Trivandrum: Sanjeevani, the employee driven Corporate Social Responsibility group of Infosys, Trivandrum centre organised a student scholarship programme ‘Chiraag’. The programme was organised to grant 200 underprivileged students from government schools with scholarship kits to support their future education.
Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. Shashi Tharoor gave away the scholarships to the students at the event was organised at Government Higher Secondary School, Thonnakal, Kudavoor on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram city.
This year Sanjeevani partnered with five government schools in Trivandrum to select 100 students. Volunteers from Sanjeevani created awareness about ‘Chiraag’ amongst its employees and invited nominations for scholarships to be provided for deserving children from underprivileged backgrounds. Infoscions at the Trivandrum Development Centre (Trinfy) were able to shortlist 100 such students.
Chiraag was launched last year with an aim to reach out to economically deprived students with an acumen to further their education. Last year the initiative successfully supported five children in Kerala.
The employee run CSR wing at Trinfy focuses on creating a positive impact on the society by nurturing a culture of community welfare and development amongst Infoscions.
Other dignitaries present at the event were Jayasree H, Principal, Govt. Higher Secondary School, Thonnakal; Sunil Jose, Development Centre Head, Infosys , Trivandrum; Ajith Nair, Unit Quality Head, Infosys Trivandrum; G Satheesan Nair, Member, District Panchayat; S Sobhana Kumari, Member, Block Panchayat; K Karunakaran, Ward Member (Kudavoor), Mangalapuram Panchayat, and S R Usha Kumari, Head Mistress, Govt. Higher Secondary School, Thonnakal.
Infosys has about 6,500 employees working at its Trivandrum centre spread across two locations – their own campus (Trinfy) and inside Technopark campus.
Kerala IT News