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Partner With Govt/Govt Aided Schools by the Indian Army Under Vidyanjali School Volunteer Programme

Partner With Govt/Govt Aided Schools by the Indian Army Under Vidyanjali School Volunteer Programme

In consonance with the aim stipulated under the Vidyanjali Scheme launched on 07 Sep 21 of strengthening infrastructure, facilities & improving quality of education in government/ government aided schools, the Southern Command of Indian Army launched an extensive outreach program with selected schools of Southern India. 

In continuation with the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations commemorating 75 years of India’s Independence, 75 x Govt/ Govt aided Schools were selected wherein voluntary activities were carried out on 06 Jan 23. Students & faculty members of 30 Army Public Schools reached out to the nominated schools and carried out a wide range of activities to include provision of books, stationery, reading material, medical camp by Army doctors, conduct of Yoga, physical education classes, sports competitions etc.

In Pune Station, Ghorpardi Village High School had been selected under the Vidyanjali Scheme, with APS Pune nominated to work in coordination and consultation with Principal and Faculty of the selected school. Lt Gen Manjit Kumar, COS, HQ Southern Command graced the occasion at the event organised at Ghorpardi Village High School, to mark the commencement of the outreach programme under the Vidyanjali Scheme, and donated Sports items at the event. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief of Staff appreciated the commendable work carried out by the School in providing quality education to the children and expressed his conviction that with the collaboration and wherewithal provided by APS Pune, there will be a further upgradation to the quality of education provided and facilitate creation of additional amenities and facilities at the school.

The occasion was also utilized to enhance awareness levels of the Army Day Parade which was being held for the first time in Southern India at Bengaluru on 15 Jan 23. The outreach campaign organised as a part of the Vidyanjali scheme on 06 Jan 23 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.