Inauguration Ceremony of Construction of a Hostel for Underprivileged Girls in Udaipur, Rajasthan

The inauguration ceremony of “The Project for Construction of a Hostel for Underprivileged Girls in Udaipur, Rajasthan”, under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP), will be held on 5th February 2019, at Udaipur, Rajasthan.

The ceremony will be attended by Mr.­­­­ Ashok Verma, Chairman of Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti, the recipient organization of this grant, Mr. Babulal Katara, Director (Statistics) of The Manikya Lal Verma Tribal Research and Training Institute, and Mr. Kenko Sone, Minister - Economic, from the Embassy of Japan in India.

The Grant Assistance for Grassroots Project scheme was established in 1989 to meet the diverse basic human needs in developing countries. The Government of Japan has supported India in projects such as construction of school buildings, vocational centers, and check dams, as well as provision of medical equipments.

This project, which amounts to a total of approximately 8 Million Japanese Yen, supported the construction of a hostel for the approximately 200 underprivileged girls from remote areas in Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti, the recipient organization of this project, established in 1981, has been working in the field of education for the underprivileged children by running schools in the area. The organization gives high priority to support for the underprivileged children who lives in isolated mountainous areas, by providing them with free education as well as hostels for those who are not able to attend schools because of its distance. In 2005, a school and hostels were constructed for the underprivileged minority girls’ students through the support of GGP, but it has become difficult to accommodate increasing number of the students year by year. 

This project, through the construction of a girls’ hostel, will enable the organization to provide much safer and healthier educational environment to the underprivileged girls and to expand overall educational opportunities.

The Government of Japan hopes that this project will contribute to improve the quality of educational environment of the people in the project areas, and will further develop the friendly and cooperative relationship between Japan and India.