Kalinganagar:13/12/17; Tata Steel’s “Arunima – Rays of the Rising Sun”, a three-day mega event began at SukindaBhavan in Kalinganagar today. Under the umbrella of ‘Arunima’, three different programmes are being held on three days. They include the distribution of Jyoti Fellowship among meritorious SC/ST students on December 13, On Day-I, a total of 847 SC/ST students from Kalinganagar, Bamnipal and Sukinda area were awarded Jyoti Fellowships during a function organised at SukindaBhavan. Of them, 406 students were from Kalinganagar, 217 were from Bamnipal and 224 were from Sukinda.
To support the education of underprivileged Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) students, Tribal Cultural Society (TCS), a society promoted by Tata Steel, awards Jyoti Fellowships to meritorious SC/ST students every year.
Along with cash awards, the class 8th and +3 first year students, the first timers, were given a set of English grammar books (by Wren & Martin) and tablets to 16 toppers among them. The total amount disbursed under the fellowship today was Rs 53.12 lakh among all the students.
The cash amount of the fellowship was Rs 3,750 (Class VIII), Rs 4,500 (Class IX), Rs 4,500 (Class X), Rs 8,500 (Intermediate), Rs 8,500 (Undergraduate), Rs 10,000 (Diploma) and Rs 25,000 (B. Tech). Certificates of Merit were also given to students till Class 10th on the occasion. Mr Pritiranjan Gharai, ,Local MLA has graced the occasion as guest of Honour. Mr Sourav Roy, Chief CSR (designate), Tata Steel, Mr Biren Ramesh Bhuta, Chief CSR, Tata Steel, Mr Jiren Xavier Topno, Head, Tribal Culture Society, Tata Steel, and Mr Ambika Nanda, Head CSR, Tata Steel, Odisha. They all motivated the students to do well in education and wished for their bright careers.