Anant Education Initiative, a CSR initiative undertaken by Infinity Group, is dedicated to empower education by awarding deserving students academic scholarships for higher studies after completion of high school education. Anant’s motto is to eliminate poverty by promoting education, culture and all round development of the society without being biased to any cast, creed, faith or race. In 2012, Anant aims to support atleast 2000 students of which 50 per cent would be girls. Also physically impaired students are given preference.
Last August, Anant disbursed 252 scholarships to worthy students who had just passed their Class XII exams with flying colours despite belonging from the economically weaker sections of the society from districts like Kolkata, Howrah, North and South 24 Parganas in West Bengal. This year to be eligible for the scholarship, a candidate must secure an aggregate of 70 per cent in Class X or XII recognised board examination. The eligible candidate must also hail from a family whose income should be below than Rs 5000 per month in order to secure the scholarship amount of Rs 6000 per annum, payable at Rs 500 per month through zero balance S/B Bank Accounts.
Anant aspires to provide support through educational infrastructure to facilitate higher education, vocational training and motivational workshops to help in overall personality and life style development of these students. Anant has joined hands with Jadavpur University Alumni Association, Presidency University, National Council of Education Bengal and other celebrated institutions to identify and support meritorious students who deserve to get an equal chance of being well educated.
Anant has received contributions from Akhil Bharat Marwari Sammelan, Rupa Foundation, SREI Foundation, Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industries and the Public Relations Society of India, Kolkata to distribute scholarships this year. The donation would be used entirely for scholarships while all the administrative expenses would be borne by Infinity Group.
Anant has a target to support 100,000 students by 2020, thus contributing to a nation building process. To be a part of this initiative, a student may collect an application form from the office of Anant Education Initiative or download it from www.ananteducation.org. The last date for submitting these filled in forms is June 12, 2012 for Class X pass outs and June 22, 2012 for Class XII pass outs.