The Biligiriranga Hills, (Kannada:ಬಿಳಿಗಿರಿರಂಗನ ಬೆಟ್ಟ ) commonly called B R Hills, is a hill range situated in south-eastern Karnataka, at its border with Tamil Nadu. BR Hills is 90 Kms from Mysore and 180 Kms from Bangalore.
Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra (VGKK) a tribal development project of Dr.H. Sudarshan is situated in BR Hills.
Dr. S. Franklin, Area Manager, IDF-Karnataka led a social team comprising Master Karan Dravid, Mr. Srinivas Nandagopal, Mr. Sai Prem Kumar, Mr. Ravi, Mr. Vijay Kumar Das, Ms. Chandrika, Ms. Hema Das and Mr. Bakiaraj to VGKK unit at BR Hills on 12th June 08.
IDF partners with VGKK and runs an empowerment school in the tribal belt. Recently under Karan Program 2k8, IDF had also donated computers for the children the IDF Gurukul.
The visiting team were all praise for the excellent work of Dr.Sudarshan for the uplift of Soliga tribes. The team distributed books to the students in Vivekananda Bal Gurukul and interacted with the students for class 10. The team also visited the neighbouring hamlets and talked to the people.
VGKK is one of the pet projects of Karan and he loves visiting BR Hills to teach the children the basics of English.
Arise Awake and Stop Not till the Goal is reached.