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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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Rajini's meeting with Vijayakanth set political tongues wagging

22 Feb 2019 | 1:43 PM

Chennai, Feb 22 (UNI) Days after announcing that he would
neither contest the Lok Sabha poll nor support any party,
actor Rajinikanth on Friday called on DMDK Founder and
actor-politician Vijayakanth at his residence.

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NH 34 and rail link at Farakka disrupted after LPG laden tanker leaked on highway

22 Feb 2019 | 1:40 PM

Farakka, Feb 22 (UNI) Rail link between Farakka and Azim Ganj was
affected and vehicular traffic on busy NH 34 linking Kolkata with
north Bengal district has been regulated after an LPG laden heavy tanker
met an accident resulting leakage of the inflammable fuel at NTPC More in
Murshidabad district, official sources said.

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Kerala BJP expresses grave concern over negative media propaganda

22 Feb 2019 | 1:39 PM

Palakkad, Feb 22 (UNI) Kerala Unit of BJP on Friday expressed grave concern over the alleged attempt by a section of media propagating a negative picture of the party in connection with the ensuing Lok Sabha election in the State.

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One more dies in fire mishap, toll rises to 7

22 Feb 2019 | 1:39 PM

Gopalganj, Feb 22 (UNI) With the death of one more family member, the toll in fire
mishap in a house at Bakhri village under Kuchaikot police station area in this
district late last night rose to seven.

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Chandrababu Naidu skips Prez function organised by Venkaiah family Trust

22 Feb 2019 | 1:37 PM

By Gargi Parsai
Nellore, Feb 22 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu was conspicuous by his absence at a function attended by President Ram Nath Kovind and organised by a Trust backed by Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu.

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