Bharti Foundation launches ‘Satya Bharti School Song’

Posted by: at 9/05/2017 03:13:00 am



• The Satya Bharti School Song was launched to coincide with Teacher’s Day
• The launch event was held in Kaithal (Haryana) and was also released in all 254 Satya Bharti Schools across rural India
• This song will be sung by 45,877 students across 254 Satya Bharti Schools in the villages of six states of India

New Delhi, September 5, 2017: Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, today launched the Satya Bharti School Song in Kaithal (Haryana). The launch ceremony, coinciding with Teacher’s Day celebrations, was attended by Vijay Chadda, CEO, Bharti Foundation, Mamta Saikia, COO, Bharti Foundation and other key officials. The song’s launch in Kaithal marks the national release of the song across all 254 Satya Bharti Schools.

The Satya Bharti School Program is the flagship initiative of Bharti Foundation. This rural education initiative provides quality education to underprivileged children, completely free of cost, with a special focus on the girl child. The program currently operates 249 primary/elementary schools and five senior secondary schools across six states (Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal) reaching out to 45,877 students and employing 1,667 teachers from local communities. With a focus on the girl child [49% girl students] and the weaker sections of society [76% of children from SC/ST/OBC/marginalised communities], the program is one of the largest end-to-end education initiatives by a corporate in the country.

The idea behind the Satya Bharti School Song is to create positive energy among students and a sense of pride among all teachers, students, parents and the Satya Bharti School staff, for the great work that is being carried out in the schools. This song will energize all stakeholders, infusing them with a new zeal and commitment to the cause of quality education.

The Satya Bharti School Song highlights the unique aspects of the School Program, which are as follows:
1. Builds connect with our Nation and inspires everyone to live the life of a true “Bhartiya”, which means to lead a life of truth, integrity, compassion and tolerance.
2. Every student and teacher in Satya Bharti School intrinsically tries to bring about a positive change in society. Bharti Foundation is very proud of the achievements of its students and teachers in taking community along for girl child education, cleanliness, sanitation etc. Satya Bhartians stand for a “change” and a change for the better.
3. The Foundation believes that quality education will ensure that its students stand tall in all the fields; be it academics, sports, arts and culture or humanitarian activities. In addition, its schools and teachers will instill the true meaning of success in students – which is to lead a life which contributes towards country’s development and people’s happiness.
4. The Satya Bharti School students will be the future leaders because of their belief systems, for their willingness to help people who need support, for their drive, passion and commitment. In coming years, they will be the role models for younger generations as they will create islands of success in whatever they do.

The song underlines how special and privileged the students, teachers, staff and community members are because they are ‘Satya Bhartians’!

As part of the song’s launch ceremony, students and teachers sang the song with the pride of being a ‘Satya Bhartian’ shining bright in their eyes. Going forward, the song will be sung by students every morning during the school assembly as well as at all school events and gatherings.

Speaking on the occasion, Vijay Chadda, CEO, Bharti Foundation said, “The launch of the Satya Bharti School Song is a joyful day for all of us at Bharti Foundation. The song showcases the unique aspects of our schools and inspires the students to fulfil the Foundation’s vision of transforming students into educated, confident, responsible and self-reliant employable citizens of India with a deep sense of commitment to their society.”

Mamta Saikia, COO, Bharti Foundation added, “This inspirational, melodious song is the result of efforts of all our students, teachers, cluster coordinators, district coordinators and trainers. Therefore, it belongs to each one of us who is connected with the Satya Bharti School Program. On the special occasion of Teacher’s Day, we have gathered here today to renew our commitment of quality education across rural India.”

The Satya Bharti School Song has been created by the Foundation’s Rajasthan team under the leadership of its Region Head, Lt. Col. Vijay Pal Singh.

The song is now available on the Foundation’s website (http://www.bhartifoundation.org/page/videos) and social media platforms as well:
• https://www.facebook.com/bhartifoundation/
• https://twitter.com/bhartifdn
• https://www.instagram.com/bhartifoundation/

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About Bharti Foundation:

Bharti Foundation was set up in the year 2000 as the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises. It implements and supports programs in the field of primary, elementary, senior secondary and higher education. The Foundation provides free and quality education to underprivileged children across rural India through its flagship initiative - the Satya Bharti School Program. It also enhances the schooling experience in Government Schools under its Satya Bharti Quality Support Program and Satya Bharti Learning Centre Program. In the year 2016, the Satya Bharti School Program completed 10 successful years.

In addition to its primary focus area of education, the Foundation initiated ‘Satya Bharti Abhiyan’ in 2014, to improve sanitation facilities in rural Ludhiana and ‘Nyaya Bharti’ in 2015 to provide legal and financial assistance to deserving underprivileged under-trials languishing in jails across the country for petty offences.

Bharti Foundation is reaching out to over 2,00,000 students through over 2,000 schools/centres, engaging more than 7,000 educators across 13 Indian states through its initiatives in the education sector. In addition, the programs have impacted over 1 million community members across rural India since inception. Together these programs have already been recognized as one of the largest private enterprise initiatives of the country in the education sector. Satya Bharti Abhiyan has also achieved the distinction of having delivered over 17,800 individual toilets, directly benefitting more than 87,000 beneficiaries in the district of Ludhiana. On 15th July 2017, the Foundation announced the expanded outreach of the sanitation initiative with the launch of the Abhiyan in rural Amritsar.



Our Programs:

Ø The Satya Bharti School Program:

The Satya Bharti School Program is the flagship initiative of Bharti Foundation. This rural education initiative provides quality education to underprivileged children, completely free of cost, with a special focus on the girl child. The program envisions transforming students into educated, confident, responsible and self-reliant employable citizens of India with a deep sense of commitment to their society. The program’s reach is multi-pronged, encouraging active involvement of the rural community, parents of students and like-minded organizations working in the field of education in India. Making a lasting and sustainable impact on the community where schools are present and finding innovative solutions, through its primary and senior secondary schools, to create replicable and scalable components in the program ensures delivery of quality education. The Satya Bharti School Program is being implemented with the intent to arrive at replicable and scalable components of quality education which may be adapted by the Government and other like-minded organizations. Reaching out to thousands of underprivileged children, the program, through its focus on holistic development, aims to bring forth a new generation of citizens eager to usher in positive change. Currently 249 primary/elementary Schools and five senior secondary schools are operational across Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal reaching out to 45,877 children and employing 1,667 teachers. Focusing on the girl child [49% girl students] and the weaker sections of society [76% of children from SC/ST/OBC Communities], the program is one of the largest end-to-end education initiatives by a corporate group in the country.



Ø Satya Bharti Quality Support Program: 

The Satya Bharti Quality Support Program is an education initiative with Government Schools. Through this program, Bharti Foundation engages the school leadership, teachers, students and communities to enhance the schooling experience and strive for excellence. The approach focuses on identifying, integrating and optimising best practices from Satya Bharti Schools with the intent of encouraging innovation, participation, ownership and facilitating a sustainable change. Currently, the program is being run in 324 Government schools directly impacting 1,38,286 students and 5,321 teachers across eight states of India.

Ø Satya Bharti Learning Centre Program: 

Bharti Foundation operates a remedial/bridge courses program with an aim of bridging the education gap of out of school children and mainstreaming them into regular schools. The first phase of the program was deployed in partnership with the Government of Rajasthan and  was scaled up to Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand, extending program reach to the remote blocks of all three states. Currently, 347 Education Volunteers are engaged in teaching 6,514 out of school children, of which 50% are girls, enrolled at 345* Satya Bharti Learning Centres. Till now, 26,061 children have been mainstreamed, with the total impact reaching up to 35,871 children.

*1102 centres have been closed as most of the OOSC’s in these villages has been mainstreamed (number included in overall impact)



Ø Nyaya Bharti 

'Nyaya Bharti' is one-of-its-kind corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative by Bharti Enterprises, one of India's most respected business groups. The primary objective of Nyaya Bharti is to provide aid to underprivileged undertrials who are first time accused of petty offences and require financial and legal assistance to apply for bail and release. It also extends assistance to poor convicts undergoing imprisonment for petty offences due to their inability to pay petty fine imposed by the court. Nyaya Bharti's Governing Board is headed by Justice A.S. Anand (Retired Chief Justice of India). The Nyaya Bharti initiative aims at providing legal assistance and creating awareness about the undertrials' legal rights while complementing the legal aid work being undertaken by National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) and State Legal Services Authority (SLSAs) set up under statute legislated by the Parliament. Under this initiative 49 bail orders have been obtained and the release of 48 underprivileged undertrials has been affected.



Ø Satya Bharti Abhiyan:

On 18th August 2014, Bharti Foundation launched the Satya Bharti Abhiyan, an initiative to improve sanitation facilities with rural Ludhiana as a focus area. Phase one of the program has been completed with over 17,800  individual toilets constructed and handed over across rural and urban Ludhiana. In addition, 14 Government schools, identified by Punjab Education Development Board, have been provided a separate toilet for girls in rural Ludhiana. For urban areas of Ludhiana district, a list of 493 toilets was shared by Punjab Municipal Infrastructure Development Company (PMIDC). All of the 201 households in this list that did not have a toilet, have been provided one. The Abhiyan is directly impacting more than 87,000 beneficiaries in the district of Ludhiana. On 15th July 2017, the Foundation announced the expanded outreach of the sanitation initiative with the launch of the Abhiyan in rural Amritsar.

All data as of 31st July, 2017



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