Delhi, August 22,2019: Legrand India, a part of the Euro 5.5 billion Legrand Group and a specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructure honours the second batch of 25 deserving students for its ‘UGAM Legrand scholarship program’ transforming young students dream to reality.
The scholarship programme, the first of its kind in the country, is launched in association with the Franco-Indian Education Trust (part of French Embassy in India) with the advisory support of Whiteswan consulting Group. Present at the event were Dana Purcarescu, the Chargé d’affaires a.i, Tony Berland, CEO and Managing Director, Legrand India, Sameer Saxena, Director Marketing, Legrand (Group)India, Abida Aneez, CSR Head, Legrand India & Palash Nandy, CEO Numeric.
Through the UGAM scholarship programme, Legrand India aims to promote quality education to deserving Indian students by assisting them to pursue their Masters in France in recognized disciplines. The programme was launched in 2018, since then Legrand has been successful in supporting 26 students to take up their dream course in France. And, the selection of the deserving students for the scholarship basis the eligibility criteria of the programme. Through this programme the company is providing financial aid up to 10,000 Euros (INR 8 Lakhs) per student who wish to pursue higher education in in France. In line with Global CSR strategy, Legrand India is actively working towards the betterment of its Business Ecosystem, People and Environment.
Speaking on this initiate, Tony Berland, CEO and Managing Director, Legrand India said, “Education is a key aspect in everyone’s life and at Legrand, we are taking initiatives towards nurturing the talents in society. With this scholarship program, Legrand aims to promote quality education to deserving Indian students to pursue their Masters in France which will give a life-changing opportunity and to be tomorrow's budding leaders. As per our global CSR strategy, we are happy to initiate this Scholarship Program which has enabled us to help creating awareness about the importance of quality education and supporting aspiring students to be a successful individuals and contribution to the nation building. He further added, “Legrand India has been actively contributing to the development of the communities through different CSR initiatives. As a responsible brand, we will continue to actively contribute towards the betterment of society.”
For over four decades, Legrand has been one of the leading companies in India leveraging global knowledge to customise offerings locally, delivering end-to-end solutions across categories and sectors. Legrand Group in India is committed to ensure that everyone can use electricity in sustainable way. Thus, CSR is intrinsically connected to Legrand’s business and ensures that Legrand Group in India does its bit and gives back to the community.