India CSR News Network
NEW DELHI: Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, was honoured at the 4th National Conference on School Education Leadership organised by Brainfeed, a monthly educational magazine.
During the conference, the Foundation led Satya Bharti Adarsh Senior Secondary School, Chogawan, Amritsar (Punjab) won the award for ‘Best Innovative Practice Among Top Punjab Schools’, part of the Brainfeed School Excellence Awards for the top 500 schools of India (2017). This award commends the notable initiatives undertaken to achieve excellence in quality school education towards the development of society.
The Satya Bharti School Program is the flagship initiative of Bharti Foundation and has completed over 10 successful years of implementation in the villages of six states of India. The schools provide quality education to underprivileged children, completely free of cost, with a special focus on the girl child. With 254 schools reaching out to more than 43,000 children and engaging over 1700 teachers across rural India, the program is one of the largest end-to-end education initiatives by a corporate group in the country.
Vijay Chadda, CEO, Bharti Foundation said, “This award validates our ongoing efforts in providing quality education to underprivileged children across rural India. The recognition for Satya Bharti Adarsh Senior Secondary School, Chogawan reinforces our commitment to create and support programs that bring about sustainable changes through education and use of technology.”
Gurmeet Singh, Principal, Satya Bharti Adarsh Senior Secondary School, Chogawan added, “It is a great day for every students and teacher engaged in Satya Bharti Schools. There is a buzz in the school with our Class XII students getting ready to appear for the CBSE Board exams for the first time. This award is a boost to the morale of all of us helping us face the upcoming task with greater confidence and an urge to strike for victory again!”