SKF India’s newly launched UDAAN Scholarship Program is all set to support education of meritorious girls

2017 June 15, 10:00 IST

SKF India today announced the launch of ’UDAAN’ Scholarship Program for Girls of Marathwada region in Maharashtra.

This scholarship program aims to support deserving girls from economically weaker sections, to attain higher education through complete financial aid. The program will cover all the educational expenses starting from class 11 till the completion of a professional course. The program aims to help young girls to build their own future by overcoming financial challenges and become self-reliant. Various initiatives for personality, holistic development and career guidance are also considered this program.

Mr. Shishir Joshipura, Managing Director and Country Head, SKF India said “An educated, confident and independent girl can lay the foundation of a stronger family with a brighter future. UDAAN is an initiative to help young deserving girls in achieving their potentials”.

The program will be launched in various districts of Marathwada region that includes Latur, Nanded, Osmanabad, Beed, Aurangabad, Parbhani, Jalna and Hingoli from June 2017. UDAAN will be a stepping stone for young girls with a strong will to pursue higher education.

“Marathwada is one of the most drought prone region of the state, the financial crisis impacts the education of many meritorious girls. UDAAN program is our endeavor to give a platform to such needy meritorious students to study and prosper”, said Mr. Shrikant Savangikar, Director – CSR, Quality & Sustainability at SKF India.

The program will be implemented by SKF’s implementation partner – FUEL, an NGO that has been working in this field over years. Candidates scoring more than 85% in 2017 SSC board examination with a family income less than 2.5 Lakhs annually will be able to draw benefits from this program. A merit based selection process will award this scholarship program to the deserving girls this year.

For further information, please contact:
SKF India contact: Bibhabaree Biswal, 020 66112641;

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