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Ludhiana, November 22, 2015 (Neel Kamal Sonu): Reiterating its commitment to empower and promote women's self-reliance, Fair and Lovely Foundation commenced the 12th edition of its scholarship program. Fair and Lovely Foundation extends merit-based scholarship to financially disadvantaged and academically deserving candidates for education, vocational training and small scale start up. Details of the scholarship program and application form can be availed from (www.fairandovely.in) or by calling on the toll free number 1800220130. 

Since its inception in 2003, Fair and Lovely Foundation has conferred scholarships to more than 1500 girls nationwide. Started as an education scholarship program, the foundation since last year has broadened its focus towards vocational training and entrepreneurship. The foundation will identify meritorious girls and will offer scholarships up to Rs. one lakh per candidate.

To make the process of selection extremely fair and credible, every year Fair and Lovely Foundation joins hand with reputed professionals from divergent backgrounds. Last year dignitaries likes of Charulata Ravi Kumar, CEO, Razorfish India, Gautam Sinha from My First Cheque, Olinda Timms, an independent medical practice professional, Ricky Kej, the renowned Grammy Award winning composer, Prathibha Sastry, the startup evangelist and entrepreneur, Prof. Roopesh Kumar from Lucknow University, Alokananda Roy, the famed dancer and social worker, and Sharmila Majumdar from Helpage India, amongst others, lent their support to Fair and Lovely Foundation Scholarship Program 2014.

According to Srinandan Sundaram, Vice President Skincare and Makeup, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. “The impact of the Fair and Lovely Foundation Scholarship Program on the girls has been immeasurable.  The Foundation is a strong initiative to empower women economically, for them to pursue their dreams and realize their true potential. It has been our constant effort to instill an attitude of self-reliance and independence among young women by providing scholarships in the areas of higher education, vocational training and start up business capital”.

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