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Posted at: Jan 12, 2017, 1:07 AM; last updated: Jan 12, 2017, 1:07 AM (IST)

150 students get scholarships

Tribune News Service

Shimla, January 11

Governor Acharya Devvrat today stressed the need for developing the spirit of patriotism among the youth and make them aware about the country’s glorious cultural heritage and rich civilisation.

The Governor conferred Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) Silver Jubilee Merit Scholarship Awards upon 150 meritorious students during the award distribution ceremony at Raj Bhawan.

Acharya Devvrat asked them to stay away from drugs to progress in life. The Governor said 65 per cent of the country’s population comprised youth who had immense potential and talent and added that the youth were the real wealth of the nation.

“It is essential to channel this energy towards constructive purposes which, if not properly harnessed and guided, could stray towards destructive activities,” he said.

He said the youth should be motivated to participate in nation-building activities and associated with social campaigns for bringing awareness in society.

He handed over a certificate and cheque for Rs 24,000 to those students who qualified for the scholarships. This amount would be given to them every year till they complete their degree or diploma course. He appreciated the initiative of the SJVN to start Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay Water Conservation Scheme. He said such initiatives would be helpful in meeting the water demand, particularly in the urban areas, besides rejuvenating the traditional water resources in the rural areas.

Acharya Devvrat expressed gratitude towards the SJVN for its contribution towards the uplift of the society through their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in the state.

Earlier, Director, Personnel, Nand Lal Sharma said the scheme had been started in 2012-13 by providing scholarships to 140 students. This year 250 students had been included in the scheme which included 150 students from Himachal Pradesh.

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