216 students so far have availed the scholarship since 2007
Kalinganagar: Seventeen students hailing from displaced families of Tata Steel Kalinganagar (TSK) have received the ‘Tata Steel Parivar Scholarship’ for the academic year 2023–24 at the Corporate Services Hall of Tata Steel Kalinganagar near Duburi in the Jajpur district of Odisha on Tuesday.
The ceremony was graced by Debdoot Mohanty, Chief (Corporate Services), TSK, who served as the chief guest, accompanied by Ravindra Kumar Jamuda, President of Tata Steel Kalinganagar Workers Union, Biren Jamuda, community leader, and Dabar Angarai, another community leader.
In the presence of officials from TSK & Union, community leaders, and relocated families, the dignitaries presented the scholarships to the deserving students. Among the 17 recipients, six are newcomers to the scholarship program. Notably, three of the awardees are pursuing engineering, while the remaining fourteen are enrolled in diploma courses across various engineering disciplines. The scholarship encompasses full coverage of tuition fees, admission fees, and hostel dues for the entire duration of the respective courses.
Debdoot Mohanty, while extending congratulations to the scholarship recipients, emphasized Tata Steel’s commitment to the holistic development of the communities in and around its operational areas. He described the scholarship as a significant stride in fulfilling this commitment, aiming to nurture and support the youth for a promising career that can positively impact their families. Mohanty urged the students to diligently focus on their studies to achieve success in life.
The Tata Steel Parivar Scholarship, introduced in 2007, surpasses the guidelines of the government’s Rehabilitation and Resettlement Guidelines applicable in Kalinganagar. Its purpose is to realize the aspirations of numerous talented students from families rehabilitated due to the Tata Steel Kalinganagar plant who face financial constraints. The scholarship facilitates the pursuit of qualifications required for careers in diverse fields, not limited to unskilled or semi-skilled work but also extending to high-end expertise.
Under this initiative, financial assistance is extended to students who secure admissions to recognized institutions to pursue professional courses such as B-Tech, MBBS, MBA, and Diploma in Engineering streams. Since its inception in 2007, the Tata Steel Parivar Scholarship has been awarded to a total of 216 students from rehabilitated families, including the 17 recipients for the academic year 2023–24. Tata Steel encourages more eligible students to seize the opportunities provided by this program, fostering aspirations for a brighter future for their families.