Surat (Gujarat) [India], March 19: C R Paatil ji, Gujarat BJP President, celebrated his 67th birthday on Wednesday by awarding Rs 3.75 crore worth of ‘C R Paatil Scholarship’ to 108 Students from an economically weaker background studying at the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) run Suman High School, thereby relieving their parents from the financial burden for the same and providing a new direction for their Child’s future.
Paatil ji’s birthday was celebrated as ‘Gyanotsav’ in the presence of Social Leaders, Senior BJP leaders, BJP workers, Leading Industrialists and Professionals, and people from all walks of life at the Sanjeev Kumar Auditorium in Adajan (Surat), where these 108 students from the Suman High School were given the educational scholarship valuing at Rs 3.75 crore on Wednesday.
The ‘C R Paatil Scholarship’ will cover the Education expenses, including Registration fees, Books, Coaching fees, Physical and Mental Health Development workshops and not only this, the students will also get monthly pocket money under this scholarship for the first 36 months of the program.
Paresh Patel, Chairman of the SMC’s Standing committee, stated, “Whether it is BJP’s senior leader or a simple party worker, each one of us celebrates our birthday by performing some noble acts of helping somebody.” This is what our culture and tradition teach us. Similarly, Gujarat BJP President Shri C R Paatil ji’s birthday was commemorated not only for his social contribution but also for his ability to steer the society in a new positive and better path.” According to Paresh Patel, Children from low-income families have inferior learning outcomes. For example, children from lower-income families are more likely to have parents who are less educated and thus unable to acquire the same level of learning assistance as children from higher-income families. During the epidemic, remote learning created a channel that exacerbated the learning potential of comparatively disadvantaged children. This ‘C R Paatil Scholarship’ is a step in the direction of ensuring opportunity for the talent and potential that even these children hold.
Hari Arora, a Chartered Accountant and social media in-charge of Surat City BJP unit, said, “The CR Paatil Scholarship will give a new direction in building the future of 108 children of Suman High School. The students were made to take an oath that they too will shoulder the responsibility of the education of at least 1 poor Student once they succeed in life”. This will act as a chain “Pay it Forward” system to improve the living standard of the weakest section of the society.
I am privileged to be a part of this wonderful project, and I am committed to giving the best quality of education to these students, said CA Ravi Chhawcharia, who will be coaching these students.
The “Gyanotsav” event also witnessed a career counselling session and the cultural program for over 1,000 students of the SMC-run Suman High School.
The event witnessed the presence of Surat City BJP President Shri Niranjan Zanzmera, General Secretary Shri Mukesh Dalal, Shri Kishor Ji Bindal, Shri Kanubhai Bhimnath, Mayor Hemali Bodhawala, Deputy Mayor Dinesh Jodhani, Standing Committee chairman Paresh Patel, BJP leader Amit Singh Rajput, Samajik Leaders of Surat and office-bearers of Surat BJP unit.