The process of education, the preparation for life, the development of individuals’ capacity to be productive members of society is the very essence of a strong nation building mechanism. The civil society depends on educating people to become responsible, thoughtful and enterprising citizens. Not that our ruling class is unaware of these facts. They know it too well. And more than half of India’s vibrant population remains illiterate even after seventy years of independence. Added to this, our schools and colleges are ill equipped, under-staffed and the standards of education are south bound.
Dhrithi Foundation is a group of volunteers [See Trustees] who are interested in supporting the cause of education in a small way as is possible within their capabilities in Mangaluru, south west India.[Objects of Dhrithi Foundation] Since 2006, Dhrithi Foundation, with its Nurture Merit Programme, has been providing financial support to the needy students, with contributions from well meaning individual donors and institutions. All the contributions to Dhrithi Foundations are exempt under Sec 80G of the Income Tax Act.
Nurture Merit 2022-23:
The Scholarship Disbursement For Meritorious Students under the aegis of Dhrithi Foundation, Mangaluru, Vidyaposhak, Dharwad, PP Gomathi Memorial Trust, Mangalore and Megha Fruit Processing Pvt Ltd was conducted by direct transfers to beneficiary accounts during the last week of March 2023.
This year, 2022-23, a sum of Rs. 2,82,000 was distributed to 141 beneficiary students from Dakshina Kannada district, 16 students being newly supported. Of this, PP Gomathi Memorial Trust and Megha Fruit Processing Pvt Ltd., each provided support of Rs. 100000.
In the last 17 years, Dhrithi Foundation, in association with Vidya Poshak, Dharwad, and other donors, has supported 1312 students with an amount of Rs. 97,88,064. Many of the beneficiaries have completed professional education and are now working in India and abroad as engineers, teaching faculties in colleges, bankers etc.
|Dhrithi Scholarship Details from 2006 to 2023|
|Year||No of students||Amount INR|