Adani Foundation: Nurturing future entrepreneurs from rural hamlets of Surguja


Adani Foundation: Nurturing future entrepreneurs from rural hamlets of Surguja, Chhattisgarh with its initiatives in education and vocational training:

India’s transition into a knowledge economy entails clear focus on the foundations and basics. Adani Group, a global integrated infrastructure conglomerate, firmly believes that in imparting education lies a pragmatic solution to majority of the societal scourges. The company’s vision has always been in sync with the idea of nation building, with focus on four core areas − Education, Community Health, Sustainable Livelihood Development and Rural Infrastructure Development.

In an attempt to expand the reach of education, Adani  Foundation, a part of the Adani Group, inaugurated a special CBSE school, Adani Vidya Mandir (AVM) and a vocational training centre, Kaushal Vikas Kendra at Surguja, Chhattisgarh. Dr Raman Singh, the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, along with other prominent personalities, has already given the go ahead to this initiative that promises to transform the fortunes of Surguja.

Another landmark for Dr Priti Adani-led Adani Foundation

An avid philosopher and philanthropist, Dr Priti Adani, Chairperson of Adani Foundation, has always had a great inclination and reverence for education. Consequently, her vision has translated into the bold education and schooling initiatives taken by the Foundation across rural and backward regions of the country. Upon the inauguration of Adani Vidya Mandir and Kaushal Vikas Kendra, she couldn’t hide her gratitude and the passion for her work.

“We are delighted to see that Adani Foundation is touching new heights. As one of India’s leading infrastructure conglomerates, we understand the importance of providing the right amenities to ensure that children receive high quality education and appropriate skill development for a fruitful future.”

That Dr Priti Adani is an icon for women empowerment and education is clear when you hear her talking so movingly on how the Adani Foundation is alleviating the issue.

“We are also heartened to see the number of girls that have enrolled at the school. We aim to educate as many girls as possible because we ardently believe that a girl’s education can bring about a silent revolution in the society. It is our fervent desire that both Adani Vidya Mandir and Kaushal Vikas Kendra play an important role in nurturing future talent.”

Catering to 12 villages in the surrounding mining areas, Adani Vidya Mandir will mainly focus on the students belonging to tribal communities. At present, it offers CBSE curriculum till the 10th standard, providing the students with a number of perks, such as free-of-cost study material, uniforms, conveyance and food.

Tackling the issue of upskilling head on

In Adani Foundation’s objective of educating the masses, schooling and professional skill development go hand in hand, which is why the Adani Vidya Mandir was accompanied by the launch of Kaushal Vikas Kendra.

This vocational training centre will equip the tribal youth—girls and boysith relevant industry skills in various trades such as electrical, hospitality, fitter and welder, mining skill with simulator, sewing machine operation (tailoring) supported by a computer lab, library and lodging facilities. It is based on the model of modern workshop having separate hostel facilities for 80 boys and girls. Each of the facilities is inside an integrated lush green complex, encompassing cafeteria and recreation facilities. These facilities are first-of-its-kind in entire Chhattisgarh.

Moving towards a brighter future

Persistent in its efforts to widen the scope of education, the Adani Foundation lays great emphasis on the importance of quality education in schools. It looks forward to facilitate appropriate and enabling processes for bringing about equitable, gender sensitive and self-sustaining communities.

As told by Mr Vinay Prakash, the Director and CEO, Adani Enterprises Ltd., the dream of Adani Foundation is to see the youth of Surguja studying in Adani Vidya Mandir, go for higher education and lead one of their mining verticals in the future.

Deemed as a paramount futuristic development, the inauguration of Adani Vidya Mandir and Kaushal Vikas Kendra secures great hope for propagating a healthy learning environment and nurturing future entrepreneurs in Surguja.