New Delhi, May 4 (UNI) Bharti Foundation today announced its plans to set up primary schools in the rural areas across India at a cost of Rs 200 crore, as part of the industry's 'affirmative action' plan to improve the status of the underpriviledged sections, specially the girl-child, in the country.
''We need to ensure that our children and the youth have access to quality eduction. Through Bharti Foundation, we are determined to make a substantial impact in this area'' Bharti Enterprises CMD Sunil Mittal said.
''As a responsible corporate citizen, we have decided to substantially scale up our existing programmes in the area of education, in order to support the aspirations of the underprivileged in the country,'' Bharti Vice-Chairman Rakesh Bharti Mittal said. The promoters of Bharti Enterprises have commited to support Bharti Foundation in this mission.
Since its inception in the year 2000, Bharti Foundation has been supporting several projects in the area of education across the country.
Some of its key projects include the Bharti School of Telecommunication Technology and Management at IIT Delhi, Bharti Computer Centers to provide computer aided learning to children from the underpriviledged sections.
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