Union Education Minister Launches Vidyanjali Scholarship for More than 34,000 Students

Union Education Minister Launches Vidyanjali Scholarship Programme to Promote Higher Education: Today, the Education Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, unveiled a new program called Vidyanjali Fintech Portal.

This program aims to make schools stronger by getting the community and businesses involved. Through this, students across the country can get more support for their education.

The program will connect schools with different kinds of volunteers, like young professionals, retired teachers, and people from private companies.

Union Education Minister Launches Vidyanjali Scholarship

EventVidyanjali Scholarship Programme launch event
VenueRang Bhawan, All India Radio, Sansad Marg, New Delhi
InitiatorUnion Education Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan
Program ObjectiveStrengthening schools through community and private sector involvement in educational institutions nationwide
BeneficiariesOver 34,000 students graduating from Navodaya Vidyalayas annually
Scholarship ApplicationsOpen to students from 650 Navodaya Vidyalayas across 638 districts in tier 1, 2, and 3 cities
Additional FeaturesTransparency in fund allocation, tracking of contributions by funders to the Central Sector Scheme
Scholarships AwardedSix students from Navodaya Vidyalayas received scholarships, securing admission to prestigious higher educational institutes (HEIs)
Tweet by Dharmendra PradhanEmphasized the all-encompassing approach of the Vidyanjali Scholarship Program to empower students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds
Event AttendeesSanjay Kumar, Secretary of the Department of School Education and Literacy; Manoj Kumar, Director of EdCIL; B Chandrasekar, Executive Director of EdCIL; Vinayak Garg, Commissioner of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti
Source: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleaseIframePage.aspx?PRID=2003271

During the event, the minister announced that over 34,000 students who graduate from Navodaya Vidyalayas each year will have the chance to get help for their higher studies through this program.

Students from 650 Navodaya Vidyalayas across 638 districts in different cities can apply for scholarships through this portal. The program will also make it easier for people to see where their money is going and how it is being used.

At the event, six students received scholarships from the minister. All of them have been accepted into some of the best colleges in India.

The minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, mentioned on social media that this scholarship program is all about giving more opportunities to students, especially those who come from families with less money.

A number of important people were at the event, including the Secretary of the Department of School Education and Literacy, the Director of EdCIL, and the Commissioner of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti.