NEW DELHI: Three students of ‘Unchi Udaan’s’ pilot initiative by Hindustan Zinc’s CSR have cracked the Indian Institute of Technology entrance examination. Despite adverse economic and social backgrounds, these three have shown the power of persistence, dedication and commitment through Hindustan Zinc’s ‘Unchi Udaan’ initiative.
‘Unchi Udaan’ was initiated under the company’s Siksha Sambal Program for tribal students to appear and get through the IITs and other prestigious Engineering Colleges. The pilot project provided free coaching to select students from 6 districts – Udaipur, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Rajsamand & Ajmer in Rajasthan and Pantnagar in Uttrakhand.
The technical partner, Resonance Eduventures Pvt. Ltd provided coaching to these students for IIT entrance exam and was also responsible for teaching Physics, Chemistry & Maths of 10th, 11th & 12th.
For schooling, boarding & lodging facilities, Hindustan Zinc partnered with Vidya Bhawan, Udaipur where these select students got admitted as per regular course for class 10th RBSE.
Sunil Duggal – CEO, HZL said “Through this program, we are focused towards inclusive growth of deprived students by bringing them into mainstream education for their bright future and ultimately contributing towards building a progressive nation”.
‘Unchi Udaan’ cares for their holistic development as well. Along with their academic progress, these students have developed their personality and confidence equal to that of any urban child.