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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Secretary S M Vijayanand IAS distributed HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL)’s Pratheeksha Scholarships to 28 students from Thiruvananthapuram for the 2016-2017 academic year, the other day.

The scholarship is part of the activities of Pratheeksha Charitable Society, HLL’s CSR initiative for students belonging to the BPL category who are pursuing MBBS, Engineering, B Pharm, diploma and nursing courses.

Emphasizing the importance of education, Vijayanand said that the scholarship was a positive step in moulding the next generation. “Always keep in mind that only education can take you forward in life and reach greater heights.  Students should not get affected by any distractions at college and should dedicate themselves to studies,” said Vijayanand in his address.

He applauded HLL’s management and its support to and collaboration with the State Government for making improvements in various fields of society, especially in the health sector.

“This year, we received 201 scholarship applications from the Capital city, from which we selected the 28 students,” said Dr. Babu Thomas, Director (Marketing), HLL.

Registered in March 2014, Pratheeksha Charitable Society offers financial assistance to students from Thiruvananthapuram and Belgaum districts.

This year, 275 applications were received from Belgaum, out of which 19 students were selected.

An annual grant of Rs. 30,000 each will be given to five selected MBBS students, Rs. 20,000 will be offered to students pursuing Engineering and B Pharm, and students taking diploma and nursing courses will get Rs. 10,000 each. Students pursuing ITI will receive Rs. 5,000 annually, until they complete the course successfully.

“We have plans to expand our Pratheeksha scholarship to other locations whre HLL’s units are situated,” said P Sreekumar, HR Senior Vice President and Company Secretary, HLL.