In alliance with Bombay Goods Transport Association (BGTA), Shriram Foundation, a social wing of Shriram Group has announced that the foundation will be offering scholarships to the children of truck drivers as well as transporters. This nationwide assistance program has been initiated by the Shriram Group in order to provide financial assistance to the needy children.
About Shriram Foundation
Shriram Foundation was established in the year 1993 with the motive to help the needy meritorious children to pursue higher education. The foundation was built entirely on the ideals of late Sir Shri Ram and late Dr. Bharat Ram who believed in contributing for the welfare of the society especially through education. The aim with which this foundation was established is to provide world-class education and training program for the children and youth of the nation irrespective of the sections of society.
Following the idealism of co-founders of the group, the foundation has successfully established schools and colleges across the nation so as to build a better society by offering the young minds with all the facilities they could provide. The foundation also provides help to the women from rural areas by providing them with basic education.
Shriram Education Scholarship
Shriam Foundation has launched the APLOA Education scholarship at Vijayawada. Under the supervision of Minister of Secondary Education, Mr. K. Pardha Saradhi of Andhra Pradesh this program was launched by the foundation.
Under this scheme, the foundation has decided to provide assistance to 195 meritorious as well as needy children of truck drivers. Mainly the scholarship will be provided to the children aged between 11 and 17. This scholarship is applicable to children studying in any schools whether it be government schools or private schools. However scrutiny would be based on certain criteria such as :
- Family income should not exceed Rs 25,000.
- Any one of the parents should be either a truck driver or a transporter.
- Candidate will only be eligible if he/she scores over 60 percent marks in exam.
With the successful distribution of scholarships at Krishna District Lorry Owners Association Hall in Vijayawada, this scheme has received appreciations from each class of the society.
Managing Director of Shriram Transport Finance Company Mr. U G Revankar said, “Through the Education Support Scheme, we aim to provide educational support to the needy section of our transporter fraternity.”