More than 1,00,000 students, 8,500 teachers and 10,000 community members took part in the series of events organized by Bharti Foundation to mark their support for ‘Water Conservation’ and ‘FIT India’ initiatives
The Foundation also formed more than 850 Swachhata and Hygiene student clubs across 1000 villages to conduct regular Water Conservation & Sanitation drives along with local panchayats and related Government authorities
New Delhi, 1st October 2019: Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises today announced that it has mobilized more than 1,00,000 students, 8500 teachers and 10,000 local community members across 1000 villages to support the national initiatives like “Water Conversation” and “Fit India” initiated by Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi.
Through the series of events like Pledge Ceremonies, Swachhata Pakhwara, Hand-Wash Day and Awareness Rallies, organized across 192 Satya Bharti Schools and more than 650 Government schools supported by Satya Bharti Quality Support Program, the Foundation has energized students, teacher and community members to support and raise awareness on the importance of cleanliness and water conservation in their surroundings. Bharti Foundation also formed more than 850 Swachhata and Hygiene clubs in the Satya Bharti schools and Government schools to conduct regular sanitation and water conversation drives in their respective villages along with local panchayats and Government authorities.
Marking its support to FIT India movement, the Foundation also conducted 2 KMS students race and other fitness sessions in the Government schools under Satya Bharti Quality Support Program.
Speaking on the Foundation’s initiatives Ms. Mamta Saikia, CEO, Bharti Foundation said “We, at Bharti Foundation are committed to the national initiatives like Water Conservation and FIT India and strongly believe that children have the real potential to influence the masses and change the mindset to achieve the goals laid down by these two initiatives. I congratulate all students, teachers and other staff members for being part of the Water Conservation and FIT India initiatives in their respective schools and making it a huge success.”
Bharti Foundation has been working in the area of rural sanitation since 2014. Through Satya Bharti Abhiyan program, the Foundation has delivered more than 23,000 toilets across 1230 villages and 11 urban local bodies in Ludhiana and rural Amritsar District benefitting over 1,75,000 beneficiaries. Through its education programs for rural India, the Foundation is currently reaching out to more than 2,60,000 students in close to 1,000 schools across 16 states and Union Territories and inspiring these students and community members to bring about behavioral change towards sanitation and water conservation. The campaigns by students has helped in them in bringing awareness amongst the communities they live in. The students of Satya Bharti Schools have worked as agents of change and motivated their parents and community to build more than 3500 toilets at home.
About Bharti Foundation
Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, was set up in the year 2000. It implements and supports programs in the field of primary, elementary, senior secondary and higher education. Through its flagship initiative – the Satya Bharti School Program, the Foundation provides free and quality education to underprivileged children across rural India, with a focus on the girl child. The impact of quality education is being scaled up by transferring the learning and best practices of this Program to Government Schools through the Satya Bharti Quality Support Program. In addition to its primary focus area of education, the Foundation initiated ‘Satya Bharti Abhiyan’ in 2014 to improve sanitation facilities. Since inception Bharti Foundation has reached out to 4,00,000+ students and 17,000+ teachers through more than 2500 schools/centres across 16 Indian states and 2 Union Territories through its initiatives in the education sector. In addition, the programs have impacted over 2 million community members across rural India. Satya Bharti Abhiyan achieved the distinction of having delivered more than 23,000 toilets, directly benefitting over 1,75,000 beneficiaries in Ludhiana and rural Amritsar. These programs have already been recognized as one of the largest private enterprise initiatives of the country in the education sector.