With the intent of promoting higher education among the students of SC/ST Communities, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited organised the Tata Affirmative Action Program (TAAP) Annual Scholarship Distribution Ceremony under its Ujjwal Program (CSR Initiative) at its Learning Centre in Rohini. During the event, a total of 370 students from 35 government senior secondary schools received scholarships in the form of reference books, stationery items and school bags.
The company has undertaken various initiatives for the upliftment of women in the society. With the same spirit and to encourage girl children to pursue higher education, nearly 50% of these scholarships were given to girls.
These scholarships were presented by Mr. Raj Kumar, Hon’ble Secretary, Delhi Vidhan Sabha, Mr. Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO of Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited and Ms. Kiran Gupta, CEO & ED, Powerlinks Transmission Limited. Along with them, the event was graced by the presence of Senior Leadership Team members of Tata Power-DDL, principals, teachers, and students who participated in the program.
Talking about the program, Mr. Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO of Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited, said, “Education is one of the most important thrust areas of the TAAP framework and as a responsible corporate citizen, it is our endeavor to help meritorious students. We launched our annual scholarship program with the aim of bringing a positive change in the society and to encourage young minds to follow their dreams. We are confident that educated youth can play an important role in shaping a brighter future for our nation.”
Launched in 2007, Tata Power-DDL’s Ujjwal Program focuses on SC & ST students whose economic condition is not conducive for sustaining studies. These students are constantly monitored and mentored by the company so that they do not drop out and rather improve on their educational performance. Subsequently, the same set of students are taken through a customised personality development programme covering interpersonal skills, career counselling and competency testing through expert NGOs. Through this initiative around 15000 students of classes X, XI & XII from 48 Government Senior Secondary schools have been benefitted till date.