NEW DELHI, INDIA: Building further on its endeavor to contribute to the society, ctoday contributed solar lamps to 15 government primary and upper primary schools of Jhajjar with the aim of strengthening the rural primary education system in this area.
As a part of a continued focus on community development initiatives, the company selected a total of 486 awardees who mainly included teachers, students and VEC members.
With an aim of benefiting schools, this programme was primarily focused on reducing absenteeism and encouraging students to go to school regularly. Secondly, to aid children studying at home without kerosene light and motivate schools and VEC members in improving efficiency and effectiveness. Thirdly, providing an "alternate energy" source; playing a significant role in helping meet people's energy needs.
As a part of the selection process for the award winners, two students from each class were identified who had the highest attendance percentage in FY13-14. For teachers, those with low absentee rates were selected post an approval from the school administration. VEC members selection was basis those who attended most of the VEC meetings and contributed to the functioning of the school.
Mayank Shrivastava- DGM, Panasonic India also commented saying "This initiative by Panasonic will help in the overall upliftment of schools, thereby contributing to the evolution of society and to the happiness and wellbeing of people at Jhajjar. A similar event would be organized for the students of FY 14-15 batch next year and highest attendee students would be felicitated along-with Teachers and VEC members."