The Pemanda Monappa scholarship for study in the University of Cambridge, UK, was presented to Priyanka Gladson, who will be pursuing a master’s in law, on Monday.
P.M. Belliappa, Managing Trustee of the Pemanda Monappa Trust, said that this year marked a decade of celebrating excellence and recognising the achievements of the recipients of the scholarship.
“The scholarship has been instituted in the name of my father, who was an iconic public servant and we want the recipient to have a life-changing experience at Cambridge,” he said.
Helen Pennant, Director of the Cambridge Trust, said that the university greatly benefited from the presence of Indian students such as Ms. Priyanka, who brought with them their perspectives and experiences.
Bader Sayeed, lawyer, activist and politician, presented the award letter to Ms. Priyanka, the tenth recipient of the scholarship since its inception, and congratulated her.
“While I wish you the best of experiences during your time in Cambridge, I also look forward to you coming back here and doing work as well. These are difficult times but if youngsters like you come here and lend a helping hand, it can truly make a difference,” she added. Ms. Priyanka said she was thankful for the opportunity.
N. Ravi, Publisher, The Hindu, said that he was glad to see Ms. Priyanka join an illustrious line of scholars and congratulated her on her achievement and lauded the Trust for encouraging her. Mr. Belliappa also honoured artist Manohar Devadoss.
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