The best way for students to develop relevant skills and get recognized for the same is through competitions. They not only help in getting a recognition but also helps the students to attract scholarships that gives them the ability to support themselves. National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship – NMMS provide all these benefits.
Bharti Foundation supports the students of partnered government schools in preparing for external competitions. The foundation believes that exposing students to various external competitions will enable them to realize their potential and also will induce a sense of competitive spirit in them.
This year, Srilaxmi, student of class 10 in ZPHS Girls Sircilla School is one of the two students who qualified for the NMMS Scholarship 2021. The centrally sponsored National Means-Cum- Merit Scholarship scheme is intended to support the meritorious students of economically weaker sections. NMMS eligible students are offered INR 12,000 scholarship amount every year till 12th class to make sure they complete their schooling.
Srilaxmi’s father is a photographer and her mother is a homemaker. Her father, Mr. Prasad, experienced his moment of pride when the Head Mistress asked for a photograph of his daughter to promote her achievement across various channels. He expressed with utmost delight, “We are very happy that she has been qualified for NMMS. It is our utmost responsibility to support her throughout her education till she reaches her goal. Her progress is paving path to others in our family and neighborhood too.” Mr. Prasad has been very supportive of his daughter and he has taken an extra interest in all his daughter’s desires.
Srilaxmi said that the formula to her cracking the NMMS exam was, “Practice, practice and practice.”
Inspired by American astronaut Kalpana Chawla, Srilaxmi aspires to become an astronaut. She also wants to contribute in the area of waste management and sanitation for better quality of life.
The Head Mistress, Smt. N. Bhagya Rekha is proud of the students’ achievement, and she said, “We are very happy that two of our students got the eligibility to receive NMMS. Every year we have around thirty students who apply for NMMS. The students are given adequate training, material and guidance so that they will have their reasoning and critical thinking abilities enhanced. We thank Bharti Foundation for being supportive of our students in such competitions.”
By Praneeth Remidi, Academic Mentor – Bharti Foundation
Job Description Academic Mentor