Mumbai, Maharashtra, November 8, 2011 /-- In a formal event held today, Dr Ajeenkya D Y Patiland Mr. Asif Bhamla unveiled the Trophy for the D Y Patil Annual Achiever's Awards. The event was graced by Mr. Shashi Tharoor and wife Sunanda Pushkar, Mr. Dilip Vengsarkar and Ms. Isha Kopikar.
D Y PatilGroup in association with Bhamla Foundationsis conducting the D Y PatilAnnual Achiever's Awards on 13th November to felicitate the achievers of the society who have contributed in various fields and have brought glory to our nation making us proud.
Talking on the occasion, Dr Ajeenkya D Y Patil said, "We are proud to unveil the D Y Patil Annual Achiever's Awards trophy today, as it marks the beginning of the incredible journey we are about to embark on. The DY Patil group has always been about strength, inspiration and enhancing growth in the country and hence it is no surprise that our award too has been crafted to showcase the strength, progress and positive energy of our country.The D Y Patil Group believes that leadership enhances growth and the future depends on the people and not just infrastructure. The aim of this award is not only to felicitate the people, who have excelled in their respective fields, but to inspire and encourage more and more individuals to come forth and work toward the betterment of our nation. I would also like to thank Shashi Tharoor Esha Kopikar and Dilip Vengsarkar for coming here today and supporting us in our endeavour."
The group understands the underlying power of the society and supported by Bhamla foundation, is taking this occasion as an opportunity to acknowledge the work of individuals, who have pioneered in various walks of life.
Mr. Asif Bhamla said, "The Bhamla Foundation has always understood the strength of the society and its people and has strived to work towards providing the right platform to them. The country has a lot of talent, which often goes unnoticed. We would like to acknowledge the incredible work that these talented people have exhibited and encourage them to keep performing to the best of their ability."
The first edition of D Y Patil Achiever's Award has undergone a unique process of selection, keeping in mind the nominee's contribution in their respective fields. The esteemed jury of industry stalwarts have made the conscious choice of the winner after carefully analysing, verifying and thoroughly examining the potential of each individual.
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About D Y Patil Group:
Dr D Y Patil group strongly believes that leadership positions drive growth. To the group, tomorrow does not belong to mere technology or sophisticated software, but their core strength- People. The D Y Patil Group has become a name synonymous with quality education.
With an aim to deliver sports programmes and promote all kinds of sports, the group has built a World Class Sports Complex.
The Group runs three hospitals of 2000 beds each, providing affordable healthcare to the masses. The group has also made its foray in sectors beyond education, Agribusiness, Media and Consultancy are just some of the sectors where the group has spread its wings.
Humble and unassuming, Better known for his work, honored with the title of 'PADMASHREE' by the President of India; Governor of the State of Tripura; Dr D Y Patil is the man behind it all and a source of motivation and guidance behind the introduction of the D Y Patil Annual Achievers Awards.
About Dr Ajeenkya D Y Patil:
Dr Ajeenkya D Y Patil completed his MBA from Richmond College, after which he went on to do his specialization in marketing from the London School of Economics. He has served as the Chairman of the Central Board for Workers Education, Ministry of Labour and Government of India. He has also served as Chancellors Nominee to the University Of Mumbai, amongst many other important positions.
Dr Patil has won several awards, and has been felicitated on many occasions for his meritorious role in Education. His vision is to create world-class centers of learning that will give opportunities to all to study and learn. Under his leadership the group is now expanding nationwide and globally.
His regard and respect for traditional values and openness to modern ideas, blended perfectly with his admirable personality. Humble and unassuming Dr Ajeenkya D. Patil is an institution of knowledge. His concept of Business philanthropy is particularly notable and he is taking the legacy of his father Dr D Y Patil further by implementing projects that benefit humankind.
About Bhamla Foundation:
Founded in the year 1989 by late Shri Sunil Dutt, We Love India (A Bhamla Foundation Initiative) is almost entirely a volunteer-driven organization comprising more than 1800 patrons spread across several cities in India working for cerebral palsy, autistic and spastic children.
Bhamla foundation empowers children to improve their lives, their communities and their world forever. Bhamla foundation is committed to the principles of child rights & equality and works to develop the capacity of civil society to meet their own needs by replicating successful development models. Mr. Asif Bhamla is the force behind this wonderful work.