the society,” said Ashvini Ranjan.

Those interested to participate in this unique event and join hands with Pratham Mysore to improve the educational standards in Mysore and surrounding areas can contact A. Seshadri, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Pratham Mysore on Mob: 99016-18710.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore