Governor awards merit scholarships to 151 students

The Governor handed over a certificate and cheque of Rs 24,000 to students who qualified for the scholarships

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Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat conferred SJVN Silver Jubilee Merit Scholarships Awards upon 151 meritorious students of Himachal Pradesh during the award distribution ceremony organised at Raj Bhavan on 13 Jan. He handed over a certificate and cheque of Rs 24,000 to those students who qualified for the scholarships. This amount would be given to them every year till they complete their degree or diploma courses.

Speaking on the occasion, Acharya Devvrat appreciated the initiative of SJVN to start Scholarships Scheme to the meritorious students. “Mutual Harmony and good relations form a good society and it is our social responsibility to contribute towards the direction of social uplift”, said the Governor. In view of the importance of power sector in the development of the Country, various initiatives and campaigns were being taken to harness maximum potential of energy in which SJVN was giving its important contribution, for which they deserve appreciation, he added.

He called upon the meritorious students to contribute towards the Country and be human in every aspect of life. He said that 65 percent of the Country’s population comprised of youth who have immense potential and talent. Youth are the real wealth of the Nation as they are the future of the Country and it is essential to channelise this energy towards constructive purposes.

Acharya Devvrat called upon the young generation to stay away from drugs in order to progress in life. He encouraged the students to excel in their lives and develop a competitive spirit to be able to make a mark at the National and International level in order to bring fame to the State and Country. He expressed gratitude towards SJVN Silver Jubilee Merit Scholarships Awards for their contribution towards upliftment of the society through their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in the State.

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ML Verma is a Senior journalist, with more than a decade of experience of active reporting for electronic media, news agencies and fast paced online media.

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