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Jindal Bhaktivedanta Library & Study Centre opens in Odisha State Capital



In a bid to help Odisha students from rural and semi-urban background in their capacity building for competing in various competitive examinations, Jindal Bhaktivedanta Library and Study Centre has been opened, here today.

Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation Mayor Sulochana Das inaugurated the Centre at IRC Village in presence of ISKCON Bhubaneswar Zonal Secretary His Holiness Bhakti Gaurav Narayan Swami Maharaj, Jindal Steel & Power President & Group Head (CSR) Prashant Kumar Hota, ISKCON Temple Bhubaneswar President Premanand Das, and BMC Ward No. 25 Corporator Manasi Rani Sundarray.

The Centre has a library, a reading room and hostel facility with a canteen, and thus provides a customised environment for studying. It aims to help needy students prepare for different competitive examinations like UPSC, State PSC, Banking and other professional entrance exams. The Centre is fully equipped with a Wi-Fi facility, self-help books and other required infrastructure.

Appreciating this initiative, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation Mayor Das said, “This facility created by JSPL Foundation and ISKCON would help many needy but bright students in their study for various competitive examinations.”

In his message, Jindal Steel & Power Chairman Naveen Jindal said, “Jindal Bhaktivedanta Library and Study Centre is a step towards creating a productive study environment so that the youth who are aspiring for success in competitive examinations can fructify their dreams. Every student should make their choice of career to contribute to Nation-building and chase the goal with focus and determination.”

JSPL Foundation Chairperson Shallu Jindal, in her message said, “Jindal Bhaktivedanta Library and Study Centre is a part of our efforts to nurture and educate young minds so that they contribute to societal development. The students can take advantage of this facility which is wholesome, with Yoga, Meditation, Career Counselling and Personality development and value education.”

ISKCON Youth Forum Bhubaneswar Director Tukaram Das, who was instrumental in building this project, appreciated the prompt response of JSPL Foundation for this noble initiative.

The Centre has been established by ISKCON Youth Forum, Bhubaneswar with financial support from JSPL Foundation. The library-cum-reading room can accommodate 300 students in two shifts. There is also a hostel facility for 50 students.

Besides getting a suitable environment for studying, students can avail career counselling services, weekly personality development and motivation sessions, and yoga for their holistic development. The Centre will also have the facilities of Counsellors and Mentors, who can counsel and guide these students.

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