Mangaluru: With the advent of the smartphone, IM services, Instagram and the like, reading is dying as a choice of leisure among the youth. All of us are taught how to read in school but have no desire to do so for our own or others’ benefit. It has become tedious.
The Karnataka Today (Spearhead Publications Pvt Ltd's flagship monthly English magazine) team, has set itself a mission- to create a sustainable reading habit among Karnataka's students and help them improve their English language skills. At the same time, the hope is for them to be inspired by all that is positive in Karnataka’s polity while simultaneously reorienting their understanding of issues and concerns plaguing the state. This, the Karnataka Today team believes, is the only way to build a wise and prosperous Karnataka. We call it the 'Read to Lead' mission, or if you prefer a hashtag- #ReadKarnataka.
Towards this end, it has decided to focus on providing its wholesome magazine, which carries a mix of reading material that interests the youth, for free to students in the state, wherever they may be.
The more they read
The more they'll know
The more they know
The more they'll discern
And begin to lead
Many have already joined the #ReadKarnataka mission. Indeed, Praveen Shetty of the Fortune Group of Hotels, UAE is one of the many heroes of the mission. He has sponsored 250 students at Government High School, Vakawady, Government Higher Primary School, Vakawady, Government Higher Primary School, Kavady and Government High School, Kavady.
Praveen Shetty, who hails from Koteshwar Kundapur, is the Chairman and Managing Director of the Fortune Group of Hotels. Despite his massive success, he has not forgotten his roots and has maintained close ties with his homeland. He has been involved in a lot of social initiatives and charity work aimed at the betterment of society. He supports the “Spoorthdhama Ashram” an orphanage as well as shelter for the homeless aged people. He has also helped poor children get an education.
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Is it your turn? If it is, here’s how to do it.
Sponsor as many students' annual subscriptions to Karnataka Today as possible. It's noble, it's useful, it's healthy, it's easy and it's discounted. Just Rs 100 for 12 issues of Karnataka Today (a wholesome window to the world of Karnataka) for one student (there is no cap on the number of subscriptions you can sponsor). Team Karnataka Today hopes you will donate liberally- individually or as Company registered under the CSR Provisions of the Companies Act 2013 (Clause II of Schedule VII - Promotion of Education).
Use the link http://imojo.in/9l7e7s for easy remittance (INR only) or remit through the banking network at:
|Bank A/c Details|
|Name||Spearhead Publications Private Limited|
|A/c Type||Current A/c|
|Bank||THE BHARAT CO-OPERATIVE BANK (MUMBAI) LTD|
|Branch||Mangalore Hampankatta Branch|
Following your remittance, do send the team an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Whatsapp on +91 82177 29859 to enable them to cross link the payment and conclude the transaction. The team will then send you a list of students supported in his/her reading habit by your funds. Alternatively, you may specify the students/schools/colleges you would like this popular magazine to reach. Reach out to us for any clarification in this regard.
Visit www.karnatakatoday.com to know more about the magazine and its contents. You can also reach out to the team on the above Whatsapp number or email address for any clarification in this regard.
“Reading is weightlifting for the brain” - Tim Green.
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