Press Release: Tata Power’s Mundra UMPP conducts Science Competition “Vigyan Na Prayogo Dwara Vikas” under Project ‘Shiksha Sarathi’

Mundra, 20th May, 2014: Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power Company, through its 100 percent subsidiary Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd (CGPL) has been continuously carrying out initiatives to improve educational facilities for the children in and around its area of operations. In line with this philosophy, Tata Power, conducted a science competition ‘Vigyan Na Prayogo Dwara Vikas’ under their initiative ‘Shiksha Sarathi’. 33 teams across 23 schools in Mundra and Mandvi district participated in the competition. The objective of the competition was to enhance students’ knowledge levels and to develop basic competencies required to stimulate scientific curiosity. Several pre-event promotional activities including visit to the schools, information about the modalities of the event, registration, data and record generation was conducted to make the event a success.

The teams and teachers worked together in preparing the posters, carrying the brief about the entire activity and methodology. A team of judges reviewed the performances by students and the wining team was presented with mementos. Additionally, all the participating students and teachers were honored with acknowledgement certificates.

Commenting on this initiative, Mr K K Sharma, ED & CEO, CGPL stated, “Project ‘Shiksha Sarathi’ is a unique initiative and we are happy that it has enhanced the educational competencies of students in Gujarat. Tata Power is committed to improving the quality of education in the smallest of regions in India and works towards motivating the children to develop keen understanding of their favorite subjects.  Our efforts are towards enhancing the current levels of experiential literacy amongst children across the country. Such education forums are a great boost to help children accomplish their dream of seeking knowledge.

This event was well received and appreciated by teachers present at the event. The competition was valued by the attendees and was deemed as an encouraging enterprise by Tata Power. Towards the end they shared that such events must be conducted regularly to promote creativity and enthusiasm amongst school children.

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