Tata Steel Parivar Scholarship awarded to 17 students
~ 216 students have received the scholarship since 2007
Kalinganagar: Seventeen students from displaced families of Tata Steel Kalinganagar (TSK) have been awarded ‘Tata Steel Parivar Scholarship’ for 2023-24 on Tuesday at Corporate Services Hall of Tata Steel Kalinganagar near Duburi in Jajpur district of Odisha.
Debdoot Mohanty, Chief (Corporate Services), TSK graced the occasion as chief guest along with Ravindra Kumar Jamuda, President, Tata Steel Kalinganagar Workers Union, Biren Jamuda, community leader and Dabar Angarai, community leader.
The dignitaries awarded the scholarships to the students in presence of other officials of TSK & Union, leaders from the community and members of relocated families.
Out of the 17 scholarships for 2023-24, 6 are new students to receive the scholarship. While 3 of the 17 candidates are pursuing Engineering, 14 students are undergoing Diploma courses in different Engineering streams. The scholarship entails full tuition fee, admission fee and hostel dues of the students for the entire course duration.
Congratulating the students for the scholarship, Debdoot Mohanty said “Tata Steel is committed towards the development of the people in and around in areas of operation and this scholarship is one such step towards this commitment. With this initiative, Tata Steel aims to groom and support the youth for a better career that would transform the life of their families. Now, it is the responsibility of the students to work hard and focus on their studies to achieve success in life”.
Introduced in 2007, the Tata Steel Parivar Scholarship goes beyond the directives of the government’s Rehabilitation and Resettlement Guidelines applicable in Kalinganagar. It aims to fulfil the dreams and aspirations of hundreds of meritorious students from the families rehabilitated due to Tata Steel Kalinganagar plant and lacking financial resources. The Scholarship supports these students to pursue qualifications necessary for careers in several streams and not just in unskilled or semi-skilled work but also in areas of high-end expertise. Under the scheme, financial assistance is provided to students who have secured admissions in various recognized institutions to pursue professional courses like B-Tech, MBBS, MBA and Diploma in engineering streams.
It may be noted here that since 2007, the Tata Steel Parivar Scholarhip has been awarded to 216 students from the rehabilitated families including the 17 for year 2023-24. Tata Steel encourages more such students to take advantage of this programme and aspire for a better future for their families.