‘Unchi Udaan’ to give Wings to 30 Select Rural Students

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Hindustan Zinc to give free coaching to 30 select rural students under 2 year school integrated residential program

The famous proverb says “Education is a gift that no one can take away”.  It gives opportunity to people irrespective of their backgrounds to change the world with their knowledge.

Being a responsible metal & mining corporate, Hindustan Zinc is committed to the principles of harmonious and sustainable development and has a strong focus towards uplifting the communities residing near its business locations. With a focus on Education, Hindustan Zinc has launched a new program – ‘UNCHI UDAAN’ – an Educational Excellence Initiative on 25th April, 2017 at Head Office, Udaipur in association with Resonance Eduventures Pvt. Ltd. and Vidya Bhawan, Udaipur. The initiative aims at providing free coaching to 30 select students to appear and get through the IITs and other prestigious Engineering Colleges. These 30 bright students from lower earning families will get free coaching under 2 year school integrated residential program.

Mr. Sunil Duggal – CEO, HZL said “Unchi Udaan is very close to my heart. Through this program, Hindustan Zinc is contributing to the society and is bringing deprived students into mainstream education that would help in Building the Nation”.

Ms. Neelima Khetan – Head CSR, HZL informed that these 30 students comprising 12 girls were selected through rigorous 2 level selection process conducted across 6 districts – Udaipur, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Rajsamand & Ajmer from Rajasthan and Pantnagar from Uttrakhand. About 2330 students appeared for the exam during the selection process, out of which these 30 select students will pursue for 11th & 12thcoaching program.

The technical partner, Resonance Eduventures Pvt. Ltd is a well-known name in the field of education providing classroom training to aspirants intending to prepare and appear in various competitive, talent search and scholarship examinations of national and international level. Resonance will coach these students for IIT entrance exam and will also be responsible for teaching Physics, Chemistry & Maths of 11th & 12th.

For schooling, boarding & lodging facilities, HZL has partnered with Vidya Bhawan, Udaipur where select students will get admitted as per regular course for class 11th RBSE and can avail the facilities like music, sports while getting groomed for overall personality development during the program.

While addressing the students, Mr. Pankaj Kumar – COO, Smelters emphasized on the importance of hard-work and passion along with the talent while working towards getting through IITs and other prestigious colleges.

The event saw the participation of students as well as their parents who were there to motivate them and to see them taking their first step towards bright future.

Mr. Pavan Kaushik – Head Corporate Communication, HZL said “Hindustan Zinc through its educational programs like Shiksha Sambal, Yashad Sumedha Scholarship program and other coaching programs to appear in Govt. Competitive Exams have always focussed on inclusive growth of students from rural background. ‘Unchi Udaan’ is one such initiative where young minds are motivated financially to come forward and secure their future”.

Also present during the occasion were Mr. V. Jayaraman – Head EOHS, HZL, Mr. P.C. Bhandari – HZL, Mr. Ravi Ranjan – Head Academic Excellence, Resonance Eduventures Pvt. Ltd, Udaipur Region, Mr. Ajay Mehta – President, Vidya Bhawan Society, Ms. Madhulika – Principal, Vidya Bhawan School, Mr. Arun Shrimali – Resonance Eduventures Pvt. Ltd along with Location CSR Heads of Hindustan Zinc and other HZL representatives.

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