New Delhi: Fundation laying ceremony for JSPL Foundation supported construction of news building to replace the existing dilapidated building of Sri Kishori Raman Girls’ Inter College, Mathura has been held last week in presence of district magistrate Sarvagya Ram Mishra, SSP Gaurav Grover, sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Kranti Shekhar and social activist Priyal Bhardwaj. Chairperson of JSPL Foundation Shallu Jindal attended the ceremony through virtual mode.

In her address in the function, Jindal said,  ” Empowering the girl child with education is the best and the wisest option a nation could have in empowering itself. With the construction of new building of the historic 114 year old Sri Kishori Raman Girls’ Inter College, we are partnering for promotion of girls’ education and contributing to expand the horizon of equitable and inclusive development of India.

Sri Kishori Raman Girls’ Inter College is a century old school in Mathura spearheading education of girl children, especially from the economically weaker, lower and lower middle strata of the society in the region. The old building is in a dilapidated condition and dangerous to be habitable.

Continuing the legacy of Om Prakash Jindal, visionary and founder, OP Jindal Group to promote girl child education for holistic development of the society, JSPL Foundation, under the leadership of Chairman of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) Naveen Jindal and chairperson of JSPL Foundation Shallu Jindal is supporting for construction of a new building in place of the existing old structure. The new anti-seismic school building will have approximately 30,000 sqft of construction area, with all new amenities, good quality toilets, a grand entrance to the school and a Ramp for divyang. It can house approximately 5000 girl children in two shifts.

The new school building has been designed after considering school management requirements, with being sympatric to availability of ample daylight and cross air ventilation, better sanitation and sewerage system, and good vastu principles, with safety , and a grand iconic image. This new building will be three-storied and is being constructed aligned to the ancient local wisdom. This will provide employment to locals especially during present Covid-19 induced distress in the region.

This building is being designed, detailed, and executed with technical inputs from JSPL Architecture-Construction and JRL Sonipat, a building and construction wing of JSPL. The construction work of the building is expected to be completed within one year.

JSPL Foundation, under the leadership of Shallu Jindal and guidance of Naveen Jindal is working for the cause of empowerment of women and education of children, especially from rural and vulnerable communities. Mr Jindal has been instrumental in instituting some of the leading Educational Institutions in the country which include OP Jindal Global University in Haryana, OP Jindal University in Chhattisgarh, Jindal Institute of Power Training in Chhattisgarh, OP Jindal Schools in Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Jharkhand, OP Jindal Community Colleges at various locations. Besides, JSPL Foundation also supports need based infrastructure in various schools, study material and scholarship for students across India. Ms Jindal has also founded Jindal Art Institute to propagate Indian classical dance and performing Art worldwide.