Panasonic India Announces Winners of the Fifth Edition of its Ratti Chhatr Scholarship Programme

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New Delhi, September 7, 2019: Reaffirming its commitment to empower the leaders of tomorrow with opportunities to pursue and grow in the fields of their choice, Panasonic India, offered scholarships to 30 students from 19 IITs under its Ratti Chhatr programme. The Company’s flagship scholarship programme is aimed at providing assistance to select undergraduate students, enabling them to pursue higher education at their respective Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across the country.

Present at the event were Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog as the Chief Guest, along with Manish Sharma, President and CEO, Panasonic India and South Asia, and Ritu Ghosh, Head, Corporate Affairs & CSR, Panasonic India. Currently running in its fifth year, Panasonic flagged off the second phase of the programme with an aim to award scholarships to total of 240 students by 2022.

Congratulating the winners, Amitabh  Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, said, “I would like to congratulate these meritorious students whose persistent hard work has brought them here today.Panasonic India’s ongoing efforts to catapult the young achievers’ dreams and aspirations forward with their Ratti Chhatr scholarship programme is truly commendable. Such programmes provide young students with support in both education and skill-development to help them study at top-ranking institutions of the country like the IIT’s.”

Speaking on the occasion, Manish Sharma, President and CEO, Panasonic India & South Asia, said,“Connecting aspirations with skills, Panasonic India’s Ratti Chhatr scholarship programme is aimed at providing financial assistance to young achievers to help them with good education and encourage skill development. We sincerely wish that our efforts can help transform these young students into competent and confident leaders of tomorrow. We congratulate the winners and hope that this small token of appreciation will contribute in realising their ambitions.”

Commenting on the programme, Ritu Ghosh, Head, Corporate Affairs & CSR, and Panasonic India, said, “Our Ratti Chhatr scholarship is in line with Panasonic’s motto of providing better lives to all, and creating a better and wholesome world, and seeks to add to the country’s economic and social development. We want to applaud the hard work of these 30 recipients. The programme will enable them to pursue their dream of being part of the most premier institutions of the country. We hope that our efforts will continue to motivate them to aspire and dream for more in future.”

The 2019 Ratti Chhatr Scholarship Programme received over 380 applications, of which, 234 applications were shortlisted. Based on an online test conducted, 160 students were interviewed, out of which, Panasonic India has chosen 30 winners from 19 IITs across the country through a rigorous screening and interviewing process.

Selected Students

S.No. Name IIT location
1. SAKSHAM MAHAJAN IIT Bhilai
2. AMAN KUMAR IIT BHU
3. ISHU GUPTA IIT BHU
4. RINKI IIT BHU
5. ROHIT AHIRWAR IIT Bombay
6. HIMANSHU RAJPOOT IIT Bombay
7. GOVIND PATIDAR IIT Delhi
8. ASHA RAM MEENA IIT Delhi
9. SUSHIL IIT Delhi
10. KUNAL VAIDYA IIT Dhanbad
11. AGNESH R IIT Dharwad
12. NANCY IIT Guwahati
13. PRITAM DAS IIT Guwahati
14. NARAYANA SREEHITHA REDDY IIT Hyderabad
15. ADITYA MILIND NAIK IIT Indore
16. GUARAV KUMAR IIT Jodhpur
17. DEVESH GOYAL IIT Kanpur
18. JITIN IIT Kanpur
19. AMAN RAW IIT Kanpur
20. PRATIVA BISWAL IIT KGP
21. AKANKSHA SINGH IIT KGP
22. HARSH BHAVINKUMAR SAGAR IIT Madras
23. RAUSHAN RAJ IIT Mandi
24. SWARNIM TRIVEDI IIT Palakkad
25. SHUBHAM GUPTA IIT Patna
26. SHRASHTIKA SINGH IIT Roorkee
27. ROHIT SONDARVA IIT Roorkee
28. KADUKUNTLA SATHVIKA REDDY IIT Roorkee
29. ZAHID BASHIR IIT Roorkee
30. TANMAY AERON IIT Ropar