Appreciates Swaraj Tractors’ Gyandeep Initiative for shaping Futures through Education Excellence
Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar :
Deputy Commissioner Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Mrs Aashika Jain launched Swaraj Tractors’s CSR initiatives for the district; Swaraj Shakti Scholarship Program and Mobile Learning labs for Government Schools from District Administrative Complex, Mohali on Wednesday in the presence of Harish Chavan, CEO of Swaraj Division and Arun Raghav, VP – HR, ER, Admin, and CSR.
The ‘Gyandeep Initiative’ taken under Corporate Social Responsibility’ during is designed to address critical challenges at grassroot-level education and comprises two impactful programs.
The Deputy Commissioner who flagged off three Mobile Learning Labs (Mobile STEM Learning for Government Schools), said that the initiative would address the opportunity gap in education through scalable, hands-on experiential learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for students in government schools.
This program will cover government school children of Classes VI – X in SAS Nagar and includes various activities such as hands-on sessions, summer/winter camps, science fairs, and young instructor training. The overall goal is to increase awareness of alternative learning methods, enhance curiosity and explorative behaviour, boost confidence in exchanging and communicating ideas, and foster increased interest in and understanding of science concepts.
Informing about the second initiative, the Swaraj Shakti Scholarship Program for the female students of class X and class XII, she said that the program is aimed to empower and encourage female students of class X & XII from low-income families in the SAS Nagar district to pursue education and foster self-reliance. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must demonstrate academic excellence with a minimum of 55 percent marks in the previous class, along with a financial need (family income not exceeding INR 4 lakh per annum).
Selected students will receive a fixed financial assistance of Rs 7,000 intended for academic purposes such as tuition fees, books, stationery, and travel expenses. The program will provide education support to girls from economically weaker families.
Mr Harish Chavan, CEO Swaraj Division, stated, “Through the Gyandeep Initiative, Swaraj Tractors is committed to driving positive change in the lives of communities, fostering education as the key to unlocking potential and shaping a brighter future.”
Deputy Commissioner while applauding the noble initiative of the Swaraj Tractors’, a division of Mahindra Group, said that the education field still needs a lot of contribution from industries under CSR and we have already have many a program in progress too. She said that the CSR activities will be benevolent for the students of the government schools if done with the consent and proposal of District Administration.