BY JYOTHSNA HEGDE
Atlanta, GA, July 1, 2021: Subra, Anu and Kiran Bhat Foundation recently awarded scholarships to seven outstanding graduating high school seniors who have surpassed expectations on June 12, 2021, at a Scholarship Breakfast Banquet event at Holiday Inn in Stockbridge GA. Dr. Thomas J Hynes,.Jr, President Clayton State University, one of the Leaders in Atlanta Education presided as the chief guest of the ceremony. Dr. Hynes and June Wood, past Chairwoman of the Henry County Board of Commissioners, Chair of Henry County Board of Health, awarded certificates and cash prizes to all students.
The foundation was established in 2019, by Dr Subrahmanya and Dr. Annapurna Bhat, practicing physicians in Henry County, with the sole purpose of “helping others in need.” It is a registered non-profit 501c organization.
“The main focus of the foundation is education, health, cultural and literary promotion, by the establishment of sustained scholarships, grants, awards and health benefits,” said Dr. Anu Bhat. The Foundation also inspires and collaborates with selective established organizations in promoting philanthropic goals.” We believe that awarding exceptional high school students will positively influence the world, by creating proper leadership,” noted Dr. Subra Bhat.
Though the Subra, Anu and Kiran Bhat foundation was incepted in 2019, the Bhat family has been awarding scholarships for the past 14 years. Their Smt. Shankari Muteri and late Shri Narasimhaiya Muteri Scholarship is awarded to topmost graduating high school senior students of Karnataka heritage, through Nrupathunga Kannada Koota (NKK). The Subra, Anu and Kiran Bhat Foundation Henry County School District Scholarships are awarded to topmost graduating high school senior students, who have excelled in their curriculum.
Bhat Foundation also established a new scholarship and donated cash award to Virtual Women Life Academy, which will be used for the educational needs of two new students.
“Best part of this event was listening to students speaking from their heart, excited to move forward in their educational path, wanting to make difference in this world,” noted Dr. Bhat.
Henry County students who were recipients of the award this year included Hadassah Nehikhuere, Michaela Samaroo and Michaela McCatty. NKK awardees included Advik Bhatadwaj, Ananya Jayanth Kumar, Kirti Bharadwaj and Sripriya Srinivas.