– National Level Scholarship by Times of India to encourage students to develop the habit of reading
– 400 Scholarships of Rs.1-2 Lakh
– 200,000+ students participated from across the country with efforts of the school program organizers in India
Times of India came up with an innovate venture called “Times SPARK – Read to Lead” Times SPARK (Scholarship Programme for Awareness, Responsibility and Knowledge) is Times of India’s initiative to inculcate a reading habit in students of Class 9 to 12 that provides an assurance of kids activation. It is a scholarship program inspired by the exemplary life of Dr. Abdul Kalam and was organized by Times of India in collaboration with Victor Tango as school contact program. Up to a maximum of 400 students were to get an educational grant ranging from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 2 lakhs in this program meant for school activations.