Deen Dayal Sparsh Yojana

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Mar 23, 2022, 13:58

The Union Ministry of Communications in India has launched the SPARSH (Scholarship for Promotion of Aptitude and Research in Stamps as a Hobby) scheme. Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana aims to provide yearly scholarships to students studying in Standard VI to IX with excellent academic records and who have opted for Philately (Ticket Collecting) as a hobby via a competitive selection procedure in all postal (Post Office) circles.

Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana - Overview

The Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana is a pan India scholarship program awarding scholarships to students studying in Class VI to IX annually. Over 920 scholarships have already been conferred to students by the Government of India. Below is a tabular overview of the SPARSH (Scholarship for Promotion of Aptitude and Research in Stamps as a Hobby) scheme initiated by the Government of India.

Name of the Scheme

Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana

Name of the Government/Ministry

Department of Post, Union Ministry of Communication

SPARSH full form

Scholarship for Promotion of Aptitude and Research in Stamps as a Hobby

Purpose of the SPARSH Yojana

Yearly scholarships to students maintaining a good academic record and likewise pursuing Philately as their hobby

The target of the SPARSH scheme

Students studying in class VI to IX

 

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Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana Selection Criteria

To avail of the SPARSH scholarship, students must fulfil the selection criteria mentioned below:

  • To qualify for this scholarship, students must remain enrolled in a recognized educational institute within India. Also, the school should maintain a Philately Club, and the student must be a member of the Philately Club.
  • If the school in which the student is studying does not have a Philately Club, a student maintaining a personal Philately Deposit Account can avail of the scholarship.
  • Every prospective educational institution that wants their students to get this scholarship would get a Philately mentor whom they can choose from a panel of well-known Philatelists.
  • This chosen mentor will help schools develop their Philately Club and guide aspiring students on how to pursue this hobby. These mentors also help students with their Philately projects and more.
  • Final scholarship selections under the Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana will be based on the project evaluation report submitted by the mentor and the Philately quiz conducted by the postal circles.

Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana Objective

The primary objective of the Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana is to encourage Philately among kids at a young age in a sustainable way that can strengthen and improve the academic curriculum in addition to delivering a hobby that can assist them in unwinding and relaxing.

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FAQs on Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana

Q.1. What does the Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana entail?

The Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana aims to provide yearly scholarships to students studying in Standard VI to IX with excellent academic records and who have opted for Philately (Ticket Collecting) as a hobby via a competitive selection procedure in all postal (Post Office) circles.

Q.2. What does the word SPARSH stand for in the Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana?

The word SPARSH in the Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana stands for Scholarship for Promotion of Aptitude and Research in Stamps as a Hobby.

Q.3. What is the purpose of the Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana?

The primary objective of the Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana is to encourage Philately among kids at a young age in a sustainable way that can strengthen and improve the academic curriculum while giving them a hobby that can assist them in unwinding and relaxing.

Q.4. How can a student avail of this scholarship under the Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana?

To avail of this scholarship, students must remain enrolled in a recognized educational institute within India. Also, the school should maintain a Philately Club, and the student must be a member of the Philately Club.