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05 Sep 2019 -Ahmedabad and Mundra/Mandvi CGPL launches ‘Shiksha Saarthi Smartcamp’ in Gujarat

A strengthened education system ensures a swifter progress of the nation. Tata Power’s Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL) in piloted the ‘Shiksha Saarthi Smartcamp’ in Gujarat. The programme will be held in two government primary schools across Mundra and Mandvi as a part of its community development program which includes improving the quality of education imparted in public schools and aims to benefit over 220 children.

It will involve intensive, scientifically designed and proven in-school quality improvement efforts, in English, Mathematics and Gujarati and will be run in two phases for two and a half months, one in each school semester.

The pilot initiative was implemented in Motikhakar and Nanikhakar villages in Mundra and Mandvi districts respectively in partnership with Vadodara-based NGO Sai’s Angel Foundation that has been providing similar programs in 115 schools in Vadodara government schools, 15 of which are under a very similar direct intervention programs.  

Mr Vijay P Namjoshi, CEO, CGPL, said, “We take our role in community development very seriously and ensure that we are an active participant in helping improve the lives of those with whom we share a symbiotic and co-dependent relationship.  Improving the quality of education of the children within our community is a vital part of this. Since its launch in 2012, Tata Power’s Shiksha Saarthi Smartcamp has proven to be a very effective tool in making education more interactive and therefore interesting. We hope to expand this program in the coming years to ensure a greater participation of our community.

Shiksha Saarthi Smartcamp has generated a lot of excitement already in these schools. It will be conducting regular month end evaluations to assess the improvements on an ongoing basis and an end phase evaluation will assess the impact of the program.

About Tata Power:

Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company and, together with its subsidiaries & jointly controlled entities, has an installed capacity of 10857 MW. A pioneer in the field, it has a presence across the entire power value chain: Generation of renewable as well as conventional power including hydro and thermal energy; transmission & distribution, trading and coal & freight logistics. With renewable energy assets in solar and wind accounting for 22% of the company's portfolio, Tata Power is a leader in clean energy generation. In line with the company's view on sustainable and clean energy development, Tata Power is steering the transformation of utilities to integrated solutions by looking at new business growth in EV charging & storage, distributed generation & rooftops, microgrids and home automation & smart meters.

It has successful public-private partnerships in generation, transmission & distribution in India namely: ‘Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd.’ with Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi; 'Tata Power Ajmer Distribution Ltd.' with Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd. for distribution in Ajmer; 'Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.' with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi; 'Maithon Power Ltd.' with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand. Tata Power is serving more than 2.6 million distribution consumers in India and has developed the country’s first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology.

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