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Rayagada: Sesa Sterlite has created several Child care centers with Pre Schooling equipment & teachers in Kalahandi district. Under its Balshakti Project Company have been associated and covering about 500 centers (AWW /MINI AWW) in Rayagada districts.
Previously the area is renowned for malnutrition and poverty. Quality food was a dream of the school going children and as a result school dropout has been increased. Towards minimizing the School dropout in the region and ensuring quality and nutritious food as well as education to the students, Company has set up a Mid Day Meal (MDM) center, the Centralized Kitchen at the cost of Rs 3 crores in association with School and Mass education, Govt of Odisha and Naandi Foundation.
The MDM Center has been serving nutritious and quality food to 18000 students per day .Company has been bearing the transport cost for sending the meals to schools around the Lanjigarh block and has also arranged lifters to inaccessible pockets.
Towards ensuring advanced technology, the company has provided Computers to 20 SSD schools in Rayagada & Kalahandi districts .Keeping in mind about the youths, Company has also opened several computer Literacy Program centers at Bissam Cuttack, Muniguda, Ambadola,old Ambadola, Therubali, Biswanathpur, and Lanjigarh .
Company has also established a DAV VEDANTA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL with experienced teachers and modern facilities for the students of peripheral areas from 50 km i.e Lanjigarh, Muniguda, Biswanathpur, Ambadola, has been providing transport facilities and quality education. Now the strength of School is about 700, starting initially from 06 students. DAV Vedanta School has also been awarded with PRAKRUTI MITRA award in this year. And the students are also participating several state and National level competitions. Now the dream came to true.
Except this company has also sponsoring the students for higher study and encouraging the meritorious students with LAPTOPS since last 6 years with Gyanshree awards.
Dr Mukesh Kumar, COO & President, Sesa Sterlite said, “Sesa Sterlite is a responsible company and always has been given priority to the development of the area in term of Education, Health, Livelihood & infrastructure. Company has always been trying to provide better education.”