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Tata Steel’s initiative to provide financial aid to meritorious tribal students moves another milestone
JAMSHEDPUR: Tata Steel today awarded the Jyoti Fellowship Award to meritorious ST and SC students at a ceremony held at Tribal Cultural Centre (TCC), Sonari.
A sum of Rs. 6,73,500 was disbursed among 124 students under Jyoti Fellowship and Rs 9,54,000 was disbursed among 85 students under Moodie fellowship (Renewal). TCC also endeavored to promote schooling of 20 girls from primitive Sabar tribes. Beside this, 489 students have already been given Jyoti Fellowship Award in the last few months.
While addressing the gathering Mr Bimlendra Jha, Vice President, Long Product said, “Tribal Cultural Society has been doing commendable job in the areas related to education and preservation of tribal culture and heritage.”
Raghunath Pandey, President, Tata Worker’s Union reiterated the initiatives taken up by Tata Steel for the upliftment for the tribal in past and said, “Tata Steel has always been concerned about development in the rural tribal areas. Jyoti fellowship is one such step which is aimed at benefitting the youths of the tribal areas.”
Mr Ankur Jain from Kanpur, a distributor of TISCON has sponsored for education of 20 primitive tribal girl child from Tata Steel’s adopted sabar villages. Now these 20 children have been admitted in Holy Cross School, Chowka in KG class. He will continue the above fund in the name of “Kamla Jain Fellowship,” till they complete matriculation. He graced the occasion as a special guest. An MOU was also singed with Mr Ankur Jain.
The Jyoti fellowship has been funded by Tata Steel Ltd since 1974 and is awarded to meritorious candidates every year. The objective behind the fellowship is to provide financial assistance to meritorious students from economically backward Schedule Tribe and Schedule Caste communities. Jyoti Fellowship extends financial help to students from East Singhbhum, West Singhbum and Seraikela Kharsawan district of Jharkhand and other operational areas of Tata Steel include Orissa and Chhatisgarh.
On this occasion, Mr Biren Bhuta Chief, Corporate Sustainability Services, Ms Urmila Ekka, Hony Secretary, TCS , Mr Anil Oraon Head Corporate Relation Tata Steel and other TCS staff were also present at the event.