Mahila mandiram offers financial aid to poor girl students
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 23 (PTI) 'Snehasparsham', a
scheme to provide financial support to top 100 girl students
from poor families, has been unveiled by SMSS Hindu Mahila
Mandiram, one of the oldest womens welfare and charity
organisations in Kerala.
     The cash award would be distributed, as part of the
centenary celebrations of the mandiram, to students of
government and aided schools in Thiruvananthapuram district at
a function here, a press release said.
     The aid was being provided to commemorate the
contribution of founder of the mandiram K Chinnamma to
education, especially for girls education, in the erstwhile
state of Travancore in particular and Kerala in general, the
release said.
     The charitable organisation was founded by Chinnamma
with the aim of educating, empowering and rehabilitating girls
from less privileged backgrounds, irrespective of religion or
caste, it said.
     An autonomous and non-political organisation that
runs several institutions, the Hindu Mahila Mandiram would be
unveiling several welfare programmes and projects to help
women from economically and socially weaker background. PTI

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