CHENNAI: ONGC Chennai has distributed aid worth Rs.33.56 lakh under SC/ST Component Plan among beneficiaries in Tamil Nadu.
Aid was towards education, self-employment & livelihood support, school infrastructure development, promoting art & culture and health & fitness. Deserving beneficiaries from SC/ST community got the aid under ONGC’s SC/ST Component Plan 2020-21 and ONGC All India Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes Employees Welfare Association
(AISCSTEWA), Chennai Unit Members Contributory Fund.
The aid was distributed in Chennai on December 29.
A total of 214 direct beneficiaries, plus additionally, students of a Government
Middle School, a number of SC/ST youths, students and artisans from in and around
Chennai and ONGC’s operational areas in Tamil Nadu received the aid.
In a function organized at ONGC Annanagar Complex, Chennai, executive director R K Dhasmana, and Group General Manager C B Yadava, accompanied by Office Bearers & members of ONGC AISCSTEWA, Chennai distributed the direct financial aid to students for education, Infrastructure aid to Govt Middle School, and self-employment and livelihood enabling materials like sewing machines to the beneficiaries.
Financial assistance (education aid) amounting to Rs. 21.66 lakh for pursuing higher education was given to 158 deserving beneficiaries and they were selected after meticulous scrutiny from the applications received. Aids towards self-employment at a total cost of Rs 5.79 lakh were handed over to 56 direct beneficiaries, out of which 52 were female beneficiaries.
One Government Middle School (Class 6 to 10) with 183 SC students & 178 ST Students received Infrastructure Development Aid of Rs 2.44 lakh for procurement of one Desktop Computer, Electrical Fixtures & Furniture and Public Address System.
Under ONGC AISCSTEWA, Chennai Unit Members Contributory Fund, aid amounting to Rs 3.66 lakh was also handed over to the beneficiaries on the occasion, which also include motorized three-wheeler for specially abled woman, support to poor SC/ST students for entry into higher studies through coaching classes organized by Loyola College, and livelihood support to folk dance artists.