Port Wings News Network:
Adani Foundation part of the Adani Group, a global integrated infrastructure conglomerate, on 2 February 2018 inaugurated a special CBSE school Adani Vidya Mandir (AVM) and a Vocational Training Center (Kaushal Vikas Kendra) at Surguja, Chhattisgarh catering towards the welfare of the children and youth of the tribal communities in Surguja, Chhattishgarh, in presence of Chief Minister, Chhattisgarh, Dr. Raman Singh.
The school will cater to 12 villages in the surrounding mining areas, and will also include nearly 561 students belonging to tribal communities. The school currently offers CBSE curriculum till the 10th std and offers each child with free-of-cost study material, uniforms, conveyance and food. Adani Vidya Mandir will emerge as the torchbearer of education in the state of Chhattisgarh.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Priti Adani, Chairperson, Adani Foundation said, “We are delighted to see that Adani Foundation is touching new heights. As India’s leading infrastructure conglomerate, we understand the importance of providing the right amenities to ensure children receive high quality education and appropriate skill development for a fruitful future.”
Dr. Priti Adani stated: “We are also heartened to see the number of girls that have enrolled at the school. We aim to educate as many girl’s as possible because we ardently believe that girl’s education can bring about a silent revolution in the society. It is our fervent desire that both – Adani Vidya Mandir and Kaushal Vikas Kendra play an important role in nurturing future talent.”
Speaking on Adani’s presence in Chhattisgarh Mr. Vinay Prakash, (CEO – Mining & Trading and Director, Adani Enterprises Ltd) said, “The bond between Adani Group and Chhattisgarh is strong, warm and significant. Our journey with Chhattisgarh began in 2009 with our Mining Business when we were appointed as MDO for RRUVNL. Our relation and operations with RRUVNL is a perfect example of a PPP functioning successfully”. He further explained that, the inauguration of Adani Vidya Mandir and Kaushal Vikas Kendra are two futuristic developments which have the potential to create an environment of entrepreneurship among the children and youth of Surguja. “Our DREAM is to see the youth of Surguja to study from Adani Vidya Mandir, go for higher education and lead one of our mining verticals in future”, he shared with the audience.
The Kaushal Vikas Kendra’s state-of-the-art facility with ground plus one structure will cater to 1000 youth across different trades. It is a modern workshop with separate hostel facilities for 80 boys and girls each inside an integrated lush green complex encompassing cafeteria and recreation facilities. The institute will offer training in various trades such as electrical, hospitality, fitter and welder, mining skill with simulator, sewing machine operation (tailoring) and also computer lab facility.
Adani Foundation symbolizes the values of courage, trust and commitment. Touching more than 4,00,000 plus families & passionately acting on four core areas – Education; Community Health, Sustainable Livelihood Development and Rural Infrastructure Development, Adani Foundation not only acts towards inclusive growth and sustainable development of the communities where Adani Group works, but also contributes towards nation building.