Indian Overseas Bank (IOB), one of the leading public sector bank of India has proposed to adopt 100 One Teacher Schools for the financial year of 2013-14. They have already adopted 30 One Teacher Schools in Kolli Hills of Namakkal district during 2011-12. This time they proposed for 25 villages in 4 different districts viz., Nagapattinam, Ramanathapuram, Nilgiris and Dindigul of Tamil Nadu State. FTS Chennai Chapter coordinated the proposal and adoption process with the support of Ekal Vidyashram. Shri.R.K.Gupta, General Manager, National Banking, Coimbatore gave the cheque of Rs 4 lakhs to Ms. Kokila, Karyakartha in charge of Nagapattinam district for adopting 25 Ekal Vidyalayas of Nagapattinam on 30 November 2013 at Sirkazhi, Nagapattinam District.
Ms Kokila, coordinated the event. On that day, she brought 112 Ekal Children across different villages adopted by IOB in the district. The children performed Dance, Street Play, Song and Mimicry in front of the dignitaries. Shri. Sivasamy, Regional Manager, IOB-Nagapattinam, Shri. Senthil, Manager, Rural Development, IOB, Nagapattinam, Shri. Shyam Sundar Damani, Chairman, FTS South Zone and Shri. Kothandraman, Secretary, Ekal Vidyashram, Nagapattinam Anchal participated.
The role of IOB in rural and tribal development was highlighted in the program. Shri.L.Boopathi, Manager, Outreach, Friends of Tribals Society gave valedictory address.