Mahatma Gandhi Scholarships awarded to 300 students in Sri Lanka

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Recently three hundred school students from all 25 districts of Sri Lanka have received the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship.

An overview of the news

  • Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay, Sri Lankan Education Minister Dr. Sushil Premjayantha and Minister of State for Education A.K. Arvind Kumar provided scholarships to the students.

  • The scholarship provides 2500 Sri Lankan Rupees per student per month to the top six students from each district based on merit.

  • This year, two batches of scholarships were awarded simultaneously to compensate for the disruptions caused by COVID-19 during the period 2021-2022.

  • During the ceremony, the High Commissioner emphasized the importance of bilateral cooperation in the education sector for the bright future of the youth in Sri Lanka and India.

  • Drawing parallels between the philosophies of Mahatma Gandhi and Buddha, he said Gandhi's ideals remain relevant even in a rapidly changing world.

Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship

  • Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship plays a vital role in promoting educational opportunities for students in Sri Lanka.

  • By providing financial support, these scholarships enable students to pursue their academic aspirations and fulfill their potential.

  • In addition to the Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship, the Government of India offers about 210 scholarships annually to Sri Lankan students in fields such as engineering, technology, arts, science and indigenous medicine.

  • The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Scheme offers over400 scholarships to Sri Lankan government officials to enhance their domain knowledge.

  • Furthermore, there are thousands of seats available for Sri Lankan students in India under the Study in India program.

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