The Rakesh Jain Primary and Secondary School at Panvel’s Usarli village is an example of the role the urban sector can play to ensure that students of rural area get opportunities of quality education. Continuing in this endeavour, the school inaugurated the Mrs. Santosh Chawla Institute of Introduction of Basic Technology. The formal inaugural ceremony was performed at the hands of Dr. O P Chawla. The aim of the center is to provide vocational training to the students here. The Institute of Basic Technology at Usarli village’s Rakesh Jain Primary and Secondary School has been commenced with an expenditure of Rs. 10 Lakhs. After months of planning and hard work, the IBT has been a dream realized made by generous contributions of Dr. O P Chawla who contributed Rs. 7 Lakhs for the Technology Center and the Rotary Club of Mumbai that donated Rs. 3 Lakhs. The center was inaugurated at the hands of Dr. O P Chawla. Addressing the gathering here, an emotional Dr. Chawla shared that he became a part of this cause in remembrance of his late wife. He added that there is utmost need of making such technology centers where students from rural area are given opportunities to study modern technology and can be imparted vocational training on these lines. If India is to progress, the asset of the nation that lives in rural areas as much as it does in the urban sector, needs to be given opportunities to acquire education that helps students face the dynamics of the modern world. The President of Rotary Club of Mumbai Akhil Sahani graced the inaugural ceremony as the Chief Guest. Akhil Sahani said that for India to become a super power and a force to reckon with, it is important that the children in rural areas be given equal opportunities to become a part of the modern education system. The event was presided over by the President of Century Rayon M C Mehata who expressed confidence of making a small but significant contribution towards development of the youth in rural India. The Institute of Basic Technology at Rakesh Jain Primary and Secondary School will impart vocational training to students in fabric, construction, carpentry, electrical work, agriculture, poultry, crops, home, health and the likes. The students of the school welcomed the guests with the traditional lejhim. Navi Mumbai News shared a few words with Dr. O P Chawla during the inaugural ceremony. The Founder of Rakesh Jain Primary and Secondary School – Nirbhay Jain was also present here.
June 1, 2009