Shishu Sarothi, a rights-based, non-profit organisation for rehabilitation and training of Person with Disabilties (PwD), in partnership with Indus Towers Ltd. has announce the 2021-22 ITSP scholarships, which will be awarded to 120 deserving students with disabilities.

The program is available for students from Northeast who wish to pursue or pursuing higher education in academic and professional courses at levels ranging from Higher Secondary to Post Graduation and others. The scholarship is also offered for students with disabilities from other states in India studying in colleges/ educational institutions/universities located in Northeast India. The scholarship program provides financial support for the scholars to cover educational expenses/fees paid till the completion of their courses, said a press release.

Further, selected deserving students will be provided support for specific requirements of study materials, assistive equipment and devices, conveyance allowance and hostel fees to facilitate and motivate them to complete the course of study.

A total of 120 students will be selected in 2021-22 and supported till the completion of their course.

Shishu Sarothi has partnered with local organisations across the northeast for dissemination, application support to candidates and monitoring and mentoring of selected students locally.

Launched in 2016, the Indus Towers Scholarship Program is a CSR initiative of Indus Towers Ltd. It was launched with the objective of promoting inclusion in the education and professional mainstream. The scholarship program has already helped 316 students from across North East India, to pursue higher education with funding support amounting to more than Rs 50 Lakhs in 5 years.

Additionally, career counseling sessions, job preparedness, internships and rights awareness programs are conducted for the scholars in each state, to motivate and inspire them in their educational pursuits and journey of economic empowerment.

Online and Offline Applications for the 2021-22 session commence from 7th July 2021. All details about the scholarship are available www.ssscholarship.com. Last date of applying is 15th August 2021. For any queries students can also call on HELPLINE: +91 70862 68549 between 10 am-5 pm on working days.

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