Rourkela, August 28 (LocalWire): As a part of the corporate social responsibility initiatives of Rourkela Steel Plant, 38 students from the scheduled tribes, scheduled castes and economically backward class of Sundargarh district, model steel villages and resettlements colonies pursuing professional courses were provided financial assistance to the tune of Rs 30 lakhs.
A function was organised at the Institute of Periphery Development on Monday and the HRD general manager, Rajendra Misra, handed over cheques to the students.
Addressing the students and their guardians, Misra explained the CSR initiatives of Rourkela Steel Plant and how it promotes education to students residing in peripheral areas.
Misra urged the students to ‘make the best use of the financial help and build a successful career and to contribute back to society.’
The cheques were provided to the 2016-17 and 2017-18 batch students.
So far 128 students have benefited from the scheme.
Under the scheme financial aid worth Rs 60,000 is provided for the Post Graduate course of two years, Rs. 1,20,000 for four year BTech courses and Rs 1,50,000 for five-year MBBS course.
As per the scheme every year 20 students (10 boys and 10 girls) pursuing graduate courses and 10 students (5 girls and 5 boys) pursuing PG courses for professional studies are selected.
The selected students are given the scholarship amount in instalments on the basis of their yearly performance.
The DGM, CSR, MV Apparao, AGM, CSR, Munmun Mittra and other employees of the CSR department, parents and guardians of the students were presnt during the occasion.