Students of Ranga Rao Memorial School for Differently Abled visit DFRL
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Students of Ranga Rao Memorial School for Differently Abled visit DFRL

November 30, 2022

Mysuru: Ranga Rao Memorial School for Differently Abled (RMSD), run by the NR Foundation, had organised a visit for its students to the city-based Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on the occasion of Children’s Day.

In all, 50 students from class 8 to 10 were given this opportunity to expand their learning boundaries by visiting and observing the findings of the Lab.

DFRL conducts research on a variety of food science and technology topics, including the production of convenience foods, food preservation, nutritional and biochemical evaluation, food safety and food packaging.

Dr. Balakrishna and Lakshman, two DFRL Scientists, explained and facilitated the entire visit to the students of RMSD.

Speaking about the visit, R. Guru, Chairman, NR Group, said, ‘We think that children learn better when they have real world experiences, thus we make sure that at RMSD they get the chance to actually go through the experiential learning process.’

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Deepa, a class 9 student, shared her experience on the visit and said, “It was an exciting visit to DFRL where we got to learn about the food industry. We were given the chance to feel the products by touching them and also they gave us a few food products to taste. They were very delicious and as a whole, the visit was very educative and informative.”

Jaanavi, a student of class 8 said, “The school is a home for us and these kinds of activities help us learn with knowledge. I am very thankful to the school for taking us to the Laboratory on Children’s Day. This gives us inspiration to dream higher and achieve our goals. Being able to feel and taste the products was a dream come true for us.”

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Ranga Rao Memorial School for Disabled is a free residential school for visually challenged girls from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, giving them the confidence to be responsible for themselves. It is the only school in Karnataka State exclusive to Girls, the current strength of the school is 100, with a committed set of teachers and Ranga family members serving them for the last 35 years.

Students passed out from the school are today working at various institutions and leading their life with dignity which stands testimonial to the noble cause initiated by the NR Group.

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