Extends support to 30 talented students across 23 IITs this year
New Delhi, December 21, 2020: Building onto its commitment to recognize and empower the ‘young future leaders’ of the country, Panasonic India, a diversified technology company, hosted yet another successful edition of its flagship Scholarship Program - Rati Chattr, to award scholarships to 30 students from 23 IITs across India. The scholarship program, in association with Shine.com (HT), India’s second-largest job search platform, is aimed at providing financial assistance to select undergraduate students, enabling them to pursue higher education at their respective Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across the country.
Present at the virtually held felicitation event, were Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog as the chief guest, along with Mr. Manish Sharma, President, and CEO, Panasonic India and South Asia, Prof. Sanjeev Sanghi, Head of Applied Mechanics Department, IIT Delhi and Ms. Ritu Ghosh, Head, Corporate Affairs & CSR, Panasonic India.
Congratulating the winners, Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, said, “I would like to congratulate these meritorious students, whose persistent hard work has brought them here today. Panasonic India’s ongoing efforts to catapult the young achievers’ dreams and aspirations with their Ratti Chhatr scholarship program are truly commendable. India is accelerating to be an advanced technological hub and through such programs that empower the students, enabling them with right skills and knowledge, the youth can redefine the country on the global map.”
Speaking on the occasion, Manish Sharma, President, and CEO, Panasonic India & South Asia, said, Today’s youth is the driving force of change who have the potential to shape a better tomorrow. And it fills me with pride that through the Ratti Chhatr scholarship program we are able to empower these leaders of tomorrow with opportunities to be future ready and grow in the field of their choice. We congratulate the winners and hope that our efforts will continue to motivate them in realizing their ambitions.”
Commenting on the program, Ritu Ghosh, Head, Corporate Affairs & CSR, and Panasonic India said, “Our Ratti Chhatr scholarship is in line with Panasonic’s motto of providing better lives to all for creating a better and wholesome world and seeks to add to the country’s economic and social development. The program will support the students to pursue their dream by being part of the most premier institutions of the country.”
The 2020 Ratti Chhatr Scholarship Program received over 550 applications, of which 409 applications were shortlisted. Based on an online test conducted, 168 students were interviewed, out of which Panasonic India has chosen 30 winners for this honor through a rigorous screening and interviewing process.
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, and B2B businesses. The company, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018, has expanded globally and now operates 528 subsidiaries and 72 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.49 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2020. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers. To learn more about Panasonic: https://www.panasonic.com/global.
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