MIT-WPU believes in acknowledging and honouring potential. MIT-WPU is proud to be felicitating the UPSC rank holders for the year 2017.
The ceremony began at 08:15 at the MIT-SOG classroom after the top ranked UPSC toppers paid their respect at the Sant Dnyaneshwar statue outside the Sant Dnyaneshwar hall. Mr. Anudeep Durishetty (1st), Mrs. Anu Kumari (2nd) and Mr. Sachin Gupta (3rd) honoured the aspirants for this year’s UPSC exams with a question and answer session. After that everyone left for the Ganesh Kala Kreeda Manch in Swargate for the felicitation ceremony.
The ceremony at the Ganesh Kala Krida Manch, Swargate, Pune began after the guests and UPSC rank holders (along with thousands of UPSC aspirants and students!) arrived and the National song was sung. Among the dignitaries invited for the felicitation were Mr Kamalesh Sharma (Indian’s permanent representative to the UN from 1997 to 2002), Air Chief Marshal A. Y. Tipnis (Leader of our air force during the Kargil war) and Mrs. Aruna M. Bahuguna (a former IPs officer).
The ceremony continued with the acknowledgement of close to a hundred UPSC rank holders on stage followed by another question and answer session between the enthralled audience and the top 3 rank holders of UPSC. This was followed by a felicitation of the dignitaries along with films showcasing the work Bhartiya Chhatra Sansad has done in its decade of existence.
Mr Rahul Karad, Executive President MIT-World Peace University, the architect for Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad and a fervent supporter of youth participation in politics officially welcomed everyone to the event. He brilliantly explained his reasoning and vision for Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad, National Teachers’ Congress, National Women’s Parliament and Sarpanch Sansad to all the UPSC aspirants, MIT-WPU students, and rest of the audience along with other key areas that he is passionate about.
After this the 3 finalists were felicitated and presented with cash awards for their achievements and more than 50 national rank holders were felicitated. Prof. Dr Vishwanath Karad expounded further on the mission of Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad, the other work they have done for the last 4 decades and the vision and reason behind MIT-WPU. He gave advice to the UPSC rank holders and informed them on the enormity of their charge stressing on the importance of virtue over money. It was then the dignitaries to provide the enrapt audience with insight into their thoughts about the program they were attending.
Mrs Aruna Bahuguna, being a former IPS officer herself gave anecdotal advice to the audience and exhorted them to always take the harder, but ultimately more rewarding path, of honesty in service. Air Chief Marshal A Y Tipnis recounted a couple of Kargil stories and then informed the gathering of the importance of selflessly serving the nation, whether as an embattled soldier on lonely peaks or an embattled corporator trying to get justice for the masses. Mr Kamalesh Sharma, belonging to the elite cadre of the IFS gave an international spin to things. He mentioned how our image in the world is improving day by day and how just one batch of dedicated, loyal and intelligent UPSC candidates can ensure a bright future for our country for years to come.
The program concluded with the national anthem and everyone boarding transport to travel back to MIT-WPU campus for a well earned lunch!