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Building bridges between communities

IHF Educational Complex

 

The India Harmony Foundation bas been established last year by a few very senior citizens of Delhi under the Presidentship of Shri Zafar Saifullah, former Cabinet Secretary, Government of India with the objective of building bridges between communities in the country.

The Foundation believes that excellent education with a proper inculcation of moral and social values in the children from their earliest stages, holds the key to securing an environment of true communal harmony, respect for each other’s religious beliefs and civic discipline of a very high order. Accordingly, we have decided to set up an iconic educational complex which would serve as a model for replication in other centers throughout India. After very careful deliberation, we have decided that the Mewat Region would be the most appropriate location for this very prestigious complex and have accordingly selected Salamba Village for locating it.

The complex will consist of three distinct segment
a) The first will be a fully residential school from Nursery to Class XII for boys and girls who will be admitted on the basis of merit from across the country, mainly from the under-privileged and economically backward sections of society so that their economic status does not stand in the way of getting the best education along with training and instruction in moral values, respect for all religions, highest civic values and exemplary discipline both in the school and in their homes. Strong emphasis will be laid on sports and games for which excellent coaching will be made available. The complex will have the school, a full-fledged sports stadium and residential facilities for the entire staff on 100% basis.
b) a Teachers’ Training Institute which will provide facilites not only for graduation, post-graduation and even more advanced studies, but also for short term courses and retreats for teachers already employed to retrain themselves in teaching and sharpen their all-round professional skills. This Institute will have a Research Wing also which will be engaged in drawing up syllabi, teaching aids, and other programmes which will add value to the teaching curriculum of this and other schools set up on similar lines in the country; and
c) a Job-oriented Skill Development Centre in the setting up of which the various industrial and commercial units in the catchments area of this institution, will be involved so that trainees after completion of their training can be absorbed by these units straight away. The Centre will accept trainees who do not wish to continue their academic studies after class VII / class X.

This Complex will be located near the Village Salamba, off Delhi-Alwar Highway, Mewat District, twenty five kilometers from Sohna, Gurgaon.

The Complex will greatly benefit the economy and social life of the residents of Salamba as well as of the entire Mewat region which, the only hundred kilometers from the capital city is still extremely backward.
a) The School, College and the Residential sectors in the Complex will provide direct markets for the employment and sale of produce from the lands of region.
b) Opportunities for skilled workers like Hospital attendants, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, ironsmiths, masons, painters, etc. from the skill development centre will get created by corporate sponsors (such as DLF, other builders, paint companies, electrical materials companies, building materials companies and local hospitals schools etc.) who will employ this trained work force on captive contract basis.
c) Above all, the Complex will become a shining beacon of all–India fame in the field of secular education, teachers’ training and skill development which will greatly impact the lives and attitudes of future generations of Haryana residents.

We strongly request support/sponsorship from industrial/business houses as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.