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Scholarship for Meritorious Students, Talent Award for Woman achievers announced

ITANAGAR, Jul 01: The Meingal, a Guwahati-based socio-cultural non-governmental organization (NGO) has announced the educational scholarship and monthly educational allowance - 2012-13 for the meritorious students of Bishnupriya Manipuri (BM) community. 

In additional to this, the NGO also announced Meingal Exemplary Talent Award – 2012-13 to encourage the woman of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community who excel in their respective field of activity. 

The BM students from Kamrup, Cachar, Karimganj and Hailkandi districts of Assam and states of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, who have excelled in class X/HSLC board exam 2012 with 60% and above mark can apply for the Meingal one-time Scholarship of Rs. 5000. 

Selection of candidates for the scholarship will be based on merit and only six applicants -- one each from Kamrup, Cachar, Karimganj and Hailkandi districts and one each from Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh – will be selected for the Meingal scholarship. 

On the other hand, a total of 10 meritorious BM students studying in Class – IX to XII standard (in any stream) will be selected from among the applicants from Assam (8), Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh (one each) for Monthly Educational Allowance of Rs 750. The students who have secured 60 per cent or above marks in the annual exams (from class – VIII to XI) are requested to apply for the annual scholarship with required testimonials including school certificates from respective school and income certificate of their parents. Parents of the applicants for Educational Allowance should not be a Govt employee and their income should not be more than Rs.1 lakh. 

For the Meingal Exemplary Talent Award, any woman achiever or group of woman achievers (18 years and above) from Tripura and Assam can submit her/their nominations with supportive documents. The woman achievers may be recommended by any organization or competent authority with documents in favour of excellent performance of women in their respective field of activities for the Exemplary Talent Award. The Talent award carries citation, trophy and cash. 

The NGO also announced essay writing competition on the topic -“Exemplary Role of Women in my life and in the Bishnupriya Manipuri Society” or “Mor Jivone baro Bishnupriya Manipuri Somaje Beyapar Dristantomulok Bhumika”. The essay within 1200 words should be written either in English or Bishnupriya Manipuri and all the BM people of India and abroad (age 18 and above) are eligible to participate in the competition. The participants who will secure 1st, 2nd and 3rd position will be awarded with cash amount of Rs 3000, Rs.2000 and Rs.1000 along with certificate respectively. All other participants will also be honoured with Consolation prizes and certificates. 

The Meingal NGO has requested the students, woman aspirants and participants in essay writing competition to submit their applications on or before August 15, 2012. The aspirants may download the application format from http://www.meingal.com/ or contact for more details on mobile Nos 9435105340 & 9613576287.

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