Daughters of truck drivers to get Mahindra SAARTHI ABHIYAAN Scholarship for education

  • 8928 Truck Drivers’ daughters have been awarded scholarships since the launch of this project in 2014
  • 1100 new Scholarships worth Rs. 10,000/- to be given to meritorious applicants (Truck Driver’s Daughters) who have studied and passed the 10th standard and are pursuing further education in FY24

Bangalore, September 18, 2023: This Drivers’ Day, Mahindra Truck and Bus Division (MTBD), a part of the Mahindra Group, will award scholarships for the daughters of truck drivers, through the Mahindra Saarthi Abhiyaan. Project Mahindra Saarthi Abhiyaan is committed to make a small contribution towards transforming the lives of these girls by supporting their right to a higher education.

Mahindra is one of the first commercial vehicle manufacturers to pioneer this initiative and felicitate the selected candidates with a scholarship of Rs.10,000/- along with a certificate in recognition of their achievement. This endeavour marks another significant milestone in Mahindra Truck and Bus Division’s ongoing commitment to the Truck driver community, which was initiated with the Mahindra Saarthi Abhiyaan in 2014. The initial outreach was conducted through reach out program at 75+ transport hubs pan India and well defined, transparent, and independent process. Until now, 8928 young girls have already benefited from scholarships under the initiative, allowing them to pursue their aspirations. 

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jalaj Gupta, Business Head – Commercial Vehicles, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., said, “Mahindra Saarthi Abhiyaan is committed to empowering women in the Commercial Vehicle ecosystem and aims to improve the lives of the driver community. With this program we are elated to offer the daughters of Truck Drivers the opportunity to dream big and provide them with the support they need to soar towards their career goals. Mahindra Saarthi Abhiyaan has been warmly embraced by our drivers and partners, showcasing its effectiveness in enabling young girls to achieve their dreams.”

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The company has planned to felicitate each girl selected for this scholarship by direct bank transfer of INR 10,000 and a certificate in recognition of this achievement. The felicitation will be hosted in Feb-Mar’24 at select locations by Mahindra Truck and Bus leadership India wherein 1100 scholarships will be awarded to Truck Drivers’ Daughters.

About Mahindra Truck and Bus

Mahindra Truck and Bus Division is a division of the Automotive and Farm sector of Mahindra Group that provides an entire line of integrated trucking solutions. The company has taken outperformance to the next level, by creating trucks that are specifically designed for different applications and deliver outperformance whatever be the business needs. From transit mixers and bulkers to car carriers and refrigerated containers, Mahindra Truck and Bus provides an entire line of integrated trucking solutions that helps customers profit by giving them the advantage of quick turnaround time and reliability along with the assurance of Mahindra excellence in every aspect. 

The HCV product range has been engineered for Indian requirements with the underlying philosophy of; Made in India, Made for India. The new range of medium and heavy commercial vehicle is being manufactured at the new green field plant at Chakan (Pune). The plant, which spans over 700 acres, has been set up with an investment of over Rs. 4,000 Crore and is producing other Mahindra products as well. The entire range of LCV Trucks and Buses are manufactured in the Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility at Zaheerabad (Telangana State). 

Mahindra Truck and Bus has rapidly expanded its after sales service and spares network which now includes 76 of 3S dealerships, 174 Authorized Service Centers, 1600 Spares retailers and @ 2900 roadside assistance points. The company also has India’s first multi-lingual helpline, NOW 24×7, which is manned by technical experts to provide instant support to customers. The NOW mobile service vans and mobile workshops further add to the reach and agility of the support network. 

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About Mahindra 

Founded in 1945, the Mahindra Group is one of the largest and most admired multinational federation of companies with 260,000 employees in over 100 countries. It enjoys a leadership position in farm equipment, utility vehicles, information technology and financial services in India and is the world’s largest tractor company by volume. It has a strong presence in renewable energy, agriculture, logistics, hospitality and real estate.   

The Mahindra Group has a clear focus on leading ESG globally, enabling rural prosperity and enhancing urban living, with a goal to drive positive change in the lives of communities and stakeholders to enable them to Rise. 

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