New Delhi, August 05, 2021: India’s premier cement company, JK Cement today announced the construction of 250 ramps in various government schools in the district of Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Named ‘Banaye Har Raah Aasaan’, the initiative ensures that every single child gets the opportunity to access their right to education, thereby fostering an inclusive academic ecosystem in the process. JK Cement’s program commemorates the first death anniversary of JK Cement’s Late CMD, Shri Yadupati Singhania who passed away on 13th August 2020.
JK Cement’s commitment towards inclusive education aligns with the Government’s National Education Policy which targets at ensuring equal and inclusive education to all students. The said policy states that all higher education institutions in the country should ensure that all educational buildings and facilities should be wheelchair-accessible and disabled-friendly. By constructing 250 ramps in just one single day, across various government schools, JK Cement is aiding the government’s vision to make infrastructure more accessible to differently-abled students, so that not a single child is left out.
Talking about this initiative, Dr. Raghavpat Singhania, Managing Director, JK Cement said “Our Late CMD, Shri Yadupati Singhania Ji has been an inspiration for all of us. A beacon of hope, humility and compassion, Late Shri Yadupati Ji truly believed that every child has a right to education. It was his dream to make education accessible to each one of them. Our late CMD’s humble thoughts nurtured JK Cement into an organisation that not only continues to grow but gives back selflessly to the society. Through this CSR initiative, we hope to keep Yadupati Ji’s thoughts alive and to carry forward his legacy. “
Sh Madhavkrishna Singhania, Deputy Managing Director and CEO reiterated, “In one way we can say, Rajasthan is home for the JK Cement organization. We set up our first cement plant in Nimbehera, Rajasthan in 1975. We have a strong relationship with Rajasthan since then and believe we must give back to society and its future. Children are the future of the nation and each child deserves to be educated so that they can carve out a better tomorrow for themselves. To make education more accessible and inclusive for all, we shall undertake many such initiatives in the future.”
According to a recent UN report, 75 percent of children with disabilities in India do not attend any educational institutes in their lifetime. To address these concerns, the Government has implemented several policies over the last two decades, concerning the educational reforms for the differently-abled and make education more accessible and inclusive to all students.
About JK Cement
JK Cement is one of India’s leading manufacturers of grey cement and the third-largest white cement manufacturer in the world. Over four decades, the company has partnered India’s multi-sectoral infrastructure needs on the strength of its product excellence, customer orientation and technology leadership. JK Cement operations commenced with commercial production at its flagship grey cement unit at Nimbahera, Rajasthan in May 1975.
The Company has an installed grey cement capacity of 14.7 MnTPA as on date, making it one of the top cement manufacturers in the Country. JK Cement is the No. 1 manufacturer of Wall Putty in the World and the third-largest manufacturer of white cement, globally, with a total white cement capacity of 1.20 MnTPA and wall putty capacity of 1.2MnTPA. JK White Cement is sold across 43 countries around the globe and the Company has a strong international presence with two subsidiaries, JK Cement Works, Fujairah FZC and JK White Cement (Africa) Ltd.