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13TH INTERACTIVE MEET OF DIGJYOTI HELD ON 27TH JANUARY,2019

DIGJYOTIANs at the 13th Interactive Meet on 27th January 2019 spent the entire forenoon educating themselves with Odisha’s rich heritage of art and craft at Kala Bhumi. The afternoon session went off with intense interaction among themselves, with Trustees, participating educationists & social activists. Responding to a query by the Chairman if the Trust’s Annual Interactive initiative is of any real use, all of them including Mrs. Deepanjali Mishra, educationist pleaded for its continuance for its tremendous benefit to them.

The valedictory session started with the Trust’s Chairman, Prof.K.Pradhan welcoming the participants. Recounting the progress of the Trust right from its formative days, he ventilated his concern how to carry on its mission by an Alumni Association which though mooted earlier, has not materialized so far.

Prof.P.K.Roul who described the endeavor worthwhile, identified one senior DIGJYOTIAN, Mr.Chaitanya Pradhan to create a facebook/WhatsApp group right away as the first step to creating this Association. Founder Trustee, Mrs.Sucheta Pradhan spoke to the children at length giving valuable tips to succeed in life and advised them to keep away from the menace of smartphones especially selfies which is a narcissistic trait. The Meet ended following Vote of Thanks by Sri B. C.Das

 

12th Annual Interactive Meeting – 2017

The 12th Interactive Meet of DIGJYOTI scholars took place on 17th December 2017 starting with the interaction of the awardees individually with the Founder Trustee & Chairman, Prof. Khageswar Pradhan and sharing with him their stories of trodden path to progress in their studies and seeking solutions to issues they face.


With the assembling of the Members of the Trust which included the Founder Trustees Mrs. Sucheta Pradhan and Mr. Basab Pradhan and eminent educationists & social activists like Dr. B.C. Patnaik, Dr. S.K. Ray, Dr. M. Roy, Dr. B.C. Nayak, Dr. R.C. Patra, Dr. L.M Gadanayak, Advocate Aditya Kumar Nayak, Mrs. Nivedita Lenka and Mrs. Dipanjali Mishra, the scholars were introduced to them by the Trust’s Secretary. Prof.S.Pashupalak, Vice chancellor ,OUAT who was to preside over the meeting informed the Chairman of the Trust that due certain important engagement he would join half an hour late and the meeting may start as scheduled.

The meeting started with presentation of a brief report by Mr.B.C.Das Secretary of the Trust on the activities of the Trust during last year.

Prof. Pradhan in his introductory remarks highlighted the vision & mission of the Trust and implored the DIGJYOTIANs to share the experience consequent to their becoming a part of DIGJYOTI family. The children narrated their experience as to how the financial support provided by DIGJYOTI helped them crossing the hurdles in life that they were earlier facing for their education. Some of them were very candid to express that they would never have dreamt of prosecuting college education without DIGJYOTI’s assistance. While expressing their gratitude to the Trust, some awardees like Silpa, a student of M.Com and Rupen, a student of 3rd year B.Tech told how they are facing financial hardships for their sustenance and higher education for which they are taking up part-time jobs of private tuition and project works of juniors, etc since the Trust’s scholarship is not sufficient enough to meet both the ends.

Among the DIGJYOTIANs who have successfully settled themselves in life after completing their higher studies with assistance from the Trust, Dr. Lal Mohan Alada, Er. Chaitan Pradhan and Mrs. Hiramati Mallik expressed their heart-felt gratitude to the Trust which has helped them to achieve their goals in life and amidst thunderous applause from the fellow DIGJYOTIANs they declared their solemn promise to extend their full support to the cause of DIGJYOTI as its ambassadors by providing as much assistance as their avocations could afford, to needy poor and distressed children for their higher education. The emotional revelations of the DIGJYOTIANs moved all participants during the Interaction.

Founder Trustee, Mr. Basab Pradhan was greatly impressed with the deep involvement of the children with the Trust, notwithstanding its limited financial support in many cases. You, he said, are the captain of your ships while we help you in a small way for reaching your destination. Also he was pleased to observe that the children have truthfully accepted in life the road shown by the founder of the Trust that was trodden by him in his testing life situation to rise to the positions he held in the society. Among others who spoke on the occasion, were Dr. B.C. Patnaik and Dr. L.M. Gadanayak, who eulogized the efforts of the Trust in transforming the scenario across the State where the most disadvantaged in the society i.e. the poor & orphans have found a beacon light to fulfill their aspirations to establish themselves in the society through higher education.

Mrs. Sucheta Pradhan, founder Trustee who has endeared the children of the DIGJYOTI family so dearly, spoke to them with motherly comforts, encouraging them to face the world with courage and conviction as proud DIGJYOTIANs. She wished them a happy & prosperous New Year.

Prof. Surendra Nath Pasupalak, Vice-Chancellor, OUAT in his Presidential remarks observed that the cheerful and agile faces of the DIGJYOTIANs testifies the success of the Trust in helping the deprived and disadvantaged children in our society to fulfill the aspirations in life. While the Governmental schemes have not fully succeeded in reaching the targeted section, DIGJYOTI with its limited resources has achieved its goal to enthuse the disadvantaged children for higher studies.

Before the interaction was concluded Prof. Pradhan extended thanks and gratitude to all the participants for their continued co-operation to the Trust for achieving its goals over the years. He also thanked press and media and also those extended their help and support for the meeting. He wished all success to the children.

2017 Scholars

FOLLOWING POOR ORPHAN & HIGHLY MERITORIOUS CANDIDATES ARE AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS DURING ACADEMIC SESSION 2017-18

DIGJYOTI Scholarships

Awardee Scholarship awarded   Awardee Scholarship awarded
Silpa Moharana Continue receiving assistance for last six years and this year’s scholarship of Rs.11,000 helps her studying 1st year M.Tech.   Prasant Sahoo Continue receiving assistance for last five years and this year’s scholarship of Rs.12,000/- helps him studying final year B.Tech.
  Pinky Malick Continue receiving assistance for last three years and this year’s scholarship of Rs,.10,000 helps her  studying 1st year +3 Commerce   Rupen K. Sen Continue receiving assistance for last five years and this year’s scholarship of Rs.12,000/- helps him studying final year B.Tech.
  Abhisek Mohanty Continue receiving assistance for  last four years and this year’s scholarship of Rs.11,000/- helps him studying final year Science Degree.   Ananya Sarangi Continue receiving assistance for last four years and this year’s scholarship of Rs.12,000/- helps her studying 2nd year B.Tech.
  Alekh Ch. Sur Continue receiving assistance for last five years and this year’s scholarship of Rs.12,000/- helps him studying final year M.Sc at IIT Madras.   Durga Prasad Swain Continue receiving assistance for last five years and this year’s scholarship of Rs.12,000/- helps him studying 3rd year MBBS
  Neelam P. Panda Continue receiving assistance for last four years and this year’s scholarship of  Rs.11,000/- helps her studying 2nd year +3 Science.   Subhalagna Mohanty Continue receiving assistance for last three years and this year’s scholarship of Rs.11,000/- helps her studying 1st year +3 Science
  Sumit R. Sahoo Continue receiving assistance for last four years and this year’s scholarship  of Rs.12,000/- helps him studying M.Sc.   Nihar Ranjan Nayak Continue receiving assistance for last two years and this year’s scholarship of Rs.11,000/- helps him studying final year +2 Science.
  Debabrata Dash Continue receiving assistance for  last four years and this year’s scholarship of Rs.12,000/- helps him studying 1st year M.Sc.   Subham Kumar Dhal Continue receiving assistance for last two years and this year’s scholarship of Rs.11,000/- helps him studying 2nd year +3 Science.
  Supriya Mishra Continue receiving assistance for last two years and this year’s scholarship of Rs.10,000/- helps her studying 2nd year +3 Arts   Manali Sahoo Awarded scholarship of Rs.11,000/- to help her study in 1st year +2 Science
  Ashutosh Sahoo Continue receiving assistance for last two years and this year’s scholarship of Rs.11,000/- helps him studying 2nd year +2 Science   Subash Sahoo Awarded scholarship of Rs.10,000/- to help his study in 1st year I.T.I (Civil Draftsman) course.
  Bhadratanu Sha Continue receiving assistance for last two years and this year’s scholarship of Rs.11,000/- helps him studying 2nd year +2 Science   Manas R. Patra Awarded scholarship of Rs.11,000/- to help his study in 1st year +2 Commerce.
  Khageshwar Panda Awarded scholarship of Rs.11,000/- to help his study in 1st year +2 Science   Puneet T. Hegde Awarded scholarship of Rs.11,000/- to help his study in 1st year +2 Science at Shri Marikamba Govt. PU College, Karnataka

NEMI CHAND JAIN Scholarship

Awardee Scholarship awarded   Awardee Scholarship awarded
Bijaya Ku. Sahoo Continue receiving assistance for last two years and this year’s scholarship of Rs.24,000/- helps him studying 2nd year +3 Science   Aditya Ranjan Panda Awarded scholarship of Rs.24,000/- to help his study in 1st year +3 Science.

11th Annual Interactive Meeting – 2017

Young Digjyotians across the state, eager to participate at their 11th Interactive Meet arrived early in the morning of 29th January 2017 and soon joined the group led by mentors and guide visiting the Sate Museum for having an insight to the ancient history and archeological treasures of Odisha.

On return, they spent the mid-day session of about one hour interaction exclusively with the Founder Trustee, Sucheta Pradhan with whom they are deeply connected emotionally ever since their enrolment, by unfolding the rigors of their testing life situations and seeking solutions to umpteen issues.

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Then, the Interactive meeting with all students, Trustee members and all other invited guests started. The Chairman of the Trust, Prof. Khageswar Pradhan discussed with the children individually and assured that the Trust will continue to extend all possible assistance to sustain their efforts as it did by providing educational assistance to 179 of them out of whom as many as 24 children have already settled well in life with lucrative jobs.

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This was followed by the Trust members, mentors, social activists & other guest educationists speaking to the children in great details to make use of their precious time & energy to succeed in life to become proud members of the society. Dr. S.N. Pasupalak, Vice-Chancellor, OUAT who presided over the valedictory session, eulogized the contributions of the Trust in enabling the disadvantaged children to become self-sufficient and positively contribute to the society.

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The children responded with great enthusiasm promising their best efforts for espousing the cause of DIGJYOTI.

2016 Scholars

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PRASANTA KUMAR MISHRA was given scholarships for his +2, +3 and PG in MSW. He is now given assistance of Rs. 3,000 towards the final exam fees of MSW 2016.

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NIRUPAMA NAYAK was given a scholarship of Rs. 10,000 this year to complete her final year +3 Arts at Salipur College.

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SILPA MAHARANA was given a scholarship of Rs. 10,000 this year to complete her final year +3 Commerce at Choudwar College.

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ABHISEK MOHANTY was given a scholarship of Rs. 10,000 this year to complete his second year +3 Science at Ravenshaw College.

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ALEKH CHANDRA SUR was given a scholarship of Rs. 12,000 to complete his 1st year M.Sc. programme at IIT Madras, Chennai.

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NILAM PRIYADARSHINI PANDA was given a scholarship of Rs. 11,000 to complete her 1st year +3 Science programme at Salipur College.

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SUMIT RANJAN SAHOO was given a scholarship of Rs. 11,000 to complete his final year +3 Biotechnology programme at BHU.

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DEBABRATA DASH was given a scholarship of Rs. 11,000 to complete his final year +3 Science programme at Stewart Science College.

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TAPAN KUMAR DASH was given a scholarship of Rs. 10,000 to complete the 1st year of his D.EL.ED.(C.T.) at DIET Puri.

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BHAGYA LAXMI NAYAK was given a scholarship of Rs. 10,000 to complete Final year D.EL.ED. (C.T.) at ETEI, Fakhirpur, Keonjhar.

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PRASANTA SAHOO was given a scholarship of Rs. 12,000 to complete his 2nd year B.Tech programme at N.I.T. Rourkela.

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RUPEN KUMAR SEN was given a scholarship of Rs. 12,000 to complete his 2nd year B.Tech. programme at GITAM, Bhubaneswar.

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DURGA PRASAD SWAIN was given a scholarship of Rs. 12,000 to complete his 2nd year MBBS programme at SCB Medical College.

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ANANYA SARANGI was given a scholarship of Rs. 12,000 to complete her 1st year B.Tech. course at Silicon Institute of Technology.

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SUBHALAGNA MOHANTY was given a scholarship of Rs. 11,000 to complete her +2 Science programme at Salipur Jr. College.

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PINKY MALIK was given a scholarship of Rs. 10,000 to complete her +2 Commerce programme at Salipur Jr. College.

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DUBA MUNA was given a scholarship of Rs. 6,000 to complete his +3 Arts programme at Rajdhani College.

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NIHAR RANJAN NAYAK was given a scholarship of Rs. 11,000 to study in 1st year +2 Science course at U.N. College, Soro.

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SHUBHAM KUMAR DHAL was given a scholarship of Rs. 11,000 to study 1st year +2 Science course at Bhadrak Auto College.

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SUPRIYA MISHRA was given a scholarship of Rs. 10,000 to study in 1st year +2 Arts at Rajdhani College, Bhubaneswar.

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ASHUTOSH SAHOO was given a scholarship of Rs. 11,000 to study in 1st year +2 Sc. at BJB Jr. College.

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BHADRATANU SHA was given a scholarship of Rs. 11,000 to study in 1st year +2 Science at Bhadrak Jr. College.


Nemi Chand Jain Scholarships 2016-17

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ABDUL AZAM KHAN was awarded the Nemi Chand Jain scholarship of Rs. 24,000 to complete his +3 Science course at Ravenshaw University.

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BIJAYA KUMAR SAHOO was awarded the Nemi Chand Jain scholarship of Rs. 24,000 to complete his 1st year +3 Science at Bhadrak Auto College.

Digjyoti Scholars-2015

DIGJYOTI SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES 2015-16

Sri Prasanta Kumar Mishra
At- Kuliabahal, P.O- Jarasingha
Dist- Balangir, Pin- 767067
Contact No- 9938314622
A meritorious poor and orphan boy has been receiving DIGJYOTI’s assistance since 2009-10 and is now studying in 1st year MSW at Yuvodaya College, Balangir. He is awarded annual scholarship of Rs.10,000/- this year
Ms Nirupama Nayak
At- Balashram
KGNM Trust, Satyabhamapur
Dist: Cuttack, Pin- 754 200
A meritorious poor & orphan girl has been receiving DIGJYOTI’s assistance since 2012-13, completing her +2 and 1st year of +3 and now studying in 2nd year of +3 Arts at Salipur is awarded Rs.10,000/- this year.
Ms Silpa Maharana
At- Balashram
KGNM Trust, Satyabhamapur
Dist: Cuttack, Pin- 754 200
A meritorious poor orphan girl has been receiving DIGJYOTI’s assistance since 2012-13, completing her +2 and 1st year of +3 and now studying in 2nd year of +3 Commerce at Choudwar College, is awarded Rs.10,000/- this year.
Sri Prasanta Moharana
At/Po: Bhakar Sahi
Via- Balipatna, Dist: – Khordha, Contact No- 9692907083

A meritorious poor boy has been receiving DIGJYOTI’s assistance since 2012-13, completing his +2 and 2nd year of +3 and now studying in final year of +3 Commerce at U.N. Auto College, Adaspur is awarded Rs.10,000/- this year.

Sri Abhisek Mohanty
S/o- Late Badri Narayan Mohanty
At- Sundarda, P.O- Pahanga, Via- Niali
Dist- Cuttack, Pin- 754 004
Contact No- 9853441491
A meritorious poor and orphan boy who has been receiving DIGJYOTI’s Scholarship since 2012-13, completing his +2 Science and now studying 1st year of +3 Science at Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, is awarded Rs.11,000/- this year.
Sri Alekh Chandra Sur
S/o- Rebatee Sur
At- Gopalpur, P.O:Prathamkhandi
Dist-Jajpur- 755008
Contact No- 9937938783
A highly meritorious poor and orphan boy who has been receiving DIGJYOTI’s Scholarship since 2013-14 and now studying final year of +3 Science at Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, is awarded Rs.11,000/- this year.
Ms Nilam Priyadarshinee Panda
At- Sadhupur, Po- Bodhanga, Via- Nischintakoili
Dist-Cuttack- 754207
A very meritorious poor orphaned girl, who has been receiving DIGJYOTI’s assistance from 2014-15 and now studying 2nd year Science at Salipur College, is awarded Rs.11,000/- this year.
Sri Sumit Ranjan Sahoo
C/o Sri Pradip Kumar Choudhury
At- Rajabagicha, L.B Colony, Qr.No- S/10
Po- Telenga Bazar, Dist-Cuttack-753009
Mob-9090606460

A meritorious poor boy orphaned by death of both parents, is receiving DIGJYOTI’s Scholarship since 2014-15 and now studying 2nd year of +3 Biotechnology course at BHU, is awarded Rs.11,000/- this year.

Sri Debabrata Dash
Qrs No- D/12, Police Lane, Buxi Bazar
Cuttack-753001, Mob-7377656524

A meritorious poor boy orphan boy, is receiving DIGJYOTI’s Scholarship since 2014-15 and now studying 2nd year of +3 Science course at Stewart Science College, is awarded Rs.11,000/- this year.

Sri Pratyush Nandi
C/o Ramesh Ch. Ray
Plot No-1233, Mahanadi Vihar, Cuttack-753004
Mob-9778303239

A meritorious poor boy receiving DIGJYOTI’s Scholarship since 2014-15 and now studying 2nd year of +2 Science course at Ravenshaw Junior Science College, is awarded Rs.11,000/- this year.

Ms. Supriya Muduli
D/o- Rabindra Muduli
At- Kulakaijanga, Po- Biridi, Dist- Jagatsinghpur
Pin-754111

A meritorious poor girl receiving DIGJYOTI’s Scholarship since 2014-15 and now studying 2nd year of +2 Science course at BJB College, is awarded Rs.11,000/- this year.

Sri Tapan Kumar Dash
S/o- Mayadhar Dash
At- Kashiharipur, Po- Gopinathpur, Dist- Puri
Mob- 8658501274A meritorious physically disabled boy receiving DIGJYOTI’s Scholarship since 2014-15 and now studying 2nd year of +3 Shastri Course at NNAC, Sanskrit College, Puri, is awarded Rs.10,000/- this year.
Ms. Rashmi Dash
D/o- Sri Ganesh Prasad Dash
At/P.O- Rahanja, Via- Ranital
Dist- Bhadrak, Pin- 756 111

A very meritorious poor girl receiving DIGJYOTI’s Scholarship since 2010-11 completed +2 Science and DEE Course and now studying 1st year of +3 Science under IGNOU is granted the annual course fee of Rs.3,500/- this year.

Ms. Bhagya Laxmi Nayak
D/o- Sri Ramesh Chandra Nayak
At/P.O- Simulia
Dist- Balasore, Pin- 756 126

A very meritorious poor girl receiving DIGJYOTI’s Scholarship since 2009-10 completed +2 Science Course. After studying in 1st year C.T Course at ETEI, Fakirpur. Awarded  Rs.10,000/- this year.

Sri Prasanta Sahoo
S/o- Sri Harihar Sahoo
At- Habalganda, P.O: Dashipur
Via- Rajkanika, Dist- Kendrapara-754219
Contact No.- 9861128592
A highly meritorious poor boy receiving DIGJYOTI’s Scholarship since 2013-14 completed +2 Science and now reading in 1st year B.Tech at NIT Rourkela is awarded Rs.12,000/- this year.
Sri Rupen Kumar Sen
S/o- Prem Bai Sen
At/Po: Parkod, Via- Khariar Road
Dist- Nuapada- 766104
Contact No- 9438379422
A poor & orphan boy receiving DIGJYOTI’s Scholarship since 2013-14 completed +2 Science and now reading in 1st year B.Tech at GITM, BBSR is awarded Rs.12,000/- this year.
Sri Durga Prasad Swain
At – Erada, Po – Galadhari
Dist- Jagatsinghpur
Contact No- 9090098054 / 9778779166
A meritorious poor boy receiving DIGJYOTI’s Scholarship since 2012-13 and after completing +2 Science is now studing in 1st year MBBS course at SCB Medical College, Cuttack. He is awarded Rs.12,000/- this year.
Ms Ananya Sarangi
At – Shanti Vihar, Aparna Nagar, Chauliaganj
Dist- Cuttack
Contact No- 9439930049

A meritorious poor orphan girl studying 2nd year of +2 Science course at Ravenshaw Junior College, is awarded DIGJYOTI’s Scholarship of Rs.11,000/- this year.

Ms Subhalagna Mohanty
D/o- Late Sachitra Mohanty
At – Mahajan, PO – Nischintakoili
Dist- Cuttack, Pin – 754207

A meritorious poor orphan girl studying in 1st year of +2 Science course at Salipur College, is awarded DIGJYOTI’s Scholarship of Rs.11,000/- this year.

Ms Pinky Malik
C/o- KGNM Trust, Satyabhamapur
Dist- Cuttack, Pin – 754200

A very poor orphan & S.C. girl studying in 1st year of +2 Commerce course at Salipur College, is awarded DIGJYOTI’s Scholarship of Rs.10,000/- this year.

Sri Duba Muna
C/o- Swapna Trust
Unit-5, Opp Commissionarate of Protection of CHild Rights, BBSR
Contact No- 8260788967
A physically handicapped boy studying in 1st year +3 Arts course at Rajadhani College BBSR is awarded DIGJYOTI’s Scholarship of Rs.10,000/-  this year.

Dr. S.S. PRABHU SCHOLARSHIP 2015-16

Ms. Sasmita Panda
D/o- Smt. Minati Panigrahi
At- Bidyadharpur, Po:- Chauliaganj
Dist- Cuttack, Mob: 7536954167

A highly meritorious orphan girl who has been receiving Dr. S.S. Prabhu scholarship since 2014-15 and is now in the final year of M.V.Sc course in Livestock Production & Management in Orissa College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry and is awarded Rs.20,000/- this year to complete her P.G Program

NEMI CHAND SCHOLARSHIP 2015-16

Ms Rajashri Parida
D/o- Sahadev Parida
At- Sadangoi, Via- Delanga
Dist- Puri,
An outstandingly meritorious girl who has been receiving NEMI CHAND scholarship since 2013-14 and is now studying graduation in BJB Auto College, BBSR and is awarded Rs.24,000/- this year.
Abdul Azam Khan
At- Gambharia, Po- Paunskuli, Via- Jamsuli
Dist- Balasore, Pin-756081, Mob- 789431 1 130
A very meritorious poor boy who has been receiving NEMI CHAND scholarship since 2014-15 and is studying in the 2nd year Degree course in Science in Ravenshaw Colllege and is awarded Rs.24,000/- this year.