Aakash BYJU’s launches ‘Education for All’ towards inclusivity, empowerment of girl child

Dignitaries during launch of Aakash BYJU’s ‘Education for All’. -Excelsior/Rakesh
Dignitaries during launch of Aakash BYJU’s ‘Education for All’. -Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Aug 10: To celebrate the Government of India’s Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav initiative, Aakash BYJU’s, the national leader in test preparatory services, is organizing a major drive towards inclusivity and empowerment of girl students in the arena of private coaching for higher education through ‘Education for All’, a nationwide project to offer free NEET and JEE coaching and scholarships to nearly 2,000 Class VII-XII students from underprivileged families, especially girls.

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The launch took place today across India simultaneously at 45 locations with the main event taking place at the JW Marriott Hotel, Aerocity in Delhi that was graced by JC Chaudhry, Chairman, Aakash Chaudhry, Managing Director and Abhishek Maheshwari, CEO, Aakash BYJU’s along with other company officials. The launch was also held in Jammu today.
The event was also attended by alumni of Aakash BYJU’s who became a part of the institute through ANTHE. The alumni were felicitated for their academic achievements with trophies and bouquets. As per the project, all identified students will appear for Aakash BYJU’s National Talent Hunt Exam 2022 (ANTHE 2022), the institute’s flagship scholarship exam, scheduled to be held between November 5-13, 2022 across the country both in online and offline mode. The top 2,000 students would be given free coaching to Aakash BYJU’s most sought after NEET and IIT-JEE coaching programs, based on special considerations.
For identifying the beneficiary students, Aakash will partner with select NGOs, who can nominate students from economically weaker sections, only girl child and single parent (mother).
Commenting on ‘Education for All’ initiative, Aakash Chaudhry, Managing Director, Aakash BYJU’s, said, “Being in the industry for so long, we see that the aspirations for medical and engineering education are only growing in our country. Our young minds are in awe of these two fields and the opportunities they afford for self-development and social contributions. However, there are millions of students who cannot afford private coaching that can hugely further their chances of cracking the entrance exams. What compounds the issue of affordability is gender disparity, where families do not come forward to spend on educating girl students beyond a certain grade. These contexts lower the morale of the students from underprivileged communities and girls in general. Through ‘Education for All’ we are doing our bit to lift the scope and expand the opportunities of coaching for professional courses for these students.”