Power Grid Corporation of India on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Centre for Social Responsibility and Leadership (CSRL), New Delhi, for funding free coaching of 15 students belonging to underprivileged sections of rural Kashmir under 'Kashmir Super 30' project of famed 'Super 30' of Abhayanand, at Srinagar.
The function was attended by Brig RK Singh, JP Singh, executive director, PowerGrid, Northern Region-2; Atul Trivedi, general manager (ESMD), along with various senior officials of Indian Army, PowerGrid, CSRL and students who have been selected for the project.
The project is being implemented by CSRL, under the academic mentorship of Abhayanand, former director general of police, Bihar, and co-founder of 'Super 30', Patna, in collaboration with 15 Corps and 19 Infantry Division of Indian Army and PowerGrid.
The project entails free residential expert coaching for 11 months to talented students of underprivileged sections of rural Kashmir, for preparing them for IIT/JEE Mains, IIT/JEE Advance, AIEEE and other state engineering entrance examinations.
During the residential coaching, students shall also be provided with well-equipped free boarding and lodging facility with free meals and free medical care, besides online coaching by Abhayanand. Army is contributing to the project by providing infrastructure support where as PowerGrid shall bear the expenditure for imparting coaching to 15 students of the batch under its Corporate Social Responsibility scheme for 2013-14.
JP Singh appreciated the joint efforts of CSRL and Abhayanand for helping transform the lives of deserving students with little or no means across the country.
He also congratulated the army for extending infrastructural support and facilitating the project despite their tough call of duty of safeguarding the nation and Kashmir in particular as well as all the meritorious and talented students, who made it to the "Kashmir Super 30". He informed the gathering that POWERGRID has committed financial assistance of Rs. 26.5 lakh for this project.