Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswabhusan Harichandan has participated as Chief Guest at the programme organised by Kaundinya Educational Trust at Kaundinyapuram, Venigandla village in Guntur district, on Monday. The programme was organised to distribute Scholarships to deserving poor and meritorious students of the Trust both in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and for the inauguration of Kaundinya IAS Academy.
Speaking on the occasion, Governor Sri Harichandan has said that education is the most important tool for the economic development of any community in the society and education and poverty are inter-linked. He said that the more education one receives, the better would be his chances of boosting the individual’s and the family’s income and transition out of poverty. He further said that the scholarships offered by the Kaundinya Educational Trust to the meritorious students, will be helpful to the students, who would have been otherwise deprived of the opportunities to pursue higher education courses, due to their poor economic background. The Governor appreciated the services being offered by the Trust over the past 12 years, by helping about 4,500 poor and meritorious students by offering them Scholarships to the tune of Rs.96 lakhs. He said that the inauguration of the Kaundinya IAS Academy, to offer training to deserving students belonging to weaker section of society, will be helpful to aspiring students to get selected to the prestigious All India Civil Services.
The Governor said that the National Education Policy-2020 has brought about a major reform in the education sector and it is expected to transform India to become a knowledge-based economy in the coming decades. Earlier, Governor Sri Harichandan distributed scholarships to meritorious students of the Kaundinya Educational Trust.
Sri R.P. Sisodia, Special Chief Secretary to Governor, Dr. A. Sridhar Babu, Executive Director, Tobacco Board, Sri Kanti Rana Tata, Commissioner of Police, Vijayawada, Dr. E.V. Narayana, Founder & Chairman-cum-Managing Trustee, Kaundinya Educational Trust, Sri Y. Satyanarayana, Retd. Additional Commissioner of Commercial Taxes, were among those have also attended the programme.