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IndianOil Gyanodaya Scholarship Scheme launched

GUWAHATI, Oct 11: In its efforts towards enhancing skill development and employability of the marginalised section of the society, Guwahati Refinery has launched “IndianOil Gyanodaya Scholarship Scheme” in Guwahati. Dispur MLA Atul Bora inaugurated the scholarship scheme on Wednesday during a programme organised at Assam Engineering Institute, Chandmari in presence of Guwahati Refinery’s Executive Director Jogen Barpujari, Principals of Assam Engineering Institute, Chandmari, and PCPS Girls’ Polytechnic, Bamunimaidam, besides a sizeable gathering of teachers and students.
While addressing the audience, Bora appreciated the efforts of Guwahati Refinery for supporting the lives of the marginalised section of the society. He said that IOCL’s efforts towards these marginalised students through this scholarship scheme will help them to realise their dreams. At the programme, the MLA also handed over intimation letters to 100 selected students for the scholarship scheme from both the institutes.
In his speech, Jogen Barpujari, Executive Director (Guwahati Refinery), congratulated the students and said that for Guwahati Refinery it is a privilege to be able to support these needy students and expressed hope that the students will make proper use of the scholarship. He also elaborated on the various programmes being undertaken by the IndianOil refinery under its CSR programmes including skill development, education, health and providing drinking water. He further urged them to do hard work in order to achieve success in life in a competitive world.
Under “IndianOil Gyanodaya Scholarship Scheme”, students from marginalised sections pursuing technical education at two of the state-owned ITIs in Guwahati – ITI Guwahati and ITI for Women, Rehabari, and two Polytechnics – Assam Engineering Institute, Chandmari, and PCPS Girls’ Polytechnic College, Bamunimaidam, will be provided scholarships. The scholarship will be offered to the selected students coming from economically-marginalised families studying at each of the institutes who are pursuing courses in various technical disciplines. The scholarship will be provided to the students on means-cum-merit basis, and is being initiated from 2017-18, stated a press release.