Staff Reporter

Bangalore: The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) has announced scholarships for children of police constables, autorickshaw drivers, railway porters and pourakarmikas.

A press release said the ISKCON Scholarship Fund has been created to help these children pursue higher education.

“Right now, one of our patrons has committed a seed fund of Rs. 10 lakh. We plan to increase this fund to Rs. 1 crore every year,” said Madhu Pandit Das, president, ISKCON. He added that the fund was not a corpus, but would be raised every year. “The entire amount will be disbursed to help deserving students.”

Madhu Pandit Das said the eligibility for the scholarship would be on the basis of merit and financial need. For more information contact Tirumala Rao, Education Officer, on 9342250414.