The Anant scholarship disbursement ceremony was held on August 3 at Netaji Indoor Stadium in the presence of eminent guests such as NR Narayana Murthy, chairman, Emeritus-Infosys Technologies Ltd; Sovan Chatterjee, mayor of Kolkata; Prof DP Tripathi, MP Rajya Sabha andRavindra Chamaria, chairman, Infinity Group. The Anant scholarship aims at helping the meritorious students for higher education, having family monthly income less than 5000.
The goal of Anant is to assist 1,00,000 students by 2020, leading to a marked development of the nation. Anant opens an account for the students where they send their annual scholarship amount of Rs 6000 in an installment of Rs 500 per month. Anant gives preference to physically-challenged students and provides 50 per cent of the scholarship to girl students. This CSR initiative of the Anant group which began last year, gave out scholarships to over 5000 students from various schools of West Bengal in 2012