Company: NTPC Ltd.
Established Year: 2004
About The FoundationA natural corollary to our CSR initiatives was the setting up of the NTPC Foundation which was registered in December 2004. The foundation is actively engaged in serving and empowering the physically challenged and economically weaker sections of the society. To achieve the objectives, the foundation works with human and capital resources received from NTPC Ltd.
Key Initiatives by NTPC Foundation:
1.0 TB Control Program -NTPC Foundation is running ‘DOTs cum DMC’ (Directly Observable Treatment cum Designated Microscopy Centre) in its hospitals at 11 NTPC Stations to take care of Tuberculosis patients in the vicinity of 25-35 km radius of these Stations. Besides providing space and doctors’ services, NTPC has also given mobile vans and diagnostic equipment to the Centers. Total 36027 persons have been examined for TB, positive case of 4554 persons started treatment and 3833 have completed the treatment till March 2016.
2.0 The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Centres -Foundation has set up ICT centres for the Visually Impaired Students to learn hand on experience on computers with special hardware, software & commands, to access the library resources and services so that they are able to move with the main stream at Delhi University, Gauhati University, Guwahati and Devi Ahilya Vishwavidhyalaya Indore apart from in Govt. Blind Schools at Ajmer, Lucknow, Mysore and Trivandrum. About 2200 students have been benefitted till March 2016.
Success Story Ms Vijeta Parmar- Radiating all the colours of LIFEVijeta Parmar is a M.A. Political Science second year student from Daulat Ram College , University of Delhi. She has done her graduation in B.A. (Hons) Political Science. She is visually impaired by birth and has 100% disability. She has done her primary education from NIVH, Dehradun. Then she moved to Sharp Memorial School for the Blind. This school gave her an opportunity for integrated education from CNI Girls Inter College, Dehradun. She has done her 12th class from Uttrakhand board from the same school . She did not confine herself to studies only but actively participated in various activities like singing, sports, debate etc. In order to be independent and self reliant, she decided to continue her studies and completed her graduation from a reputed girl’s college of the University Of Delhi, Daulat Ram.
During her graduation, she came to know about DU-NTPC Foundation, Equal Opportunity Cell (EOC), University Of Delhi. She availed the facility of computer labs, reading services and conversion of text books into e-books. She completed two short term courses in basic computer course and advanced computer course from the DU-NTPC Foundation.
With her persistent efforts, she cleared the clerical exam of a leading nationalized bank and is presently placed as a Clerical staff with the bank.
3.0 Disability Rehabilitation Centres (DRCs) -NTPC Foundation has established up DRCs at Tanda, Rihand, Korba, Dadri and Bongaigaon in collaboration with the National Institute for the Orthopedically Handicapped (NIOH) under the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment The centres provide rehabilitation/ restorative surgery to physically challenged persons like medical interventions and surgical corrections, fitting of artificial aids and appliances and therapeutic services etc. About 38800 PwDs have been benefitted till the end of FY2015-16.
3.1 Success Story of Ms Pooja:Pooja has become an inspiring model especially for the disabled girls of Tanda area. She has faced a lot of struggle in her life after becoming disabled. In her story, NFNDRC played most significant role.
Pooja is a poor girl residing at Tanda. Her father Rangilal is a laundryman and mother Imrati works as a housemaid. She has a big family of 9 persons including 7 children. She was a bright student of class 7 in Junior High School, Tanda. Everyone in her school and locality liked her for her charming nature. Everything was going normal for Pooja till 2008.
In 2008, her life shattered completely. She developed a small fever and didn’t take proper treatment due to scarcity of good hospitals in this area. The condition became worse and she was referred to Lucknow but it was so late then. She was having serious problems in her intestine and gangrene was developed in right leg. She underwent intestinal surgery and amputation of right leg.
Now, her life had changed. She was unable to stand and walk. Her confidence was shattered when she lost her leg. She left her study because she was unable to attend the school.
Her fortune changed once again. This time she came in contact with a person who told her about NFNDRC Tanda. She came to this centre along with her mother. Now the process of rehabilitation is begun.
Firstly, she underwent a thorough assessment test which included physical and mental examinations. After assessment, a rehabilitation strategy formulated aiming to improve her confidence and removing complications. Most importantly, an advanced modular prosthetic leg was designed for her to restore her mobility. After wearing the prosthetic limb, Pooja was able to walk once again on her own feet. Now, she became self dependent and confident.
On 1st February 2014, she was once again walking on her own legs after a very long time. It became possible with her adamant will and NFNDRC support. Her story is now an inspiration for disabled girls in this area.
3.2 Success Story of Mr Sadiq Amin:Sadiq Amin is a soft spoken boy with a warm personality. His father Mohammad Haider runs a small power loom centre at Tanda and mother is a housewife.
Everything was normal for Mr Sadiq till 2010 when he faced a crush injury for his right leg. As a result, he lost his leg. Now, the life was different for him. He was unable to play and to attend the school. This condition made his guardians worried about him. The conditions changed once again when he came into contact with a person who told him about the services of NFNDRC Tanda.
Mr Sadiq came with his father to NFNDRC centre where his thorough assessment was done. An advanced modular prosthetic leg was designed for him at this centre to restore his mobility. After wearing the prosthetic leg, he was once again able to walk on his own feet. Now, Mr Sadiq has resumed his studies and he is studying in class 9 at Kaumi Inter College Tanda. With the help of NFNDRC, he has conquered his disability.
3.3 Success Story Mr Kamal sahu:Mr Kamal sahu age-29 residing at Fertilizer Basti , Jamnipali, Korba with His Wife & Parents. He was working as welder in the NTPC plant under Private Contractor. Unfortunately he met with an accident by coal loaded train at night around 9 PM on 01/03/2014.He admitted in NTPC hospital & operated by Dr F. Nath, Specialist (Ortho), NTPC Hospital on 3/3/2014. He had loosed his Leg (Above Knee). He was newly married person. He loses his job due loss of independent walking. He was walking with aux Crutch within the Home & nearby his home. As a young a man, he becomes very much depressed due to loss of independent walking & loss of his job. Mr S.Jena, Prosthetist & Orthotist visited his home & motivated to use AK prosthesis for his independent walking. He came to NFNDRC, Korba & got AK Prosthesis (LT) now he is walking independently & return to his previous work (Welding). Through NFNDRC, Korba, He joined in Basic computer course in ITI, Chorbhati and completed on October 2015. Now he is happy with his family.
3.4 Success Story Mr Suklal Yadav:Suklal Yadav, age-65 residing at Charpara Koyadia, Korba with Son & seven grand Son & Daughter. He loosed his leg due to infection of leg. He has walked with the help of a Stick. He cannot do any work independently. He becomes very much depressed due to loss of independent walking. He did not carry any material with him due to involvement of his hand with stick. So he was dependent on other for carrying material. Mr S. Jena, Prosthetist & Orthotist, NFNDRC, Korba with Mitanin visited his home & motivated to use Prosthesis for his independent walking. He came to NFNDRC , Korba & got Artificial Limb on 22/04/2015 in presence of Honarable Chief Minister, Dr Roman singh , Mr Jaysing Agarwal, MLA, Mr L.Dewangan, MLA, Mr Reena baba Kankele, Collector, Korba, Mr Prakash Tiwary, GGM,NTPC, Korba & Dr Y.P. Inje, NTPC hospital. Now he is walking independently & can carry material with his hand. His family members also are very happy due to his good looking with Artificial Limb & independent walking.
3.5 Success Story Mr V Shishodia: Surgical CorrectionMr Vishal Shishodia s/o Sh. Som Pal, residing at Village-Khangora , Tehsil- Dadri, Distt- G.B. Nagar. Mr Vishal Shishodia came with his father to NFNDRC Dadri on 13.06.2014 where his thorough assessment was done. He diagnosed post burn case at the age of 06 months with contracture stiffness of left leg and Investigations done with CBC, Blood Sugar, Urine Culture, BTCT and X-Ray. He underwent on Surgical Correction at this centre on 14.06.2014 and soft Tissue released of left leg during this process. To restore his mobility Aids & Appliances (Crutches) are provided by NFNDRC Dadri.
3.6 Others Success Stories
4.0 Distributed Generation -NTPC Foundation has supported the efforts of distributed generation for preparation of feasibility reports, project insurance and bridging the funding gap. 15 distributed generation projects with total capacity of 300 KW have been funded by NTPC Foundation for the above purpose in remote villages thus empowering the villages to be self-reliant in electricity.
5.0 ‘NTPC Utkarsh’ - Merit Scholarship -In order to encourage and motivate children and youth from neighborhood villages of NTPC Projects / Stations for higher studies, NTPC management has launched ‘NTPC Utkarsh’ - Merit Scholarship under “NTPC Foundation” for students from the neighborhood of its projects /stations. The schemes will benefit about 7300 students every year from neighborhood communities pursuing X, XII, ITI, B.E / B.Tech and MBBS studies. The scheme will be implemented by NTPC Projects / Stations from FY 2016-17 and will entail an average expenditure of about Rs 4 Cr per year in the initial four years.”.
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