Prime Minister Narendra Modi met students of Christel House India – Naya Raipur after he inaugurated the city’s new Integrated Command and Control Centre. Christel House India is transforming the lives of impoverished children by breaking the cycle of poverty and creating self-sufficient, contributing members of society.
The Prime Minister emphasized that students must not only concentrate on studies but also be well-rounded. He advised that they participate in sports, inculcate cleanliness in their daily routines and champion the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan clean-up campaign in their communities.
“This was a one-in-a-lifetime experience for our students,” said Christel DeHaan, Founder and CEO, Christel House International. “Prime Minister Modi’s message stressed health, hygiene, holistic education and community service-all important components of the Christel House model. We thank Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh and the Government of Chhattisgarh for giving us the opportunity to transform the lives of impoverished children in Naya Raipur.”
After interacting with children, Modi’s Twitter handle (@narendramodi) read: “Interacting with India’s youth convinces me that the future of our nation is bright! ”
Jaison Mathew, CEO of Christel House India, said, “Our mission is a noble one. Children do not choose to be born into poverty. Providing the pathway to a better life will not only impact these children, but also their families and future generations. Christel House is investing in India’s future.”