Tata Steel awards Jyoti Fellowship to 227 SC/ST students of Joda Region 

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JODA: Tata Steel’s  Ore, Mines and Quarries (OMQ) Division at Joda felicitated 227 economically weak, meritorious SC/ST students at its Jyoti Fellowship Award Ceremony on January 10-11, 2018 at Joda West Auditorium.
Debashis Jena, Chief (Joda), Tata Steel and Mr Shirish Shekhar, Chief, Khondbond Projects, Tata Steel graced the occasion as Chief Guest on January 10 and January 11, 2018 respectively. Among others present on the occasion were councilors of Joda municipality, union officials of Tata Steel and employees of Tata Steel Rural Development Society.

An amount of Rs.11.73 lakhs towards fellowship was disbursed among the students enrolled in various schools and colleges. Other than the scholarship, top four performers were awarded with one tablet each. A book on English grammar was also given away to all the 227 students who qualified for scholarship.

As part of its Affirmative Action Policy, Tata Steel offers Jyoti Fellowship to meritorious students from economically weak SC and ST families to enable them to accomplish educational and career aspirations. Tata Steel’s Tribal Cultural Society identifies deserving candidates from operational areas of the Company based on a merit test.

This year, the merit test was conducted in various schools and colleges of Joda, Jhumpura and Champua block of Keonjhar district and Koida block of Sundergarh district of Odisha. In Joda, till date, 1557 fellowship has been distributed in the last seven years.

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