Monday, July 21, 2008

Tribal Students get Scholarships for Higher Education

Social Welfare Institute has given away scholarships worth over 325,000 for 300 tribal students studying in colleges and higher secondary schools in the three districts of Malda, North Dinajpur and South Dinajpur. Speaking on the occasion at a function arranged at the organization the Raiganj Municipality Chairman Mayor Mr. Mohit Sengupta appreciated the NGO for doing wonderful service to the poor people specially in terms of health and education. The Director of the NGO, Puthumai A. Nazarene, pointed out that the service rendered, though is minuscule, can change the lives of many young boys and girls. The program was also attended by a group of five students from Western Washington University, Seattle, U.S.A. (In the picture : Mr. Mohit Sengupta giving away the Scholarship; Fr. Puthumai, making the announcement at the background.)

The organization had done a scrutiny of applications based on the need element, such as orphan children and children from most backward families getting preference over others. Among the 300 students, 178 are girl children; and 75 students among the 300 study in Catholic Mission supported schools, and other beneficiaries come from Government colleges and schools. The Finance Support was contributed by Gruppo India, Italy and Social Welfare Institute, Raiganj

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