Vidya Academy of Science and Technology Technical Campus (VAST TC), Kilimanoor hosted Scholarship Distribution Function 2021, on 15th of September 2021 on online platform ZOOM

The Programme started at 04.00 PM through online platform, ZOOM, with an emotionally uplifting prayer by Ms Geetha Asokan, respected Trustee and W/o Sri. Asokan Paramu, Team 1 Coordinator, VICT. Dr. Sadiq A, Dean (Academics), APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Trivandrum was the prominent guest for the function. Mr. Manoj Kumar K.B., Vice-Chairman VICT, College Principal Dr. T. Mathavaraj Ravikumar, Executive Director Sri. Suresh Lal, Project Director Er. Devarajan R., Sri. Raju Karunakaran, Regional Coordinator, South Kerala Region, VICT, Sri Gopalan Thampi, Scholarship Committee Convenor VAST TC, Sri. K. Asokan Asary, PTA President, Smt. Anitha Vijayan, Trustee Coordinator, Trust Members, parents, faculty members, staff and students graced the occasion through online. The event was aired live through our college Facebook page, paving way for many others to witness the virtuous occasion.

Dr. T. Mathavaraj Ravikumar, College Principal, welcomed everyone to the virtual gathering which was followed by a short video presentation on VICT scholarships. Mr. Manoj Kumar K.B. (Vice-Chairman, VICT) delivered the presidential address and briefed the audience about the Vidya International Charitable Trust and the importance of scholarship function. He also thanked all the sponsors who showed their willingness to help the needful students.

The programme was formally inaugurated by Dr. Sadiq A., Dean (Academics), APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Trivandrum. On this occasion he said, “I appreciate the management for giving scholarships to students, thus demonstrating the capability and commitment to the society to bring-up more students to the main track of education”. He explained the importance of scholarships and how it changes the life of the needy students. He also added “College is demonstrating the commitment to the society by giving scholarships and students must demonstrate their commitment to the society after receiving the scholarship”. “Commitment to the society is expressed through empathy.” His words were encouraging and delightful.

Sri. Suresh Lal (Executive Director) felicitated and thanked the scholarship committee for their commitment in identifying the needy students. He also congratulated each and every student, and reminded them that they have set a benchmark high and cannot go below that now. The ultimate goal should be a good job. Make use of all opportunities. Er. Devarajan R. (Project Director) congratulated all the students who received scholarships. He expressed his sincere gratitude towards all who are helping the students through sponsorship. He also hoped that youth can influence others in a positive way in future. Sri. Raju Karunakaran (Regional Coordinator, South Kerala Region, VICT) explained how the students must apply the humanitarian values in their life. Mr. Gopalan Thampi (Scholarship Committee Convenor VAST TC) expressed his happiness that the students receiving the scholarship are deserving students and Mr. Asokan Asary (PTA President) wished the College a successful expansion even as stressed situation, which will bring development, progress and a higher standard of life. He also expressed his interest to help deserving students by giving scholarships. They noted that VAST has kept abreast of the technology revolution of today while they anticipated that graduates of VAST will make society proud in the future.

After that the declaration of VICT Scholarships through certificate display was done. A total of 29 students received the scholarships which included sponsorship by twelve people to thirteen students. The main scholarships were Vidya Merit cum means full fee Scholarship, Vidya merit cum means half fee scholarship, Vidya merit cum means BTech Lateral entry full fee scholarship, Vidya merit cum means BTech Lateral entry half fee scholarship, Vidya special scholarship.Four students expressed toast of gratitude towards the management, teachers and the sponsors for helping them in studies through financial support. Smt.Anitha Vijayan, Trustee coordinator VAST TC delivered a vote of thanks to each and every one who supported and participated in the event. The programme concluded at 05.25 PM with the national anthem.

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