2013-09-02 08:01:43 - Shriram Foundation launches ‘Shriram-APLOA Education Scholarship Programme’ for truck-drivers’ children in Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh)
In its endeavour to provide the needy children of truck drivers and transporters with educational assistance, Shriram Foundation, a social arm of the Shriram Group, today launched a nationwide “Education Scholarship Programme” in Vijayawada. This first-of-its-kind initiative is in alliance with the Andhra Pradesh Lorry Owners Association (APLOA). Shri. K. Pardha Saradhi, Hon.Minister for Secondary Education, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh graced the occasion being present as Chief Guest.
Through this scheme, Shriram Foundation offered financial assistance and scholarships to 195 deserving children of transporters and truck drivers aged between 11 and 17 years. The scholarship distribution ceremony took place at the Krishna District Lorry Owners Association Hall in Vijayawada. This initiative has been successfully implemented at Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Namakkal
This scholarship support is applicable for the children of any school (including government and private) towards expenses for pursuing school education without any disruption.
During the event, Sri. K. Pardha Saradhi, Hon. Minister for Secondary Education, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh said, “This is a very noble initiative, and we whole-heartedly appreciate the efforts undertaken by Shriram Foundation and Andhra Pradesh Lorry Owners Association (APLOA). Education is one of the fundamental rights of children, and we hope this initiative will help them to pursue their dreams, for a better tomorrow.”
Mr. G. Obuloo Naidu, President, Shriram Transport Finance Co. Ltd. and Guest of Honors at the function said, “We believe that the future of the nation rests with the young generation and that these young minds need to be nurtured in the best possible way. With ‘Education Scholarship Programme’, we hope to fulfil educational needs of the children of our associates.”
About - Shriram Foundation:
Established in 1993, Shriram Foundation is a social initiative of the Shriram Group. It has evolved through the group's commitment to social responsiveness (CSR) with the aim of women and children empowerment. Shriram Foundation undertakes various activities such as primary education for children, vocational training centres for women, higher education & skill based courses through Shriram IGNOU Community College, micro financing for rural women and more across the country.