New Delhi: Establishing the ground for future innovators and leaders, Panasonic India today declared the winners of its annual scholarship program, Ratti Chhatr. The scholarship program aims to provide assistance to select undergraduate students, enabling them to pursue higher education at their respective Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across the country.
Panasonic India instituted the scholarship program in 2015 and has already facilitated over 90 students. On the fourth edition of the program, Panasonic India today, awarded scholarships to 30 students. The event was held at The Leela Hotel in the presence of Chief Guest Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Ayog
Speaking on this occasion, Shri. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, Government of India, said, “I am once again delighted to be back here to witness another batch of bright young talents, who through the assistance Panasonic India and their persistent hard work have been able to achieve an imperative milestone in life. Our nation is going through a phenomenal era from a developmental standpoint, but it still need to push the limits in terms of innovation and creation. Those elements can only be imparted through the inflow of young innovators and disruptors, who in this new generation can take us forward into a successful period of continual glory and invention. Ratti Chhatr Scholarship program, will serve as the perfect platform to help propel students to realize their full potential and contribute to country’s development.”
Congratulating the winners, Mr. Manish Sharma, President & CEO, Panasonic India & South Asia, said, “The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are a platform for young India to learn and excel; a platform that helps nurture leaders of tomorrow. At Panasonic India, we value the essence of education and understand the importance of providing scholarships in order to encourage the talented students to continue pushing the limits and set a mark for themselves. High quality skill development is the need of the hour in our country, we hope that through our efforts these students will embody that notion and emerge as imperative assets for our economy and serve the nation proudly. We congratulate the winners and hope this small token of appreciation will help them achieve their dreams.”
Commenting on the program, Ms. Ritu Ghosh, Head, Corporate Affairs & CSR, Panasonic India said, ‘’We bestowed scholarships to 30 deserving achievers to nurture and encourage the young minds. We remain duly committed to the community with various corporate social responsibilities in the near future. This will benefit 120 more undergraduates and bring total beneficiaries under this program to 360 and helps us in achieving our collective mission as an organization.’’
The 2018 Ratti Chhatr Scholarship Program received over 194 applications, of which 118 applications were shortlisted from which 30 winners from 15 IITs across the country were chosen through a rigorous screening and interviewing process.
The program aims to provide financial assistance to the aspiring engineers pursuing education from different IITs present in the country. The total scholarship amount is 42500 INR given in quarterly basis for 30 Scholars selected by Panasonic India. The program runs in PAN India and is open to students in their first year of engineering studies.
Started in 2015, the Scholarship Program identifies and recognizes a group of talented young individuals with the potential to excel in their respective fields. The organization provides financial assistance and support to the young individuals from low income families who are unable to justify their admission with the educational fees.
In 2017 Panasonic India assisted 30 talented students with the tuition fees for their course for the next 4 years. The program has already Actualized the engineering aspirations of 90 students, and strives onto continue this vision and perfect more ambitions in the years to come. By providing the youth of this country with the essential tool – education, we hope to not only make a difference but also strive to inspire the next great Indian success story. Our scholarship program is an initiative which we hope inspires people across the country to take up the mantle and educate the future of our nation.
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