Under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, BHEL has distributed scholarships worth Rs. 45 lakh to 1,000 students from across the State to pursue X, XI, and XII standards, diploma, and engineering courses. R.Kumar, general manager (in-charge) and other senior officials distributed the scholarships.

M. Palanivel, general manager, human resource, said the beneficiaries included 200 BE students, 230 diploma students, and 152 ITI students. Preference was given to poor children, those from backward classes, wards of widows, and physically challenged persons.