Bhubaneswar, May 9 UNI | 3 months ago

The Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) will be sponsoring 40 tribal children selected from the periphery villages to pursue education at Kalinga Institute for Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneswar.

RSP CEO Gauri Shankar Prasad, the prime mover behind the project presented a cheque of Rs 12 lakh to the representatives of KISS towards the expenditure for a year in a programme organised at Rourkela yesterday

The children, both boys and girls, will be identified by KISS in association with RSP from the peripheral villages. They will be imparted free residential education at KISS, Bhubaneswar and RSP will bear the entire expenditure of Rs 30,000 each per annum.

Apart from accommodation and food this will also cover expenses towards health care, study material, clothing, vocational training, games and sports. KISS is a premier institute in this field with a student strength of 20,000.

RSP has been running a free school, Deepika Ispat Shiksha Sadan, in collaboration with Deepika Mahila Sanghati, a premier charitable organisation of the region, for the underprivileged children staying in the steel city.

The Steel plant is providing nutritious mid-day meal to about 57,000 school students. 'Samvardhan' the Mission statement of RSP is based on the mantra of sustainable and inclusive growth and educating the generation next and making them partners in progress is an intrinsic part of it.

(Posted on 10-05-2014)