Sahara India Pariwar Extends Scholarship Scheme for the Meritorious Students of Low Income Group



• The scholarship has been extended to a total of 445 students who belong to Pune

• The scheme is a part of one of the 4 welfare schemes that were announced by ‘Saharasri’ Sahara – Managing Worker & Chairman, Pariwar

Pune, December 14, 2011: Sahara India Pariwar, a major business conglomerate of India, today under its social welfare programme of ‘Scholarship Scheme for the Meritorious Students of Low Income Group’ provided scholarship to 445 meritorious students of Pune district who belong to lower strata of the society. Out of these 445 students, the scholarship was extended to 300 students at graduation level and 145 students at post-graduation level. The meritorious students at graduation level will be provided Rs. 750 per month (Rs. 9000/- annually) as scholarship while students at post-graduation level will be provided Rs. 1500 per month (Rs. 18,000/- annually). The Guest of Honour for the event was Dr. Arun Adsool, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Pune University. The Chief Guest of the event was Mr. Ramchandra Kondalkar, Additional S.P. (CID Crime). The event was also graced by Shri Ashok Roy Choudhury, Executive Director Worker, Sahara India Pariwar and Smt. Kumkum Roy Choudhury, Deputy Director Worker, Sahara India Pariwar.

Under the Scholarship Scheme for the Meritorious Students of Low Income Groupfor the academic year 2011-2012, Sahara had invited applications from the public. Out of the collected applications forms, 300 students for scholarship at graduation level and 145 students at post-graduate level have been selected. At graduation level, out of the selected students,58% are male and 42% are female and 82% come from families which have annual income below 1 lac. At post-graduation level, out of the selected students,48% are male and 52% are female and 85% come from families which have income below 1 lac.

The scholarship scheme for meritorious students is a part of one of the 4 welfare schemes that were announced by ‘Saharasri’ Subrata Roy Sahara – Managing Worker & Chairman, Sahara India Pariwar. The other schemes include extending Public Health Services through 9 Mobile Health Unit (MHU) vans in the rural areas of Pune district, individual accident cover to the 17.07 lakh voters of Pune Lok Sabhaconstituency wherein Rupees One lakh will be provided as financial assistance to the nominee from the family of the person who has encountered accidental death and financial support for the promising sportspersons of Pune District who have performed at State, National and International level.

Sahara India Pariwar, in the month of September 2011, under its social welfare programme of ‘Social Security Cover Scheme’ had facilitated Mrs. Nalini Sunil Jadhav with Rupees One lakh as financial assistance. Besides, Sahara is also running 9 Mobile Healthcare Unit Vans and providing public health services to 72 villages of 6 Blocks and urban slums of Pune District. Each of these MHU vans has a qualified doctor and is equipped with primary health equipments.

Notes to the Editor:
Sahara India Pariwar is a major business conglomerate in India with operations in multiple sectors, including Finance, Infrastructure & Housing, Media & Entertainment, Consumer Merchandise Retail Venture, Health Care, Hospitality, Sports, Manufacturing and Information Technology.

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Ghulam Zeeshan
Corporate Communications, Sahara India Pariwar
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