Jharsuguda: Vedanta felicitated all the successful students belonging to its peripheral villages who were enrolled under its flagship CSR educational programme ‘Vedanta Vidyarthi Vikas Yojana’ (VVVY) and have passed this year’s matriculation exam with good marks, in a convocation ceremony held here today at Hotel Aryan Convention hall, Jharsuguda.
Present during the occasion were Mr. Sibnarayana Misra, Collector Jharsuguda, Mr. Pramod Suri, VAL CEO, Mr. Abhijit pati, VAL COO, Mr. CS Sahoo, Head External Relations VAL, Mr. Sanjeev Patnaik, Head CSR VAL and Mr. Gautam Behera, Chief functionary of AJKA.
The programme was ceremoniously kicked off with lighting of the sacred lamp by the Chief Guest Mr. Mishra and recital of Bhajans by the students.
Congratulating the students on their splendid achievement and for bringing glory to the district, Mr. Misra applauded the efforts of Vedanta for upholding the Educational yardstick in the peripheral villages and urged the successful students to develop their internal qualities and budding talents together with learning their educational curriculum for their brighter future.
Speaking during the occasion, Mr. Suri highlighted on the various sustainable CSR projects undertaken by Vedanta in the periphery that have been steadily delivering upon the promises.
He recited on Vedanta’s strive to set up a hundred bedded multi speciality hospital and a modern School like Delhi public school in the locality. Mr. Abhijit Pati appreciated the students and the AJKA team for their tireless efforts in scripting success in this year’s matriculation exam. He also emphasized on the importance of the quality education and moral lesson in the current scenario.
During the occasion Gyanendra Pani, student of Badmal High school and proud star of VVVY programme who had scored 563 out of 600 marks scoring 93.83% in the HSC exam 2011 topping the list in Jharsuguda District was given a special standing ovation.
Mr. Suri and Mr Mishra jointly awarded and handed over a Laptop to Gyanendra for his special achievement. He has given all his credits to VVVY specialised systematic Class module for this success. All the successful students of the programme were awarded during the occasion.
It is worth mentioning that Vedanta Vidyarthi Vikas Yojana (VVVY) is a visionary CSR project that is being implemented by Vedanta in its ten core peripheral villages, with an objective to improve the quality of the education, moral standards and reduce the dropout rate of the Secondary school students from standard 8th to 10th by providing Supplementary and Remedial Teaching.
The project has been running with one of the best education expert NGO partner, AJKA by formulating quality parameter and indicators with specialised systematic Class module. This year 831 students had enrolled in these ten tutorial centres to avail quality education facility in the midst of dedicated expert teachers, special designed study materials and moral life skill education.
As a result of these dedicated intervention and robust strategies, this year 140 students passed from 263 students with 17 first class awardees, certainly repeating to the previous year’s statistics, in which, out of total 23 students who had appeared, 18 students had passed the HSC examination.
With the augmented popularity in the previous year, VVVY had extended its project to five more locations such as Badmal, Sripura, Debadihi, Parmanpur and Gudigaon in addition to earlier five villages such as Bhurkamunda, Brundamal, Banjari, Katikela and Kureibaga with well defined objectives and strategies in the 2010-11 academic years.
During the project, apart from regular morning classes, parents’ teachers meeting, orientation of students, life skill education to students, monthly unit test are being conducted with defined indicators and deliverable.
Present during the occasion were more than 250 Students, Parents, Teachers, Community Representatives, Members of AJKA team and Senior officials of Vedanta. This project in turn has given a phenomenal satisfaction in the faces of students and Community Masses as the success rate has shown a positive footprints over the quite miserable past track records in the HSC Examination in these areas.