The West Bokaro Division of Tata Steel awarded Jyoti Fellowship for the year 2016-17 to a total of 187 meritorious students of West Bokaro area today. The award ceremony was held at Tata Steel Auditorium.
The students were felicitated by Ms Ruchi Narendran who graced the occasion as Chief Guest along with Ms Mita Singhal, Ms Ranjana Singh, Ms Urmila Ekka, Head, Tata Cultural Society, Mr Sanjay Kumar Singh, GM, West Bokaro Division and Mr Mohan Mahato, President, Rastriya Colliery Mazdoor Sangh (RCMS).
Addressing the students on the occasion, Ms Narendran said: “Students are the future of the nation who will play an important role in the development of their family, community and the nation. When you dream for the stars and work hard, you can achieve anything”
In his address, Mr Singh said: “With this initiative, we have sowed the seed for a bright future of these students and now it is their duty to transform this seed into a fruitful tree which is possible only though dedication and hard labour”.
Jyoti Fellowship provides financial assistance for higher education to meritorious but economically marginalised Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe students studying in class VII to class XII. The aim is to enable them accomplish their educational and career aspirations.
Along with cash awards, the students were also provided with convertible yellow bags to carry books as well as use it as a small desk along with solar lamp and tablets to 6 toppers. The total amount disbursed under Jyoti Fellowship today is Rs 10.09 lakhs. Last year, 123 students from West Bokaro Division were awarded fellowships amounting to Rs 6.73 lakhs.
Among others present on the occasion were Mr Sanak Ghosh, Chief Quarry AB & E; Mr Anand Kumar, Chief, Special Projects; Mr B V Sudhir, Chief, CB; Mr Kajal Hota, Chief, P&EM along with other senior officials of Tata Steel and Tata Steel Rural Development Society and PRI members from the peripheral villages.
While the event was coordinated by Mr Keshav Ranjan, Unit Head, TSRDS, the vote of thanks was given by Mr Mohan Mahto, President, RCMS.
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Tata Steel Group stands among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 28 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA) and a turnover of US $17.69 billion in FY16. It is the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and commercial presence in over 50 countries. Established in 1907, the Group’s vision is to be the world steel industry benchmark in “Value Creation” and “Corporate Citizenship” through the excellence of its people, its innovative approach and overall conduct. Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to aspiration targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, openness and transparency. Having bagged the Deming Application Prize and Deming Grand Prize for continuous improvement in 2008 and 2012 respectively, Tata Steel has now been recognised as the global ‘Industry Leader’ in ‘Steel category’ by Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Besides being one of ‘worldsteel’s’ Climate Action members, it has also been awarded the CII ITC Sustainability Prize, the ‘Time India award - 2016’ for ‘Best-in-class Manufacturing’ , the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant, many times, among several others.