Nurture Merit 2017

Scholarship Disbursement Programmes, Oct 8, and Nov 26, 2017

The Scholarship Disbursement For Meritorious Students under the aegis of Prerana, Infosys, Mangalore, Vidyaposhak, Dharwad, Dhrithi Foundation, Mangaluru, Yakshagana Kalaranga, Udupi and Bevinje Shridhara Kakkilaya Pratishthana, Kasaragod, was held on Sunday, 8th October 2017 at Infosys Campus, Kottara, Mangalore. Sri Vasudev Kamath, centre head, Infosys Ltd, Mangalore, Sri M Gangadhar Rao, Vice President of Yakshagana Kalaranga, Dr. Srinivas Kakkilaya from Drithi Foundation and Dheeraj Hejmadi, Trustee, Prerana Trust, Infosys Limited graced the occasion.

A sum of Rs. 10.87 Lakhs for 158 beneficiary students from Udupi, Dakshina Kannada and Kasaragod districts was disbursed on the occasion.

This included the support of Rs. 1,19,000 to 49 students from Dakshina Kannada, chosen by Dhrithi Foundation.

Inauguration Sri Abbhiram Kadamabalithaya welcomes

This is the 11th year that Prerana, in association with Dhrithi Foundation, is extending support to the needy meritorious students of Dakshina Kannada district.

Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya Sri Gangadhar Rao
Ms Soumya Shettigar


The Scholarship Disbursement For Meritorious Students, for the remaining students of Dhrithi Foundation Nurture Merit Programme, was held on Nov 26, 2017 at Karnataka Bank Employees’ Association Auditorium Bejai-Kapikad, Mangaluru. Dr. Dinesh Kadam, well known Plastic Surgeon, and Dr Aruna Kamath, well known Obstetrician and Gynecologist, were the Chief Guests.

Rs. 4,09,000 was disbursed to 148 students on this occasion, contributed by the donors of Dhrithi Foundation, and Vidyaposhak, Dharwad.This was the 12th year of Dhrithi Foundation’s Nurture Merit Programme and during this period, a total of Rs. 71,78,000 has been provided to 2605 students.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Dinesh Kadam narrated his experience as a student from a rural area and encouraged the students to seek every help in realising their dreams of getting the best of education. Dr Aruna Kamath advised the students to set aside any feelings of inferiority and to aim for the highest and to feel proud of the achievements under all kinds of difficulties. Shraddha and Shreya, Dhrithi beneficiaries now pursuing BE and already secured placements in reputed companies, narrated their experiences. Sri Chandrashekhar, an active volunteer of Dhrithi, urged the students to make the best use of the support provided by Dhrithi and also other scholarships provided by the Govt.

Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya, Secretary of Dhrithi Foundation, welcomed and conducted the proceedings. Sri Harish Pejavar, Treasurer of Dhrithi Foundation, administered the pledge to students.

Dr Dinesh Kadam speaks Dr Aruna Kamath speaks
Harish Pejavar administers the pledge
Sri Chandrashekhar speaks


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