Vedanta gives boost to quality education at Lanjigarh of Orissa
03/04/2010

Giving a momentum to quality education in Lanjigarh, Mr. Navin Agrawal, Deputy Executive Chairman of Vedanta Resources inaugurated the new block of DAV Vedanta International School, Lanjigarh on August 13, 2009.

Online PR News – 04-March-2010 – – Giving a momentum to quality education in Lanjigarh, Mr. Navin Agrawal, Deputy Executive Chairman of Vedanta Resources inaugurated the new block of DAV Vedanta International School, Lanjigarh on August 13, 2009. The new block is having latest facilities such as Science laboratory, Computer Laboratory, Math Laboratory, Library and art & craft room, in addition to the class rooms for students. Senior management team members of Vedanta, Mr. MS Mehta, CEO, Vedanta Resources; M. Siddiqi, CEO; Mr. Pramod Suri, CEO (Operations); Dr. Mukesh Kumar, COO, VAL, Lanjigarh, Dr. HK Mohanty, Regional Director, DAV Institutions, Ms. S. Chakraborty, Principal, DAV Vedanta International School were also present on the occasion.

Addressing the students Mr. Agarwal said, “It is matter of pride that more than 250 students are getting high standard education in such a remote location. Vedanta is committed for providing most contemporary education in the region”. He advised the school management to inculcate human values through quality education. Appreciating the academic achievement of students he also announced to launch a scholarship for meritorious students of the school. He presented prizes to students for their academic and extra-curricular achievements. On this occasion, all the senior management, including Mr. Navin Agarwal planted sapling in the school premises.

With an objective to provide quality education to children of the locality Vedanta brought in the most trusted and experienced education group DAV Institutions to Lanjigarh in 2006. From a modest beginning, the school now imparts education to 255 children from pre-nursery to class VIII. Out of them more than 200 children are from periphery area villages of Vedanta Alumina Refinery. Vedanta provides transport facility different areas to help the local students. With a firm base, excellent facilities and competent faculty, the School imparts the best education and gives an opportunity for all-round development to the students of the Locality.

Addressing the gathering, Dr. Mukesh Kumar, Chief Operating Oficer of VAL, said “the facilities provided at DAV Vedanta International School is no where less than that in any public school in metros”. Dr. HK Mohanty, Regional Director, DAV Institutions thanked Vedanta for supporting the project and providing the new building. He said that while beginning the DAV management was apprehensive about success of the project as this will be a start of almost first generation education in English medium in the area. However, it is a matter of satisfaction that the way local students are taking interest and coming up to expectation of DAV Standard.

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