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Before long, government schools in Indian states had arisen the lone comfort for economically deprived and Tollywood actor Mahesh Babu's previous flick 'Bharat Ane Nenu' had moved the point in the transformation of the government schools by exercising rigorous act on Private Schools Management that is enticing vast sum as fees.
Implementing this call and straight enthused by the message given in the movie, an Indian-American kid Srujan Koneru decided to teach in a government school for a month to advance their communication skills and social responsibilities.
He is currently employed in a government school in Siddapur, Shamshabad.
Born in Germantown, Maryland, United States of America, Srujan is at present pursuing M.I.S (Management Information System) from Pennsylvania State University. Born to Telugu parents, Srujan lost his mother one and a half years ago, who passed away due to pancreatic cancer. It was similarly his mother's wish that Srujan does something for Education back in India which has brought Srujan to Siddapur village.
Srujan, in fact, wrote to Chief Secretary of Telangana and got permission from the government to take up this noble work.
"The students were shy first but when I started addressing each of them with their names and spoke in Telugu they started opening up. I found them lacking in confidence, scared to ask questions and inhibition to speak in English," witnesses Srujan when he took an initial class for the seventh standard by giving them a questionnaire asking who was their role model.
"I was pleased when one of the students Mounika gave me a piece of paper wherein she stated her role model was a farmer and gave very good reasons as to why she feels so," reveals Srujan on how he broke the ice with the schoolchildren.
Srujan will be going to this specific school till the end of July and subsequently, he will be making a report to inspire Indian-Americans back in America to aid such underprivileged and worthy students in their own way and give back something to their motherland.
By Sowmya Sangam