Pune: Maruti Dasgude from Genba Sopanrao Moze School, Yerwada, and Shaikh Aamir Hamja Habib from Shri Dnyaneshwar Vidyalaya, Alandi were awarded today by KUL Foundation for Social Initiative for their contribution in making students love English and Mathematics.
Dasgude, who took special efforts to make English learning easy for students, was felicitated with Upakramshil Shikshak award presented in the memory of P. G. Vaidya, While Aamir Hamja Shaikh who made Mathematics fun, was felicitated with Satvasheel Shikshak Award given in the memory of Jayantkumar Tribhuvan. In the same event, Vidya Vikas Mandir Secondary and Higher Secondary School, Nimgaon, Mhalungi was awarded with the first prize for ideal school.
Lalit Kumar Jain, Chairman, KUL Foundation, Milind Kamble, Chairman and Founder, Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (DICCI), Anand Deshpande, CMD, Persistent Systems, Gunvant Kothari from All India Executive Committee of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha, Bahri Malhotra of Weikfield, Vinayak Bhosale from Sanjay Ghodawat Group were present among the dignitaries.
The award for the ideal school is given in the memory of P. D. Puranik. The consolation prize in this category was presented to Shri Vighanahar Vidyalaya, Ozar, Junnar.
In the memory of late Kesarimalji Jain, KUL foundation runs a program for educational quality improvement of schools in rural areas. The programme is successfully implemented from past 19 years. As a part of this program, the innovative and ideal initiatives taken up by schools and teachers are felicitated with awards every year.
A new pilot initiative by KUL Foundation named Entrepreneurship Development Program was also formally announced during the ceremony.
Milind Kamble said that the government has created a complete ecosystem to support entrepreneurship. ‘‘The 3 M’s- Market, Money and Mentorship are important for the budding entrepreneurs. Government has created a big assured market to support SMEs and Start-ups. Schemes like Mudra and Stand-up India are also helping them as well as to micro and nano entrepreneurs, while the number of incubation centers provide mentoring. This gives hope for the entrepreneurship to grow in the coming years.’’
Anand Deshpande stressed that it is necessary to create more jobs, but the quality i.e. pay-ability of the jobs is also important than just the quantity.
Keval Jain, Kriti Jain, Abhay Math, Convener of the foundation, Nitin Ghole, Prabhakar Kathale, Examiner of the program for schools, N. K. Nimbalkar, Sonia Modak, Coordinator of the program were also present for the event, while Dr. Pradip Agashe, another Examiner for the schools program provided mentorship support for the initiative.
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