Tata Steel Jyoti Fellowship to 198 meritorious SC/ST students

WEST BOKARO: As part of its Affirmative Action Policy and efforts towards inclusive growth and development of Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST) community, the West Bokaro Division of Tata Steel today awarded Jyoti Fellowship to 198 meritorious students of West Bokaro.

An amount of over Rs 10.64 lakh towards Fellowship was disbursed among the students enrolled in schools and colleges across West Bokaro, Ramgarh and Hazaribagh districts of Jharkhand.

Along with cash awards, top five performers of Class VII of Jyoti Fellowship Test were given computer tablets. A book on English grammar was also given to all the 22 students of Class VII who qualified for Jyoti Fellowship.

The Fellowship, being given since the mid-70s, was branded as Jyoti Fellowship in 2004-05. Structured to help high school, intermediate, under-graduate and post-graduate students from economically backward SC/ST families, the fund committed by the company has increased over the years. A mix of school and college going students are identified based on merit test for the Fellowship.

Santosh Kumar Satapathy, IAS, Principal Secretary to Governor of Jharkhand said, “Brain is the fastest computer given to all by the Almighty and everyone should use it wisely and in a constructive way to achieve success. Even sky is not the limit for those who keeps on trying and never quit.”

Rajeshwari B said, “Better education and malnutrition in Government schools are challenges for the administration and it is heartening to see that Tata Steel is contributing immensely in the field of education.”

Santosh Kumar Satapathy, IAS, Principal Secretary to Governor of Jharkhand graced the programme at West Bokaro as Chief Guest along with Professor Anand Bhusan, Academic Advisor to Governor of Jharkhand, Rajeshwari B, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Ramgarh, Dr M Tamil Vanan, IPS, ADC to Governor of Jharkhand, Kishore Kaushal, IPS, Superintendent of Police, Ramgarh and Sahabji Kuchroo, Chief Operations (West Bokaro), Tata Steel. Among other dignitaries on the dais were Mohan Mahato, President, Rashtriya Colliery Mazdoor Sangh (RCMS), Jiren Topno, Head, Tribal Cultural Society and Keshav Ranjan, Unit Head, Tata Steel Rural Development Society.