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Super Shakti Foundation Endowed Damodarpur with First Ever Education Centre for Adivasi Children


News Desk, News Nation 360 : Super Shakti Foundation, the CSR arm of the SAI Group, a leading industrial powerhouse that deals in steel, power and infrastructure in Eastern India, has formally presented “PROJECT-SHIKSHA PRIMARY EDUCATION CENTRE” to Damodarpur Purba Adibasi Para, a tribal village located in the district of Paschim Burdwan near Jamuria. The centre is the first-ever education centre in the village, constructed by the SAI group with the aim of eradicating illiteracy and spreading the rays of education here. SAI Group has a dominant presence in Eastern India and it has


been working tirelessly to realize its dream of strengthening the future of the nation and building a better world. The cornerstones of a better world can only be placed on the solid foundation of education. But unfortunately for some education is still a luxurious commodity. The centre houses two classrooms spreading across 900 sq. ft. The education centre is equipped with all the basic amenities. The spacious classrooms are well lit and ceiling fans are there to provide respite from the scorching heat. Initially, 40 students, aged between 5 to 12 enrolled. There are 2 teachers to guide those students. Supershakti Foundation will shoulder all the maintenance and running costs of the centre including salaries for the teachers, books and other miscellaneous expenses. Supershakti Foundation has already spent Rs.23 lakhs and is committed to bearing all the expenses which would be incurred in the days to come. Supershakti Foundation, the CSR wing of SAI Group knows this well. So it has taken a pledge to eradicate illiteracy and spread the rays of education to the farthest and neglected parts of this country. Damodarpur Purba Adibasi Para in Jamuria is one such dark corner which was yet to experience the effulgent, all-pervading rays of education. This remote village in Paschim Bardhaman is home to 40 families and the total population is around 250. All the families belong to the scheduled tribe community. Only 26 per cent of the villagers are literate. There was no government school or private school in the vicinity.  The absence of schools in and around the area coupled with grinding poverty had created a vicious atmosphere where only despair thrived. When Supershakti Foundation came to know about this village they decided to open an education centre there as part of a CSR initiative. Ishant Jain, CSR Nodal Officer, SAI Group said that before laying the foundation stone they had to win the confidence of the villagers as they were a bit sceptical about their intentions. But once they cleared all their doubts they promised to support in every manner.

Pic : Courtesy

Report : Anustup Kundu

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