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CSR supported schools in Himachal get enlisted as PM SHRI School, wins ‘Schools of Excellence’ award

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Ambuja Foundation Himachal School
 
Ambuja Foundation, an independent, pan-India social development organization, announces that three of its supported schools at Arki and Dhundan blocks in Solan district, Himachal Pradesh have been conferred with the ‘School of Excellence’ award 2023-24. Among the winners, one school has also been enlisted under the PM Schools for Rising India (PM SHRI) a centrally sponsored scheme by the Government of India. The enlisted school will also receive Rs. 2 crore, having met the stringent norms set for the prestigious qualification.
The Government senior secondary school (GSSS) Chandi in Arki block of Solan district has been selected as a PM SHRI School after successfully fulfilling 60 different parameters envisaged under the National Education Policy, 2020. Ambuja Foundation supported the school with infrastructure support, playgrounds for sports, sports materials, promotion of kitchen gardens and exposure visits. The fund to be received by the school will be used to develop solar panels to support the school with electricity, to revamp the school campus, and encourage sustainable practices at the school.
On the other hand, the District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Solan recently awarded the ‘School of Excellence’ awards to Government Centre Primary school (GCPS) Darlaghat in Dhundan block, as well as GCPS Chandi, and GSSS Chandi in Arki block of the district Solan.  Darlaghat and GCPS Chandi have also been selected for their academic and co-curricular achievements. Along with this, GSSS Chandi was awarded for its exceptional academic results which include its students ranking among the top 10 at state level.
Expressing her happiness on the achievement, Ms Pearl Tiwari, CEO, Ambuja Foundation said, “With our belief in quality education for all, we nurture schools in rural and semi develop areas and support them by upgrading them and providing them with quality infrastructure. This is a moment of immense satisfaction to see that the schools with support of Ambuja Foundation are being recognised and rewarded for their achievements and milestones. All credit goes to our on-ground team and school teachers for their invaluable contribution to the schools to become ideals to look for.”
Ambuja Foundation currently supports 49 different schools in the Dhundan and Arki blocks of Solan. The foundation creates enabling environments for these schools by supporting them with infrastructure and other resources to create a better learning environment for children. Ambuja Foundation also conducts various awareness sessions on Hygiene and Water Use Efficiency, promoting physical education and reading along with capacity building of teachers and frequently conducts annual baseline and endline assessments of students at these schools, ensuring consistent growth across all parameters.
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