Korei: The Adarsha Vidyalaya (Model School) at Begana, under Korei Block in Jajpur district constructed by Tata Steel was inaugurated today by Shri Akash Dasnayak, Hon’ble MLA, Korei, in the presence of Shri Ranjan Kumar Das, Collector, Jajpur and Shri Rajiv Kumar, Vice President (Operations), Tata Steel Kalinganagar, Shri Prasanta Mallick, General Manager (Corporate Services), Tata Steel Kalinganagar, Shri Manikanta Naik, Chief Resident, Executive, Tata Steel & Shri Krushna Chandra Nayak, District Education Officer (DEO), Jajpur.
Tata Steel has spent approximately Rs 4.57 crore for the construction of the model school and has provided the required classroom infrastructure as well. Built by Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Company (JUSCO), a subsidiary of the company, the two-storey school building is spread across 25,000 square feet built up area.
Addressing the gathering Shri Akash Dasnayak said, “I thank Tata Steel for their commitment towards philanthropic and CSR work. The Tata Steel Constructed Model School will boost education and it will be the Ideal School in coming future. The school is equipped with various facilities for overall development of students”.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Rajiv Kumar, said, “We are proud of our long-term partnership with Government of Odisha. The Model School will ensure quality education especially to the children of underserved communities of our society. Education helps in growth of knowledge and the model school will be instrumental in ensuring quality education of the students in the periphery.”
To make quality education infrastructure available to students in far flung areas of Odisha, Tata Steel has signed MoU with the State Government to construct 30 model schools across the state. This initiative by the steel major is part of the Government of Odisha’s grand plan of setting up Adarsha Vidyalaya (Model Schools) in each block in the state. The model schools at Danagadi, Kamakhyanagar and Nayagarh constructed by Tata Steel were inaugurated recently and many more schools are under construction. All efforts are being made to complete construction of the remaining schools at the earliest.
Local villagers, PRI members, government functionaries, Tata Steel officials and media persons were present at the inauguration function today.