Warangal Urban: The National Institute of Technology, Warangal (NITW), in association with NITW Alumni Association distributed more than 40 laptops to the poor and needy students of the B.Tech first year of NIT on the campus on Monday.
Speaking on the occasion, NITW director Prof NV Ramana Rao said that many poor students, mainly from the rural areas, had brought to his notice that they did not have laptops due to which they were unable to attend the online classes. “Immediately, I appealed to the NITW Alumni to donate laptops to the poor students. NITW Alumni Association came forward and contributed their might for the poor students in this pandemic situation. I appreciate the NITW Alumni Association for their generosity,” he said adding that a laptop was more essential than a book and pen to gain the knowledge in this pandemic situation. Prof Rao also advised students to utilise the laptops in a proper way.
Registrar S Govardhan Rao told that the students should make use of this opportunity and return them to the institute after their course is completed for the benefit of the others. NITW Alumni Association president Aalapati Prasad said the alumni members took the initiative of donating the laptops to the financially poor students in a short period of time.
TEQUIP-III coordinator Prof Venuvinod, Deans of NITW Prof J V Ramanamurthy, Prof Selvaraj, Prof P Venugopal, Prof Nageswar Rao, Prof Ambaprasad Rao, Prof Heeralal, and others were present the programme.