900 students join Hindustan Zinc’s Shiksha Sambal Summer Camps

Udaipur: Hindustan Zinc under its Shiksha Sambal Project is organizing 7 Summer Camps in 5 districts of Rajasthan for over 900 rural & tribal students participating in it who are appearing in 10th &12th Board Exams this year. To ensure the overall development of these students, this one month camp began from 15th May, 2018 at Udaipur and 6 business locations of Hindustan Zinc – Zawar, Debari, Chittorgarh, Dariba, Agucha and Kayad. The inauguration program was organized at Vidya Bhawan Auditorium, Udaipur on 19th May, 2018.

Mr. Rajendra Pandwal – Company Secretary, HZL was the Chief Guest of the program. During the program, he said “Students must make the best of this Opportunity given to them while focussing on their Goals. Today, education is very important and equally important is to have right competitive spirit. Keep working hard and I would like see many Engineers and Doctors coming from this batch in future”.

Mr. Pavan Kaushik – Head Corporate Communication, HZL informed “The company, under the project focuses on quality education and provides remedial classes to rural students appearing for Rajasthan Board Examination, i.e. students from 10th to 12th classes in 5 districts – Udaipur, Rajsamand, Chittorgarh, Bhilwara and Ajmer. This project in association with Vidya Bhawan Society aims to provide special subject classes like Math, Science-all streams, Political Science, English and Accounts. Currently, the program is reaching out to 7000 students in 59 Government Schools.”

Ms. Neelima Khetan – Head CSR, HZL during the program said – “Students should realize the importance of hard-work & passion and then right attitude along with the talent will help them in pursuing their dreams.”

The first residential summer camp was organized in 2016 in Udaipur that saw the participation of around 70 rural & tribal students and last year over 200 students attended the program. This year, in Udaipur, around 300 students are actively participating where about 50% of them are girls from villages around all 7 business locations including Pantnagar. There are around 240 & 53 students who will be appearing for 10th & 12th Exams this year respectively. 10 students from the last year camp are also participating in this year’s camp as ‘Captain’ to aid in managing the current batch. Camps in 6 Business locations are witnessing the participation of more than 600 rural & tribal students.

These camps organizes sessions on yoga, painting, carpentry, music, dance, finance & accounts and art & crafts facilitating holistic development of students apart from their regular academic curriculum. During the camps, students appearing for 12th Exam this year will be attending classes for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Match & English and students of 10th class will get the classes for English, Maths & Science.

Mr. S.P. Gaud – Organization Secretary, Vidya Bhawan Society, Mr. Kamal Mahendru – Sr. Faculty, Vidya Bhawan Education Resource Centre, Mr. Prasoon Kumar – Education Advisor, Vidya Bhawan Society, HZL CSR representatives and Vidhya Bhawan officials along with around 300 rural & tribal students were present to grace the occasion.