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CSR: Power Grid signs MoU with NFCH for education of violence affected children

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New Delhi: Power Grid Corporation of India Limited signed an MoU with the National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH) for providing financial assistance for the education of 1,632 violence-affected students from Assam, Manipur and Chhattisgarh under corporate social responsibility (CSR). The MoU has been signed by Power Grid’s Director (Personnel) VK Singh and NFCH’s Secretary Manoj Pant.

NFCH is an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Home Affairs. Under the project ‘Assist’, Power Grid is providing financial assistance of Rs 2.55 crore for a period of one year during 2021-22, for the education of students rendered orphan or destitute due to death or permanent incapacitation of either both the parents or the main bread earner in the family during communal, caste, ethnic or terrorist violence.

Power Grid has supported NFCH from 2014-15 for the education of children. Last year, 1,260 children were supported out of which 1,048 children are studying in classes up to class 12th, 185 are pursuing their Graduation and Post-graduation courses and 27 children are pursuing professional courses like MBBS/MD, B Tech, MBA, BCA, B.Ed., BALLB etc.

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