Jammu, Feb 12: Harbans Bhalla Educational Trust (HBET) conducted selection & evaluation test for scholarships of over 800 children from rural areas of Jammu.
HBET was established in the year 1997 with a mission of educating financially weak children especially girls. Every year scholarships are provided to children from Government schools. 570 Scholarships were provided in 2016 with a total budget of approximately 20 lacs.
Besides providing scholarships to these students, they are also offered medical assistance on need basis. Mentorship & counseling is a regular feature throughout the year to educate and enhance their understanding of life & academics.
All children receiving scholarships must undergo evaluation tests. Today around 500 children sat for evalution tests and around 350 new prospective students appeared for selection tests.
The trust has a motto of ‘Change a life, Alter Destiny’ which it has been maintaining since last 20 years. The HBET team works for driving away ignorance and darkness from the lives of children through the light of education.