- Hiramati Mallick, a meritorious scheduled tribe girl was inmate of an orphanage, Adivasi Kanyashram of Kandhamal district in Odisha. She was given educational assistance by DIGJYOTI after matriculation till she completed Degree of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) and Teachers training in the year 2011-12 and now settled in life.
- Bipin Kumar Patra, a meritorious orphan boy was DIGJYOTI’s pick from an orphanage, Banabasi Seva Samiti in Kandhamal district of Odisha. He was assisted for higher education after Matriculation and after successful completion of courses in +2 Arts and Teachers training, he has got the job of teachership under State Govt. since 2010-11 and settled in life.
- Karan Munda, A destitute tribal boy orphaned by death of both of his parents was a pick from an orphanage, Sisu Seva Sadan in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha. He was assisted to complete his +2 Science Course and later he chose a professional Diploma course to settle in life.
- Harish Chandra Das, a meritorious distressed children- physically handicapped & orphaned, was adopted by an orphanage, Gram Mangal Pathagar in Balangir district of Odisha. He was assisted by DIGJOTI to prosecute his +3 Arts Course and later the Teacher’s training course successfully. He is now employed and settled in life.
- Mohan Chhati, a meritorious tribal orphan boy was a pick from an orphanage, Sarbodaya Samiti in Koraput district of Odisha. He was assisted by DIGJYOTI for prosecuting +2 Science Course and later a professional Diploma Course which he successfully completed during 2010-11 and looking after himself well with jobs in private sector undertakings.
While all the five recipients of 2006-07 continued to receive DIGJYOTI’s scholarships during 2007-08 following three new children were adopted for educational assistance.
- Samir Kumar Jena- orphaned by death of father and burdened with a lunatic mother, this boy from Kendrapada district of Odisha was adopted by an orphanage, Banabasi Vidya Sabha. With DIGJYOTI’s assistance he successfully completed the Sanskrit Course of Upasastri, Sastri and finally Acharya this year (2013) to become a sought after candidate for the job of a Sanskrit teacher.
- Chatanya Pradhan is a poor orphan boy from Angul district of Odisha. Baji Rout Chhatravas, an orphanage in the district looked after him through his struggle in life. DIGJYOTI helped him financially for prosecuting his ITI course and later a higher professional Diploma in 2011-12. He is now employed and settled in life.
- Ratikanta Sethy an orphan boy comes from a poor scheduled caste family in Keonjhar district of Odisha. He was an inmate of the orphanage, Manoj Manjari Sishu Bhawan. DIGJYOTI helped him under its educational assistance programme for completing two years of higher education in +2 stage. He chose to have some training in computer and got himself employed.
Of the ten children who were provided financial assistance for their higher education during 2008-09, the following four were newly adopted.
- Banani Hansdah a meritorious orphan scheduled tribe girl was brought up at the Rehabilitation Centre managed by an Orphanage, Basundhara in Cuttack district. DIGJYOTI helped in her completing the ITI course in Electronics trade and eventual settlement.
- Radhakanta Padhan, an orthopaedically handicapped poor boy was an inmate of an orphanage, Jagat Bandhu Biswa Bharati Siksha Niketan in Balangir district of Odisha. He was assisted by DIGJYOTI for prosecuting +2 Arts course.
- Sambhu Prasad Biswal, an orphan boy was adopted by an orphanage, Gram Mangal Pathagar in Balangir district. DIGJYOTI helped this meritorious boy to prosecute higher studies after Matriculation.
- Sudhansu Padhan, a meritorious orphan boy was an inmate of an orphanage, Children’s Home in Sonepur district in Western Odisha. DIGJYOTI assisted him for his higher education after Matriculation and he cleared his Degree Course & settled himself.
Of the total 15 children under the roll of DIGJYOTI’s educational assistance programme during this year, the following eight were newly adopted:
- Sandeep Das, a meritorious orphan boy from S.O.S village was assisted to persecute his +2 Science education which he completed successfully in the next year i.e., 2010-11. S.O.S village took the responsibility for his further education best suited to his choice.
- Pankajini Ho, a meritorious scheduled tribe orphan girl who lost her home & hearth in the super cyclone that hit the state in the year 1999, was shelted by Jasoda Sadan Charitable Trust. She was adopted by DIGJYOTI with educational assistance to complete her +2 education in the year 2010-11.
- Prasanta Kumar Mishra a meritorious orphan boy was nurtured by an orphanage, Gram Mangal Pathagar in Balangir district till he completed Matriculation. DIGJYOTI has been providing him with educational assistance since 2009-10 for his higher education in Commerce. Presently he is in the final year Degree Programme and all set for a bright future.
- Basant Bhoi, an orthopaedically handicapped poor boy looked after in his childhood by an orphanage, Jagatbandh Biswa Bharati Sikha Niketan in Bolangir was assisted by DIGJYOTI to prosecute his study in Govt. Vocational Junior College in the district.
- Soumya Habda, a meritorious scheduled tribe boy nurtured by an orphanage, RCM Sishu Bhavan in Koraput district, was assisted by DIGJYOTI to prosecute his Degree programme which he successfully completed and settled himself.
- Bhagyalaxmi Nayak, a meritorious girl coming from a very poor farmers’ family in Balasore district was assisted by DIGJYOTI to prosecute her two year +2 Science course. She discontinued her study in the 2nd year in a tragic situation due to chronic serious health problem.
- Maya Dhal, an orphan girl from SOS village was adopted by DIGJYOTI for meeting her entire expenditure through sponsored scholarship from Earth Stone groups of companies. She was a bright & meritorious girl and after successful completion of the three year Degree Course in Hospitality and Hotel Administration, she has been employed as Management Trainee at Hotel NOVTEL, Hyderabad. She is happy with her job.
- Lalmohan Alada, a highly meritorious scheduled tribe boy from a Railway track slum in Manjusha Road was groomed by DIGJYOTI to prove his mettle by securing high positions in the State conducted entrance merit list for Medical & Engg education. He is now in the final year of his MBBS Course at the SCB Medical College, Cuttack. His entire expenditure is met by the Trust through a sponsored grant from Ms Earth Stone Groups.
Of the 16 recipients of educational assistance this year, 11 were continuing beneficiaries while the following five were adopted afresh.
- Shyam Sundar Pati, is a very talented boy and comes froma poor family in Balasore district of Odisha. He was assisted by DIGJYOTI for prosecuting +2 Science Course. Unfortunately he discontinued study because of health problem.
- Rashmi Dash, a talented poor girl from Balasore district was assisted by DIGJYOTI to prosecute higher education after Matriculation. She successfully completed her two years of +2 Science Course and now undergoing Secondary Teachers’ Training Course and well set to find a Government job and have a settled life.
- Chagala Das, a meritorious poor boy in a remote village from Cuttack district has been receiving DIGJYOTI’s educational assistance for the last three years. Hopefully, the boy will prove his mettle to secure for his a settled life.
- Sadna Masti, a poor scheduled tribe boy was adopted by an orphanage, Sarvodaya Samiti in Koraput district. He was assisted for higher studies. He is now prosecuting his +3 Arts course.
- Laxmipriya Sahu, a meritorious girl from a poor family in Cuttack district is being assisted by DIGJYOTI to prosecute her higher studies. She is doing well and is in the 2nd year class of +3 Arts course.
Of the 15 recipients of DIGJYOTI’s educational assistance this year, nine were continuing from previous years while the following seven were picked up afresh this year:
- Sudhansu Sekhar Nath, is a highly meritorious boy from a very poor family in a remote village of Cuttack district. With DIGJYOTI’s assistance he prosecuted his +2 Science course in the year 2011-12. Now he has successfully completed the course and looking for admission in a professional course this year.
- Durga Prasad Swain a talented boy from Jagatsinghpur district comes from a poor farmer’s family. DIGJYOTI provided him educational assistance for his +2 Science course.
- Archana Patra, a distressed girl from Kandhamal district of Odisha is assisted to prosecute her +3 Degree course in Arts.
- Sibani Biswal a talented girl from a Bhubaneswar slum is being provided educational assistance to prosecute her +3 Degree course in Arts. She is in the final year of the Degree Programme.
- Sumitra Pradhan a meritorious girl, is an inmate of the Orphanage, Nehru Seva Sanga. She is being provided educational assistance to prosecute her +2 Arts course.
- Puspalata Jena, a meritorious orphan girl was nurtured in a Balashram of Kasturba Gandhi Memorial Trust. She was assisted to prosecute her +2 Science course.
Of the 20 recipients of DIGJYOTI’s educational assistance this year, 11 were continuing from the previous years while the following 9 were adopted this year:
- Sangeeta Ghadei is an orphan, handicapped & poor scheduled tribe girl sheltered by Nehru Seva Sangh in their Children’s Home. She has been given DIGJYOTI’s educational scholarship for higher education after Matriculation.
- Lili Pradhan is a poor scheduled tribe girl brought up by Nehru Seva Sangh. She has been given DIGJYOTI’s educational assistance for higher studies after Matriculation.
- Nirupama Nayak is a meritorious poor & orphan girl nurtured by Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust. She is reading in +2 Arts with assistance from DIGJYOTI.
- Silpa Maharana is a poor meritorious girl sheltered in Balashram of the Kasutrba Gandhi National Memorial Trust. She is provided with DIGJYOTI’s scholarship for higher education after Matriculation.
- Prasanta Maharana is a poor meritorious boy belonging to OBC. He is prosecuting +2 Commerce course with DIGJYOTI’s assistance.
- Sushree Sangita Biswal is a meritorious OBC orphan girl. She is prosecuting +3 Science Course with educational assistance from DIGJYOTI.
- Manornajan Samanta is a meritorious blind boy in extreme distress. He has been provided educational assistance to prosecute his study in +3 Arts Course.
- Laxman Murmu is a meritorious scheduled tribe boy orphaned by death of both his parents and nurtured by an orphanage, Sishu Seva Sadan in Mayurbhanj district. With DIGJYOTI’s assistance he has completed his professional Diploma Course and now well employed.
J. Laxmi Pradhan, is an orthopaedically handicapped girl living in a Bhubaneswar slum. She is totally immobile, depends entirely on her parents for her daily chores and carried to a local College where she reads in 2nd year +2 Arts. DIGJYOTI provides financial assistance for her education.