Irom Sharmila Scholarship to S Rojesh
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, March 14 2014 :
The 2014 Irom Sharmila Scholarship has been awarded to Seram Rojesh, a PhD student in the Department of Sociology, Delhi University.
The award is based on a combination of financial need, academic seriousness, suffering under AFSPA or similar laws and both present and potential contribution to the democratic struggle against AFSPA and militarism in the spirit of Irom Sharmila.
It is a one-time cash award of Rs.50,000, and is restricted to post graduate students (in the Masters, MPhil, Phd, postgraduate professional courses etc) enrolled in any university or institute in Delhi.
Seram Rojesh has personally suffered under AFSPA but has used this suffering to extend both his scholarship and his activism.
Rojesh is deeply committed to developing an analytical sociological understanding of the issues facing Manipur and Indian democracy as a whole.
This year's applications came from all institutions in Delhi, and included deserving students from both Kashmir and Northeast India.
The jury consisted of professors from Delhi University, JNU, and the Islamic University of Science and Technology, Kashmir.
Last year's award went to Iymon Majeed, a Kashmiri student from Jamia Millia Islamia, said Irom Sharmila Scholarship Committee.