LANJIGARH: 77% students covered under Vedanta Lanjigarh’s flagship CSR educational initiative ‘Shiksha Sambal’ haved passed matriculation examination.
The overall district success rate in matriculation is 59.76% followed by Rayagada, which has a success rate of 60.89%. In comparison, the share of success of Odisha is around 70.78%.
Initiated in 2015 as a pilot project in the Government High School, Lanjigarh and Government SSD School Ashrampada, Lanjigarh, the project achieved significant success in three years in creating an adequate support system that reduced the number of student dropouts and ensured better results.
Rakesh Mohan, Chief Operating Officer of the Lanjigarh refinery said, “This year saw the success rate of students rise by 28.53% as compared to the previous year. The success of students who enrolled themselves in Vedanta’s Shiksha Sambal programme is a reflection of the impact that the initiative has made in the local communities”.
Vedanta’s Lanjigarh unit, under its corporate social responsibility programme, ‘Shiksha Sambal’ is an initiative of providing pre-matric tutorial classes in seven government schools around its plant periphery, reaching out to more than 1000 students from standards eighth to tenth.