- Panasonic awards 30 IIT students with Ratti Chhatr Scholarship
Panasonic awards 30 IIT students with Ratti Chhatr Scholarship
NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 09: Reaffirming its commitment to empower the ‘leaders of tomorrow’ with opportunities to pursue and grow in the fields of their choice, Panasonic India, offered scholarships to 30 students from 19 IITs under its Ratti Chhatr program. The company’s flagship scholarship program, is aimed at providing assistance to select undergraduate students, enabling them to pursue higher education at their respective Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across the country.
Currently running in its fifth year, Panasonic flagged off the second phase of the program, with an aim to award scholarships to total of 240 students by 2022.
Congratulating the winners, Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, said, “I would like to congratulate these meritorious students, whose persistent hard work has brought them here today. Panasonic India’s ongoing efforts to catapult the young achievers’ dreams and aspirations forward with their Ratti Chhatr scholarship program is truly commendable. Such programs provide young students with support in both education and skill-development to help them study at the top-ranking institutions of the country like the IIT's.”
Speaking on the occasion, Manish Sharma, President and CEO, Panasonic India & South Asia, said, “Connecting aspirations with skills, Panasonic India’s Ratti Chhatr scholarship program is aimed at providing financial assistance to the young achievers to help them with good education and encourage skill development. We sincerely wish that our efforts can help transform these young students into competent and confident leaders of tomorrow. We congratulate the winners and hope that this small token of appreciation will contribute in realizing their ambitions.”
The 2019 Ratti Chhatr Scholarship Program received over 380 applications, of which 234 applications were shortlisted. Based on an online test conducted, 160 students were interviewed, out of which Panasonic India has chosen 30 winners from 19 IITs across the country through a rigorous screening and interviewing process.