Published On: Wed, Oct 11th, 2017

Vedanta – Sesa Goa Iron Ore Karnataka Announced Girl Scholarship Awards

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Chitradurga, October 10th 2017: Vedanta – Sesa Goa Iron Ore – Karnataka business, today announced Girl Scholarship Awards to meritorious girl students of Chitradurga region. The Honorable Deputy Director of Public Instruction, Chitradurga District – Mr. Revana Siddappa presented the awards in the presence of Mr. Manjanna, Vice President, Gram Panchayat – Bommenahalli, village ambassadors, students, parents, teachers and the Vedanta team.

Presenting the awards Mr. Revana Siddappa, said, “Lack of monetary funds has resulted in lots of school dropout and deprived students of education. You are very fortunate to have Vedanta to provide the financial support to pursue education. You should make most of it and come through with flying colors. Vedanta’s CSR projects like SMART Class, Nand Ghar and Bio toilets have created additional favorable conditions to help the girl child pursue education.”

Mr. Manjanna, Vice President, Gram Panchayat – Bommenahalli, appreciated and thanked Vedanta for supporting such a noble cause of educating and empowering girls.

Mr. K. B. Santosh, village ambassador, said that, “This initiative is aligned with Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao.’ Educating a girl child means educating the entire family which improves the lives of individuals, families and communities at large. This scholarship aims at giving girls the confidence to pursue education.”

Pooja S, a young bright student from Muthugaduru thanking Vedanta stated, “I received the scholarship last year and this year too due to which I continue to pursue my education.”

Around 20 bright girls will be benefitted from this initiative and have been selected from ten different villages in and around the mining belt including Bheemsamudra, Chikkenahalli,

Muttugaduru, Sasalu, Hale Rangapura, Kadleguddu, Megalahalli, Bommenahalli, Haluvudhara and V.Palya based on individual’s merit and academic excellence.

It may be recalled that Vedanta had constructed bio toilets in Kadleguddu village on 6th June this year which has drastically reduced the dropout of girl children from schools.

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