The fifth chapter of Anuprerna — a scholarship programme for providing financial support to the underprivileged Madhyamik achievers — was recently hosted by PC Chandra Group. The programme is aimed at ensuring that these students can complete their schooling without hiccups. On Saturday, 15 meritorious students from different districts of West Bengal were felicitated in a ceremony at a city banquet. Gracing the event as the guest of honour was theatre personality and actress Sohini Sengupta, who is also a teacher by profession. Accompanying her was Suvro Chandra, joint managing director, PC Chandra Jewellers. An initiative that began in 2015, Anuprerna literally translates into inspiration. Through this, the group aims to open doors for brilliant students coming from financially weaker backgrounds. Like every year, this year’s chapter felicitated 15 achievers with a token money of Rs 72,000 each, which will reach them on a monthly basis of Rs 3,000 for two years.
Speaking on the occasion, Suvro Chandra said, “I would like to thank our media friends for bringing to our notice these gems
who would have otherwise never got recognised. The Anuprerna scholarship programme is a matter of great pride for us, as we are able to encourage these young minds and shape their lives. All barriers have failed to stop them. They took the stride of dedication, devotion and commitment and kept struggling hard till they achieved their goals. For the development and growth of Anuprerna students from the previous years, we have been conducting regular workshops.”
One of the leading business groups from east India, PC Chandra Group began with their jewellery business and grew with time. Apart from jewellery, they are also involved with chemicals and general plastic industries. Other diversifications include rubber plantations, software development, construction and housing, exports and hotels. Today, they are a multifaceted group that enjoys the faith of global consumers and support of many prestigious clients. The socially responsible corporate has taken many CSR initiatives like the JL Chandra Merit Scholarship (awarding Madhyamik Examination toppers), Gyandhara (knowledge centres in colleges) and Neem Banani (promoting green environment), among others.
Source: Times of India