National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) announced the launch of a special campaign ‘Chalo, School Chale’ to reach out to school students across Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata, Mangaluru, Sindhudurg and Thane. The program was initiated from Agarkar Night School and Worli Night School in Mumbai and will be taken to semi-urban areas like Shahapur, Palghar, followed by other cities.
Under this campaign, NSDL will provide school kits to less privileged students to fulfil the basic educational needs. The kit has been specially designed by NSDL to suit the needs of students between standard 1 to 10. It includes essential items such as school bag, notebooks, compass box, pencils etc.
NSDL endeavours to support deserving students who belong to low socio-economic background. NSDL has reached out to government schools, unaided or partially aided schools and schools that are run by community organizations/trusts/NGOs, etc. The socio-economic background of the students has been taken into consideration while shortlisting the schools and students.