Proud Beneficiaries – Glimpses

Gandhi, Krupal – MI/MFT has supported her since 11th std. In 12th Board exam, she stood 8th in Baroda. Her father runs an Agarbatti lari and his income was not sufficient to fund her education expenses.  She completed   MBA with flying colours from a reputed college and is presently employed with TCS.

Yadav, Sangita – MI has supported her throughout diploma course. She is from a very needy family. She topped in Diploma (Mech) at MS University, Baroda and, through campus selection, got selected in ABB Ltd. Her father is very honest and hardworking man. Inspite of our refusal, he started repaying Rs.500 per month to MI/MFT, even before Sangita completed her studies.

Vankar, Dharmesh – MI supported him since 8th std. His father runs a Pedal Rickshaw and also works as casual labour. For some time, his academic performance was below MI/MFT criteria, but looking at his determination, MI/MFT continued supporting him as a special case. From 11th onwards, he never looked back and, with hard work, he cleared M Com and also a professional course of CS. He is presently working as Company Secretary in a reputed organisation.

Duttatray, Jaydeep – MI supported him from Std 9th till he became a diploma mechanical engineer. Father is working as a sub-staff in a school.  Since last two years, he is working with L & T and is also enrolled for BE (evening batch) from M S University.

Bhute, Nirav – MI/MFT supported him since the first year of his Diploma Course.  He topped in Diploma (Mech.) from MS University of Baroda and he is presently working with ALSTHOM and is also enrolled for B.E. from M S University. His father is a priest in a temple and has very limited income. He has shown honesty by returning unused amount out of total scholarship given to him. Not only this, he is now regularly contributing to MI/MFT for support of other deserving students.

Chheda, Harsh – MI/MFT started supporting him since second year of his graduation, (Chemical). With his hard work and dedication, he topped in his college.  Thereafter, for three years, he worked with Essar Refinery, Jamnagar as An Assistant Manager – Production.  Presently, he is pursuing his Masters from University of Tulsa in the US.

Patel, Ankit – He has been supported by MI/MFT since his graduation days.  He stood 1st in Gujarat and 3rd in India in B Pharm.  He was also topper in M Pharma at IIT, Banaras. In March, ’15, he represented BHU – IIT team at International Conference at Abu Dabhi where his project was awarded 1st prize. Presently, he is working as RESEARCHER at Sun Pharma.

Saherwala, Rozina – MI/MFT supported her since 11th std. (Science). She was about to choose another stream due to financial constraints, but MI/MFT persuaded her to go for science only considering her aptitude. With her sincerity and hard work, she got 1st rank with Gold Medal in BE (EC) from SVIT, VASAD.  She got selected in IBM, Bangalore through campus placement.

Shukla, Dipali – She has been associated with MI since beginning of her graduation. Recently, she has completed MBBS with 1st class from Jamnagar University.  Since last 10-12 years, her father has been suffering from brain tumour. Only earning member in the family is her mother whose salary is not enough to feed the family. An Amazing and extra-ordinarily honest and dedicated family. During final year, her elder sister got a job and the family stopped taking assistance so that the funds could be utilized for other deserving students.

Rana, Nirali – She has been associated with MI since beginning of Diploma Course .She stood 1st with GOLD MEDAL in Diploma (Civil) at M S University of Baroda. She is the only student in her batch who got direct admission in BE in MS University of Baroda under Diploma to Degree programme. Through campus selection, she got selected in TORRENT Power Ltd.

Prajapati, Chirag – MI beneficiary since Std 11th, topped in M Pharm.  Lost his father at an early age and his mother worked as domestic help. Accepted only limited assistance, as needed. Presently working with Alembic Co Ltd.

Vasudev – Ranker in BE at Faculty of Technology, MSU, he hails from a very poor farmer family from Panchmahal district.

Adesara, Himanshu – He topped in BE from MSU and is working with L & T for last three years.

Suleman, Kamal – During 11-12th, his father (B Com graduate but a small vegetable vendor) personally taught Suleman.  He scored 87% in 12th Board and also scored 82% in CPT – CA and also topped Vadodara in CA examination. Started re-paying MI loan even from the limited CA stipend and insisted on doing this so some other needy students would benefit.

Current Student Profiles

ImageRohit Laljibhai Rami had to drop out of school after 8th as his father expired and the family had no support system with his mother working as household help. He was working as an assistant on a mobile food cart for a year when Mahavir Foundation Trust got him admitted in 9th std. assuring him and his mother of full support. He passed 9th std. with flying colours (above 82% marks) and is very confident of doing well in Board Examinations. MFT / Asha Deep is indeed very proud of his performance and his drive and feels gratified to have moulded a precious life! ImageRubina Mustakbhai Sheikh has been another great shining star of Asha Deep initiative. Her mother expired four years ago and her father is blind but still manages to sell water pouches at the Railway station to make ends meet. Rubina is driven to make the best of the opportunity she has got which can be seen by her performance – 96% marks!


Scholarship recipients

ImageRozina Saherwala started her journey with MFT since 2009-10(11th Science). Her father earned limited salary as an accountant in a retail shop, which was grossly inadequate to realize her dream of becoming an Engineer.
Many in her community as also close relatives advised her parents to avoid heavy debts for such costly education for a girl child. But with MFT’s timely financial support, her determination and with her parents’ wishes, she opted Science stream. She completed her 12th with flying colors and ranked 1st in BE – Electronic & Communication from a reputed University. Along with higher financial assistance, MFT also closely mentored and motivated her.
She got campus placement and is presently working with IBM at Pune.Rozina says “MFT is like my family”
ImageDharmesh Vankar belongs to a poor family, father is a Mason & mother a homemaker. Family income was not enough even to pay for expenses of school education.
He got connected with Mahavir Foundation Trust during 10th Std. From thereon, to completion of his studies ( CS + M.Com + Company Secretary) , MFT has provided financial support and other Samvedana support (like notebooks , textbooks , clothing for whole family etc.) Further, MFT members also enquired about food and other health matters for the whole family to ensure that there no other hurdle. This assistance has kept him motivated throughout his studies. Since last few years, he has been working as Company Secretary in a reputed company



ImageParth Mukesh Parmar is in std 9th. Father is a freelance plumber and mother is helper in Blood Bank. In spite of Parth scoring above 82%, they were unable to pay for tuition as Parth has four siblings.
With Kayakalp coming in existence, Parth now clearly sees the roadmap to realize his ambition to pursue CA or CS
ImageIndu Prajapati would like to opt for one of the IITs. She is a bright student but her father is a tile worker and mother does stitching from home. With four other siblings (two of them at University level), she had almost given up on her dream until Kayakalp came along!

Contributions: All contributions are to be in the name of Mahavir Foundation Trust. While our preference is for open-ended (unencumbered) funds so we could use these on need basis, we will also be glad to accept contributions for specific initiatives. In case of Asha Deep Mentor-Sponsor and Kayakalp initiatives, you could even sponsor a certain number of students for one or more years@ US $ 400 / Rs 25,000/- per student, per year. We will be covering close to 100 students in Asha Deep – MS and close to 400 students under Kayakalp.