PUNE: Education opens up various avenues to gain self-respect. However, many students from rural areas had to leave their education in the middle owing to financial crunch. In a bid to help these students complete their education like their urban counterparts, the Sakal Media Group through Sakal India Foundation and with the help from Charity Assistant Commissioner Dilip Deshmukh has started a ‘Secondary School Students Adoption Scheme’.
Under this scheme, the eligible students will get Rs10,000 scholarship towards their educational expenses.
The students must utilise the amount for educational purpose only. There is no condition of a certain percentage or number of marks required. However, the students must belong to the lower economic strata of society. The applicant student must fulfil the criteria mentioned in the form. Initially, students from Rayat Shikshan Sanstha and a few other known educational institutes will be chosen.
City-based Shrimati Laxmibai Dagdusheth Halwai Datta Mandir Trust President Shivraj Kadam-Jahagirdar inaugurated the scheme by adopting 25 students.
- Students from Standard V to IX can participate in the scheme.
- Students must belong to the low-income group.
- Special preference to students from rural areas.
- Letter from the school principal.
- Must have a low-income group certificate certified by Talathi/Tehsildar
- Student’s Aadhaar card.
- Parents’ consent letter.
APPEAL FOR FINANCIAL HELP
Sakal India Foundation appeals to generous persons, institutes, industrialists, private companies and other socially aware people to donate for the scheme. By donating Rs10,000 they can pay for the student’s educational expenses for a year. Those who will donate will get a 50 per cent tax benefit exempted under 80 G. The cheque can be drawn in favour of ‘Sakal India Foundation’, and can be given at Sakal Shivajinagar office between 10.30 am and 5 pm (except on Sunday and other holidays)
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