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.