With a fervent desire to contribute our might and recognizing the preeminence of education as the foundation of the progress of any society, we established the Malhotra WeiKFiELD Foundation with the specific goal of contributing to the promotion of education in its various aspects in the country.
It was extremely serendipitous that we soon came across an article on Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, where this great scientific son of the nation humbly stated that had it not been for the financial assistance rendered to him by the Tata Foundation Scholarship, he could never have completed his higher studies and contributed what he did in the service of the nation. This article was the seed of the inspiration to all of us in the family to set up the Malhotra WeiKFiELD Foundation Fellowships, so that meritorious students, especially those from disadvantaged financial backgrounds, did not have to give up their academic aspirations for financial reasons.
It was indeed gracious that some of the best scientific and thinking minds such as Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, Mr. Ram Jethmalani, Dr. Swaminanthan, Dr. S. B. Mujumdar, Prof. Ashok Kolaskar and Dr. Vijay Bhatkar agreed to join the Advisory Board of our Foundation, and help us achieve our goal of promoting educational excellence.
The Foundation has started its work in a small way, by instituting 45 annual scholarships involving an annual outlay of over Rs. 22 Lakhs, as its humble contribution from 2007.
We are extremely grateful to the eminent members of our Executive Mentor Board, for having accepted our invitation to participate in this pioneering project, to assist, advise and motivate the scholarship recipients in achieving their academic and career goals.
All of us will be gratified to see the scholarship recipients grow from strength to strength in their endeavours towards excellence.