New Delhi (India), February 20:  The Bharat LokShikshaParishad organized the EKAL Varshik Amrit Mahotsav-2024 at Lodge Le Meridien, Connaught Place, New Delhi. The occasion witnessed distinguished people and corporations being honored for his or her beneficiant contributions in direction of the EKAL marketing campaign, which goals to supply training to thousands and thousands of kids throughout the nation.

EKAL, by means of its EKAL Abhiyan, operates EKAL Vidyalayas that provide free training to youngsters in rural India. These faculties are sustained by donations, with main assist coming from corporations resembling SBI Capital, GAIL, SMC International Securities, IRFC, and others. The EKAL Annual Celebration 2024 noticed vital particular person and company donations, totaling greater than 150 million rupees in a single day.

Subhash C. Agrawal, Chairman of the Belief and CSR Division, stated, “Schooling is the cornerstone of holistic growth. By means of EKAL’s PanchmukhiShiksha method, we’re nurturing a era that embodies data, well being, tradition, consciousness, and self-reliance.”

Abhay Chandalia, Vice Chairman of EKAL-CSAR, stated, “EKAL stands as a sentinel in opposition to societal challenges. With a dedication to social change, we attempt to construct a nation resilient to points resembling spiritual conversions, Naxalism, Maoism, terrorism, rural-to-urban migration, illiteracy, illnesses, and poverty.”

EKAL Varshik Amrit Mahotsav-2024 Attracts Over 150 Million Donation In A Single Day - PNN Digital
EKAL Varshik Amrit Mahotsav-2024 Attracts Over 150 Million Donation In A Single Day – PNN Digital

Akhil Gupta, Nationwide President of Bharat LokParishad, stated,”Connecting hearts for a trigger—EKAL’s mission transcends boundaries. We goal to deliver philanthropists collectively to assist the training of needy youngsters in rural and tribal areas. EKAL isn’t just an initiative; it’s a motion for a brighter future.”

Sunil Gupta, Joint Secretary, stated, “In the tapestry of EKAL, each thread represents hope. As we elevate funds and promote training, we’re weaving a cloth of constructive change. Collectively, we are able to be certain that each little one, no matter their background, has entry to high quality training and a promising future.”

Since its inception in 1989 with 60 EKAL Vidyalayas in Jharkhand, the EKAL Abhiyan has expanded to succeed in one lakh Vidyalayas nationwide. These faculties, with a median of 25-30 college students, function six days every week for 3 hours, specializing in foundational training, primary arithmetic, common science, and basic social research.

EKAL has additionally made vital strides in ladies’s empowerment, with 50% of scholars in EKAL Vidyalayas being women. The marketing campaign boasts a 72% illustration of feminine academics, 22% full-time feminine staff, and 40% of ladies skilled in IT working at GRC facilities. This system additionally consists of ladies instructors in natural vitamin gardens and EKAL On Wheels, contributing to the almost equal participation of girls and boys in instructional applications.

Distinguished personalities resembling Raj Chawla, Praveen Kant, Karan Garg, Rajni Chawla, Vijay Kapoor, Avinash Matta, Anand Khandelwal, Sabina Vasudeva, and others actively participated within the celebration.

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