BALCO India celebrates Children’s Day
Balconagar; 15th November, 2022: Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO India), India’s iconic aluminium producer and a subsidiary of Vedanta Aluminium, celebrated Children’s Day with great verve and fervor, under the aegis of its project ‘Connect’ in partnership with Sarthak Jan Vikas Sansthan.
The event featured celebration of young minds and their exemplary achievements in academics through felicitation ceremonies conducted at five different intervention schools namely, Govt. Secondary School, Rumgara, Adarsh Higher Secondary School BALCO, Kanyashala Girls School BALCO, Govt. Higher Secondary School Godhi & Govt. Higher Secondary School PWD, Rampur. During the felicitation ceremony, the students from class 9th -12th standard in SEMA subjects (Science, English, Mathematics, Accountancy) were encouraged and motivated to continue the outstanding performance and were provided with books as a token of appreciation.
Speaking about BALCO’s endeavors, Mr. Abhijit Pati, CEO & Director, BALCO, said, “With the right skills and education, our youth can play a pivotal role in shaping the future of Chhattisgarh and India. Through different interventions in education, we aim to support the local youth, helping them avail opportunities to learn, and explore their respective domains of interest. BALCO believes in enabling each individual in the community with the resources they need to empower themselves, and our various community development programmes are aligned to that vision.”
Appreciating the initiative, Mr. AK Rathore, Principal, Adarsh Bal Mandir, said, “BALCO India is transforming young lives through its flagship project ‘Connect’. Ceremonies like these play an impactful role in boosting the self confidence of students along with motivating them to put their best efforts in academics.”
Shivani Rathore, a student of Kanyashala Girls School BALCO India, said, “The felicitation ceremony was extremely encouraging and has further bolstered our commitments to excel in our respective fields.”
Ritu Sahu, a class XI student, said, “I would like to express my sincere gratitude to BALCO for not only supporting us but also acknowledging our achievements.”
Project Connect initiated in the year 2016, is supplementing the community’s needs for quality education especially in Science, English, Mathematics and Accountancy (SEMA) through field instructors and volunteers from amongst BALCO’s employees. The Project mainly focuses on improving the learning environment in government schools by working on improving students’ grades, capacity building of teachers and career counselling through employee volunteerism. Strengthening students’ academic and extracurricular performance the project intervenes through a four fold strategy of conducting regular classes, remedial classes, working with dropout students and organizing summer and winter camps. The regular classes have benefitted over 2500 students through direct intervention in six government schools on SEMA (Science, English, Math & Accountancy) subjects. The remedial classes have benefitted over 200 students from neighbouring communities through regular doubt sessions in evening.