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Panasonic Announces Scholarships To 30 Students From IITs

Panasonic India has awarded scholarships to 30 students under its CSR program, Ratti Chhatr

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Establishing the ground for future innovators and leaders, Panasonic India declared the winners of its annual scholarship program, Ratti Chhatr. The scholarship program aims to provide assistance to select undergraduate students, enabling them to pursue higher education at their respective Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across the country. 

Panasonic India instituted the scholarship program in 2015 and has already facilitated over 90 students. On the fourth edition of the program, Panasonic India awarded scholarships to 30 students in the presence of Chief Guest Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog.   

Speaking on this occasion, Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, Government of India, said, “I am once again delighted to be back here to witness another batch of bright young talents, who through the assistance of Panasonic India and their persistent hard work have been able to achieve an imperative milestone in life. Our nation is going through a phenomenal era from a developmental standpoint, but it still need to push the limits in terms of innovation and creation. Those elements can only be imparted through the inflow of young innovators and disruptors, who in this new generation can take us forward into a successful period of continual glory and invention. Ratti Chhatr Scholarship program, will serve as the perfect platform to help propel students to realize their full potential and contribute to country’s development.” 

Manish Sharma, President & CEO, Panasonic India & South Asia, said, “The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are a platform for young India to learn and excel; a platform that helps nurture leaders of tomorrow. At Panasonic India, we value the essence of education and understand the importance of providing scholarships in order to encourage the talented students to continue pushing the limits and set a mark for themselves. High quality skill development is the need of the hour in our country, we hope that through our efforts these students will embody that notion and emerge as imperative assets for our economy and serve the nation proudly. We congratulate the winners and hope this small token of appreciation will help them achieve their dreams.” 

Ritu Ghosh, Head, Corporate Affairs & CSR, Panasonic India said, ‘’We bestowed scholarships to 30 deserving achievers to nurture and encourage the young minds. We remain duly committed to the community with various corporate social responsibility initiatives in the near future, extending the program for another 4 years. This will benefit 120 more undergraduates and bring total beneficiaries under this program to 240, thus expanding our reach and achieving our collective mission as an organization.’’

The program aims to provide financial assistance to the aspiring engineers pursuing education from different IITs present in the country. The total scholarship amount is 42,500 INR per annum given in quarterly basis for a period of 4 years to 30 Scholars selected by Panasonic India. The program runs pan India and is open to students in their first year of engineering studies.