Be an original version of yourself rather than a second rate version of someone else- said Lt Gen A K Singh at Suryadatta National Awards ceremony
10th glorious year of the National Awards and 14th Foundation day of Suryadatta
Padma Vibhushan Mohan Dharia was the chair person while Lt Gen A K Singh, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC, GOC in C Southern Command and Adish C Aggarwala, President, International Council of Jurists were the guests of honour.
The Suryadatta National Awards ceremony took place amidst much fanfare at Tilak Smarak Mandir today. Eminent personalities from different fields were bestowed upon with the prestigious awards at the ceremony.
Lt Gen A K Singh said that it was an honour for him to be part of this award ceremony. He further elaborated on the challenges that India faces ahead and the need to tackle them. He said, “India is a rising power. The strength that back our country is our culture, entrepreneurial strength, youth power, economical strides and of course our solid military power that backs our country. Even then, a lot remains to be done. Faultlines based on region, religion, etc have to be diminished. If they are tackled, nobody will stop India from rising!”
Shri Mohan Dharia congratulated Suryadatta as well as the awardees. In his speech, he drew attention to the threat of global warming and said that all of us should work together to fight the menace. Mr Adish Aggarwala said, “People should be aware of their rights is a fact. But at the same time, they should abide by their duties. When we go to nation abroad, we make it a point to follow rules, but when it comes to India, the situation is different. This needs to change!”
Welcome address was given by Shri Sanjay Chordiya, Founder and Chairman of Suryadatta. Compering was done by Sameera Gujar- Joshi, Snehal Chordiya and Kishan Sharma. Vote of thanks was given by Prema Mangudkar. Suryadatta has initiated the awards in the year 2003 in various categories to acknowledge the efforts, achievements and contributions of outstanding individuals in the respective field. Suryadatta believes that such programmes inspire students to cherish these ideas and they visualise such stalwarts as their role models. The award comprises of Trophy & Citation. Suryadatta Lifetime Achievement Awards, Suryadatta National Awards and Suryadatta Young Achievers Awards were the three categories of awards.
The awardees expressed their feelings after receiving their awards. Shankar Mahadevan said, “I am completely humbled. I have not received this award but the power of music has been rewarded.” He advised the students to set a goal and relentlessly work towards achieving the goal. He dedicated and the song- “Haan, ye rasta hai tera” form the movie Lakshya to all students. Shilpakar Shri Pramod Kamble sketched a wonderful portrait of maestro Shri Hariprasad Chaurasia, who was also awarded at the ceremony. Shri Chaurasia later praised the sketch and duly complimented him by saying that even though he had received several awards and accolades, this one was quite special! Acharya Nandita Pandey who was awarded for her work in astrology said, “Astrology is not a superstition. It’s an established science.” She further highlighted the need to believe in oneself and to be affirmative.
Param Poojya Guruji Shri Rishi Prabhakar Guruji, who was nominated ‘Suryaratna’- The Saint of Modern India spoke on the need of a cleaner India and distributed a booklet which would help Pune, be clean in just 3 days. Shri Pratapsinh Jadhav, awarded for his work in journalism said, “One does not need to be a politician to serve the society. We can serve the society through journalism as well.” He further said that being felicitated in Pune is as good as being fecilaitated in the world. Cosmonaut Wg. Cdr (Retd) Rakesh Sharma asked the students to go back to their childhood and see what had captured their imagination- not what market demand. He said, “I always wanted to be a pilot. Every career has its ups and downs but you should convince yourself and go ahead.” He dedicated his award to the supporting staff during his career as a pilot as he feels that they are the unseen part of the iceberg. Mahabharata- ‘Samay’ voice over fame- Harish Bhimani thanked Suryadatta and suggested students to work hard to achieve their goal.
Young achievers Aman Rehman and Vrishasen Dabholkar felt that the award is quite encouraging and will definitely motivate them “The sense of responsibility is definitely higher,” said Vrishasen. Shri Ameen Sayani was given the award at his residence as he could not be present due to ill health. Also, Shri Rajendra Singh’s award was received by his friend as he could not be present.
Prof. Dr. Sanjay B. Chordiya, Founder President & Chairman, Suryadatta Education Foundation, believes in the increasing need for developing such an approach amongst the members from all strata of the Society particularly younger generation from remote location, rural and semi urban places, underdeveloped countries, economically downtrodden society, physically handicapped persons etc. and develop their wholesome personality and to make them a good human being while offering them quality education and this was one of the philosophy behind establishing the Suryadatta Institute and Suryadatta cherishes in this philosophy.
Dr Chordiya said, “This year i.e. (2012), we are happy to announce Suryadatta Lifetime Achievement Awards 2012 and Suryadatta National Awards. Another remarkable addition is the Young Achievers’ Award to recognize and encourage young talent.”
Teachers Day Celebration at Suryadatta
Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, Teacher par excellence, whose birthday, September 5, is commemorated by the Nation as Teachers Day assumes special significance at Suryadatta. Teachers Day is celebrated with great zeal at Suryadatta and its array of Institutes, in a day long meaningful, thought provoking and entertaining programme. In keeping up with the tradition Suryadatta celebrated its Teachers Day at S.M.Joshi hall with active participation of students and faculty from various Institutes of Suryadatta Group ,Pune , The day began with the warm welcome of honorable dignitaries and tributes were paid to noted scholar and former president Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan by the honorable guests and speakers .
Dr. Deepak Shikarpur enlightened the students with the inspiring speech on the topic of implementation of theoretical knowledge practically in corporate. He also stressed upon softskills ,interpersonal skills and behavioral skills to be adopted.
Dr. Samprasad Vinod blends Indian Spiritual Wisdom with the Modern Scientific Knowledge through different activities related to Yoga ,.He enlightened the students by putting his views on How to meditate ,yoga and improve energy and concentration levels to work for 15 to 16 hours a day.
Brahmakumari Sarita Ben, enlightened everyone with her godly speech to find connection with god and find happiness /peace to finally reap the fruits of success. Her speech was further followed by Brahmakumari Sujhata Ben who directed everyone on how to achieve energy levels to work for 16 to 18 hours a day .
Also organized on this occasion was a presentation by “Mumbai Dabbawallas” on the topic focusing on impressive management of their humongous business with the help of Supply chain management and coding system.
The day was further followed by teacher’s felicitation, each teacher was felicitated by the respective students of various institutes under the umbrella of Suryadatta group Thrill and joy was added to the day because of various cultural events planned and organized by the students from Suryadatta group of institutions ,Pune.
Independence Day at Suryadatta
Independence Day is a proud moment for every Indian. Each one of us takes pride in being an Indian. At Suryadatta Independence Day is celebrated with its true spirit and full enthusiasm.
Dr. Deepak Shikarpur graced the occasion as a Chief Guest. Prof. Dr. Sanjay . Chordiya- Founder President & Chairman Suryadatta Education Foundation, Senior directors of the institute, faculty members, Non teaching staff members and large number of students were present for the day.
The Tri color was then hoisted with the National Anthem sung by the students. The Chief guest Dr. Deepak Shikarpur and Founder President and Chairman Prof. Dr Sanjay B Chordiya enlightened the members present. Students also got motivated and shared their feelings of the great moment.
After this the student presented a cultural programme individually and in groups, typically based on the theme of Independence day. The Program culminated with distribution of sweets.
Unique Diwali Sandhya at Suryadatta
Unique ‘Diwali Sandhya’ at Suryadatta : Diwali without crackers, Diwali with ‘Greenery’ and Children of Lesser God….
Twinkling stars from the sky whispering with lighted earthen lamp and electric light series, soft music playing Suryadatta’s theme song, colorful premises with Rangoli and Flower arrangements and radiant faces of ‘Suryans’ with expression of commitment towards social Responsibility coupled with enjoyment of Diwali was an ambiance of Suryadatta Institute, Bavdhan where ‘Diwali Sandhya’ was celebrated. Diwali Pahat or Diwali celebration has become a common feature these days but the difference between these celebrations and Suryadatta’s celebration was the point to be noted. Here enjoyment was not only through self entertainment but it was through the sense of fulfillment of social responsibility. The program started with invocation of God Ganesh, Saraswati and Laxmi.
Right from the peon to the Chairperson of Suryadatta Institute gathered on one platform and took an oath for celebrating Diwali in eco-friendly way by saying ‘Goodbye’ to crackers. They also planted nearly50 flowering plants. This was followed by a gala entertainment programme of Jr. Dev Anand of Bollywood for the staff and their families of Suryadatta group of Institutes. Jr. Dev Anand- Mr. Kishor, kept audience enthralled by his music, dances, mimicry, fun games, for more than two hours. While wishing Diwali Greetings, Dr. Sanjay B. Chordiya, Chairman of Suryadatta Group of Institutes appealed to its staff to always empathize with weaker strata of the society in the moments of happiness and to take care of environment around us.
The highlight of the programme was distribution of 600kgs. of ‘Laddoos’ prepared by the students of Suryadatta College of Hotel Management, Travel & Tourism, among the people who are less privileged. 1200 boxes of Laddoos were made by students and faculty members of Hotel Management in two days. When the curtain fell on this differently celebrated Diwali Evening, every Suryan’s face was saying a story of being a better human being.
Global IT Literacy Day at Suryadatta Institute, Bavdhan
To hallmark the journey of Suryadatta Group, of last one and half decade in the field of IT Knowledge Management, Suryadatta Group of institutes has found its fitting culmination in instituting Suryadatta IT Excellence Award from this year i.e. 2013, an appropriate platform for saluting the stalwarts connected with IT field directly / indirectly, for their passionate & dedicated contribution for the development of IT field / related services and thereby enriching society.
This year’s awardees are:-
1)- Dr. Deepak Shikarpur
2)- Shri. Achyut Godbole
3)- Dr. Nitin Unkule
Padma Shri Dr. Vijay Bhatkar : Globally Renowned IT Scientist, was the Chief Guest of the function. The award Ceremony and panel discussion was held on Monday, 2nd December 2013 which is World IT Literacy Day.
The panel discussion and the Ceremony was attended by dignitaries from IT industries, residents of Bavdhan, staff & students of Suryadatta.
Suryadatta celebrated a Unique Program on Patriotism on Teachers Day
Suryadatta Group of Institutes, Pune felicitated the war / martyrs widows and dedicated police officers with “Veer Nari” & “Veer Purush” Puraskar for their exemplary courage & bravery for the Nation on Teachers Day at the hands of Hon’ble Shri M.S. Bitta, Chairman, All India Anti Terrorist Front (AIATF ) & Mr. Pramod Kamble, a world famous Artist.
Dr. Sanjay Chordiya, Founder President and Chairman of Surydatta Group of Institutes, Secretary Mrs. Sushma Chordiya, Advisory Board Members & large number of students were present on this occasion.
Dr. Sanjay Chordiya welcomed the guests & said that everyone who imparts knowledge & every citizen is a teacher. He advised students to follow the footsteps of the stalwarts to become a good human being and a successful person in life.
Mr. M.S. Bitta, who imprinted the minds of the students with nationalistic thoughts and created a patriotic fervor amongst them, he invoked the students to come forward and fight against terror & expressed his desire to live and die for the Nation. Mr. Bitta said that India is moving towards a new thinking, a new direction and so he appealed the students to follow their instincts. Suryadatta students thunderously roared back in response to his appeal and made commitment for contributing for national cause.
Smt. Kamal Vitthal Patil (wife of Lt. Shri. Vitthal Patil); Smt. Malti Jagtap (wife of Lt. Shri. Madhavrao Jagtap);Smt. Draupadi Laxman Patil (wife of Lt. Shri. Laxman Patil), Smt. Sulochana Chaudhari (wife of Lt. Shri.Suresh Chaudhari) Smt. Neelam Shilimkar (wife of Lt. Shri. Sambhaji Shilimkar) were felicitated for being the war widows of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the nation in the wars fought between 1962 and 1999, with “Suryadatta Veer Naari Puraskar 2014”.
Following Police Officers were felicited by Surydatta Veer Purush Puraskar-2014 who are consistently on their stressful duty of maintaining law and order in the society and protecting the citizens round the clock.
Shri Arvind Patil, (Assistant Commissioner of Police) Shri Bapu Kutwal , (Senior Police Inspector)
Shri S. P. Bhosale, (Senior Police Inspector)
Smt. Smita Jadhav, (Senior Police Inspector)
Shri Sunil Tambe, (Police Inspector )
The Veer Naari Smt. Sulochana Suresh Chaudhari expressed her gratitude by thanking Dr. Chordiya for the honor. All these Veer Naaris have pledged that they will send their one child to serve the nation.
Shri Arvind Patil, Assistant Commissioner of Police, was overwhelmed to have received the award at the hands of Shri Bitta whose galore and bravery are taught as case study in his training sessions. Mrs. Smita Jadhav, Senior Police Inspector, thanked Suryadatta for the award and on behalf of the Maharashtra Police appealed to all the youth to be alert about the use of Internet and also urged the students to come forward and fight against terrorism.
Mr. Pramod kamble a world famous artist, a Sculptor of international repute urged the students to follow ecofriendly art. He sketched a beautiful sketch of Goddess Saraswati and that of Shri Bitta ji.
The program got over with grand cultural presentations and a wonderful magic show by the students of Suryadatta Group of Institutes, Pune.