Four Students from the batch-5 of Hindustan Zinc’s Unchi Udaan initiative are qualified for renowned institutions like IIT and NIT. Saniya Uranw has secured a seat at IIT Guwahati (EEE), Suresh Salvi at IIT Patna (EEE), Raju Mali at IIT Tirupati (Mechanical) and Balram Dhaker at NIT Surat (Civil). The selected students will join the institutions where they will acquire the professional degrees in engineering which will further open doors for their bright future. Through Unchi Udaan, the company provides students with four years of in-house coaching to qualify for engineering courses via IIT-JEE. So far, 263 students from Agucha, Chanderiya, Dariba, Debari, Kayad, Udaipur in Rajasthan and Pantnagar in Uttarakhand have been benefitted through the initiative.
While sharing his views, Arun Misra, CEO, Hindustan Zinc said, “I commend the perseverance, hard work of all the students and congratulate them for their success. Their achievement is the reinforcement of our belief that change can be brought by ensuring access to quality education. Our journey to create a brighter and more equitable future through education continues, and we remain committed to nurturing exceptional talent thus contributing to India’s progress”.
One of the achievers, Saniya Uranw from Uttarakhand shares her experience as she is now ready to join IIT Guwahati. She says, “Through Unchi Udaan I have not only got a solid career path but have also gained self-confidence and discipline that has truly transformed my life for the good”.
Unchi Udaan initiative
The Unchi Udaan program operates in the city of Udaipur where bright students from humble backgrounds are selected through Shiksha Sambal Foundation where they are provided with free coaching, aiding their academic journey while also overlooking their holistic development. Along with their academic progress, these students have developed their personality and confidence equal to that of any urban child. Guided by the technical partner, Resonance Eduventures Pvt. Ltd, they are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to clear the IIT entrance exam.
Hindustan Zinc’s commitment to education goes beyond Unchi Udaan, as the company continues to collaborate with government schools across Rajasthan through initiatives like Shiksha Sambal. Around 0.32 million women and children are benefitted through specific education programmes such as Khushi Nand Ghar, Shiksha Sambal, Unchi Udaan, etc. and women empowerment programmes like Sakhi self-help groups and microenterprises. This concerted effort ensures that people from all walks of life have access to high-quality education.