Former President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates Dhanuka Group’s school

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Former President Ram Nath Kovind today inauguraged a school constructed by agrochemical makeer Dhanuka Group here at Salasar town -- that houses the famous Balaji temple -- in Churu district of Rajasthan.

Shrimati Triveni Devi Dhanuka Higher Secondary Adarsh Vidya Mandir has been built by Dhanuka Group as a part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

The higher secondary school, which will provide classes from nursery to 11th, has a capacity to accommodate students up to 1000. Currently, 580 students (320 boy and 260 girl students) are enrolled.

Constructed over 7586 square meter of land, the school has a staff strength of 37, with 27 of them being teaching staff. It has a facility of air conditioned computer lab with 20 computers and a conference cum hall with multimedia facility.

Addressing the gathering, Kovind said: "Education has an invaluable contribution in our life and better resources are necessary for this. If the ‘temple of education’ starts in small cities and villages, then it would help in shaping the future of children, their families, society and the country."

The inauguration of Adarsh Vidya Mandir by Chiranjilal Dhanuka Charitable Trust in Salasar Dham will make not only make children efficient but a good human being also, he said.

Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Kailash Chowdhary said establishment of this school is a matter of pride in Salasar Dham. "The Dhanuka family has given a temple of education here, which will shape the future of our India," he said.

On the occasion, Dhanuka Group Chairman R G Aggarwal said Salasar Dham is renowned for its famous Lord Balaji temple. It is a place where faith is reinforced, and prayers are offered for the fulfilment of wishes.

 "Adarsh Vidya Mandir, inspired by the principles of Vidya Bharti, aims to create a holistic educational experience that instills a deep sense of patriotism, love for Indian cultural heritage, and clear goals. It endeavors to foster balanced spiritual development, molding the future intelligentsia of our great nation and preparing them to contribute meaningfully to its growth," he added.

The group has two more schools in same district. One school named Durgaprasad Dhanuka Kanya Adarsh Vidyalaya Mandir is located in neighboring Ratangarh town of same district. This all-girl school has a capacity for 700 students, with 614 girl students benefiting from charitable education. It has a staff strength of 33 personnel, with 29 of them being teachers.

Located at Hrishikul road in same Ratagarh town of district Churu, the third school ‘Chiranjilal Dhanuka Uchha Madhyamik Adarsh Vidya Mandir has 811 students (all boys) studying from nursery to 12th class. This school has a capacity to accomodate up to 1000 students at a time.

 Besides these charitable schools, Dhanuka Group has been at the forefront of philanthropic activities in other areas of ecology, environment and humanity too.
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