Jamshedpur: Tata Steel’s Tribal Cultural Society on Sunday launched Project Aakansha at its premises to facilitate education for the children of ethnic communities of the society.

Being a unique initiative in the area of education, the society aims to improve the condition of children belonging to primitive Sabar and Birhor tribes, who have no access to the benefits including education.

The Society has brought children of 8 villages including Gobarghusi, Dongageral, Chhotabanki, Loraidungri, Patipani, Burudih, Dholkocha and Oppo in Patamda block of East Singhbhum district as well as Birhor colony of West Bokaro.

The Project was launched by Tata Steel Vice-President Varun Jha and Surekha Nerurkar, President of All India Women Conference here and also the wife of Tata Steel Managing Director H M Nerurkar, at a function held here on Saturday evening.

In all 128 primitive tribal children have been admitted to 4 different schools including Holy Cross school, Chowka, Loyola school Chaira Dhalbhumgarh, St Thomas school Gamharia and St Roberts School, Hazaribagh.

(JPN/Agencies)