Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has launched the Vidyanjali Fintech Portal, aimed at strengthening schools through community and private sector involvement nationwide. The initiative aims to connectschools with various volunteers from the Indian Diaspora, including young professionals, retired teachers, government officials, NGOs, and corporate entities. The portal will facilitate higher education funding access for over 34,000 students graduating annually from Navodaya Vidyalayas across 650 schools in 638 districts. Additionally, it will enhance transparency in fund allocation and tracking for contributors. At the launch event, Pradhan awarded scholarships to six students from Navodaya Vidyalayas who gained admission to top higher educational institutes in India. Pradhan highlighted the initiative's alignment with the National Education Policy's vision of holistic societal empowerment through education access and opportunities, especially for economically disadvantaged students. The event was attended by officials including Sanjay Kumar and Manoj Kumar from the School Education and Literacy Department, B Chandrasekar and Vinayak Garg from EdCIL, and representatives from Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti.