Assam, 16 August 2020: Samagra Shiksha, Kamrup (R), Assam collaborated with Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, to organize two different events for the Primary, Elementary & Secondary students as a part of 74th Independence Day celebrations.
Rang Tarang - A Block & District level Poster making cum slogan writing competition on the theme of Patriotism. Keeping in mind the current guidelines, all submissions were done on-line. About 100 students participated and out of final 18 block level winners, 7 District level winners were selected by the Jury. Result was declared by the Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup, Mr. Kailash Karthik N, IAS. Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Kailash Karthik N said, “It is very heartening to see such beautiful performances performed by the Children. The initiative taken by SSA, Kamrup and Bharti Foundation to engage students to bring out their talents and providing them a platform to perform is highly appreciable. It is definitely very innovative and inspiring for others to follow.”
“Kon- Maina Sora” a virtual cultural program platform that provides opportunities for the students to showcase their Singing, Yoga & Recitation talent. On 15th August 2020 50 district level students showcased their talent on this virtual platform. An independent jury comprising of representatives of SSA, Kamrup and Bharti Foundation judged Rang Tarang competition and the winners were awarded with Certificates of Excellence. These programs help enhance creative skills, the spirit of healthy competition and brotherhood in the minds of these youngsters.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Binu Nair, Chief - Programs Operations, Bharti Foundation said "As we celebrate our 74th Independence Day and salute all those who made this a reality, we must as a nation invest in preparing our children for future and equip them with real life skills keeping a firm eye towards our future. Bharti Foundation is making a small effort through its Quality Support Program as it is working with over 800 Government Schools today towards this objective. These initiatives in Assam are a part of our commitment to this cause of making the India of the future, ready to take on the future."
About Bharti Foundation
Bharti Foundation was set up in the year 2000 as the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises. It implements and supports programs in primary, secondary and higher education as well as Sanitation. The flagship Satya Bharti School Program provides free quality education to thousands of underprivileged children in rural India across six states, with a focus on the girl child, since 2006. The impact of quality education has been scaled-up by transferring the learning and good practices of this program to lakhs of students studying in government schools across several Indian states and union territories, through the Satya Bharti Quality Support Program, since 2013. Satya Bharti Abhiyan, the sanitation initiative since 2014, has been improving sanitation conditions in the districts of Punjab by providing access to toilets and by fostering behavioral change in communities. Together, the Foundation’s programs have cumulatively impacted over 2 million community members.
As the country continues to battle the impact of COVID-19, Bharti Foundation has ensured that students continue to receive quality education, while at home. The Satya Bharti School teachers have connected with students through class-wise WhatsApp groups/voice calls. Teaching-learning methodologies have been adapted for distance education. Similarly, the Satya Bharti Quality Support Program team has worked with government school teachers and Principals for reaching out to students and parents and have also helped in implementing many government-led initiatives.