President Kovind Inaugurated NTPC’s Solar-Powered School and Hostel in UP

The President of India Ram Nath Kovind has inaugurated solar-powered school and hostel buildings built by NTPC Rihand under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity, at Sewa Kunj Ashram, Chapki at NTPC Rihand in Uttar Pradesh (UP).

March 15, 2021. By Manu Tayal

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The President of India Ram Nath Kovind has inaugurated solar-powered school and hostel buildings built by NTPC Rihand under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity, at Sewa Kunj Ashram, Chapki at NTPC Rihand in Uttar Pradesh (UP).

NTPC has also installed a 40KW Solar Power System for said buildings, to ensure uninterrupted power supply.

These school and hostel buildings have been built with an aggregate cost of about Rs 11 crore, comprising 18 classrooms in the school and 24 rooms in the hostel facility.

Further, additional rooms for the school are being constructed by NTPC under its CSR initiative.

Along with President Ram Nath Kovind, the inaugural function was also attended by Anandiben Patel, Governor of Uttar Pradesh and Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.

President, Ram Nath Kovind said he was gracious to visit to the NTPC stall set up near the newly constructed hostel and appreciated the company’s endeavour in working towards the welfare of the society and said that this is true service to the Nation.

While appreciating the power major’s efforts Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister said that compassion and service towards the tribal population is testimony to true nationalism and NTPC has displayed it consistently through their good work for the communities.

D.K Patel, Director (HR) NTPC, Balaji Iyengar, Executive Director, Rihand and other senior officials of NTPC were present on the occasion.

Chapki is located in Karidad Village in Barbhani Block of Sonbhadra district. The ashram is managed by an NGO namely, Seva Samarpan Sansthan, that has taken initiative of providing education to tribal children from UP and neighbouring States on residential model.

The Sewa Samarpan Sansthan, the non-profit organization, had requested NTPC to construct above buildings along with other infrastructure for the benefits of tribal communities. Through this initiative, the Sansthan aims to ensure imparting quality education, including tribal sports like archery etc. NTPC is also in process of procuring archery equipment for hostel inmates of the Sansthan.

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