Felicitation Ceremony of newly elected ‘Sarpanchs’ of Pune’s District Council at MIT-WPU

  Nov 19,Pune : The New directly elected ‘ Sarpanchs’  of ‘ Zilla Parishad ’(ZP) Of Pune 2017 were felicitated in a combined initiative by MIT-World Peace University, Pune & District council of Pune. This programme was organized for introduction of ‘Rural Immersion Programme’ to enable induction & co-habitation of 4000 students in families from 100 villages for socio economic study & to work towards empowerment of farmers & to have a ‘Rural Connect’. Dr.Budhajirao Mulik – renowned agriculture scientist, was the chief guest on the occasion. Event was presided by Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad, Founding President of MAEER’s  MIT World Peace University & Mr. Rahul V. Karad, Executive President -MIT World Peace University, Add. CEO of  Pune District council Mr. Yashwant Shitole, Deputy CEO of  Village Panchayat ,Mr.Sandeep Kohinkar, Mr. Yogesh Patil, Chairman of ’Gram Samruddhi Foundation’, Mr. Narendra Pawar of ‘Swami Samarth Shetkari Utpadak Company’,Kamla Sawant, Sabhapati of Ahemadnagar –Zilla Parishad& Mr. Atul Koirala, an entrepreneur & youth leader  from Nepal  also graced the occasion. Prof. Dr. Sudhir Gavhane, Dean- School of Liberal Arts, Science & Commerce extended a warm welcome to all the guests & vote of thanks was proposed by  Dr. Madhuri Kulkarni, Associate Dean  & Principal of LASC. Speaking on the occasion, chief guest Dr. Budhajirao Mulik stressed that without education, sustained agricultural growth is not possible. He urged the university to guide students to take up the initiative of creating awareness amongst farmers. Founder of MIT-WPU Dr. V. Karad in his address said that MIT-WPU is committed & taking initiatives to realize Mahatma Gandhi’s Dream India by adapting programmes like ‘Rural Immersion’ for the students & is committed for rural development & empowerment of farmers. Various points which came up during the presentation by eminent speakers included overall Infrastructural Growth, Technological Advancement, Empowerment of Women & Farmers, and Diversified Agriculture that will surely improve the growth at the grass roots level.

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