- Aug. 22, 2014
-- Bangalore, India, August 22, 2014 —
The Avery Dennison Foundation today announced its second “Spirit of Invention” (InvEnt) scholarship awards in a program held in Bangalore. Of the ten outstanding students from reputed institutes of engineering who won the awards, two were from M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, three from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, and five from PVG’s College of Engineering and Technology, Pune. The Spirit of Invention scholarship program is open to all first-year Indian national students who demonstrate outstanding academic performance with a strong interest in innovation.
“In its second year, the Avery Dennison Foundation ‘Spirit of Invention’ scholarship program in India seeks to inspire creative and inventive students,” said Alicia Procello Maddox, President of the Avery Dennison Foundation and Senior Director of community investment for Avery Dennison Corporation. “Our vision is to inspire human promise toward a more intelligent and sustainable world. This vision drives us to advance education and sustainability initiatives in many communities around the world where our employees live, learn and work.”
The award ceremony was presided over by Rishi Pardal, Vice President and Managing Director, South Asia, of Avery Dennison’s Retail Branding and Information Solutions business, and a team of local Avery Dennison leaders. “India is an increasingly important market and source of highly-educated talent for Avery Dennison,” said Pardal. “As a major investor and employer in India, we want to help nurture this talent pool and encourage the spirit of innovation through key initiatives such as InvEnt, which we believe can contribute significantly to India’s continued growth and development.”
Avery Dennison, a global leader in labeling and packaging materials and solutions, employs over 1,200 people at facilities in Pune, Gurgaon and Bangalore, and since 1997 has experienced double-digit growth in India. The company operates a Knowledge Center in Pune for customers, and is opening an Innovation Center in Bangalore. The Avery Dennison Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the corporation.