Manasvi Singh, Co-Founder, Buddy4Study said that it will be great if more corporates come forward and help deserving and needy students with scholarships as their CSR initiative.
NEW DELHI: The Marubeni India Meritorious scholarship distribution ceremony was held on March 20, 2017 at C D Deshmukh Auditorium, India international Center, New Delhi. The event was marked by the presence of Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi and Minister of Education Manish Sisodia and Gaurav Jhunjhunwala – Director, S Chand Group.
The Marubeni India Meritorious scholarship Program was successfully launched in December, 2016. At the inaugural launch of the program, Marubeni India invited Scholarship applications across India using electronic and print media. As a result, More than 1900 applications were received ,approximately 330 applicants could make it to the telephonic round of interview held in February 11, 2017 at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Goa office of Marubeni India.
The final 100 meritorious students were selected after thorough knowledge and need assessment and were awarded with the financial aid of Rs 40,000 each to support their higher education and expenses of books, stationary and other allied expenses.
“This scholarship is about changing lives and improving society. I want to thank my entire team for successfully undertaking this wonderful project. I am sure that these students will continue to maintain a high standard of academic performance and achieve excellence,”, said Ichiro Tsuzuku, Chairman & Managing Director and Chairman – CSR Committee, Marubeni India Private Limited.
Marubeni India is committed to encourage Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects in various parts of India. Illustrative of this commitment, The program encompasses financial aid offering that supports higher education to meritorious students among under-represented groups and whose family income is less than Rs 2,00,000 per annum.