Sarbat Da Bhala Trust grants scholarship at IIT Ropar
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
‘Sarbat Da Bhala Charitable Trust (Regd.) handed over the cheque of Rupees Two lacs Fifty thousand (Rs.2,50,000) today of the year 2020 instalment, to the Director, IIT Ropar, Professor Rajeev Ahuja for distributing scholarship to the students and faculty of IIT Ropar. There are six scholarships. Sunny Oberoi Excellence in Teaching Award of Rs 1, 00,000 (1 Lac) is awarded to Dr. Indranil Chatterjee of Department of Chemistry. The second is Sunny Oberoi Student Leadership Award of Rs. 25,000 (each), awarded to two students Ankit, BTech student of Chemical Engineering Department and Chetan Waghela, PhD scholar of Department of Physics. The third, Sunny Oberoi Best M.Tech Thesis Award of Rs.50,000, Rs 30,000 and Rs. 20,000 is awarded to Peeyush Mahajan of Mechanical Engineering Department, G.Nithin Reddy of Department of Electrical Engineering and Ms. Ankita Dey from Biomedical Engineering Department respectively.
“Sarbat Da Bhala” is a charitable Trust started by S.P Singh Oberoi. This Philanthropic body is dedicated to the cause of extending economic benefits to the underprivileged and hitherto neglected sections of the society. The Trust also awards the best students in terms of education and sports.
Dr. R.S. Atwal, representative from “Sarbat Da Bhala” trust advised the students to work hard as the Trust is always ready to give scholarships to the meritorious students. Prof. Rajeev Ahuja, Director, IIT Ropar appreciated the role of the trust in encouraging the students of IIT Ropar and asked them to indulge in philanthropic activities later in their life.
In 2018, the philanthropic trust ‘Sarbat Da Bhala (SDB) Charitable Trust’ signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with IIT Ropar in which it has come forward to provide scholarships to students and faculty of IIT Ropar under various awards.
During the ceremony, Dr. C.C.Reddy, Dean International Relations, IIT Ropar, Dr. R.S.Parmar, Patron of Council of Local Associates, Inderpal Singh Chadda, Secretary, CLA, J.K.Jaggi, President, Rupnagar District, Sarbat Da Bhala Trust, Dr. B.S.Satyal, Member CLA were also present.