Presentation by Mumbai Dabbawala on the occasion of Teachers Day at Suryadatta

Suryadatta Group of Institution

On 5th September, Teachers Day was celebrated in a unique way, by organizing presentation by “Mumbai Dabbawallas”. The president of Navi Mumbai Dabbawalla Association Mr. Raghunath Medge and the Vice President Mr. Gangaram Talekar & Prof. Dr. Sanjay B Chordiya, Founder President & Chairman, Suryadatta Education foundation Started the programme by lighting of the lamp & pooja of the “Dabba”.

While guiding the students Mr. Talekar, explained how the 5000 illiterate people work & provide tiffins to 2 lakh people everyday including students, employees & businessmen from last 120 years without a single day holiday or strike. Mr. Medge also explained the visit of Prince Charles to see the working of Mumbai Dabbawalas. He also put down the facts that “Mumbai Dabbawallas” have got various certifications like ISO, 6 Sigma without even giving a formal application. He explained the management practices of “Mumbai Dabbawalla” which are now being taught at various institutions, B-Schools, Seminars etc. Mr. Medge also explained the importance of their work saying that this is done with the intention of serving the people. He also stated that delivering the food prepared is not a simple task.

During the vote of thanks, Prof. Dr. Sanjay B Chordiya, Founder President & Chairman, Suryadatta Education foundation asked them to share their emotional experiences which were then well put by Mr. Medge.

The program which lasted for nearly 90 minutes was very well received by the students who got information on topics like team work, time management, integrity towards work, supply chain management, organization behavior etc. A thought put forth by Mr. Medge “We owe something back to the society, hence we should always keep on doing some social work” touched one and all. This program was held in S.M.Joshi Hall, Pune at 10:00am.

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