2023 in Review: 10 Moments That Shaped Our Year

rdt published date December 29, 2023    rdt published author rdt


As we bid farewell to 2023, we look back at the year and remember the joyous moments and milestones of our journey this year.

Reflecting on the past year, let’s delve into 10 notable moments that filled us with pride.

    1. Water Conservation Projects

      In the regions of Kadiri, Adoni, Madakasira, Kalyandurg, Srisailam, and Bukkarayasamudram, 11 check dams were constructed, benefiting around 198 families, enabling people to use water for agriculture and animal husbandry.
    2. The ManaBhoomi initiative turns 2!

      We started our ManaBhoomi initiative in June 2022, aiming to build environmental awareness and to promote sustainable projects that benefit our mother earth under the slogan “Mana Bhoomi, Mana Illu’.The initiative celebrated its 2nd Anniversary in 2023 and has conducted comprehensive training sessions on environmental awareness and the importance of having sustainable choices in our daily lives.
    3. Reaching out to those affected by the Telangana Floods

      RDT actively supported government teams and civil society in assisting people affected by the floods in Telangana’s Bhupalapally, Mulugu and Warangal districts. Relief packages were distributed to 8,000 people and emergency response teams worked to ensure food, water, clothing, bedding, personal hygiene products and medical assistance for the affected people.
    4. 8th Anantapur Ultra Marathon
      After seven successful editions, the eighth edition of the Anantapur Ultra Marathon saw the participation of more than 300 participants from around the world participated in various events, including the Anantapur 10K, Community Run and the Ultramarathon. United in their passion for running, they made possible the incredible achievement of raising funds to build dormitories and an educational complex for the cerebral palsy center in Dornalla. The relay ultramarathon began on 24th January at the RDT Main Office and ended on 25th January at RDT the RDT Bathalappalli Hospital.
    5. Anusha represents India at the 2023 Asian Games.

      Anusha Bareddy, the young allrounder cricketer from our Sports for Development Programme, participated in the 19th Asian Games in China as a part of the Indian Women’s Cricket Team and won the title in the team’s debut at the Asian Games.Anusha Bareddy: Batting through Barriers
    6. Athletes at the Special Olympics.

      4 differently abled athletes from our Bathalapalli ID Centre represented India at the Special Olympics World Games in Berlin in the Badminton, Table Tennis and Powerlifting categories. They secured a gold medal in Badminton and Table Tennis and two bronze medals in Powerlifting and Badminton. India secured 202 medals in total, of which the special athletes secured 6.
    7. Rural Girls Athletics Meet held

      Rural Girls Athletics 2023 saw the participation of 3600 spirited girls from 38 different regions in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The young athletes competed across six categories, including 100M, 200M, 400M races, 4 X 100 M relay, Long Jump and Shot Put. Among the 350 girls selected for the central-level competitions, 30 outstanding participants were selected for future non-residential camps that will be conducted in the Anantapur Sports Village.
    8. Visually Impaired Children write 10th Board Exams DigitallyFor the first time in Andhra Pradesh, visually challenged students wrote their examinations on computers. Six visually challenged girls students of RDT Inclusive High School wrote their 10th final examination and wrote their exams digitally without the help of a scribe at the Rapthadu Government High School on April 3. With screen reading software NVDA (Non-Visual Desktop Access) on their computers, they wrote their examinations in Mathematics, Science, Social Science and Telugu.
    9. Auto Distribution under the Sthree Shakthi ProjectIn our efforts to create income generation programmes for women as part of our ‘Sthree Shakthi Project’, we distributed auto rickshaws to 23 women from different parts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. These women were trained in driving along with training and awareness on Karate, Yoga, First aid, road safety education, personality development, financial education, sexual harassment awareness, essential tools and repair training under the initiative for 33 days.
    10. ASA wins the AFC Special Grassroots Awards

      Anantapur Sports Academy won the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Special Grassroots Award in the Best Grassroots Project category. Sai Krishna Pulluru, Director of ASA, received the award on behalf of the Academy for its continuous efforts in the development of grassroots football at the 3rd AFC Grassroots Conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Reflecting on these moments from 2023, it’s clear that each achievement, big or small, has played a significant role in shaping our journey.

As we bid farewell to this year, let’s carry forward the lessons learned, the victories celebrated, and the collaborative spirit that made these moments possible.

Here’s to embracing new moments and accomplishments in 2024!

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