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Panasonic India felicitates country's best talent

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has felicitated students from

IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur and PEC University of Technology, by offering

scholarship to study in the prestigious Universities of Japan, as a

part of Panasonic Scholarship Program 2011. This program offers

financial assistance to promising students who have the potential to

contribute to the development of India and to promote mutual

friendship between India and Japan. Kazuhiro Kawano, President of

Panasonic Scholarship, Japan, Hidenori Asou, MD, Panasonic India, and

RC Meena-Economic Advisor to the Ministry of HRM awarded the

scholarship to Arpan Bajoria of IIT Kanpur, Sumit Kumar Srivastav of

IIT Delhi and Kabir Arora of PEC Chandigarh at a felicitation

ceremony at ABW Towers, LifeScape, Gurgaon. Shinichi Tamura, First

Secretary, Embassy of Japan; Ajay Dua, Advisor to the Panasonic

Global Board graced the occasion with their presence.

The Panasonic Scholarship Program was

established in 1998 in commemoration of the company's 80th

anniversary as a way for the company to express its appreciation to

society. Its aim is to provide scholarship opportunities to privately

financed students from Asian countries who wish to pursue a master's

course in Japan, to offer financial assistance to foster highly

educated experts who can contribute to the development of their

countries in the 21st century, and to promote mutual friendship

between the home countries and Japan. Panasonic will be felicitating

the Indian students for the third consecutive year. In the first year

of its inception, in 2009, the scholarship program sponsored one

engineering student in 2009 and two students in the year 2010 to

pursue their masters course studies in Japan. Speaking on the occasion,

Kawano said,

“It gives me immense pleasure to interact with the upcoming talent

of the country and experience the zest that drives them towards

achievement. The scholarship is our effort to express our

appreciation to the society and contribute in a sustained manner.”

Congratulating the selected students, Asou said, “Panasonic has

taken a step to partner societies across Asian countries to provide

an opportunity to the privileged students to advance their talent and

skill sets by providing them an opportunity to pursue higher studies

in Japan. We believe that talent is our country's future and would

play a vital role in the growth of economy and in the development of

society. We had a motivating response from the students this year. We

are confident of promoting the best talent of this year to go to best

universities of Japan for further studies.”

Panasonic India has shortlisted the

candidates with the help of an exhaustive selection process from IIT

Kanpur, IIT Delhi, University of Pune, NIT Warangal, PEC University

of Technology. There were over 60 applicants who participated in the

program. The students were selected on the basis of their academic

results GPA, GMAT, TOEFL and extracurricular performance. The

short-listed candidates were interviewed by experts from Panasonic

India, Panasonic Scholarship, Professor from IIT Delhi and First

secretary, Embassy of Japan Application forms are accepted and

selected by the overseas offices of Panasonic Scholarship under the

initiatives at the eight applicable countries/region-China,

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam and

India. The students selected for the scholarship programme will be

entitled for a scholarship package from April 2011. As part of the

program, Panasonic shall support with 150,000 yen per month and

tuition fee for the first year and for the subsequent two years, it

will increase to 180,000 yen per month besides the tuition fee.

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