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DRF launches Sashakt-Women for Science

Hyderabad, Mar 8 (UNI) To mark Women’s Day and to encourage more young women to pursue a career as a scientist, Dr Reddy’s Foundation on Thursday launched ‘Sashakt–Women for Science’, a scholarship programme to help young girls on the cusp of charting their career to plan for research careers by opting to study B.Sc in pure/natural sciences.
The scholarship programme was launched at Dr Reddy’s Leadership Academy at Bachupally here in the presence of several eminent women scientists who are committed to scientific research and study.
Dr Tessy Thomas, Eminent Scientist, Director Advanced Systems Laboratory, DRDO who has been a great motivator for this scholarship, feels this is a good start to encourage the study of science and increase the percentage of women scientists from the present 14 per cent.
In her message to the students at the launch she said “The Sashakt scholarship with its mentorship program and is a great opportunity for all the young girls who want to prove themselves in the field of science.”

“We are launching this scholarship in line with our Founder, Dr Anji Reddy’s vision to promote scientific temper in our country. While this scholarship will certainly assuage the financial burdens for young girls wanting to study a science course of their choice, the best feature of this scholarship is the provision for each student to connect with renowned women scientist as a mentor. Since most young girls shy away from taking up science due to the lack of mentoring, this hands-on mentorship support, we hope that it will address this gap, Dr Reddy’s Foundation CEO Shamik Trehan said.

Apart from Dr Tessy Thomas’s support, other women scientists who have stepped up to support the program by mentoring these young girls include leading scientists like Dr Rita John, Head of Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Madras and Dr Sumera N Hasham from Dr Reddy’s.
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Senior government officer arrested on graft charge

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