JAIPUR: Satya Bharti School Program, flagship initiative of Bharti Foundation was recognized as the best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program under the Education category at the Rajasthan CSR Awards 2018. Bharti Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises.
Award ceremony is hosted by the Department of Industries, Government of Rajasthan. The accolade aims at identifying high impact CSR projects, recognise the success of the programs and highlight commitment of the organizations behind these initiatives.
All applications were screened and evaluated by an eminent group of professors from the Institute of Rural Management (IRM), Jaipur.
On the occasion, Rajpal Singh Shekhawat, Minister for Industries, Government of Rajasthan said, “We are committed towards improving the quality standards of education in the state. Over the years, Bharti Foundation has become our key partner in realization of our aspiration of Education to All. I congratulate the team behind Satya Bharti School for winning the CSR Award 2018 under education category.”
Satya Bharti School Program provides education to underprivileged children in rural India, free of cost, with a special focus on the girl child. Presently, 78 Satya Bharti Schools are operational in Rajasthan which are imparting quality education to more than 12,000 underprivileged children employing 418 teachers.
Vijay Chadda, CEO, Bharti Foundation, said, “We are honoured to win this prestigious award. I take this opportunity to thank the Government of Rajasthan for their consistent support over the years. The award is a testimony to the efforts being invested by the Bharti Foundation team and reaffirms our commitment towards the Foundation’s mission of delivering quality education to underprivileged children.”
Currently, Bharti Foundation runs 249 primary or elementary Schools and five senior secondary schools across the states of Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal under the Satya Bharti School Program.
These schools reach out to over 45,600 underprivileged children and employ over 1,650 teachers. Focused on the girl child (49% girl students) and the weaker sections of society, the program is one of the largest end-to-end education initiatives by a corporate group in the country.