Jammu,September 12, 2016: Paving the way for the future leaders,Panasonic India today announced the second batch of its RattiChhatr Scholarship Program which aims at providing financial aid to talented undergraduate students across different branches of the venerated Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). Chief Guest Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, Government of India and Guest of HonorProfessor M.Balakrishnan, Deputy Director (Strategy & Planning), IIT- Delhi felicitated the awardees and their families at the Le Meridian, New Delhi.
Panasonic’s mission as a socially responsible corporate aims at providing equal opportunity and access to students from humble background across the country, has been in effect in India since 2009.Since the program’s launch in India, nine scholars have been selected and enrolled for the master’s program in Japan. Starting 2015, Panasonic offers scholarship to talented undergraduates across India. The Scholarship Program identifies and recognizes a group of talented young individuals with the potential to excel in their respective fields.Panasonic provides financial assistance and support to the youth from low income families as financial constraints should not be a bar for these students from shining. Last year majority of the students selected from the first batch received admission in top IIT institutes – Delhi, Mumbai and Kharagpur.
Mr. Manish Sharma, President & CEO, Panasonic India & South Asia,Executive Officer, Panasonic Corporation,“We at Panasonic have always been committed to making lives better. RattiChattr Scholarship is a progressive endeavor in this direction to create experts by providing young Indian talent from economically weaker sections with financial assistance. By providing the youth of this country with the essential tool – education, we hope to not only make a difference but also strive to inspire the next great Indian success story. We want to make India self-sufficient. Our scholarship program is an initiative which we hope inspires people across the country to take up the mantle and educate the future of our nation. Education is no longer a goal, it is an imperative”.