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Project 511 Food For Change Charity Event Press Meet at Hotel Marigold, Hyderabad

Project 511 announces "Food for Change", a black - tie charity dinner as part of Daan Utsav - A worthy cause to educate the underprivileged in Hyderabad

September 28th 2016, Hyderabad — Project 511, an initiative of Hyderabad Round Table 8 (HRT8) today announced "Food for Change", a black - tie charity dinner as a part of Daan Utsav at a conference held at Hotel Marigold, Hyderabad. This year Food for Change charity dinner will be held on October 9th at JRC Conventions and the proceeds of this charity dinner will go towards the efficacious work done by Project 511. With the help of this charity event, Project 511 is trying to provide quality educational facilities for the underprivileged.

HRT8 and Daan Utsav have set a unique tradition of hosting an exclusive annual black-tie charity dinner, Food for Change (FFC), which connects the citizens of Hyderabad with the worthy cause of educating the underprivileged in the city. They bring together eminent personalities of Hyderabad to step back and savor the successes of Project 511. FFC has been a tremendous success in the past two years with over 1,000 guests attending each year. Brand ambassadors of Project 511 include, VVS Laxman, Pullela Gopichand, SamanthaRuth Prabhu and some of the leading corporate have been extremely supportive of their initiatives.

Commenting on his association with Project 511, Brand Ambassdor Mr. V. V. S. Laxman said, "I have known Project 511 and the wonderful work they are doing with the government schools in Hyderabad, Rangareddy and Medak Districts for the past 6 years. Good to see the progress they have made over these years and I am proud to be associated with the group like this. I visited some of the schools they are associated with and was very impressed with the quality of work they do. Whether it is blackboards, toilets, science labs or classrooms, they are of high quality and of immense value to the students. I feel honoured to be representing a great initiative like Project 511 along with Gopi Pullela and Actress Samantha and I intend to continue to play my part for years to come. I urge everyone to come and join me and my wife at Food For Change on October 9th 2016, at JRC Conventions and also contribute towards the project"

Speaking on the occasion, Film producer, Mr. Suresh Babu said, "I have been involved with Project 511, for more than 15 years and have full confidence in them that their initiatives in partnership with the state government will go a long way in improving the quality of government schools in Hyderabad and Rangareddy districts."

Speaking on the activities of Project 511, Mr. Srinivasan Namala, Chairman of Project 511 said, "We have found support from Government, Round Tobies in the area, Corporates and individual donors who have come forward to help us achieve our goal of providing basic facilities in Government schools. We are on course to finish our existing initiatives by October 2017 and have started new initiatives based on learning outcomes."

The management of CCL Products was impressed with the idea of giving back to the society and has graciously come forward to be the title sponsor for the event. Speaking on the same, Mr. Challa Srishant, Managing Director said "We take the immense pleasure of being the title sponsors and happy to associate our brand with Project 511 for sowing quality seeds for a better tomorrow and future of India by providing quality education to underprivileged children."

Swathi Kantamani, Head of Natco Trust said, "Ever since Natco Trust was founded, we have supported the rebuilding of many schools along with developing sports projects, children's clubs and a careers counselling and guidance center. We are happy to support Project 511 which is doing a credible job in improving the environment for learning in Govt schools in the urban areas of Hyderabad and Rangareddy Dist. "

Speaking on the long term association with Project 511, Julius Fernandes, AVP - Operations of Avasa said, "Avasa is glad to be a part of Food for Change. It gives us immense pride to support a cause in which we believe. We are hopeful that the efforts put in by the hospitality industry will make a difference and bring to focus the issues of better education and amenities for the underprivileged children."

'"Marriott Hyderabad is pleased to be associated once again with FFC, and I look forward to us participating in the event, he work that Project 511 does resonates with Marriott's ethos of "Spirit to Serve' where we give back to our communities in the areas we work in. Showcasing cuisines crafted by the leading hotels in Hyderabad is a great way to raise funds to support a noble cause/' Added Sharad Datta, General Manager, Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre & Courtyard by Marriott, Hyderabad.

Bhagat, General Manager, Hyatt Hyderabad Gachibowli, remarked, "We os a company 1believe in giving bock to our local communities that we thrive in and the work carried out by f 511 reinforces one of our strongest Corporate Social responsibility pillars of Education and nal advancement. We are grateful for the team of Project 511to work with us on this event.”
Speaking on the participation with the Project 511, Thomas Abraham, General Manager, Park Hyatt Hyderabad says, "It is an honour to support an esteemed event like Food For Change, for a noble cause. We are delighted to extend our partnership and direct our effort towards education, which is the only way forward towards development. It gives us pleasure that our participation will help in providing equitable conditions to government school going children which in turn will help in the betterment of our country as a whole. We look forward to participate for a worldly cause."

Shibil Malik, GM Sheraton Said, "India is a country with more than one billion people, and just one- third of them can read. When earning a livelihood and taking care of the members of the family becomes a primary matter of concern in one's life, education stands a little or, very often, no chance of pursuance. For the underprivileged people in India, education is perceived as a high-priced luxury, and this negative outlook continues on with every new generation. The Sheraton Hyderabad is honored to be associated with Food for Change and Project 511 to help in raising funds to aid in enhancing the quality of education in government schools. It's a great initiative to support the underprivileged children."

Mr. Krishna Kumar GM, Radisson Hitec City said. "Food for Change is a brilliant initiative that creates a much needed platform to educate the underprivileged children. Radisson Hitec City is glad to be associated with Food for Change and Project 511. I feel very strongly for the cause and support the efforts of the FFC team towards improving the quality of education being dispersed to children in Government Schools. The attendees can look forward to some Brazilian delicacies that Radisson is proud to introduce to the Hyderabad market. We will also be serving some signature Mexican dishes that you have loved over the years. "

Since its inception, Project 511 has grown by leaps and bounds and is currently working with 1022 schools in Hyderabad &Ranga Reddy districts. Cumulatively, it has touched the lives of more than 200,000 children in last 10 years. Project 511 focuses on two main areas - infrastructure and competency. The former area (infrastructure) deals with ensuring adequate blackboards, sanitation and seating for students, while the latter area (competency) provides learning material and facilities like science labs etc. This is the one project which has been bringing about significant change with focused initiatives and ensuring that the benefits trickle down to the grass root levels.
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