A team of associates from Polaris Financial Technology Ltd visited the Government Girls Higher Secondary School and Government Boys Higher Secondary School at Girivalapathai in Tiruporur recently. The visit was organised by Ullas Trust, a CSR initiative by Polaris as part of its ‘Touch the Soil’ programme.
During the visit, the team organised the Diary of Dreams, an interactive workshop for Class 9 students. Students were asked to write down their dreams in a diary. The concept is that when dreams are penned on paper, children commit the same to their subconscious mind. The team from Polaris encouraged the students to dream big by giving them real life examples of people with humble beginnings and clear goals who achieved what they desired.
The programme was conducted by Manju Jain, managing trustee, Ullas Trust, and wife of Arun Jain, chairman and CEO, Polaris Financial Technology Limited, along with Padmini Sarathkumar, chief of staff, Polaris, and other members of the management.
The Ullas Trust was set up in 1997 by the employees of Polaris to ignite and shape the minds of students from corporation, government and government-aided schools across the country. It targets students from Classes 9 to 12 from the economically challenged sections. It strongly believes that during adolescence, any positive intervention will create a huge impact in nurturing the dreams and aspirations of the student. The Diary to Dream project was one such initiative.
So far the programme has been to 32 districts in Tamil Nadu with a footprint in 107 schools and impacting 18,522 young minds. It has benefitted 3,899 children in 229 schools of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.
Since its inception, Ullas Trust has awarded over 30,000 scholarships to students across India.