When Dr. Praveen Kumar entered into TSWR Society as Secretary in 2013, they were like any other Government run institutes, Dull, Drab, Direction less and in Moribund State. First step had been visiting Maximum number of schools and meeting all the stake holders personally and getting first hand information on the Ground realities. He started with Basic things like Cleanliness, Quality of Food, strict adherence to teaching in English Medium and making the Staff Accountable.
Slowly many path breaking initiatives like English Plus Clubs, Karadi path, Operation Einstein, Ignite Fest, life Skills Studios, Youth Parliament, Super Student Lecture Series on MANA Tv (Earn While you Learn), Green Gurus, Student Assistants, Student Councils were introduced.
English-Plus and Writing-Plus Clubs – The Epitome of Fluent Speakers and Writers
Karadi Path – A Bedrock of English Foundation
SWAERO- Authors – Preparing Future Writers
Ignite : A Potpouri of Competitive Activities
S.R. Sankaran Super Lecture Trophy – Earn While You Learn
Green Gurus – Students Teaching Students
Teaching Assistants – Teachers in the Making
Design for Change – Cultivating ‘I Can Do’ Mindset
OP-Einestein — Lighting up the Scientific Temper
NEET: Operation Blue Crystal
Many brilliant students from underprivileged communities dream to become a doctor, but not many get an opportunity to realize their dream due to lack of proper guidance, poverty, and illiteracy of parents and exorbitant expenses of coaching in private institutions. To address this problem, a free long term residential intensive coaching for national level MBBS entrance (NEET) has been introduced in the name of Operation Blue Crystal. A Total of *** students made it into medicine in the past * Years.
Other than Curricular Activities, as part of his new deal, many extracurricular activities have been introduced in the schools like regular conducting of Games and Sports Meet, Summer Samurai, Mountaineering Expeditions etc.
SUMMER SAMURAI CAMPS:
The Society with active support of Telangana Government has launched a slew of summer training programmes (named as Summer Samurai) with an aim to provide opportunities for the children to explore and learn basic life skills and nuances of life beyond the textbook. The mammoth Summer Samurai programmes provide a platform for the students to think, learn and pick up life skills in an exciting environment and pave way for their all-round development. The Summer Samurai programmes have been playing an instrumental role in helping students meet the challenges of life. More than 10,000 students participate in the summer camps every year across the state. The Society takes pride in launching a unique Horse riding camp to make horse riding a reality for the marginalized children.
Operation Everest has also been the outcome of Mountaineering Camp Conducted during Summer Samurai Camps from which Two Social Welfare students Ms. Malavath poorna ( Youngest girl till Date) and Mr. Anand (First SC Boy from Telangana ) climbed The Highest peak Mount Everest and created World History . They won accolades from all quarters and had become inspiration to lakhs of students.
Finally, Thanks to extraordinary makeover the residential institutions got under his supervision and support extended to students, Excluding NEET, In all, some 79 students have secured seats in Azim Premji University in Bangalore, 77 in Delhi University, 11 in Tata Institute of Social Sciences, 45 in Central universities, 58 in IITs, 122 in NITs, four under Kennedy Lugar Youth Students Exchange Programme, USA, and seven more under the Community College Initiative programme in the USA during the past four years. Bellampalli (B) and Singa Reddy Palem schools bagged national-level Swachh Vidyalaya Pursakar Award, 2016-17. Six school teams won ‘Design for Change’ awards at the national level for designing innovative and sustainable scientific models.
Seven students — Pavan, M Praveen, S Uday, Aravind, G Luckin, M Prabhucheran, D Yuvraj — won prizes at the State and the national level on-the-spot painting competitions. TSWREIS was awarded the SKOCH Order-of-Merit award for developing Summer Samurai software application.
Talking about the future course of action, in his own words “I am of the opinion that exposure, opportunity and attitude takes people out of clutches of poverty and ignorance. We are exploring new horizons to impart 21st century core skills with an aim to help children grab opportunities in a technology-driven world. With this vision in mind, we have launched Social Welfare Sainik School at Rukmapur, Social Welfare School of Fine Arts at Malkajgiri and Vocational colleges this academic year. We are also exploring the possibility of sending proposals to the government about establishment of nursing schools, business institutions, medical colleges, law schools, hospitality management and others to cater to the needs of needy communities.”