The prestigious Udaan Scholarship was awarded by SKF India to 40 meritorious girls from the Marathwada region on Friday. The official announcement came at the at a ceremony held at Yashada Auditorium in Pune. The girl students and their family members attended this ceremony in the presence of Dr Sayali Gankar, director, MIT School of Management; Dr Razia Patel, educationist & social activist; and dignitaries from SKF India Board.
More on SKF Scholarship: The Initiative
The Udaan scholarship programme aims to support meritorious girls from economically weaker sections, for attaining higher education through the provision of all-around financial aid. And the initiative is aimed at removing financial barriers for the deserving candidates, thus enabling them to realise a bright future. The programme covers absolutely all of the expenses required to complete the professional course of their choice. Initiatives ranging from personality development to holistic development as well as career guidance are also included in this programme.
The programme is implemented by FUEL, an NGO that has been working in this field for years. Candidates scoring more than 85 per cent marks in 2017 SSC Board and with a family income less than 2.5 lakhs annually are selected to avail benefits from this programme. A merit-based selection process along with personal interview forms the basis of the selection process. MD and Country head for SKF India, Shishir Joshipura added: “An independent, educated and confident girl can help with laying the foundation of a stronger family, and with it a strong nation. Udaan is an initiative to help young deserving girls in achieving their potentials and dreams.”
Lauding the Initiative
Renowned activist, Dr. Razia Patel sharing her views, “I laud SKF’s initiative for betterment of girl education that will give them a sense of confidence, which would further help them develop into a better human being. SKF has provided a great platform and I urge all the girls to work hard and make the most of it.”