To acknowledge the woman empowerment and to salute the commitment and contribution of renowned Women from different walks of life for their passion in the sphere of work chosen by them, Suryadatta Felicitated some of them on 23rd July 2016 with ‘Savitribai Jyotiba Phule’ Award at the hands of skydiver, Padmashri, Ms. Shital Mahajan and an Indian actor, comedian, poet and writer Mr. Shailesh Lodha.
The Awardees were
Mrs. Maneesha Ghate (For Excellence in field of Social work ) : For helping to spread the IT Knowledge in the rural areas by donating 20,000 sets of Computers and also helping students from drought affected area of Maharashtra by donating them school stationary on large basis.
BK Sarita Didi Rathi and her Mother Smt. Kamla ben Rathi (For Excellence in field of spirituality and meditation): For dedicating the life to spread the peace and non-violence message of Brahma Kumari Organization through meditation and spiritual speeches. Sarita Didi is actively involved in all the Philanthropic activities organized through Brahma Kumaris. At present she is giving her services from BK Centre at Mukund Nagar Pune,
Mrs. Sarla Bai Pruthviraj Dhoka (For Excellence in the field of eradication of evil practices ): for her struggle and fight to help for organizing marriages of young ladies belonging to economically weak families of Jain community, eradication of dowry system, avoidance of flamboyant expenditures during the marriages, encouraging mass marriages etc. Now she has extended this work for other communities as well.
Dr. Meena Naik & Mrs. Sujata Naik (For Excellence in the field of Medical Practices ): For their contribution in helping middle class patients with naturopathy and customized medicines to solve the health issues. So far they have treated more than 1000 patients and cured them.
Savitribai Phule award is constituted by Suryadatta Group of Institutes in the memory of Late Smt Ratanbai Bansilar Chordiya: Mother of Prof. Dr. Sanjay B. Chordiya as she had always dreamt of higher education of the girl students and was always concerned for the welfare of the women from the socially and economically weaker strata.
On this occasion Padmashri Ms. Shital Mahajan, the only female sky diver of India said that women perform much better and out do men in every field of work as they are blessed as born multitasker. Discipline, Dedication and Determination of the women will always inspire the world.
Mr. Shailesh Lodha Contributed his entire success to his wife Mrs. Swati Lodha; the eminent educationalist without whom he said he could not have achieved even fifty percent of what he has achieved today. While endorsing the views of Ms Shital Mahajan, he said given the opportunities, women prove their metal and even the history is witness for it. There are examples of Maitri, Gargi, Zansi ki Rani, Ahilyabai Holkar Jiajamata, Indira Gabdhi, Kalpana Chawla and the list goes on.
Dr. Sanjay B Chordiya, Dean Academics fondly recalled the memories of his mother; late Ratanbai B. Chordiya who was his first teacher who taught him for being concerned for the people who are less privileged. He proudly introduced his wife Mrs. Sushma B. Chordiya as a lady who firmly stood behind him for each step he has taken in his life.
The audience gave the standing ovation to all the awardees to express their gratitude to these ladies for spreading the light in dark lives of numerous people in the society.
Suryadatta Group of Institutes always appreciates the unique achievements of stalwarts from the different fields. One such celebrity Ms. Sheetal Mahajan, who has many world records to her credit made her presence to Suryadatta campus on the occasion of International Women’s Day. She has recently been conferred Padma Shri Award.
Suryadatta Group of Institutes and Rotary Club of Pune Gandhi Bhavan, felicitated Ms. Sheetal Mahajan for her exemplary adventurous world Record in the field of Para Jumping. Suryadatta award trophy was presented to her for excellence in the field of Sports.
She shared her adventurous journey during from her childhood days till being the receipient of Padma Shri. Her daring courage, dedication to wards the activities which she chose on her own, and her determination really inspired all the students, faculty and non teaching staff members of Suraydatta, who attended the function..
On the occasion, Prof. Dr. Sanjay Chordiya mentioned to the students that if they follow the tips given by Sheetal Mahajan, they will also become leaders in the respective field in the competitive Corporate world.
Suryadatta espouses the firm belief that a genius is not born but created, so long as the right conducive environment is nurtured. In keeping with this belief, Faculty Development Programs are conducted for the faculty to unleash their latent talents and to inspire them in recognizing, tapping as well as utilizing their full potential.
Suryadatta Group of Institutes recently organized a Faculty Development Program “Art of Blissful Living” conducted by Oshodhara. The program was conducted by Swami KundKundji on behalf of “OSHO”. It was assisted by Mrs. Bora and her son Mr.Vishal Bora from Kolhapur.
Prof Dr. Sanjay B Chordiya inaugurated the programme and welcomed the esteemed speakers. This week long program highlighted several methods of blissful living and essentially covered various aspects of “Anand Pragya” and “Samadhi Pragya”
Anand Pragya encompassed the basics of blissful living through the eightfold path of Lord Buddha. The main topics covered included positive thinking, Anger management, Right Action, Right living and right commitment. The practical sessions of Dhyan and meditation and experience sharing session were very beneficial.
Samadhi Pragya covered various forms of yoga and its practical application. Some of the participants gave a commitment to adopt yoga Panch Vrata including non-violence, vegetarianism, non-proliferation in the future.
The overall contents of the programme were highly absorbing and definitely beneficial to all the faculty members. The contents will definitely help in achieving the individual goals of the participants as well as the organizational goals. The event enabled spiritual development of all the participants.
Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, Teacher par excellence, whose birthday September 5, is commemorated by the Nation as Teachers Day, assumes special significance at Suryadatta. This year, Suryadatta came out with concept of celebrating Teachers Week as we felt it is more important to guide, and groom students by imparting value based education, and moreover, inculcating social spirit / responsibility amongst them, to make them a complete human being. If students are trained / taught art of living and they have social spirit inculcated in them, they can remain away from bad habits. In view of this we celebrated a week long program by inviting four exceptional individuals from different fields of life, who shared their respective experiences to the students of the institute.
This unique message was propagated, during this week long celebration at Suryadatta. Suryadatta celebrated the Teachers’ week in a unique way The guests were Mumbai Dabbawalas, Mr. Mir Ranjan Negi, Dr. Rajendra Singh ji, Dr. Anil Achawat, Dr. Deepak Shikarpur, Dr. Prakash Dhayarkar etc..According to them life is the biggest teacher and you learn the best from your personal life experiences.
Day 1 : Dr. Prakash Dhayarkar, spoke on the topic of Memory Development & Psycho Neurobics. Students found it very interesting and beneficial for their studies. Suryadatta is also introducing short duration courses in this field, and has specially set up a neurobics lab for the same in the campus.
Day 2 : Mumbai Dabbawalas, who are world famous for their food supply network, shared their ‘six sigma’ standard of delivering Tiffin boxes across Mumbai with the students and the faculty members of the institute. Mr. Raghunath Medge, President of Nutan Mumbai Tiffin Box Suppliers Charity Trust (NMTBSA) and Mr. Gangaram Talekar, General Secretary of NMTBSA presented their unique and error free method of carrying out their supply chain of Tiffin. The Dabbawalas shared their secret of delivering 2 lakh dabbas on time with an accuracy rate of 99.99% with 100% customer satisfaction. This is the perfect example of excellent supply chain and logistics management. Mr. Raghunah Medge, President of NMTBSA said, “Coming to Suryadatta campus gives us immense happiness as we get to share our practical knowledge to shape the next generation of managers.”
Day 3 : Chak-De-India fame, Mir Ranjan Negi, former Goal keeper of Indian Hockey Team shared his real life experiences through a one act play – “Gloom to Glory” . The one act play was about Mr. Negi gracefully coming out of the wrong accusation for match fixing in a match with Pakistan during the 1982 Asian Games, by coaching the Indian female Hockey team. The team won the gold medal in the 1998 Asian Games, under the training and mentorship of Mir Ranjan Negi. He said “It was sheer love of the game and my mother’s wish that made me take up the game with such gusto. Whenever, life takes a setback, it pushes me to try a lot harder to prove myself. The youth of today should take their lives ahead with equal hard work and passion and most important of all not let setbacks take a beating. Work extra hard and let your work speak for you”.
Day 4 : Dr. Deepak Shikarpur : eminent IT expert, shared his views on the topic of global Opportunities in the Management & IT field for students of MBA, PGDM, MCA, M.Sc- Cs. Etc.. Dr Deepak put emphasis on the much needed essential quality of Multitasking. He also did mention that students should know minimum two languages, upgrade their IT skills, learn new modules on regular basis etc.. which will fetch them good employment opportunities. According to him, the Indian talent will fill up the global opportunities which are approaching very soon…
Day 5 : - Magsaysay award winner Dr. Rajendra Singh Ji, the “Waterman of India” visited the campus of Suryadatta Group of Institutes. Magsaysay award winner Dr. Rajendra Singh Ji was felicitated by Suryadatta Group of Institutes with the Suryadatta National Award 2012 for his pioneering work in water harvesting and water management. Dr. Rajendra Singh Ji, during his speech at Suryadatta, spoke about the importance of water conservation and how the youth of the nation can be of great help at saving the nation by conserving water. He said “Our country is facing severe problems due to lack of drinking water. This issue will snowball to a bigger problem if we do not take severe steps to resolve it. Each one of us has to understand the importance of protecting our environment by saving atleast a drop of water. Every initiative taken by each individual will contribute to the betterment of our society, our nation and the mother earth”
Tree Plantation was done at the hands of Dr. Rajendra Singh ji, and Suryadatta symbol ( statue / murale) was revealed on this occasion at his hands.
One of our student Mr. Sunil Tambe is “ SARPANCH” of Khirdi Village. This village has won the President’s Award for Best Village in Maharashtra for Rain Water Management, was felicitated on the occasion.
Day 6 : Dr. Anil Awachat, Chief Initiator of Pune Based leading De-addiction Centre ; Muktangan, who gave a moral session to the students on the lack of sensitivity towards the poor in our society and how the youth can help make the scenario better. Dr. Achawat said “The poor is getting poorer and the rich is getting richer. There should be a balance in the society”.
Tree plantation was done at the hands of these celebrities at the campus.
Day 7 : Dr. Dilip Sarda, President, Pune Cycle Pratishthan, addressed students on a very lively topic on Mind & Body fitness through a program titled as “ Get Set Go”. The session was given an emphasis on How to improve the link between Mind and body, tips were shared with students on how to remain physically & mentally fit, and the importance of regular exercise to improve the functions of brain… Students found these sessions very informative and educative.
Day 8 : Mr. Sameer Dharmadhikari : Renowned model and actor shared his success story with our budding mangers. He also unveiled the secret of his success in the field : i.e. Confidence and language proficiency. His success mantra is ‘ Enjoy your job”. Being academically qualified as Engineer, Sameer shifted his professional career on the track of modeling and subsequently in acting..And with his live story, he shared brief guidelines with the students for effective transformation of one career path into another emerging sector.. It was an eye opening session for students. He further added that student must take part in minimum one or two co-curricular / extra curricular activity which Suryadatta is already conducting; would certainly be beneficial in their personal and professional life..
Chairman of Suryadatta Group of Institutes, Prof. Dr. Sanjay B Chordiya, said “We are obliged to have these great personalities in our institute and pass on their knowledge to these budding managers. I am sure that these days were a great learning for our students present here.”
The celebratory week concluded with the felicitation of the faculty at Suryadatta Group of Institutes, and a Gala cultural program performed by students. Ganesh Vandana offered by a energetic group of students was the attraction of this program.
These inspirational sessions were attended by 750 students of Suryadatta Group of Institutes.
Overwhelmed by the response Mr. VVR Murty of Limca Book of Records declares to add event in 2012 edition of Limca Book of Records 'Suryadatta 24 hours Silent WREADATHON - 2011' is a concerted effort to develop concentrated reading skills, stretch optimum level of one's mental, spiritual and physical ability and boost up creativity and research capabilities
670 participants from across the state, registered for this event which included 200 Suryadatta students, 200 other students and 270 professionals. Among them also were many foreign Nationals and few physically challenged participants. Entire event was monitored through 24 hours CC TV camera. Prof. Dr. Sanjay B. Chordiya, Founder president and Chairman of Suryadatta Group was personally present for 24 Hours for overall monitoring and smooth execution of the event. Management Team Comprising of Prof. N.C.Sethia, Mrs. Prema Mangudkar, Brig. (Retd.) V.S.Toley, MRs. Pallavi Lohokare and 60 volunteers worked for 24 hours at the venue. Mr. Kishan Sharma, a renowned comperer, did the compering of the event for non stop 24 hours.
During the breaks taken at regular intervals as per schedule, there were guidance sessions by experts from various fields for 15 minutes. This enhanced the participants' eagerness and energy to read, write, learn and think during the WREADATHON- 2011'. Suryadatta Group of Institutes conducted first ever 'Suryadatta 24 hours Silent WREADATHON -2011' where participants befriended books and took a break from mobiles and laptops. In today's 'e-world' people hardly get time to read books, write, learn and for thinking. Due to fast paced lifestyle and deluge of information from various sources, the attention span of today's youth has drastically gone down. 'Suryadatta 24 hours Silent WREADATHON - 2011 ' is an earnest attempt to take the youth towards age old proven techniques for knowledge enhancement by reading, writing, thinking, reviewing and researching. Routine reading expands our mind powers indefinitely.
The participants also wrote letters to their near and dear ones, etc as the culture of writing letters is extinct. To encourage this, Suryadatta provided post cards and envelopes duly affixed with postal stamps on it and made arrangements to post it on the same day itself. At the WREADATHON participants preferred reading Granth Dyaneshwari, Gurucharanmrut, biographies of Shri Shivaji Maharaj. Many also studied the competitive exam UPSC and MPSC books.
Record of time-in and time-out of participants was maintained at the venue by volunteers and the participants who follow all the rules and regulations of 'Suryadatta 24 hours Silent WREADATHON-2011 ' and those who participate for maximum hours, such first five participants will be felicitated at the end of the event. The winner, the 1st Runner-up, the 2nd Runner-up, the 3rd Runner-up and the 4th Runner-up won the prize of Rs 10,000, Rs 8,000, Rs 5,000, Rs 3,000 and Rs 2,000 respectively. The winners were also awarded with a certificate of excellence. There were also 5 consolation prizes awarded to participants.
During 'Suryadatta 24 hours Silent WREADATHON - 2011', arrangements for mineral water, tea, coffee, cold-drinks, snacks, lunch and dinner were made by Suryadatta Group of Institutes at no cost. First Aid Medical facility and a team of doctors were made available throughout the event. And refreshing arrangements were made available to all participants. To reduce the physical fatigue, the Institute has made different types of seating arrangements on Yoga mats, chairs with writing flap and benches in Swami Vivekananda Applied Research and Incubation Centre of 10,000 sq ft area which comfortably accommodated over 600 participants. A complimentary kit of stationary, T-shirts, library card, Time Card was given to each participant.
Prof. Dr. Sanjay B. Chordiya, Founder President & Chairman, Suryadatta Education Foundation feels that, “Spreading awareness against the menace of terrorism has become vital in today’s context. Suryadatta is always on Forefront of giving such food for thought to young managers pursuing education at Suryadatta. This time also, Suryadatta has invited one such luminary who is a Champion of upholding justice with great resolve and will. During the opening speech, Dr. Chordiya said that today shri Bittaji will share his success stories and his thoughts on the topic of movement against terrorism amongst students & faculty members.”
Hon’ble Shri M.S. Bitta, Chairman, All-India Anti Terrorist Front is a true source of inspiration. Bullets and bombs do not scare him, having survived two near fatal attempts on his life by terrorists. Only a soul of his resoluteness who has earned the name “Zinda Shaheed” could withstand such a tragic onslaught.
The program started by Hon’ble Shri M.S. Bitta showering rose petals on the statue of
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and paying his tribute to the great leader.
In his inspiring address at Suryadatta Hon’ble Shri M.S. Bitta said, “When terrorists attack places like Mumbai or Pune, they know that attack on these cities can paralyse whole nation. Pune is the education hub while Mumbai is financial backbone of our country. People come to these cities from all over the country for education and for earning their bread and butter. Hence terror attack on these cities is an attack on whole nation”
He praised the young generation by saying that, “Youngsters today are definitely modern. They may prefer modern clothes or western music but that does not mean that they have forgotten rich heritage of their country. They have adapted the changes with the time but also respect their nation at the same time.”
He also commented on the corrupt system in our country and how it is ruining the great sacrifice of our great freedom fighters. Mr Bitta feels that lack of policy makers will is the major obstacle in fight against the terrorism. He praised various leaders of our country such as Balasaheb Thackeray, Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar for the remarkable work in their respective states.
Shri Bitta was overwhelmed by the honour conferred upon him by Suryadatta. He said, “Suryadatta is the only institute I have seen which is taking note of unsung heroes of the country. Everywhere I see people invite giant leaders for various functions but here at Suryadatta ‘the Shaheeds’ and their family is being honoured. I congratulate Suryadatta for their great work and request them to keep it up.”
Mr Bitta answered to the question of Suryadatta student with lot of enthusiasm in an interactive Question and Answer session. At the end of the ceremony, Mr Bitta gave oath to be united for the battle against terrorism. The audiences present at the function were filled with pride and love for our beloved nation after taking the oath.
Veer Nari(War widows) felicitated at the occasion are; Rajeshwari Rane wife of Late Major R.R.Rane, Linata Tathwade wife of Late Major P.R.Tathawade, Laxmibai Dighe wife of Late Havaldar shri Pralhad Dighe, Savita Barkul wife of Late Havaldar shri Shankar barkul, and vaishali Gole wife of Col. P.B.Gole . Suryadatta also lend a helping hand by providing these Veer Naris with scholarship to their children for higher studies.
On the occasion, stalwart of Police department like Ms. Neelam Jadhav, Sr.Police Inspector, Bhanupratap Barge, Sr Police Inspector and Shri Rajendra Bhamre, Assistant commissioner of police (traffic) were also honoured.
All the recipients were overwhelmed while accepting this honour from Suryadatta. Veer Nari Linata Tathwade could not control her feelings while receiving the award. On behalf of all Veer Naris who accepted the honor today, she said that it is a true recognition of my husbands sacrifice for the country.
Mr Bhanupratap Barge, Sr Police Inspector also expresses on behalf of police officers who were honoured today and thanked Suryadatta for giving him and opportunity to meet his all time idol Shri M s Bitta.
Comperer for the event was Shri Kishan Sharma. This event was held at Suryadatta Institutes State of the art Bavdhan Campus” Suryabhavan”. Students from different group institutes displayed the posters, poems, quotes of different freedom fighters and their posters etc.. Tri color were also laid at Suryabhavan. Shri Bittaji appreciated this complimentary ambience created at the campus on the occasion of special program on Patriotism.
In the afternoon session, a special entertainment musical eve of patriotic songs was arranged by Suryadatta group.
Centuries ago wise monks and Rushis meditated and lived in silence as they communicated with their inner selves and grew from strength to strength. With today’s pressures and challenges in mind, the Suryadatta Education Foundation is giving their students an opportunity to de stress by staying away from all forms of communication – electronic and verbal, to introspect, create and grow. In the process, the Suryadatta Education Foundation is taking its role as a shaper of tomorrows citizens responsibly.
Prodded by the success of the 24 Hours Silent Wreadathon, 2011, endorsed by the prestigious Limca Book of Records, the Suradatta Education Foundation continues it in a different way this year.
The first of the series of 9 Wreadathon 2012, first session of “9 Hours Suryadatta Silent Wreadathon –Sept 2012” was held on 24th Sept, 2012. Essentially a competition for reading, writing, learning and observing silence for nine continuous hours, it aimed at generation of new ideas, innovation, research and worked towards student enlightenment. Open to students of SIMMC & SIBMTit was held from 9 am to 6 pm on September 24. Suryadatta Education Foundation has planned eight more Wreadathons (one each month) through this academic year.
Held as a holiday for laptops, mobile phones and a way to promote books, letter writing and meditation, it is an effort to promote reading skills, creativity and research capabilities besides boosting spiritual, mental and physical capacities.
Participants needed to be physically fit, 19 years old or more and willing to maintain silence throughout the Wreadathon. They were allowed to bring their own books to read and study, encouraged to write, make poems, draw or write research papers. A total of 200 including students & faculty members, researchers, businessmen, housewives, fellow scholars participated in the event.
To ensure that every participant was comfortable, seating arrangements such as yoga mats, chairs and benches were available at the venue. A certificate of participation was issued to all. Names of students who complete all the 9 hour Wreadathons this year will be sent to the Limca Book of Records for their consideration.
Suryadatta Education Foundation is a leading national name in the field of Education for 14 years. Along with formal education Suryadatta Education Foundation, trains its students in truly unique various social initiatives.