Hyderabad, July 25 (IANS) Pharma major Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories on Monday presented scholarship to 250 students of government-run schools in Telangana for the academic year 2015-2016.
The scholarships were awarded to those students of 22 Zilla Parishad High Schools who completed their Secondary School Examination (SSC) with remarkable grades. The company has contributed Rs 25 lakh towards this initiative.
“There are several students from schools around Dr. Reddy’s manufacturing locations who are consistent top performers. However, due to lack of financial aid the students discontinue the education. To bridge this gap, the company identifies bright students every year and reward them with the post SSC Scholarship to pursue their higher education,” the company said in a statement.
Dr. Reddy’s firmly believes that access to a good education is every child’s right and this scholarship programme is a step towards making secondary education accessible and affordable to all young students, it added.
The scholarships were presented to the students at Kallam Anji Reddy Vidyalaya (KARV), Madinaguda, in the presence of Anuradha Prasad, Managing Trustee, Dr. Reddy’s Foundation, Dr. V Narayana Reddy, Vice President – Head IR & Corporate Affairs and Ramesh, District Education Officer of Rangareddy district