Shriram Foundation launches ‘Education Scholarship Programme’ for truck-driver’s children, in Mumbai

Mumbai, August 12, 2015: Shriram Foundation, a social arm of the Shriram Group, has launched a nationwide ‘Education Scholarship Programme’, to provide the needy children of truck drivers and transporters with educational assistance. This first-of-its-kind initiative is in alliance with Bombay Goods Transport Association (BGTA).


Through this scheme, Shriram Foundation offered financial assistance and scholarships to 238 deserving children of transporters and truck drivers aged between 11 and 17 years. Rs. 3000 is given to students from 8th to 10th standard and Rs. 3500 for 11th & 12th standard, as scholarship.


The dignitaries present at the function were Mr. U.G.Revankar, Managing Director, Mr. Hardeep Singh, Mr. P.P.Puntambekar– Shriram Transport Finance Co Ltd., Mr. Chimanlal Kona, President, BGTA and Mr. Ashok Rajguru, Secretary, BGTA.


The scholarship distribution ceremony took place at Indian Education Society Hall (King George School, Dadar (East)), Mumbai. This is the 3nd year of this initiative that began at Chennai and will be carried out across other parts of the country.


This scholarship support is applicable for the children of any school (including government and private) towards expenses for pursuing school education without any disruption.


Mr. U.G.Revankar, Managing Director – Shriram Transport Finance Co. Ltd. and Chief Guest at the function said, “Education is one of the most important pillars of a nation. Often, the children of truck drivers and transporters are deprived of quality education, which is one of their fundamental rights. Through Education Support Scheme, we aim to provide educational support to the needy section of our transporter fraternity. This is a step to help such deserving students to learn and prosper in this competitive world. With ‘Education Support Scheme’, we hope to fulfil educational needs of the children of our associates.”


To add a quotient of entertainment, conducted cultural activity such as dance & music during the event.


About – Shriram Foundation:

Established in 1993, Shriram Foundation is a social initiative of the Shriram Group. It has evolved through the group’s commitment to social responsiveness (CSR) with the aim of women and children empowerment. Shriram Foundation undertakes various activities such as primary education for children, vocational training centres for women, higher education & skill based courses through Shriram IGNOU Community College, micro financing for rural women and more across the country.


About – Bombay Goods Transport Association (BGTA):

BGTA (BOMBAY GOODS TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION) is a premier Association of Goods Transporters in Western Region of India having its membership strength of 1350 out of which 45 are Life Members. BGTA was established in the year 1949. It is affiliated to its parent body namely All India Motor Transport Congress, New Delhi. The Association has a rich history and has been presided over by innumerable luminaries from goods transport industry in the past. The Association has defined its prime objective as “to protect, encourage and promote goods transport business” and to undertake all such direct and indirect activities in the furtherance of the objectives of the Association. Entering its 64 years, BGTA celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 1999.