Six meritorious students, pursuing professional degree courses in different disciplines received ‘Professor Ghanashyam Dash Scholarship for Higher Education’ for the year 2018. The Scholarship is established by Bansidahr & Ila Panda Foundation (BIPF), the CSR wing of IMFA.
The selected candidates will get 90% of the academic fee and related expenses for the entire duration of the course covering a maximum of Rs. 4,00,000- only, Bansidahr & Ila Panda Foundation statement said.
Geetanjali Podha from Bandhana Jhuli, Boudh, Rajesh Kumar Pradhan from Basupali, Deogarh, Ranjan Kumar Mahananda from Birhipali, Bargarh, Swagat Samal from Baghataila, Kendrapara, Tushar Kumar Jena from Ashrampatna, Puri, Bikash Badi from Nuapada, Angul are selected to get the scholarship for 2018.
The scholarships were awarded to the meritorious students by Subhrakant Panda, Trustee, BIPF & Managing Director, IMFA in presence of C.R. Ray, Whole Time Director, Prem Khandelwal, Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary, IMFA and T C Hota, Executive Vice-President, Bansidhar & Ila Panda Foundation.
Geetanjali and Ranjan are pursuing MBBS at VSS institute of Medical Science & Research, Burla whereas Tushar and Bikash are pursuing MBBS at SCB Medical College, Cuttack. Rajesh and Swagat are doing B.Tech. at National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela & College of Engg & Tech, (CET) Bhubaneswar, Odisha respectively.
IMFA’s trysts with ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ began with a single vision shared by Dr. Bansidhar Panda and Late Ila Panda five decades back. Their visions are now being realized by their solemn successors. Instituted in the year 2005, this scholarship named after renowned historian Late Prof. Ghanashyam Dash, father of late Ms. Ila Panda is an effort to provide financial assistance to the talented poor students to realize their dreams and in turn bounce the society with a handful of young professionals.