CM is a leader with a vision, says Dr Ajeenkya DY Patil

ST CORRESPONDENT
Tuesday, 22 January 2019

He observed: ”The next revolution in this sacred land of ours is clearly the education revolution and this revolution in turn will engineer many other revolutions that will become living examples of existence at peak potential.”

Pune:  It was clearly that day of the year, that time, that every individual, every family, every friend and well wisher of the larger community called the Ajeenkya DY Patil University, eagerly looks forward to, out of sheer joy and happiness. Yes, no prizes for guessing this one, it indeed was the third convocation ceremony of the Ajeenkya DY Patil University, the fastest growing innovation university in the country.

Dr Ajeenkya DY Patil, President, Ajeenkya DY Patil University, in his address was all praise for Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis as a leader with a vision who understands the needs and the intricacies of the education system. He recollected with gratitude the contribution of late Vasant Dada Patil in laying the foundation for the spread of education in Maharashtra.
 
He observed: ”The next revolution in this sacred land of ours is clearly the education revolution and this revolution in turn will engineer many other revolutions that will become living examples of existence at peak potential.”
 
He further raised some pertinent questions like, “Has education merely addressed the survival process or has it touched the very core of every individual and ensured that they conduct life at peak potential?”

Doing the honours this year for this prestigious University were Dr Ranjit Patil, Minister of State for Home, Government Of Maharashtra and Rajesh Tope, Former Minister for Education & Technical Education, State Of Maharashtra. 

The talking point of this exclusive evening was the conferring of Doctor of Letters - Honoris Causa (DLitt) on Congressman Todd Rokita (United States House of Representatives), Anita Garware (Social Worker of Children’s causes), Yuli Tamir (President, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Israel), Kazuo Tanaka (President & CEO, GK Design Group Inc Japan) and  Niraj Shah (Executive Director, ANZ Banking Group Ltd) for their immense contribution in their respective fields to the development and betterment of society at large. Also present on this occasion was David Pollard, High Commissioner of Guyana to India.

Congressman Todd Rokita from Indiana, USA, impressed with his sense of humour when he stated, ”If you change the emphasis of Indiana, it would simply mean India - Ana (Come to India)”. He further said he cherished the values and principles of the Ajeenkya DY Patil University and ‘Be the best always’ is one such strong message that would inspire him to serve his constituency better. 

Dr Ranjit Patil opined that innovation would be the key to growth in the future for India and was all praise for the University for keeping the right focus. 

Rajesh Tope urged all prominent educationists and industrialists present to ensure greater dynamic coordination between industry and universities for effective employment and progress.

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