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Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev Formally Opens the First ‘Apollo Isha Vidya Rural School’ at Aragonda

ARAGONDA, Andhra Pradesh, India, December 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

The first 'Apollo Isha Vidya Rural School' at Aragonda village, Chittoor District was formally opened by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Founder, Isha Foundation in the presence of Padma Vibhushan Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group, board members of Apollo Hospitals Group & Isha Foundation and many other national dignitaries.

The Aragonda Apollo Medical & Educational Research Foundation, a philanthropic organization established by Padma Vibhushan Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman Apollo Hospitals Group and the ISHA Foundation had signed a Memorandum of Understanding at Chennai in February 2012 with a focus on numerous laudable objectives in the domain of education and healthcare. A core goal of the MoU was to start a primary school at Aragonda and Chittoor and to subsequently scale it up to a junior college level.

Speaking at the opening of the first Apollo Isha Vidya Rural School at Aragonda, Sangita Reddy, Executive Director, Operations, Apollo Hospitals Group & Chairperson, Apollo Philanthropy said, "Our children are our most precious assets for the future of our nation. At Apollo, one of our primary goals is to nurture their potential with high quality education and healthcare. Therefore, the environment and focus of the Apollo Isha Vidya Rural School has been designed to ensure that learning is a joyous experience for the children, allowing them to blossom to their fullest potential".

Aragonda is the birthplace of Dr. Prathap C. Reddy and with a desire to mark a new dawn in educational models, Dr. Reddy provided his personal land and funded the construction of the school building as his contribution to society and for the people of Aragonda and Chittoor district.

The Apollo Isha Vidya Rural School, a primary school, will follow the Andhra Pradesh State Board syllabus with English as the medium of instruction. The school is starting with 120 children from LKG to 2nd Std and will eventually scale up to 12th Std with 2 sections each, providing quality education for about 1,200 students.

The school will extensively use digital content and special methodologies to teach English and other subjects, to augment the curriculum. Besides the curriculum, the school will strive to provide all-round development of the child with emphasis on yoga, sports, arts & crafts and environmental education to the rural children while preserving their local culture. In later years the school will add a multipurpose hall to provide vocational training as well.

ISHA Foundation will support this initiative by giving its management services to build the institution as a center of excellence in school education in Andhra Pradesh. Scholarships will be awarded by the management to the underprivileged children on a case to case basis.

Isha Foundation, founded by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, currently runs 7 rural schools for under privileged children in the state of Tamil Nadu under the name of Isha Vidya Rural Schools. Over 4,000 students are studying in the 7 Isha Vidhya Rural Schools.

With a strong impetus to develop skilled health human resources, the Apollo Hospitals Group has 8 nursing colleges, 3 nursing schools, 2 management institutes and 1 physiotherapy college and 15 paramedical programmes affiliated to state medical universities under its two not for profit organizations Apollo Hospitals Educational Trust, Chennai and Apollo Hospitals Educational Research Foundation, Hyderabad. 

Apollo Hospitals Group has also partnered with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) by establishing a company called Apollo MedSkills Ltd, to Skill middle income and lower middle income youth and make them employable in health care sector. The group also has plans to set up a mega Apollo Knowledge City campus at Chittoor in the next two years.

About Apollo Hospitals:

In 1983, Dr Prathap C Reddy, the architect of Indian healthcare, launched the first corporate hospital in India, Apollo Hospitals Chennai. Over the years, Apollo Hospitals Group has grown to become one of Asia's largest integrated healthcare organizations with over 8,500 beds across 50 hospitals, more than 1350 pharmacies and over 100 diagnostic clinics. The Group also offers medical business process outsourcing services, health insurance services and clinical research divisions with a focus on epidemiological studies, stem cell research and genetic research. To develop talent for the burgeoning need of superior healthcare delivery, Apollo Hospitals Group has 11 nursing and hospital management colleges. These achievements have earned Apollo Hospitals Group several accolades, including the Centre of Excellence from the Government of India and recognition from the Joint Commission International (seven of our hospitals are JCI accredited). In a rare honour, the Government of India issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo's contribution, the first for a healthcare organization. Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan, in 2010.  Apollo Hospitals Group, for over 29 years, has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Our hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals globally for advanced medical services and research.

Today Apollo Telemedicine Network Foundation has 113 peripheral centers including nine overseas in Colombo, Dhaka, Lahore, Maldives, Lagos, Nepal, Yemen, Sudan and Kazahkstan. Centres in India extend from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to Mizoram in North Eastern India. We are growing in recognition as a healthcare system of the future.

For more information, please visit: www.apollohospitals.com.

Primary Media Contact: Parul Chhabra, [email protected], 91-9810588410

Secondary Media Contact: Kusum Sahijpal, [email protected], 91-9999973090

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