Ahmedabad: Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, through its 100 percent subsidiary (CGPL), has always worked towards promoting quality education as part of its community development initiatives and towards the betterment of surrounding communities. In line with this commitment, CGPL, Tata Power’s wholly owned subsidiary, inaugurated Shiksha Saarthi Science Centre (SSSC) for schools in Mandvi under its Quality of Education programme, titled Shiksha Saarthi. The centre was inaugurated by KK Sharma, ED and CEO, CGPL. The objective of this initiative is to promote equity and excellence in science education to primary school students, and encourage the growth of scientific literacy in the region. The centre will enable students to better understand the mechanics and concepts under science subject through exhibition models and workshops. The initiative will include a wide spectrum of inter-related activities under the categories of students’ education and science popularisation, and students’ nurture programmes (workshop for firsthand experience to develop the models and understand its logic).
Commenting on the initiative, Mr Sharma said, “We are delighted with the overwhelming response received for the launch of this one of its kind science centre. CGPL (Tata Power) is committed to improving the quality of education in the nearby schools and will continue organising such initiatives in the future that will add value to the overall growth of students. This initiative will address the queries of students to better understand the science subject. The Shiksha Sarthi team will take this initiative forward by reaching out to schools, along with monitoring the impact of the centre on the students.”
The event also marked the beginning of first batch of students for the workshop from five schools. This initiative is part of CGPL-Tata Power Community Development Trust (TPCDT) that undertakes the development initiatives to incubate, implement and multiply diverse community based projects and interventions, to help build a better and sustainable society.
The programme was launched to aid primary school students who face difficulties in understanding the science subject. Shiksha Saarthi Science centre will help address this issue and help develop the students in a way that they can create their own models in this centre and compare it with the curriculum. Primary school students along with the existing study syllabus, will be able to use this knowledge to understand concepts and pursue new interests, helping them increase their understanding and improve retention of what they have learnt.