Jamshedpur, Dec. 7: Tata Steelís Tribal Cultural Society felicitated 179 economically weak, meritorious students from SC/ST communities at its Jyoti Fellowship Award Ceremony organised at Tata College, Chaibasa, on Monday.
Scholarships worth Rs 8.50 lakh were disbursed among the 179 students enrolled in schools and colleges across West Singhbhum. Computer tablets and wristwatches were also distributed to top performers of the fellowship merit test.
West Singhbhum Deputy Commissioner Aboo Backer Siddique was the chief guest on the occasion. Congratulating the awardees, Siddique urged them to pursue their educational goals with dedication and hard work.
He said that education is the liberating force and students should be inquisitive to unravel a new world of knowledge.
According to the Deputy Commissioner, the Jyoti Fellowship will go a long way in igniting the fire within the deprived and underprivileged students living in far flung areas and nondescript villages of West Singhbhum.
Biren Bhuta, chief, CSR, Tata Steel, and Urmila Ekka, honorary secretary, Tata Steelís Tribal Cultural Society, were also present during the event.
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.