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SKF India launches scholarships for over 100 underprivileged meritorious girls

Auto and industrial bearings producer SKF India on Wednesday introduced a scholarship programme for over 100 underprivileged meritorious girls, who’ve scored over 80 per cent marks of their SSC exams.

The programme, first launched in 2017, is open to girls from Marathwada area in western Maharashtra, Chikkaballapur and Chamarajanagar area in Karnataka, SKF India mentioned in a launch.

Launched in partnership with Grameen Shamika Pratishtan, and Prerana, the native NGOs in these areas, this system goals to offer help to all these girls in order that they’ll obtain their academic and career desires, it mentioned.

Targeted at girls pursuing numerous skilled programs resembling medical, engineering and CA, amongst others, the scholarship fund could be utilised for overlaying bills resembling authorities faculty charges, hostel lodging prices, mess charges, transport, stationery and different associated prices, the company mentioned within the launch.

“Education could be a driving drive for social change and may help younger kids realise their true potential… Over the final 4 years, a few of these girls have discovered their calling as future docs and engineers, and nothing makes us happier than to have performed a job of their journey,” said Manish Bhatnagar, Managing Director, SKF India.

The objective of this programme is extending educational support for deserving girls from economically weaker sections of the society to break the barriers of financial constraints and educate them to become self-reliant.

The girls are selected based on merit and a stringent selection process which includes written exams, interviews, and house visits.

The programme also offers holistic development, including workshops on life skills, career guidance, physical and mental health, and regular mentoring from SKF to help the students work through their academic and personal problems.

According to the company, over 260 girls from these two regions have benefited since the launch of the programme four years ago.

The programme supports girl child with the family annual income below 1.5 lakh, it mentioned. PTI IAS ANS ANS

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