Proceedings of the 2nd Interactive meeting of the Digjyoti with the sponsored students and others held on 22.12. 2007 the O.U.A.T,Bhubaneswar.
Following a very illuminating and brain-storming interaction organized by DIGJYOTI on 22nd December lasted among its scholarship holders, resource persons and social scientists, the Board of Trustees deliberated to give headway to some of the emerging resolutions in the following thrust areas for vindication of its mission.
- Recognizing the challenges involved in admission for higher education, DIGJYOTI promptly offered to meet the expenses on entrance examinations and crash courses for coaching in various professional courses after +2 examination.
- The Trust will expeditiously work out modalities to provide extra funds for making the recipients computer literate.
- It is necessary to organize frequent visits to various Orphanages by local co-coordinators and volunteer groups comprising retired teachers and social workers to encourage the socially deprived children and make them aware of the opportunities available to them for education.
- To identify bright children early in life and motivate them for higher studies to shape a good career track in life while taking utmost care to help unfolding their natural talents.
Three More Students Receive Financial Assistance.
Digjyoti Trust has entered the second year of its mission to provide support and guidance towards higher and professional education of orphans and other disadvantaged students. In this second year of its operations, the Trust continues to support the students who were selected last year. Additionally, three more students have been selected for financial assistance. Congratulations to the latest members of the Digjyoti family!
On March 17, 2007 the Digjyoti Trust held its first Interactive Meeting in the Conference Hall of OUAT, Bhubaneswar. In attendance were the Trustees, the five scholars who were the recipients of the first scholarships given out by the Trust and many distinguished people from academia and the social sector. We were also fortunate that Dr. D. P. Ray, Vice-Chancellor, OUAT was able to find time out of his busy schedule to attend the event.
Prof. Pradhan, Managing Trustee addressed the gathering to kick off the meeting. Thereafter, the meeting became very interactive. There were many useful suggestions on the scope and direction of the Trust’s activities. The minutes of the meeting are attached.
The scholars who were also in the meeting spoke about their aspirations and why higher education was so important for their futures.??The number of attendees and their interest and participation greatly encouraged all the people who are contributing to the Trust in different ways. Prof. Pradhan was later interviewed by the local TV stations.??The meeting ended with tea and snacks and some group photographs.
In its first year of operation, Digjyoti Trust began its mission by selecting five underprivileged and deserving candidates from different corners of Orissa. These candidates have been provided financial support to pursue higher secondary and college education. Digjyoti is also committed to extend financial and professional support and guidance for successful completion of their courses subject to satisfactory academic progress. Here are the details of the recipients.