Scholarship distributed to 510 meritorious students at Pratibha Poshak

1:06 PM, Monday, September 19th, 2011

infosys  Pratibha PoshakMangalore : A scholarship distribution program ‘Pratibha Poshak 2011’ for meritorious students was organized by PRERANA, the employees’ social service trust of Infosys at Infosys campus on September 18, Sunday.

This is a state-wide initiative, jointly organized Vidya Poshak, Dharwad, Dhrithi Foundation, Mangaluru, Yakshagana Kalaranga, Udupi and Bevinje Shridhara Kakkilaya Foundation, Kasargod.

Participating as the chief guest, Mangalore City Police Commissioner Seemant Kumar Singh appreciated the organizations that had joined hands for this noble cause. He admired the careful selection process that ensured that meritorious students lacking financial support were hand picked to benefit from this program. In his message to students, he asked them to make use of the scholarship responsibly and work hard to achieve success in life.

A total of 510 students, including those pursuing professional courses, from Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, Kasaragod, and Uttara Kannada districts, were supported to the tune of Rs. 18,50,294. Out of this Rs. 15,71,704 was contributed by Prerana and the remaining funds were contributed by other donors and Vidya Poshak, Dharwad.

Dr. Srinivas Kakkilaya from Dhrithi Foundation welcomed the gathering.

Kuldeep Kulkarni from Vidya Poshak briefed on Pratibha Poshak. Karthik Hedge from Vidya Poshak read out the oath to the students. Murali Kadekar from Yakshagana Kalaranga gave the vote of thanks.

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