After the declaration of the EAMCET, Class X and the UPSC Civil Services Examination final results, the toppers are in a jubilant mood celebrating success. But what about those who failed to realise their dream of cracking the examination that defines their future?
Infusing confidence in low-scorers and letting them know that failures are a part of life, Urivi Vikram Charitable Trust (UVCT) plans to reach out to those who are unable to cope with harsh realities and encourage them to fight a relentless battle to redefine their destiny through a series of grooming sessions. The NGO, established in 1991, endeared itself to both under achievers and school dropouts alike over a couple of decades. Starting off with a centre in Delhi, the organisation has branched out to the U.S., Haryana, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Conducting outreach programmes, workshops and training sessions, UVCT intends to provide a level-playing field for under-performers. “The agenda is to identify the strength, come out with workable solutions to address challenges faced by low-scorers, chart out a road map and transform them into irreplaceable assets,” says U.N.B. Rao, retired joint commissioner of police, New Delhi, and founder-chairman of the trust. He had set up about 14 dedicated adolescent centres in memory of his only son Urivi Vikram who lost his life in a road accident.
Urivi Vikram National Yuva Shakti Centre for rural adolescents in Kotabommali, Srikakulam, a smart study plan for aspirants appearing for competitive examinations and counselling sessions involving parents, teachers and students are some of the future endeavours of the trust.
Source : http://www.thehindu.com/