India CSR Network
RAIPUR: GMR Chhattisgarh Energy Ltd. (GCEL) executing the various CSR activities nearby Project affected villages under its non-profit company GMR Varalakshmi Foundation. Consequently on persistence of added activities and to support deprived and meritorious students from Project affected Villages pursuing Higher Studies in various technical colleges “Saksham scholarship” were launched in the year of 2012 and around Rs.10 lakhs funded to the needy students till 2016.
This year total Rs.2.23 lakhs Saksham scholarship distributed to 6 girls & 3 boys student. They all are pursuing Engineering, nursing and B.Ed. courses in different colleges in the state of Chhattisgarh. The Saksham Scholarship was distributed by COO- GCEL, Ravi Shanker S, VP (Operation& Maintenance), Sandeep Pachpor, GM (HR&FMS) Nagaraj Keshavamurthy, GM Raxa Security Services Sadananda Udyawar, Mohammad Ansari, Kishore Rout, Sangram Kanungo, Atul Gupta, and Dhanalakshmi KNV.
All students had shared their experiences and said how they came to know about program and received the benefits and they could not have sustained their higher studies if not supported by GCEL Scholarship and expressed gratitude to GCEL Management for such a noble cause.
Ravi Shanker briefed the student and urged them to study hard so the dreams which they and their parents have seen come true. He also said if any point of time if you are not able to fulfil your dreams because of financial constraints employee of GCEL will come forward for support. Shri Sandeep Pachpor suggested Foundation to develop a corpus funds to help these students to complete their courses. The employee of GCEL will contribute in the corpus to support the students.
Other Members of GCEL also shared their experiences and struggle they have to face during their study. The daughter of one of employee of GCEL, Dhanalakshmi KNV named Rupika Alekhya pursuing CA from SIRC, Bengaluru Karnataka was also present on occasion and after listening the experiences of Students she shared her feeling. She told we are getting all kind of facility and support from our parents and “Today I feel the pain and agony of being in villages and poor”. She wished all the best to students.