NMDC Receives Platinum Award in Metallic & Mining for Shiksha Sahayog Yojana
Printed on January 19, 2021
Hyderabad: NMDC, India’s largest iron-ore miner, and a Navaratna PSE has added one other feather of their cap. BIOM Kirandul Complicated of NMDC has been conferred with the Platinum Award in steel & mining sector by Apex India Basis for its dedication to advertise schooling underneath its CSR initiatives.
The award was offered to NMDC for his or her schooling led CSR initiatives in LWE affected Bastar area with the challenge: Shiksha Sahayog Yojana – an distinctive Scholarship Scheme for the scholars of seven districts of Bastar area, Chhattisgarh, to assist them proceed tutorial pursuit past eighth customary upto Commencement in Engineering and Drugs. Beneath this scheme, scholarship is granted from class 9 onwards until they pursue their commencement and the quantity is paid by means of their particular person accounts in Publish Places of work / Banks. NMDC had began the scholarship scheme in 2008-09 to advertise schooling and guarantee inclusion of tribal college students in systematic schooling and to cut back their dropout charges and goals to uplift the marginalized sections by means of schooling. Over 18,000 college students from marginalized sections of the society have been benefitted from this scheme to date.
Schooling has been a key initiative of the CSR programme of NMDC. Given its large- scale operations at distant, socio-economically backward areas, inhabited by massive tribal inhabitants, NMDC operates establishments starting from main faculties to skilled establishments like polytechnic in a single campus together with Aastha Gurukul – residential faculties with the capability of 1200 college students and Saksham – a 100% specially-abled youngsters pleasant residential faculty. This chance for schooling is being offered to college students of insurgency-affected areas and to the native tribal youngsters.
Commenting on the achievement Shri Sumit Deb, CMD, NMDC stated “Schooling shapes the way forward for the nation. We’re glad that we’re capable of contribute to the trigger and the award is a recognition of NMDC being a accountable citizen. We’re dedicated in direction of the event of Chhattisgarh and its individuals, and can proceed to work in that path. This award evokes us to do higher and we’ll proceed to help the event of the communities round us.”