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History of the Chapter
Baddi is an industrial town, located in the Solan District of Himachal Pradesh. Baddi is around 40 Km from Chandigarh. Hundreds of Companies have set up their manufacturing units in Baddi. Literacy rate in Himachal Pradesh has seen upward trend and is 82.80 per cent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 89.53 per cent, while female literacy is at 75.93 per cent. However in Baddi, there are less number of schools imparting education beyond class X and those too at faraway places.
In 2017, Udayan Care, alongwith its long-term partner iPartner India, and Luminous Power Technologies, a renowned inverter and hardware manufacturing company having its factory in Baddi, decided to set up Udayan Shalini Fellowships Programme here to reach out to more needy girls. In the month of December 2017, we inducted 100 girls from Baddi and nearby areas for their mentoring and higher education. In 2018, a new batch of 77 Shalinis is planned. Currently, USF is supporting 176 Shalinis at the Baddi Chapter.