Adani Foundation Inaugurates Project Utthan
- Dr. Priti Adani addressing the audience at inauguration event in presence of Hon’ble Minister Shri Bhupendrasinh Manubha Chudasama
- Hon’ble Minister inaugurating the library
- Adani Foundation has partnered with ‘Room to Read’ to implement the project ‘Utthan’
- The project was formally inaugurated on April 21, 2018, at Gandhinagar
- This project aims at setting up of interactive libraries in 50 government schools to develop the habit of reading among children
- A total of 15,500 school children will be able to take advantage these libraries on regular basis
Adani Foundation has partnered with ‘Room to Read’ to implement the project ‘Utthan’. The project was formally inaugurated on April 21, 2018, at Bhat Primary School, Bhat, Gandhinagar. Shri Bhupendrasinh Manubha Chudasama, Hon’ble Minister for Education (Primary, Secondary and Adult), Higher and Technical Education, Law and Justice, Legislative and Parliamentary affairs, Salt Industry, Cow-Breeding and Civil Aviation was the esteemed Chief Guest at the inauguration.
Hon’ble Minister for Education appreciated the initiative and said, “With my experience as a teacher as well as an education minister, I have realised that when an objective has commitment and subsequently full involvement, it is bound to achieve success. A child’s mind is like a blank slate, and reading at a young age helps the child develop cognitive skills. When community and government work hand in hand, is when development can be achieved. I thank Adani Foundation for taking up this important initiative and wish them all the best to take this forward to many more schools”. Dr. (Mrs.) Priti G. Adani – Chairperson, Adani Foundation, who was very happy with the efforts put in by the team, said “With the advent of technology, reading and utilising libraries is something long lost, unlike earlier times when libraries used to be an important part of every child’s life. I believe knowledge should not be limited to school curriculum. Reading provides not only knowledge but also inculcates cultural values. We are very happy to power 50 schools with Utthan and urge children to optimally use this facility and become good future leaders.”
This project aims at setting up of interactive libraries in 50 government schools, with an aim to develop the habit of reading among children of classes 1 to 5. It is currently implemented in four blocks of Gandhinagar district – Gandhinagar, Mansa, Kalol and Dehgam and a total of 15,500 school children will be able to take advantage these libraries on regular basis. This is happening in Gujarat for the first time and is a pioneering experiment to enhance the learning interest among children by systematic exposure to interesting books and study material.
It conducts Point Teacher / Head Master Training for Professional Development and Library Management. The training focuses on the activities to be conducted in the library by the school teachers with the students. It also focuses on matching the levels of children in each class, check in and checkout of books and a plan of action for the next two months. A six-day Library Coach Training is also imparted with the help of the point teacher and Head Master focusing on Introduction to Room to Read, Roles and Responsibilities, Library Set up, Reading activities, etc. They, then, train other school teachers to run the library for their respective grades.
All 50 schools have formed School Library Management Committee (SLMC). The members of this committee are mostly from grade 4 and 5, along with few children from lower grades. The committee discusses the roles and responsibilities which include Check in Check out of books, mend the torn reading books and basic library cleanliness.
Recently, the participating schools have been painted, material like Four Open Shelves, Reading Books, Four Desk, Two durries, Jute Display for books, Display Boards, Stationary were also provided to these schools.
About Adani Foundation
The Adani Group, India’s leading integrated infrastructure conglomerate, shares a deep connect with India and its people. It established the Adani Foundation, in 1996, to positively influence and serve the communities it operates in. Dr. (Mrs.) Priti G. Adani – Chairperson, Adani Foundation, believes that given the right opportunity every individual can reach his potential, contribute to the society and live a dignified life. With a vision to accomplish a passionate commitment to social obligations towards communities, fostering sustainable and integrated development, it endeavors to improve quality of life.
About Adani Group
The Adani Group is one of India’s leading business houses with revenue of over $12 billion. Founded in 1988, Adani has grown to become a global integrated infrastructure player with businesses in key industry verticals – resources, logistics, energy and agro. The integrated model is well adapted to the infrastructure challenges of the emerging economies. Adani Group’s growth and vision has always been in sync with the idea of Nation Building. We live in the same communities where we operate and take our responsibility towards contributing to the betterment of the society very seriously.
Resources mean obtaining Coal from mines and trading.
Adani is developing and operating mines in India, Indonesia and Australia as well as importing and trading coal from many other countries. Currently, we are the largest coal importers in India. We have extensive interests in oil and gas exploration. Our coal extraction has increased to 12 MMT in 2017 and we aim to achieve coal trading and mining volume of 200 MMT per annum by 2020.
Logistics denote a large network of Ports, Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and Multi- Modal Logistics – Railways and Ships.
Adani owns and operates eight ports and terminals in India. These are at Mundra, Dahej, Kandla and Hazira in Gujarat, Dhamra in Orissa, Mormugao in Goa, Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Katupalli in Chennai. Mundra Port, which is the largest port in India, benefits from a deep draft, first-class infrastructure and SEZ status. Cargo volumes touched 169 MMT mark in 2017. Adani is developing a terminal at Ennore in Tamil Nadu and a transhipment port at Vizhinjam, Kerala.
Energy involves Power generation, Renewables, transmission and Gas distribution.
Adani Power Ltd. is the largest private thermal power producer in India with an installed capacity of 10,440 MW. Our four power projects are spread out across the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Rajasthan.
Adani is India’s largest renewable energy IPP (independent power producer) with a consolidated renewable portfolio exceeding 2.2 GW. The existing generating capacity stands to 808 MW pan India. Adani commissioned the world’s largest solar plant of capacity of 648 MW in Tamil Nadu. Adani commissioned India’s largest single-location single-axis tracker solar plant of capacity 100 MW in Punjab. Adani targets achieving a renewable energy portfolio of about 10 GW by 2021.
Adani Transmission Ltd. is now India’s largest private transmission company and after commissioning under-construction projects by the current financial year end, the company’s capacity will increase to 10,425 CKM of transmission lines and 16,415 MVA of transformation capacity. Adani Transmission has a Pan India.
Adani Gas Ltd. provides a range of reliable and environment-friendly energy solutions, in the form of CNG and PNG. Adani Gas Ltd. intends to widen its pan-India service footprint from six cities to 11 during the current financial year, increasing this to 50 by 2021.
Agro includes modernizing the agriculture sector and bringing food security with self- reliance through its three main agro verticals – Agri-Business, Agri Logistics and Fresh Farm Products.
Adani Wilmar Ltd. (AWL), a joint venture between Adani Group and Wilmar International Limited is currently the fastest growing FMCG Company in India with a superior product range of Edible oils, Basmati rice, Pulses, Soya Chunks and Besan. AWL owns the ‘Fortune’ edible oil brand, India’s edible oil market leader with a 19% share (consumer pack).
Adani Agri Logistics is the pioneer in the area of bulk handling, storage & logistics system (distribution) for food grains and provide seamless end-to-end bulk supply chain to Food Corporation of India and various state government.
Adani Agri Fresh division has the largest integrated apple supply chain with ultra-modern storage infrastructure. Adani’s brand FARMPIK is India’s No. 1 apple brand.