– Mundra, January 21, 2014
~103 Schools participated in the Sports Day
~900 students along with 100 teachers participated in ‘Ramatotsav’
Tata Power, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL) endeavours to encourage inclusive development of children in and around its projects. Upholding its inherent values and philosophy, Tata Power in partnership with the Block Resource Centre organized ‘Ramatotsav’, a gala annual sports event that noted participation of more than 100 Schools across Mundra block.
This initiative was implemented under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Government of Gujarat and Project Shiksha Sarathi that was initiated in June 2012 with the aim to augment the rural education system. Designed to bring the students out of their class rooms and provide a day full of extracurricular activities, the Annual Sports Day was a great success. The various games saw enthusiastic participation of 900 students and 100 teachers; the games included kho-kho, kabaddi, 100 mt sprint, long jump, yogasan and shot-put throw. The winners were awarded with mementoes and certificates, and all the participants received a certificate of appreciation for participating in the event.
Enthused by the huge participation, Mr K K Sharma, CEO and ED, CGPL stated, “All our initiatives and programmes at Tata Power are designed to go beyond classroom learning and impart discipline, leadership qualities and team spirit. Children are fast learners and these skills must be honed at a young age as they are highly critical to survive in today’s competitive world. The enthusiasm displayed by the children and teachers today only motivates us further to organize such events in future. We would like to thank the students, teachers and the schools for participating in the Sports Day and making the event a huge success.”
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Haresh Patel, Block Resource Centre Coordinator said, “We truly appreciate and thank the CGPL team in organizing the Sports Day for the school students and teachers at Mundra. This is the first time that a Sports event of such a magnitude was organized. The event wouldn’t have been such a huge success without CGPL’s unrelenting support and we look forward to organizing more events for the benefit of the students in the years to come.”
Tata Power focuses on key areas including education, livelihood and employability, for the development and upliftment of the communities surrounding its project. Project Shiksha Sarathi encourages strengthening of education system by implementing a comprehensive education program through various intervention activities on a regular basis.