30 IIT students win Panasonic Ratti Chhatr Scholarship

30 IIT students win Panasonic Ratti Chhatr Scholarship
Abhay Anand | Sep 10, 2018 - 1:02 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 10: Panasonic has awarded 30 students from 15 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) Ratti Chhatr Scholarship. The scholarship program aims to provide assistance to select undergraduate students, enabling them to pursue higher education at their respective IIT, across the country.

The total scholarship amount is 42,500 INR per annum is given quarterly for a period of four years to 30 Scholars selected by Panasonic India.

Panasonic India instituted the scholarship program in 2015 and has already facilitated over 90 students. On the fourth edition of the program, Panasonic India today, awarded scholarships to 30 students.

Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, Government of India, said, “Our nation is going through a phenomenal era from a developmental standpoint, but it still need to push the limits in terms of innovation and creation. Those elements can only be imparted through the inflow of young innovators and disruptors, who in this new generation can take us forward into a successful period of continual glory and invention. Ratti Chhatr Scholarship program, will serve as the perfect platform to help propel students to realize their full potential and contribute to country’s development.”

Congratulating the winners, Manish Sharma, President & CEO, Panasonic India & South Asia, said, “The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are a platform for young India to learn and excel; a platform that helps nurture leaders of tomorrow. At Panasonic India, we value the essence of education and understand the importance of providing scholarships in order to encourage the talented students to continue pushing the limits and set a mark for themselves. High quality skill development is the need of the hour in our country, we hope that through our efforts these students will embody that notion and emerge as imperative assets for our economy and serve the nation proudly. We congratulate the winners and hope this small token of appreciation will help them achieve their dreams.”

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