‘CCL ke Lal and CCL ki Ladli’ – the flagship programme in education sector implemented under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by Central Coalfield Limited (CCL) has produced JEE Mains toppers. Under this programme, children who are appearing in their class 10 examination are selected through a test from across the state. All the selected students of ‘CCL ke Lal and Ladli’ are given free coaching for IIT admission. The tutors are IIT qualified engineers working in CCL.
11 students of the batch of 16 secured 90 percentile or higher in JEE Mains this year. The highlight of the scheme is that the children belong to backward sections of our community. Siddhant Shekhar topped the field with 99.25%; another student, Vicky Kumar Sinha scored 98.64%. The admirable part is that Vicky lost his father in childhood. Another touching story is that of Bittu Kumar. His father is a daily wage labourer and today the child scored 94.68%.
The scheme was launched in 2012-13. The students have attained various laurels and over 50 students of the previous batches across the years are studying in prominent engineering colleges of the country. Many of them are employed in leading corporate houses of the country.
Chairman and Managing Director Gopal Singh congratulated the students on their achievement. He said that schemes like this are a part of the all-round inclusive development of society which is the aim of the company. He added that their company “produces coal to illuminate the future of children in Jharkhand as they need a platform and support from PSUs to fulfill their goals in education, sports and other fields.”
CCL provides the chosen students free coaching, lodging and mess facility. Their school education is the responsibility of the company and all the students are studying in D.A.V Gandhinagar.
Source: Daily Pioneer