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Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship awarded to dental students – Haleon India CSR initiative

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Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship for dental students by Haleon India

Haleon India – Today, at the Oral Health Innovation Conclave (OHIC) in Delhi, 143 meritorious students from underprivileged communities from 21 states and 130+ cities were awarded the ‘Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship’ to pursue Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS).

OHIC is a first-of-its-kind national event organized by the Indian Dental Association (IDA) that focuses on oral healthcare innovations, entrepreneurship, and research. The event was attended by dignitaries such as Dr. L. Swasticharan (Additional Deputy Director General of Health Services) as the Guest of Honor, Lt. Gen. Satish R Iyer (Director General Dental Services), Dr. Puneet Girdhar (President IDA), Dr. Ashok Dhoble (Hon Sec General IDA), Dr. Meera Verma (Chairperson for DDS), and Dr. Vandana Agarwal (Organizing Secretary D

The scholarship program for BDS students is a CSR initiative of Haleon India (formerly GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare) that aligns with the company’s mission of “delivering better everyday health with humanjourne

More than INR 6 crores will be distributed among these 143 students as part of this program to support their academic and living expenses during their four-year BDS program. Each of these students will receive INR 1,05,000 in financial aid per year for the duration of their BDS program.

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Haleon India launched this program in collaboration with IDA with the goal of assisting underprivileged and exceptional dental students in realizing their dreams.

In July 2022, Buddy4Study (B42), an NGO, will be established. It is a step toward addressing disparities in the dentist-to-population ratio. After over 2000 applicants registered, IDA and B4S began the selection process to shortlist the 143 deserving students.

Ms. Shanu Saksena, CSR Head, Haleon India (GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare), said on the occasion, “We are elated to announce the well-deserving winners of this scholarship, and many congratulations to them.” We would like to thank the Indian Dental Association for being a reliable knowledge partner and for sharing their expertise and support throughout this endeavor. We are proud to work together to give these aspiring dental students the opportunity to pursue their dreams and make a difference in the world. This initiative embodies Haleon’s mission “to deliver better health with humanity,” and we are honored to play such an important role in their professional and educational journey.

“First and foremost, a huge congratulations to the 143 students who have been awarded the Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship to pursue Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery through government dental colleges,” said Dr. Ashok Dhoble, Hon. Secretary General, Indian Dental Association. The Indian Dental Association (IDA) has always been at the forefront of supporting dental students as a friend, advocate, and guide. As the knowledge partner for the Sensodyne IDA Shining tar Scholarship Programme, IDA enthusiastically supports Haleon India’s initiative. IDA believes that this project will not only impact the lives of financially disadvantaged, meritorious students, but will also fulfill the dreams of their families. IDA is committed to assisting each student until their goals are met.”