Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda felicitates meritorious matriculation students under ‘Vedanta Vidyarthi Vikas Yojana’ CSR project

Jharsuguda: Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda felicitated the students who successfully completed matriculation under its flagship CSR project in the field of education, Vedanta Vidyarthi Vikas Yojana. The project scripted 98% success at the 2018 matriculation exams conducted by the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha. Out of 114 students who were enrolled in the project and appeared for the exam, 112 students successfully completed matriculation and 44 students emerged with flying colors, having bagged first division in the exam.Started in the year 2009 in partnership with NGO AJKA, project VVVY runs 7 tutorial centers for high school children, covering 23 villages of Jharsuguda. With the aim to improve performance of students in higher secondary exam of Odisha Board, VVVY provides remedial coaching assistance to students of Std. 8 – 10th. Since its inception, the project has benefited more than 3900 students hailing from the nearby villages.The program was graced by Mr GG Pal, Head – Plant II Operations, Shri Digdhan Pradhan, community leader from Jharsuguda’s Brundamal village, and Mr Sundar Raj, Head CSR – Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda. Among today’s felicities were Chinmayee Panigrahy from Sripura village who scored 84% in matriculation, followed by Hemanand Rohidas from Brundamal village at 82% and Monalisha Padhan from Parmanpur village at 77%, who outshone the rest of the batch by fair margins.Mr GG Pal expressed his delight at seeing such a large gathering of successful students and their proud parents at the ceremony today. Addressing the students he said, “In the coming days, I wish to see you at the helm of successful careers fulfilling bigger dreams. In the pursuit of success, remember that you have to be good human beings first and then successful ones.”In his address to the gathering, Shri Digdhan Pradhan said that it is a parent’s most important duty to guide their children towards realizing their dreams and pursuing successful careers. Acknowledging the efforts by Vedanta Jharsuguda’s CSR team, he added “I am overjoyed to see Vedanta’s efforts to help students in the community embark strongly on their journey towards a long & enriching career. VVVY project has indeed been a wonderful support to students needing extra guidance & support in their studies.” More than 200 people, including students, parents, teachers and community members attended the felicitation ceremony. Encouraged by their success, Vedanta’s CSR team looks to script bigger success with the upcoming batch who appear for their matriculation examinations next year. Next year’s agenda includes career counselling sessions and other co-curricular activities for students & parents, apart from the usual curriculum.  ###

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