AMNS India renews partnership with Protean eGov to boost ‘Beti Padhao’ scholarship initiative

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AMNS India and Protean eGov Technologies’ officials during the MoU signing ceremony in Mumbai.

Mumbai: In a bid to intensify efforts towards gender equality in education, ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India (AM/NS India), has officially renewed its partnership with Protean eGov Technologies.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Thursday (March 7) at Protean’s Mumbai headquarters, solidifying their commitment to advancing the ‘Beti Padhao’ (educate daughters) scholarship initiative across India.

The ‘Beti Padhao’ scholarship initiative, initially launched by AM/NS India in March 2022, has already positively impacted nearly 650 underprivileged young women from Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

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The MoU signing event witnessed the presence of AM/NS India leadership, including Keiji Kubota, deputy director of HR & Admin and Dr Vikas Yadvendu, head of CSR, alongside Protean’s leadership, represented by Jayesh Sule, WTD & COO.

Aligned with this year’s International Women’s Day theme ‘Inspire Inclusion,’ AM/NS India aims to provide financial assistance to underprivileged women through the ‘Beti Padhao’ initiative. This initiative encourages students nationwide to apply for scholarships catering to diverse educational goals, including technical, medical, and professional programs, undergraduate education, as well as national and state sports, subject to eligibility criteria.

Kubota said: “Our ‘Beti Padhao’ scholarship makes a meaningful difference by assisting students from disadvantaged backgrounds in achieving their personal and professional aspirations, thereby fostering inclusive growth. Increasing access to quality education for high-achieving young women will greatly contribute to the nation’s objective of eliminating gender bias in education.”

Gopa Kumar, chief business officer at Protean eGov Technologies Ltd. said: “We are deeply honoured to strengthen our commitment with AM/NS India in this impactful initiative dedicated to advancing education for underprivileged girls. Protean Vidyasaarathi platform enables large corporates to channelise their CSR spending to make a true societal impact.”

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