PUNE: 5th March holds special significance for Punyadham Ashram as it is the birthday of their chairperson, Maa Krishna Kashyap. The day is celebrated as ‘Punyadham Ashram Day’. This is the fourth consecutive year of this celebration. This year, the ‘Punyadham Humanitarian Service’ award was bestowed upon M.P. Mansinghka for his outstanding contribution to society in the fields of education & healthcare.
Sadananda Shetty, President welcomed the Chief Guest Padmabhushan Dr K.H. Sancheti, Padmabhushan Dr Vijay Bhatkar, M. P. Mansinghka, Guest of Honour Dayal N. Harjani, Radhelal Gupta, Vithal Maniar and Sarita Mansinghka. He briefed the vision and mission of Punyadham.
The day started with the inaugural ceremony of the newly built Gaushala by Dr. Vijay Bhatkar and M.P Mansinghka. This was followed by the felicitation of M.P. Mansinghka.
As a token of appreciation – he has presented with a cheque of Rs.1 lakh, a shawl, coconut, bouquet, a citation, and a majestic trophy. The citation was beautifully read by Ms. Rupa Shetty. In his acceptance speech, Mansinghkaji thanked Punyadham for all the honor showered on him. He said that there is still so much that needs to be done for the deserving. “All should come together to make our society more beautiful”, he expressed.
Dr. K. N. Sancheti then related his own life story and complimented Punyadham for keeping the concept alive of “Service to mankind” & “Giving with Dignity”. Shri Dayal Harjani wrote a beautiful poem that was dedicated to Maa Krishna.
Maa Krishna graciously shared how Punyadham came into being and the whole idea behind its creation. She very eloquently sighted examples and spoke in parables to make the audience understand her message of humanity that work should not be a duty or compulsion but should bring joy and fulfillment.
The whole program was meticulously organized by Ramesh Grover. The momentous day came to a befitting end after delicious delectable prasadam was enjoyed by one & all.