Distribution of Higher Education Scholarships

After a gap of five years, the Karnataka Central Diocese under the leadership and guidance of the Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. P. K. Samuel and with the support of the Diocesan Officers invited applications for Diocesan Higher Education Scholarship from youth pursuing various higher educational courses after their 10th Standard studies. 491 applications were received from the churches in Bangalore Civil and City areas.

The disbursement of the Scholarships was organized on Saturday 28th May 2022 at 3 pm in St. John’s School Auditorium, Bangalore.

The programme commenced with a brief introduction about the programme by Rev. J. Christopher Samuel, the Assistant Secretary. Rev. Dr. Vincent Vinod Kumar, the Diocesan Secretary, offered a word of prayer and Rev. Navin K John, the presbyter-in-charge of St. John’s Church welcomed the gathering.

The Diocesan Treasurer Dr. N. D. Solomon Raju mentioned that scholarships, amounting to Rs. 43,29,000, is distributed to the students in Bangalore city and civil areas. He announced that the Diocese this year is awarding Rs. 4000/- to all recipients pursuing Job Oriented Courses, Rs. 5000/- to PUC students, Rs. 8000/- to Degree students, Rs. 15000/- to Post Graduate students and Rs. 20000/- to all Professional and Merit Students.

The Education Committee Convener Dr. Lavanya Mithran emphasised on the value of hard work, dedication and a single-minded purpose. She, also, encouraged the students to reciprocate the generosity, received from the church. Rev. Paul Dinakaran read the scripture lesson from Proverbs 3: 1 – 6.

Rt. Rev. Dr. P K Samuel, the Bishop in KCD, stated that the diocese is extremely glad to contribute towards the education of the students. He emphasised that the diocese priorities the socio-economic empowerment of its members. He encouraged the students to be responsible in the utilisation of their time, treasures and talents.

The Diocesan Associate Treasurer Rev. E. George Jayaprabhu explained the arrangements made to disburse the Diocesan Education Scholarships. On behalf of each recipient and the members of their family, he thanked the Bishop, Diocesan Officers and the Chairman, Convener and Members of the Education Committee for their initiative to award the scholarships after a span of 5 years. He also thanked the Principal, Vice Chairman, Treasurer and Members of the Board of Management of St. John’s School for hosting the event. He appealed to the recipients to be grateful to their parents, teachers and especially their local church and the Diocese for the role they are playing in their life to encourage them in their advanced studies and asked them to reciprocate the love and support they have received in most appropriate way.

The program came to end with prayer led by Bangalore Civil Area Chairman Rev. Y. Justin and benediction by the Bishop. With the help of the Diocesan Office staff an amount of Rs. 43,29,000/- was distributed to all who had applied for the higher education scholarships.

Rev. Dr. Vincent Vinod Kumar
Diocesan Secretary

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