Children are the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow. To celebrate the children on Children’s Day, Vi Foundation, the CSR arm of Vi, held a special event to release the second edition of the book “ViR ki Kahaniyaan” and congratulate the children for their academic excellence and their extracurricular achievements. The book is a compilation of real-life stories of children from the Vi Foundation’s various social impact programs. In addition, the Vi Foundation also unveiled the book “Chalo Meri Story Padhe”, which is a collection of community stories.
The book ‘ViR ki Kahaniyaan’ and ‘Chalo Meri Story Padhe’ were published by Anurag Maloo, entrepreneur, mountaineer and global advocate of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in the presence of P Balaji, Director of Regulatory Affairs and the company, VIL, and director, Vi Foundation; and Dr. Nilay Ranjan, director of the Vi Foundation.
The book “ViR ki Kahaniyaan” promises to take its readers on the journeys of children from diverse backgrounds who have overcome difficulties and pursued their dreams. It shows how the Vi Foundation has leveraged technology to empower children to excel in their studies and help teachers follow their passion and creatively impart knowledge. To view/read the book, please visit https://vicsr.flowpaper.com/VIRKIKAHANIYAN
Addressing the audience at the virtual event, actor and talk show host Mukesh Khanna said, “The future of our country depends on the children of today. Each of them has a Shaktimaan hidden within them. We must strive to nurture and empower our children and unleash their talents so that they can be the decision makers of tomorrow and unlock a better future for the nation and the world.
Speaking at the event, P Balaji, Director of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, VIL, and Director of the Vi Foundation, said, “We at the Vi Foundation strongly believe that quality education for every child is crucial to unleashing the potential of the next generation and unlocking a better future.We have always focused on education as a key area and have developed programs that leverage technological interventions to improve the quality of life. education and most importantly helping reshape the education sector.Through our transformative initiatives such as Jigyasa, Gurushala, Teachers & Students Scholarship and Teaches Robotics, we have had a positive impact on over 16 lakh children across Our endeavor is to continue to expand our programs to achieve scale, thereby improving the future of our children and contributing to nation building.
Anurag Maloo, entrepreneur, mountaineer and global advocate of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, said: “We all have dreams, but what matters is what we do to live those dreams. So, dream first, then own your dreams. You need to show up every day to take action and commit to making those dreams come true. There is nothing you cannot do, for this life is a journey to discover your human potential and we must do everything to release the Shaktimaan that we have within ourselves. Continuing to learn and reinvent myself is what I do – discovering my own human potential and helping others discover theirs. Remember that by shaping your future, you shape the future of the world. Take charge. Be the dreamer and the doer to help the world achieve the Global Goals.
“Gurushala” is a knowledge sharing and exchange platform that enables thousands of teachers and students to upload and access materials for student learning and development anywhere and anytime. In addition, the Vi Foundation’s flagship program “Jigyasa” aims to build teacher capacity, introduce digital content, training tools and innovative pedagogy to make learning and teaching more enjoyable, and to augment existing infrastructure if necessary. The Vodafone Idea Teachers Scholarship Program provides support to teachers for online learning infrastructure such as laptops, online courses, etc.