Fair & Lovely Foundation in this 10th magnificent year gives scholarships to 225 deserving young girls!
— In its 10th year, Fair & Lovely Foundation continues its endeavour of
empowering women through education–
Fair & Lovely Foundation since inception in 2003; has played an integral role in changing the lives of more than 1500 girls, given them wings to achieve their dreams by empowering them through education and career development. Continuing their passion and determination in the 10th year, Fair & Lovely Foundation opens doors of hope for girls across the country to pursue their dreams.
In a packed 10 year gala ceremony at the Y. B Chavan Auditorium, it was announced that 225 girls, from financially underprivileged backgrounds showcasing brilliance in academics and a burning desire to strike big in life; were awarded the Fair & Lovely Foundation 2012 scholarships to pursue higher education.
The Fair & Lovely Foundation Felicitation ceremony was supported by renowned personalities from differentiated backgrounds that had proven their mettle to the world. They were, Bollywood Actress Asin, coveted Filmmaker R. Balki, renowned Politician and Fashion Designer, Shaina NC and Padmashree Ms. Lila Poonawala. These eminent icons spoke about their journey to success and lent their support and guidance to the torch bearers of tomorrow
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Arun Srinivas, Vice President, Skincare, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. said, “We at Fair & Lovely Foundation believe that educating girls would be the single best investment one can make to build a better society. Through the Fair & Lovely Foundation, we are working towards providing young women the means to avail higher education, so they can build themselves as assets to the nation. I’m happy to see that our work and effort in the direction of women empowerment is being appreciated and supported. In 10 glorious years, we have touched the lives of many such young women who have set out on a journey to transform their lives”.
The Fair & Lovely Foundation Scholarship helps academically brilliant girls from the lowest economic strata of the society to fulfill their dreams of higher education. These young achievers are supported with course fees, accommodation, local travel, books and stationery costs, depending upon the need.
One of the 2012 scholarship winners, Sajneeben whose father cuts and polishes precious gems has to support a family of five on his meagre earnings. While her mother, a housewife, tries her best to give her children the best of all worlds but the family income is insufficient to support their three children. Sajnee who is studying hard to pursue her studies in her chosen field of Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery says, “With the scholarship amount that I’ve received from the Fair
& Lovely Foundation, I’m confident that I’ll be able to overcome my financial challenges and build a great career”.
Like her, the Fair & Lovely scholarship program has played a major role in the success of many young aspiring girls by awarding them with scholarships to pursue higher education. The aid is given to promising young girls who strive to create a valuable difference in their lives.
Enthusiastic about Fair & Lovely Foundation’s 10th year anniversary, Chief Guest Asin said, “I believe that access to basic education is every child’s right; more so for a girl child. Fair & Lovely Foundation provides educational scholarships to underprivileged girls who have the zeal and the potential to excel and create a niche for themselves in the society. This cause is probably one of the biggest women centric issues in our country; therefore I feel everyone should do their best to support the cause. I’m happy to see that the aid is given to promising young girls, who have the grit and determination to overcome every challenge and obstacle in transforming their lives”.
With its tenth year of awarding scholarships, the Fair and Lovely Foundation has now helped more than 1500 young girls access a brighter future. The Fair & Lovely Foundation continues to contribute to the area of female education in the country. Deserving candidates are selected through a screening-and-interview process. Panels at the Fair & Lovely Foundation shortlisting phase includes noted professionals from various fields, who carefully interviewed these girls across five centres: Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Lucknow. Their level of need and desire to excel is taken into account to select the final list of awardees.
The Fair & Lovely Foundation is an enterprising initiative by Fair & Lovely, the leading fairness cream brand from Hindustan Unilever Limited, offering scholarship to empower the women of tomorrow.