As a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, Huawei, a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has announced results of current year’s ‘Maitree’ scholars marking the third successful year of its education based social initiative in India. Open to aspiring Indian students who have already secured admission to institutions of higher education in China, the Maitree Scholarships aim to build a platform for exchange of ideas between the two nations, fostering a closer understanding of each other’s culture and society.
Since its inception in 2011, the scholarship program has significantly helped in promoting scientific education and academic research of students and in the process has also expanded career opportunities available to Indian students. This year, Huawei has handed over 20 scholarships to outstanding as well as needy students to cover their tuition fees to pursue academic courses in China.
Yao Weimin, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Huawei India commented, “At Huawei, we are focused on providing social, environmental and economic benefits for the communities and geographies where we operate. In the third year of Maitree Scholars, we have announced scholarships for Indian students to follow their dream of higher studies in China. Huawei extends its best wishes to the of ‘Maitree’ Scholars of 2013”.
“I won Huawei Maitree Scholarship in year 2013 that has allowed me to pursue my Masters in Business Administration from one of the most renowned business institutions in China i.e. China Europe International Business School. Being born and brought up in a farmers’ family, this scholarship has now eased my career path that I am now more confident to complete my course with full vigor and further contribute to the well-being of both the countries. I am happy to be associated with such a responsible and respected global organization that lets nurture young talent. I am sure that more students would understand and appreciate the value of this unique education program to head towards their bright and remarkable future”, said, Upendra Pratap Singh, a winner of 2013 Huawei Maitree Scholarship.