Students to get scholarships worth Rs 1 cr

Scholarships amounting Rs 30,000 and Rs 40,000 will be awarded for the Engineering and MBBS aspirants respectively. Scholarships will be distributed by Manipal Universal Learning Chairman T V Mohandas Pai. Konkani Language and Cultural Foundation Chairman Emeritus R V Deshapande will be the chief guest while Chairman Dr P Dayananda Pai will preside over the function. Managing Director of Ryan International Group Grace Pinto and Industrialist M Jagannath Shenoi, Mysore, will be the guests. ‘Vishwa Konkani Student Scholarship Fund’ envisages grant of educational scholarship to economically backward students having Konkani language as their mother tongue. Instituted in the year 2010, it was envisioned by T V Mohandas Pai.

In view of widening the scope to the scholarship fund and to include preliminary and qualifying courses to the existing set up, Vishwa Konkani Student Scholarship Fund has designed a new scheme to support educational quest of PUC Students. In a major attempt to empower economically backward Konkani Speaking Communities like, Kudubi, Kharvi, Siddi etc, the VKSSF is planning to initiate a new scholarship scheme for the high school-level students from these communities. These two schemes will be announced in the award ceremony.

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