1200 students in Chennai awarded scholorships

Friday, 31 August 2012 18:30 administrator

Ullas Trust conducts its annual workshop for Ullas Young Achievers in Chennai.


Chennai. Ullas Trust, a social initiative by Polaris Financial Technology Ltd., conducted its 15th Annual Workshop and awarded Young Achievers scholarships to 1200 students across 178 Corporation and Government schools in Chennai. An interactive workshop by Arun Jain, Chairman & CEO, Polaris, was also conducted on the occassion.

Polaris employees conduct two integrated and holistic programmes- the weekend SUMMIT programme that ignites the best among young minds and the ‘Touch The Soil’ programme that enables employees to ‘re-connect with their roots’.

Through the SUMMIT programmes, Polaris employees get a special opportunity to mentor students, thereby making positive interventions in their journey and towards achieving their aspirations. The SUMMIT programmes conducted in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad have helped Ullas reach out to more than 6000 students across India this year alone.

To transform young minds in the rural milieu, Ullas conducts its other programme, ‘Touch The Soil’. This unique programme, through its ‘Diary of Dreams’ and ‘Planning’ workshop for Class IX and X students respectively, aims to spread the 'Power of Dreams' to high school students across villages in every district of the country. This year, 30,000 students have been reached through the ‘Touch the Soil’ programme. This includes 151 schools covering 24000 students across all districts in Tamil Nadu and 134 schools covering 6000 students in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Arun Jain, Chairman & CEO, Polaris Financial Technology Ltd. said, “It is a humbling experience to watch the dedicated and humungous efforts of the Polaris employees in reaching out to 36000 young students in a single year. The ‘Diary of Dreams’ workshop that we are rendering today for over 1200 students reinforces the Power of Dreaming big and with conviction.”