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Governor P Sathasivam Distributes Prathidhwani Education Scholarships

Thiruvananthapuram: Prathidhwani Education Scholarships (PES) 2017-19 were awarded to 155 brilliant students hailing from BPL families at a function held at Technopark recently. The last installment of Rs. 3000 of the PES 2017-19, instituted by Prathidhwani, a socio-cultural organisation of IT employees in Kerala, was distributed by P Sathasivam, Kerala Governor, at a function held at

Thiruvananthapuram: Prathidhwani Education Scholarships (PES) 2017-19 were awarded to 155 brilliant students hailing from BPL families at a function held at Technopark recently. The last installment of Rs. 3000 of the PES 2017-19, instituted by Prathidhwani, a socio-cultural organisation of IT employees in Kerala, was distributed by P Sathasivam, Kerala Governor, at a function held at the Technopark Park Centre Hall. Hrishikesh Nair, CEO, IT Parks Kerala and Anwar Sadat, Vice Chairman, KITE were also present.

The Governor distributed a sum of Rs. 25,000 to 155 students who scored A+ grade in all subjects in the SSLC exam held in March 2017

Addressing the function, Governor Sathasivam recalled his days as a student of an ordinary government school and later, Government Law College. “It was only my perseverance and hard work which helped me become the Supreme Court Chief Justice later in life,” the Governor said.

As part of Prathidhwani Education Scholarships 2017-19, a sum of Rs. 24,000 was given away to the 155 students from different parts of Thiruvananthapuram district who scored A+ in all subjects in the SSLC exam held in 2017. The total scholarship amount of Rs. 37.2 lakh was sponsored by IT employees working with various companies based at Technopark. The first installment of Rs. 9000 was distributed during the inauguration of the scholarships. Later, Rs. 3000 each was transferred to the recipients every three months as four installments.

In the 2015-19 period, 235 students have availed the scholarship with the total amount touching Rs. 58 lakh.
Vineeth Chandran, President, Prathidhwani and Rajeev Krishnan, Secretary spoke at the function while Nishin, General Convenor, Prathidhwani Scholarship Programme, welcomed the gathering.

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