Scholarships to Government ITI Students

For K. Arun Kumar, education is not about the joy of learning. It is a leverage to escape poverty. He used to work as a farmhand during the weekends to support his schooling.

Yet, he scored 89 per cent in his Class 10 examination. He is now a second-year student at the Government Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Ambattur.

He was one of the 113 students who were awarded scholarships totalling more than Rupee 2 lakh by the Sri Vidyasagar Educational Trust here on Sunday.

Arun Kumar’s parents work as construction labourers in Theni. He wants to finish the ITI diploma and pursue engineering and says that the scholarship would act as an encouragement.

The scholarship schemes of the Trust are open to students in engineering or vocational courses in recognised ITIs in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts.

M. Renuka, a student at the Government Guindy ITI, said that she will use the money to buy all the course material required for the year. Her parents are farmers in Villupuram district.

“Without assistance, they will have to borrow money and will get into debt,” she says.

Iravatham Mahadevan, chairman of the Sri Vidyasagar Educational Trust, said that it was disappointing that only six of the 50 ITIs in the region nominated students for the scholarships.

“We hope that in the coming years, there would be better response so that more meritorious students benefit,” he added.

Former Chief Electoral Officer Naresh Gupta said that it was fitting that the event was organised at Thakkar Bapa Vidyalaya.

Mahatma Gandhi laid the foundation stone of the school in 1946. Mr. Gupta asked the students to derive inspiration from Gandhi and work towards an inclusive society.

6 thoughts on “Scholarships to Government ITI Students

  1. sir,my cet-2016 rank is 467 out of west bengal. i am belong form a very poor family. so i beg you to some scholarship so i can continue my iti study.

  2. I am a trainee of ITI HOOGHLY in FITTER(2nd year).My 1st semester result is 80.14% I am belong from a very poor family and my father is jobless for his illness.I beg to you some scholarship.

  3. Sir,I am belong from a very poor family.I read at ITI HOOGHLY in ELECTRICIAN trade.My first semester result is 80.57%.I beg you to some scholarship so I can continue my study

  4. I came from a poor coutage,and i read at narendrapur ramakrishana mission in iti cources,it is very costly for me so my father is unable to giveing money for this parpous.i beg you to gave some scholership so ican continue my study

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