programme of disbursement of scholarships to meritorious students was held
under the auspices of Pratibha Poshak and Dhrithi Foundation on Sunday, Oct
1, 2006. Eighty five students from all over Dakshina Kannada district and
one student from neighbouring Kasaragod district were chosen for the support
after scrutinising more than 350 applications and visiting nearly 140
Harish Pejavar, Treasurer of Dhrithi Foundation welcomed and briefly
outlined the objectives of Dhrithi Foundation. Sri R.N. Tikot, CEO of
Vidyaposhak, Dharwad outlined the genesis and growth of Vidyaposhak and
stressed that the project is not just distribution of money but involves
a comprehensive strategy for enabling the meritorious students facing
financial difficulties to pursue highest education and to improve self
esteem and other skills.
were distributed by Sri RN Tikot, Dr. Sanningannavar, Dr. CS Hasbi, Trustees
of Dhrithi Foundation and volunteers.
Of the 86 students
chosen for awarding the support, 66 are girls and 20 are boys; 56 are from Mangalore, 21
from Buntwal, 4 from Belthangady, 3 from Sullia, 1 from Puttur and 1 from Kasaragod
and 76 of these students have more than 80% marks.
The total amount awarded is Rs 150500.
Harish Pejavar addressing
Talithaya, Trustee of Dhrithi Foundation and CEO, Primacy Industries,
Mangalore delivered the Key-Note address on Choice and Opportunities. He
impressed upon the students that in the present day, many more choices
are available compared to what was a decade or two earlier and therefore
the students should strive to make the right choice on their own, rather
than leaving it to someone else, if they desire to have a future that
they dream of. He urged them to make the best of the opportunities
available so that they can be better citizens.
orientation programme was held for the students. Sri R.N. Tikot
explained the functioning of the Pratibha Poshak Project and urged the
students to make the best use of the project. The students were asked to
provide a list of books that they needed. These books will be provided
to them at the earliest. Mr. Tikot assured them of all kinds of help in
pursuing their education.
Hasbi from Vidyaposhak, Dharwad spoke on developing English language
skills. He urged the students to shed the fear of English language and
provided tips on improving their skills.
C.S. Hasbi addressing
Sanningannavar, Hon. President of Vidyaposhak, Dharwad provided tips on
studying mathematics and science.
R.N. Tikot offered some
important tips on reading skills and how to improve the memory without
Sumalatha, a student from Bellare, a remote village near Sullia observed
that this programme was unique in the fact that Vidyaposhak was
genuinely interested in helping the meritorious students from deprived
sections of the society to pursue higher education and she called upon
all the students to make the best use of all that the Project offered
and achieve academic excellence and later on to help other students who
face similar problems.