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Udayan Shalini Fellowship Programme inducts new batch of girls for further education
Under Udayan Shalini Fellowship (USF) Programme, 30 more girls were inducted as the sixth batch of 2018-19 for which Induction Ceremony of USF was held on 18th November 2018 at Savitri Bhartia Bhawan, Maharani College, Jaipur, stated Programme Coordinator Anju Choudhary.

The event was presided over by Narendra Sikhwal, Chairperson of the local Child Welfare Committee in the presence of Meenakshi Hooja, retired IAS.and Dr Pramila Joshi, Principal, SS Jain Subodh PG Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jaipur as Guests of Honour.

It has been informed that the USF helps girls studying in government schools transcend the limits of their socio-economic background and realise their full potential, by providing the financial backing they need to continue studying post class X. Financial support allows our Shalinis to focus on their education and pursue their secondary education and college.

"By implementing the powerful combination of financial support and mentoring, the Udayan Shalini Fellowship (USF) arms underprivileged girls after their high school, with college degrees or vocational training, helping them blossom into confident and independent young women. Shalini is a Hindi word meaning a 'dignified, empowered woman'," informs the USF website.

It adds, "Gender, poverty and disparities in Indian society are deeply entrenched. Therefore, when it comes to education, girls, more so from economically deprived backgrounds, often get short-changed. With USF, we redress this imbalance."

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