Fair & Lovely Foundation Scholarships Given to Deserving Women
With education, comes the strength to achieve and conquer dreams. The Fair & Lovely Foundation since its inception in 2003 has worked towards helping girls and women achieve that goal. For the last 10 years, the foundation had conferred scholarships to more than 1000 girls to help them break the socio-economic barriers and head towards self-reliance and economic empowerment.
The Fair & Lovely Foundation is an initiative by Fair & Lovely, a brand from Hindustan Unilever Limited who has been successfully bringing change in the lives of deserving girls by awarding them with scholarships up to rupees one lakh. The foundation also highlights the need of self-reliance and economic empowerment.
Fair & Lovely Foundation currently in its 11thedition conducted interviews in Kolkata but also in four / five other locations like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Lucknow.
Speaking at the occasion actor Shataf Figar said “On engaging in such initiatives, people add value to their own selves. I feel that by attending a party, I do not add much to my self esteem. But by coming to such events and hearing the stories of the young women, makes me feel inspired”.
The esteemed panel who selected the candidates consisted of Dr.Priya Virmani(Founder and Director of Paintourworld), Mr. Shataf Figar (Theatre and Tollywood Actor), Dr.Subhra Nag (Leading Opthalmologist), Ms. Sharmila Biswas(Indian Classical Dancer), Prof.Niladri Chatterjee, (Professor – Kalyani University), Don Hsiao, (Celebrity makeup artist),Ms. Debamitra Sengupta (Director, Odissi Exponent) and others.
The judges clarified that they were basically looking for some attributes in a candidate. Some of the attributes included the educational background, communication skills, the family background, her struggles and so on.
Every girl who came for the interview was confident and wanted to achieve the goals. With these scholarships, we hope that they are able to achieve their dreams and make it big in their lives.