~ Conducts 20 camps and 9 science fairs to impact 2480 student ~
Ahmedabad, Mundra and Delhi, June 29, 2015: Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL), launched a unique Science Program and series of Sky Watch Science Camps in Mundra, Gujarat. The company firmly abides by its conviction that education is one of the keystones of national development and has consistently given priority for education of all children located in the vicinity of its project area and even for a larger impact across Kutch district.
Believing that primary education plays a pivotal role in laying a strong foundation for a child’s intellectual, physical and social development, Tata Power has established various programs for the betterment of the children.
The objective of this initiative was to provide the right type of education to India’s future generation. The Science Program covered 20 schools through both the Science fairs and Club activities conducted in the school through workshops. The workshop covered various topics including the story of magnets, human torso, understanding of the skeletal system –joints and bone structure. During the workshops, children were familiarized with the correct terminologies including functions performed by the various systems in the body. 9 Science Fairs were conducted across a three day period where models explaining scientific concepts created by close to 1400 children were displayed. Nearly 2480 children were reached through visits and participation in the science fairs where reading corners were established in order to provide access to further reading material. The highlight of the program was the Mega Science Fair which honoured famous Sir C V Raman, acknowledging his contribution to science in India.
Speaking on this initiative, Mr. K. K. Sharma, ED and CEO- CGPL, said, “Tata Power strongly believes that education is the key to bring in transformation in the region to improve the quality of life of the youth, who are the future of our nation. In the sphere of education, it is believed that India recognizes the necessity and importance of education and is one of 135 nations to make education a ‘fundamental right’ of every child. Tata Power commits to the same vision and aims to provide children with the opportunity to improve their practical skills and have developed concepts which are helpful in enhancing easy learning techniques. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the principals and students of the schools in extending their support for this initiative and participating in the event with great enthusiasm.”
The Science Program adopted a multi-pronged approach towards the education of the students through direct interventions, training of teachers, content creation for learning material for enhancing the children’s abilities. Furthermore, regular contact, sharing of learning, making most of the opportunities for convergence, have been key elements in the success of this initiative.