Announcing this at a media conference here on Friday, B.M. Mumtaz Ali, Patron of BCF, said that approximately Rs. 15 lakh will be distributed among 450 students as scholarship this year. Students pursuing SSLC, degree, post-graduation, medicine, nursing, Ayurveda, BDS and various courses will be awarded with the scholarship irrespective of their caste, creed and religion. These students will be chosen on basis of their poor family background and excellence in specific field of study, he said.
There will be a career guidance seminar by renowned educational experts on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. which will be held for school students with poor background. Scholarships will be issued on the same day from 2 p.m. onwards. Mangalore Qazi Thwaka Ahmed Musliar will offer Du'a and Dr. B.K. Yusuf, President of BCF, will preside.
Dr. N.S. Chanappa Gowda, Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada, Gulzar Banu, Mayor of Mangalore City Corporation, N. Yogish Bhat, Deputy Speaker of Karnataka Legislative Assembly, B. Ramanath Rai, MLA of Bantwal, and U.T. Khader, MLA of Mangalore, will be the guests of honour, said Mr. Ali.
He said that one of the main focuses of the BCF was promoting education through career guidance classes and scholarships. BCF has been providing scholarships to students from the past one decade. While it was limited only to Beary students in the previous years, this year it will include all Kannadigas, especially from the coastal belt of Karnataka, he said.
Dr. Kaup Mohamed, General Secretary of BCF, M.E. Moolur, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee, Saleem Althaf and Latheef Mulki, Vice-Presidents of BCF, were present at the press conference.