ANGUL, FEB 8, 2023
JSP Foundation, the CSR arm of Jindal Steel and Power (JSP) awarded OP Jindal Star Scholarship and OP Jindal Jewel Scholarship to 40 meritorious students of the Angul district.
Angul Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Santosh Kumar Pradhan presented the scholarship cheques to the selected meritorious students in presence of JSP Executive Director Damodar Mittal, District Education Officer Niranjan Sahu and other functionaries of the JSP CSR Foundation.
Presenting the cheques, ADM Pradhan urged the students to see the dreams of a great person in life by adhering to the core human values and social responsibilities. He expressed his sincere thanks to JSP and JSP Foundation for their commitment towards Corporate Social Responsibility.
JSP ED Mittal shared experience of his personal life’s journey towards fulfilling of his dream to become an engineer and spoke about the importance of financial support/scholarship to achieve the desired dream of students. He explained in detail the exemplary work of the Founder Om Prakash Jindal in holistic development of society as an industrialist as well as philanthropist. He also said about the inspiration getting from Jindal Steel & Power Chairman Naveen Jindal and JSP Foundation Chairperson Shallu Jindal which propels JSP to strive for the best for development of the community.
On the occasion, DEO Niranjan Sahu advised the awardees to do hard work with perseverance to achieve the desired goal.
OP Jindal Scholarship aims to motivate young meritorious students from financially weaker sections of society to pursue higher education and professional studies. It has been conceived as a merit-cum-means scholarship for high performing rural students from weaker financial backgrounds to pursue higher education.
This year, 40 meritorious students of the district are awarded the scholarship for their higher education as 13 students under OP Jindal Jewel Scholarship and 27 students OP Jindal Star Scholarship.
Since the year 2010, OP Jindal scholarship has been awarded to 1052 students of the district. Jindal Steel & Power through its CSR Arm JSP Foundation is always committed for sustainable and equitable development of the society by partnering with the Government and other stakeholders as a responsible Corporate House of global repute.
This apart, JSP Foundation has launched Yashasvi Scholarship for Post-Matric Vocational Education and Higher Education courses. As many as 552 girls and women of Angul District received Yashasvi Scholarship. Under this programme, 5630 girls and women from all locations of JSP have received Yashasvi Scholarship.