GUWAHATI, March 9 - City-based Shishu Sarothi, a non-profit organisation and Bharti Infratel are going to implement a scholarship programme for persons-with-disabilities (PWDs) in eight north-eastern states. This will benefit over 100 students with disabilities in the next two years.
Bharti Infratel has partnered with Shishu Sarothi to identify deserving students of the region and implement the project.
According to Arman Ali, executive director of Shishu Sarothi, the primary objective of the programme is to provide financial support and help to students with disabilities for pursuing professional or technical education, which in turn will make them employment-ready and thus, self-reliant.
�The scholarship programme is designed to benefit students across all eight states of the North East, viz: Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura and Meghalaya,� said Ali.
DS Rawat, MD and CEO, Bharti Infratel, said, �We are pleased to support this special cause of helping the differently-abled realise their dreams and aspirations. Today, the cost of accessing higher education often proves to be the primary deterrent among those living with disabilities. We are confident that this scholarship will address and provide the much needed support to deserving students.�
It may be mentioned that Bharti Infratel also works with Bharti Foundation to provide free and quality education through the Satya Bharti School Programme to underprivileged students in rural India and the Satya Bharti Abhiyan to improve livelihood of scores of Indians, such as developing the sanitation facilities in government schools.