NEW DELHI: Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, today launched the Satya Bharti School Song in Kaithal (Haryana).
The launch ceremony, coinciding with Teacher’s Day celebrations, was attended by Vijay Chadda, CEO, Bharti Foundation, Mamta Saikia, COO, Bharti Foundation and other key officials. The song’s launch in Kaithal marks the national release of the song across all 254 Satya Bharti Schools.
The Satya Bharti School Program is the flagship initiative of Bharti Foundation. This rural education initiative provides quality education to underprivileged children, completely free of cost, with a special focus on the girl child. The program currently operates 249 primary/elementary schools and five senior secondary schools across six states (Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal) reaching out to 45,877 students and employing 1,667 teachers from local communities. With a focus on the girl child (49% girl students) and the weaker sections of society (76% of children from SC/ST/OBC/marginalised communities), the program is one of the largest end-to-end education initiatives by a corporate in the country.
The idea behind the Satya Bharti School Song is to create positive energy among students and a sense of pride among all teachers, students, parents and the Satya Bharti School staff, for the great work that is being carried out in the schools. This song will energize all stakeholders, infusing them with a new zeal and commitment to the cause of quality education.
The Satya Bharti School Song highlights the unique aspects of the School Program, which are as follows:
- Builds connect with our Nation and inspires everyone to live the life of a true “Bhartiya”, which means to lead a life of truth, integrity, compassion and tolerance.
- Every student and teacher in Satya Bharti School intrinsically tries to bring about a positive change in society. Bharti Foundation is very proud of the achievements of its students and teachers in taking community along for girl child education, cleanliness, sanitation etc. Satya Bhartians stand for a ‘change’ and a change for the better.
- The Foundation believes that quality education will ensure that its students stand tall in all the fields; be it academics, sports, arts and culture or humanitarian activities. In addition, its schools and teachers will instill the true meaning of success in students – which is to lead a life which contributes towards country’s development and people’s happiness.
- The Satya Bharti School students will be the future leaders because of their belief systems, for their willingness to help people who need support, for their drive, passion and commitment. In coming years, they will be the role models for younger generations as they will create islands of success in whatever they do.
The song underlines how special and privileged the students, teachers, staff and community members are because they are Satya Bhartians!
As part of the song’s launch ceremony, students and teachers sang the song with the pride of being a Satya Bhartian shining bright in their eyes. Going forward, the song will be sung by students every morning during the school assembly as well as at all school events and gatherings.
Speaking on the occasion, Vijay Chadda, CEO, Bharti Foundation said, “The launch of the Satya Bharti School Song is a joyful day for all of us at Bharti Foundation. The song showcases the unique aspects of our schools and inspires the students to fulfil the Foundation’s vision of transforming students into educated, confident, responsible and self-reliant employable citizens of India with a deep sense of commitment to their society.”
Mamta Saikia, COO, Bharti Foundation added, “This inspirational, melodious song is the result of efforts of all our students, teachers, cluster coordinators, district coordinators and trainers. Therefore, it belongs to each one of us who is connected with the Satya Bharti School Program. On the special occasion of Teacher’s Day, we have gathered here today to renew our commitment of quality education across rural India.”
The Satya Bharti School Song has been created by the Foundation’s Rajasthan team under the leadership of its Region Head, Lt. Col. Vijay Pal Singh.