Kalinganagar, Feb 10 (LocalWire) Tata Steel Foundation has launched its fifth edition of Arunima, a three-day unique community event, online this year to encourage meaningful dialogue between communities around its Kalinganagar ecosystem.
GM corporate services R R Satpathy inaugurated the program.
The inaugural day commenced with the Jyoti Fellowship ceremony where a total of 503 meritorious students from economically weaker SC/ST families of Odisha were recognised for their dedication and talent.
For over 30 years, Tata Steel has been extending financial support in the form of Fellowships to deserving school and college students across communities.
Of the students awarded the Jyoti Fellowship this year, 236 students are from Kalinganagar, 166 from Bamnipal, and 101 from Sukinda. Fellowship amounting to Rs 31.1 lakh was disbursed to students this year.
The theme for Arunima this year is based on a strong felt need to focus on Water in the ecosystem and is also inspired by the United Nations’ mission of declaring 2018-28 as the Water Action Decade.
Arunima comprises three key components – the Jyoti Fellowship, an agriculture meet for farmers and women entrepreneurs, and a youth conclave.