Tata Steel organises Jyoti Fellowhip Award Ceremony
Tata Steel today felicitated 464 economically weak, meritorious SC/ST students at its Jyoti Fellowship Award Ceremony organised at JRD Tata Sports Complex.
An amount of over Rs 21 lakh towards Fellowship was distributed among the students who are enrolled in class 7th to class 12th at schools in East Singhbhum and Seraikela Kharsawan districts of Jharkhand.
Other than the scholarship, top seven performers of Jyoti Fellowship Test walked away with a computer tablet loaded with NCERT study material. Moreover, a bag that can also be converted into a study table and a solar LED lamp were also given away to all 145 students of class 7 who qualified for the scholarship support.
Chief guest Ms. Santosh Ranjan, Chief, Projects Utilities, Tata Steel, encouraged the students to work wholeheartedly for retaining the scholarship throughout their schooling. “You should take pride in getting this scholarship and must make an all-out effort to fulfill your education dreams.” he said.
“I know what all it takes for my father to send me to a private school,” shared Vishnu Kumar Paswan, son of a driver. “I am happy that this scholarship will ease the financial pressure on him,” added Vishnu, a class 7 student of RMS School, Jamshedpur.
Payes Marshal, a class 10 student of St. Mary’s English High School, Bistupur, said, “The scholarship is a great relief for my father, who wants to see me as an IAS officer.” His father is a farmer.
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.