Rourkela Steel Plant awards scholarships worth Rs. 22.87 lakhs to underprivileged students of peripheral villages

So far RSP has given Rs. 2.5 Crores to the students under this scheme

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Rourkela: SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) awarded scholarships worth Rs. 22.87 lakhs to 200 students belonging to the underprivileged sections from the peripheral villages as well as resettlement colonies in and around Rourkela for the academic year 2019-20.

Dr. Subhankar Mohapatra, IAS, ADM, Rourkela was the Chief Guest at a program organised at the Institute of Institute of Peripheral Development of CSR Department on 27th June. Mr. A K Nayak, CGM (TA & CSR) was also present on the dais. The dignitaries handed over the appreciation letter and dummy cheques to the students. Notably the scholarship money will be transferred to the account of the students.

While interacting with students the ADM encouraged all to aim high, dream big and work hard to have an accomplished life and a worthy citizen of the country so as to make a meaningful contribution to the society.

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Addressing the students, Mr. Nayak gave a brief about various CSR activities undertaken by RSP with emphasis on promotion of education.

Earlier, Mr. Dushmant Pradhan, DGM (CSR) welcomed the gathering and presented a brief on the scheme. Mr. A N Pati, Senior Manager (CSR) proposed a formal vote of thanks while Mr. Benedict Ekka, Senior Field Assistant (CSR) coordinated the function.

Notably, the students have been selected by the Office of the ADM, Rourkela. As a part of this Scholarship scheme that was launched in the year 2007-08, Rs. 12,000/- per year is given to students pursuing Higher Secondary as well as Secondary education and Rs. 10,800/- per year to the students pursuing Primary education.

Since the inception of the scheme RSP has given Rs. 2.5 Crores to the students of periphery areas.

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