Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship Result Published

10 Apr 2013

Kathmandu, April 9, 2013 - The Embassy of India in Nepal has published result of Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship for Nepalese students for 2013. This scholarship is awarded to Nepalese students studying in class XI and XII. The number of scholarships has been increased from 1000 to 2000, and the scholarship amount is also increased from NPR 500 to NPR 2000 from this year onward.

Out of the total scholarship recipients, 85 are from the Dalit community and among them 17 are of PDRC includes 16 Dalit and one Tharu student. PDRC inquired for the confirmation of the selected Dalit students and discovered that despite being selected, of the 85 stduents, 60% of them were not even aware of this information.

PDRC contacted selected students and guided them to prepare relevant documents to follow the procedures for opening bank account. The students from Madhesi community have been found benefited in large number. In addition, this scholarship has instigated a hope among Dalit students that despite obstacles, a real talent and hard work pays off, irrespective of one’s caste and economic background.

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