Mangalore: Meritorious Students Awarded Scholarships at Infosys


Media Release

Mangalore, Oct 4: A scholarship disbursement programme was held at Infosys campus here on Sunday October 3, under the aegis of Prerana - Infosys, Mangalore, Vidyaposhak, Dharwad, Dhrithi Foundation, Yakshagana Kalaranga, Udupi and Bevinje Sridhara Kakkillaya Foundation, Kasaragod

Dr N K Thingalaya, former chairman and managing director of Syndicate Bank was the chief guest on the occasion.

A total of 500 students, including those pursuing professional courses, from Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, Kasaragod, and Uttara Kannada districts were offered financial support to the tune of Rs 18,71,995 of which Rs 15,40,220 was provided by Prerana, the social welfare trust where the employees of Infosys, Mangalore donate funds, and by other donors including Vidyaposhak, Dharwad.
 
In his inaugural address Thingalaya said it was a noble event and that he was very happy to be a part of it. He also encouraged students to use the fund effectively and become good citizens of the country, and importantly help others who would need their support in future.
 
Praveen Kalbavi from Prerana, Vilas Purohit from Vidya Poshak, Dr Srivnivas Kakkilaya from Dhriti Foundation also spoke on the occasion. Murali Kadekar from Yakshagana Kalaranga proposed the vote of thanks.
 
Following the scholarship disbursement programme, Manoj Louis from Dept of Commerce and Mgt, Govt First Grade College Bantwal held an interactive session on 'Motivation, Decision Making and Life Skills' which was well appreciated by the students.
 
This is the fourth year that Prerana, Vidya Poshak, Dhrithi Foundation, Yakshagana Kalaranga, Udupi and Bevinje Sridhara Kakkillaya Foundation, Kasaragod are extending support to the needy meritorious students of Dakshina Kannada district. In addition to the financial support, Vidyaposhak and Dhrithi Foundation also provide books and soft skills training for the beneficiary students.

  

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  • Afthab, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 7 2017

    I want 50000 to look after my studies

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  • H.ANANTHA BHAT, HOSABETTU/MANGALORE

    Mon, Jun 20 2016

    It is indeed a very noble task by Dhrithi Foundation in association with Prerna-Infosys. Even today there are number of poor students who have excellent academic background but due to financial constraints/lack of family support are unable to pursue higher studies. It is in this context, the support/encouragement by the Organisation is great.

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  • keerthan, sornad

    Wed, Jul 22 2015

    i am in 1st pu of branch PCMC. to study further i want to apply for scholarship. this is good oppurtinity to take more books, to study further..

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  • Anil Dsouza, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 4 2010

    Very good to see corporates like Infosys helping so many poor students in Mangalore. Keep up the good work.

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