Aryans distributes scores of scholarships

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Jan 28: Chandigarh-based Aryans Group of Colleges today distributed scores of scholarships among the Kashmiri students interested in getting admission for various courses in the college.
 India’s first woman IPS officer and social activist, Dr Kiran Bedi Monday distributed the scholarships on behalf of the college.
 Bedi on the occasion said: “Aryans understands the problems of the students so it has devised a three-tier strategy to help them tackle the problem of finance. Under this model the scholarships given are partly funded by the college, partly financed by the banks and partly contributed by the student.”
 Presiding over the scholarship ceremony in Gandhi Bhawan at Kashmir University, here, Bedi said: “The main aim of the scholarship program is to support those students of J&K who cannot afford higher and professional education.”
 Addressing the students, Dr Bedi said: “There must be thirst and passion inside you to pursue education with all the zeal and enthusiasm so as to better your lives and the lives of those who have great expectations from you.”
 Hailing the management of Aryan, Bedi said,” Three years back, I had proposed this idea (sharing of the financial burden of the scholarships) to the management of various colleges. Aryan group has implemented it as a policy. It shows that the college is concerned about the young generation.”
 While presenting the scholarships to the students, Dr Bedi said, “It is great to see the students from Kashmir making it to the prestigious civil service exams like IAS and IPS with some of them topping at national level. This shows that the students of J&K are highly talented but what they need is the right kind of exposure, proper guidance and financial support from various institutions like banks and colleges to fulfill their ambitions.”
 Pertinently, the scholarship Mela was organized by Aryans Group of Colleges exclusively for the students of Jammu and Kashmir under a scheme in which scholarships are given purely on Merit-cum-Means basis.
 Vice Chancellor of Kashmir University, Prof Talat Ahmed who was present on the occasion, urged Dr Bedi to make more visits to the varsity in future to inspire the students to qualify prestigious civil service exams.
 Prof Talat said the University would start residential coaching centre at the KU campus for which the government of India had assured full assistance.
 “This centre will provide coaching to all the students of the Valley and help them prepare to crack the civil service exams.”
 Dr. Anshu Kataria, Chairman, Aryans Group of Colleges said that around 250 students from Jammu and Kashmir had joined Aryans Group of colleges over the last two years who were financially supported by J&K Bank.
 On the occasion Aryan group of Colleges facilitated Prof Talat,  Rashid Makhdoomi Printer and Publisher Greater Kashmir, Sajad Bazaz Head Corporate Communications JK Bank, Mandeep Singh from FM radio and GN War, Chairman of Coaching Center Association and Shafat Banday.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 28 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST




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