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Empowering Tomorrow’s Dental Professionals: Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Recognizes 200 Promising Dental Students

27th March 2024: Haleon India, the Indian Dental Association, and the Buddy4Study jointly organized a virtual ceremony to facilitate Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship for the academic year 2023-24 to 57 promising dental students. This flagship Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of Haleon India hits a milestone by granting Scholarships to a total number of 200 recipients for the years 2022-23 and 2023-24 in collaboration with the Indian Dental Association (IDA), Give Grants, and Buddy4Study, the program’s implementation partner.

 The digital event welcomed the presence of distinguished guests, including Ms. Shanu Saksena, Head of Ethics, Compliance, and CSR at Haleon India; Dr. Raveendranath M, President at IDA; and Dr. Ashok Dhoble, Honorary Secretary-General at IDA, who extended heartfelt congratulations and words of encouragement to the awardees. 

Head of Ethics and Compliance, Wider Asia, and Head CSR ISC Ms. Shanu Saxena said, “As a company, we truly believe in giving back to society by working with them, for them and their benefits. It is a privilege for us to partner with a reputed organization like the Indian Dental Association, and together provide an opportunity for aspiring dentists to fulfill their dreams. This truly fits into our purpose to deliver better everyday health with humanity, and we are hopeful that this program benefits many students.”

Dr. Raveendranath M, President of, the Indian Dental Association, said, “The Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship exemplifies our commitment to fostering excellence in dentistry with this opportunity for aspiring dental professionals. We congratulate the recipients and commend Haleon India and Buddy4Study for their dedication to empowering the next generation of dental professionals.

Dr. Ashok Dhoble: Hon. Secretory General, IDA said,” As a partner in this transformative initiative, the Indian Dental Association is proud to support the Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship, which empowers deserving dental students to pursue their academic dreams. This scholarship not only alleviates financial burdens but also fosters a brighter future for the dental profession in India”.

Sensodyne IDA Scholars expressed their gratitude to Sensodyne and IDA for their scholarships. Scholars expressed their desire to give back to society and contribute to nation-building as Oral healthcare professionals.


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