SHIKSHA Kiran: A Gleaming Ray of Hope

‘SHIKSHA Kiran’ by Shiv Nadar Foundation was unveiled by Dr. Satish Chandra Dwivedi, Hon’ble Minister for Basic Education Uttar Pradesh. Shiksha Kiran is aimed at bringing the classroom to the doorsteps of students and adults across rural UP. The program uses specially designed vehicles to cover 36 villages across the three districts of Sitapur, Bulandsahar, Gautam Budh Nagar in UP thus reaching out children and adults who have lost access to education and literacy opportunities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Peaking at the occasion, Hon’ble State Minister for Basic Education in Uttar Pradesh, Dr Satish Chandra Dwivedi said, “COVID-19 pandemic and closure of schools has impacted the learning curve of students, especially in rural parts of our country. The Shiksha Kiran team has created a remarkable initiative to take basic school education to students of remote villages who have limited access to digital resources. I would like to applaud their efforts towards ensuring that these young students do not miss out on their learning journey in these challenging times. I would also like to thank Shiv Nadar Foundation for this initiative and I dedicate this program to the state of Uttar Pradesh.”