Ambuja Vidya Niketan Clinches Top Honour at India School Merit Awards for Excellence in Co-curricular Education
Ahmedabad, 16 January 2024: Ambuja Cements Limited, the cement and building material company of the diversified Adani Group, proudly announces that Ambuja Vidya Niketan (AVN) schools have secured the prestigious #1 rank at the India School Merit Awards 2023-24, held in Bengaluru. Rising above over 400 competing schools, AVN’s success is attributed to its outstanding performance across 15 parameters, alongside commendable jury ratings, parents’ votes, and Education Today’s rigorous analysis.
Aligned with the vision of the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020, AVN exemplifies the perfect integration of co-curricular education, proving instrumental in fostering holistic development. Beyond academic excellence, AVN nurtures creative thinking, enhances social and organizational skills, and provides students with a platform to explore their passions.
AVN’s success is credited to the unwavering support of Adani Foundation, the dedication of AVN Trustees, and the leadership of school Principals. These collective efforts have significantly contributed to achieving the school’s goals and maintaining its status as a regional leader.
Mr. Ajay Kapur, CEO, Cement Business, expressing his delight, said, “This accomplishment reflects our commitment to positive societal change. The award reaffirms AVN’s vision of creating a Centre of Excellence for comprehensive development.”
Mr. Vasant Gadhavi, ED, Adani Foundation, said, “This achievement aligns seamlessly with Adani Foundation’s focus on holistic learning. We take pride in the success of our educational initiatives across hundreds of schools.”
The award ceremony, hosted at the Taj Bangalore Airport, saw the MD & CEO of Education Today, Mr. Anil Sharma, presenting the award to Adani Foundation. Under the Ambuja Vidya Niketan Trust (AVNT) and Adani Foundation, the five Ambuja schools at Ambujanagar in Gujarat, Rawan in Chhattisgarh, Upparwahi in Maharashtra, Darlaghat in Himachal Pradesh and Rabriyawas in Rajasthan, cater to employees’ children and local communities. Following the CBSE curriculum from pre-primary to senior secondary, AVN employs English as the medium of instruction and serves over 6,000 students with a team of 300 staff.
The India School Merit Awards ceremony, attended by educators, principals, and stakeholders nationwide, celebrated institutions for their exceptional contributions to education. The event featured insightful panel discussions on contemporary educational issues, enriching the experience for participants.