Press Release

Oct 11, 2022

N Ranga Rao and Sons

Cycle Pure announces Scholarships for differently abled meritorious girls from Tamil Nadu

The annual scholarship worth 10 Lakhs to support the education of 40 girl children.

Chennai, 11th October 2022: N Ranga Rao & Sons, the makers of Cycle Pure Agarbathi – India’s largest manufacturer and exporter of incense sticks – today announced five-year scholarship programmes worth Rs. 10 Lakhs for 40 differently abled meritorious girl students from across Tamil Nadu. Girls in the age group of 12 to 17 years will receive the scholarship.

At a press conference in the city, 8 of the 40 scholarships were given away by Mr. Arjun Ranga, Managing Director, Cycle Pure Agarbathi, to deserving girls in the presence of their parents. The remaining scholarships are now open for differently abled girls in the state. With this event, N Ranga Rao & Sons joins the global celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child, themed this year as ‘Our Time is now – our rights, our future.’

Cycle Pure announces Scholarships for differently abled meritorious girls from Tamil Nadu

The event also witnessed the unveiling of TVCs featuring renowned TV artistes such as K.S Suchitra, Sathish Kumar, Vidhya Mohan, Riya Manoj, Nithish Kutty, Meera Krishnan, Ananda Selvan, and Swathi Sharma. The TV Campaign was directed by the Late Mr. Shanmugam. His mother, Mrs. Ulagammal was present at the event on his behalf.

Speaking about the scholarship programme introduced for the Girl Child, Mr. Arjun Ranga said, “We are committed to uplifting the girl child and empowering them to have access to quality education. The initiative will also elevate their families from financial challenges to a certain extent. The girls that we are looking at for this scholarship should belong to underprivileged families who cannot afford education. The parents of the 8 girls that we have already identified for the scholarship are struggling daily wagers, and it is a challenge for them to provide education to their children.”

“We will increase the number of scholarships and make this an annual feature with an objective to reach out to many more children who could benefit from this initiative”, he added.

N. Ranga Rao & Sons takes pride in serving the community with initiatives that are focused on uplifting the underprivileged and providing them with opportunities to earn livelihoods. As a part of its continuous endeavour to provide equal opportunities to differently abled girls in the country, the annual scholarship program was announced.

About NRRS

The Mysuru-based NR Group was founded by Mr. N. Ranga Rao in 1948. A true visionary and a philanthropist, Mr. Ranga Rao created the ubiquitous Cycle Pure Agarbathies, which has today become the largest selling incense stick brand in the world. From a home-grown enterprise, NR Group has evolved into a successfully-run business conglomerate with an established presence across India and abroad. The Group has diversified into various business domains like functional air care products (Lia brand of room fresheners and car-fresheners), wellness home fragrance products (IRIS) under Ripple Fragrances, floral extracts (NESSO) and Rangsons Technologies. Today, it is truly an Agarbathi to Aerospace conglomerate as it is also involved in making parts for defence helicopters. The organization has largely committed itself towards social responsibilities and fulfils them through its CSR arm, NR Foundation. The NR Group today is managed by the third generation of the Ranga family.

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