Jamshedpur, September 11: Tata Steel felicitated 341 meritorious and economically weak SC/ST students at its Jyoti Fellowship Award Ceremony organised on Friday at Tribal Culture Centre (TCC), Sonari.
An amount of nearly Rs. 14 lakh towards Fellowship was distributed among the students. Computer tablets, wristwatches were also given away to selected students. Sunil Bhaskaran, VP, Corporate Services graced the occasion as the Chief Guest
“You all should dream big and do every bit to translate it into reality. We at Tata Steel assure you that we’ll do our best to ensure financial hurdles don’t scuttle your educational goals,” said Mr. Bhaskaran in his address to the meritorious students, Congratulating the students, Biren Bhuta, Chief CSR, Tata Steel, said, “To make the best out of this scholarship, be focused and committed to your education. Till now, Jyoti Fellowship has benefitted thousands of lives.”
Thakur Raj Kamal Murmu, a seventh grader at Loyola School, Jamshedpur, and one of the top performers of Jyoti Fellowship’s merit test, shared, “I feel elated and secure. My father is a small-time grocer and faced problems to fund my studies. But, now Jyoti Fellowship will end all such problems.”
As part of its Affirmative Action Policy, Tata Steel offers Jyoti Fellowship to meritorious students from economically backward SC and ST families to enable them accomplish educational and career aspirations. Tata Steel’s Tribal Cultural Society (TCS) identifies deserving candidates from operational areas of the Company on the basis of a merit test.
Ms. Urmila Ekka, Hony. Secretary, Tribal Cultural Society; Mr. R Ravi Prasad, President, Tata Workers’ Union; Mr. N.K. Jha, Union Committee Member, Tata Workers’ Union were also present at the function along with TCS staff members.