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Indian Army Partners with Government Aided Schools under “Vidyanjali” Program

The initiative seeks to improve the quality of education and strengthen infrastructure in schools

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Raju Vernekar
Raju Vernekar
Raju Vermekar is a senior Mumbai-based journalist who have worked with many daily newspapers. Raju contributes on versatile topics.

INDIA. Mumbai: In accordance with the “Vidyanjali” scheme of the Union Education Ministry, the voluntary activities were carried out by the Southern Command of the Indian Army in 75 government-aided selected schools on Friday, January 6.

They were in continuation with the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav,” celebrations commemorating 75 years of India’s independence. 

As part of the program, the Southern Command launched an extensive outreach programme with selected schools in southern India to strengthen infrastructure and improve the quality of education in government and government-aided schools.

Students and faculty members of 30 Army Public Schools reached out to the nominated schools and carried out a wide range of activities, including the provision of books, stationery, reading material, a medical camp by Army doctors, the conduct of yoga, physical education classes, sports competitions, etc.

Across Maharashtra, the faculty and students of the Army schools at Mumbai, Kirkee (Pune), Dighi (Ratnagiri), and Kamptee (Nagpur) participated enthusiastically in the outreach programme under the Vidyanjali Scheme.

Donations of sports equipment and school stationery, conducting classes, and combined group activities were all part of the programme.

The occasion was also utilised to enhance awareness levels of the Army Day Parade, which was being held for the first time in Southern India at Bengaluru (Karnataka) on January 15.

The outreach campaign organised as a part of the Vidyanjali scheme on Friday will continue throughout the year and will assist in bolstering the quality of education, infrastructure, and amenities of the selected schools and showcase the Indian Army’s commitment towards nation-building.

“Vidyanjali,” an initiative by the Union Ministry of Education, Government of India, was launched on September 7, 2021, with the aim to strengthen schools across the country through community and private sector involvement. 

This initiative seeks to connect schools with varied volunteers from the Indian Diaspora, namely, young professionals, retired teachers, retired government officials, retired professionals, NGOs, private and public sector companies, corporate institutions, and many others.

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