Bharti Infratel announces Scholarship Program for the Physically Challenged
Bharti Infratel, one of the largest telecom tower infrastructure providers, today announced the scholarship program for persons-with-disabilities (PWDs) in eight Northern Eastern States. As part of the ‘Bharti Infratel Scholarship Program’ the company has partnered with Shishu Sarothi, a non-profit organization to implement and identify deserving students.
The primary objective of the program is to provide financial support and aid the differently abled students for pursuing professional or technical education, which in turn will help them get employment ready, and thus self-reliant. The scholarship program is designed to benefit students across all eight states of the Northeast viz: Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura and Meghalaya.
Announcing the scholarship, D S Rawat, MD & CEO, Bharti Infratel, said, “We are pleased to support this special cause of helping differently abled realize their dreams and aspirations. Today, the cost of accessing higher education often proves to be the primary deterrent among those with disabilities. We are confident that this scholarship will address and provide the much needed support to deserving students.”
Bharti Infratel also works with ‘Bharti Foundation’ to provide free and quality education through the ‘Satya Bharti School Program’ to underprivileged students in rural India and the ‘Satya Bharti Abhiyan’ to improve livelihood of scores of Indians, such as developing the sanitation facilities in Government schools in rural parts of Punjab by building toilets for girls, wherever no such facilities exist.