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1000 plus girls to join Lila Poonawalla Foundation Family this year


Pune (Nov. 13, 2014): This is the 19th year since the inception of Lila Poonawalla Foundation. In this year the Foundation will be adding 551 new members from Pune district, to its family by awarding scholarships to them for studying post graduation and undergraduate studies in various streams of Engineering, Science, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Diploma in Education (English) in Pune District. These are in addition to the 160 school girls already added to the Foundation in June 2014.

Lila Poonawalla Foundation takes another bold step forward this year. The Board of trustees has decided and already completed the process of selection to add 175 girls from Wardha district and 130 girls from Amravati district by awarding them scholarships for undergraduate studies in engineering, nursing, Pharmacy and agriculture.

This would mean that more than 1000 girls would have joined Lila Poonawalla Foundation family in 2014.  Indeed a very important milestone to achieve, starting with only 20 girls in 1996, the first year of the Foundation.

Foundation will award scholarships to the awardees of Pune District, in two different programs on 21st Nov and 22nd Nov 2014, at the Symbiosis Vishwabhavan Auditorium, Senapati Bapat Road,
On 21st Nov 2014, all the Engineering Scholarships will be awarded at the hands of the Chief Guest, Mr. Parag Satpute, Managing Director – Sandvik Asia Limited and Guest of Honour, Mr. Per Heggenes, the Chief Executive Officer of IKEA Foundation. On 22nd Nov 2014, postgraduate and undergraduate scholarships will be awarded at the hands of Chief Guest Mr. Sushil Muhnot, Chairman and Managing Director – Bank of Maharashtra and Mr. Per Heggenes.
This has been made possible due to the support to the Foundation which has been received from various, organizations and individuals. Lila Poonawalla Foundation has successful partnerships with the Bank of Maharashtra, Biltema Foundation, BMC Software, Capgemini, Cummins Diesel, Faurecia Interior Systems, IDBI Bank, IDRF, IKEA Foundation, Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation, KPIT Technologies, Raojibhai Desai Public Charitable Trust, Sandvik Asia, SKF, Tata Technologies Ltd., Tieto, and many more.

For Wardha and the Amravati awardees, the Foundation will be organizing separate award functions in respective districts on the 27th and 28th of November.  

Important Dates
21st November 2014                Engineering Scholarships Award ceremony – Symbiosis Vishwabhavan
22nd November 2014               Post Graduates and Under Graduates Award Ceremony – Symbiosis Vishwabhavan
27th November 2014                Wardha District Award Ceremony
28th November 2014                Amravati District Award Ceremony