Meeting the influencers

Meeting the influences
Meeting The Influencers

Rendezvous with the change-makers
Volunteering is an important aspect of CSR initiatives at KPIT. Thus, to motivate, inspire and keep the momentum of the spirit of volunteering going, we invited many renowned personalities throughout the year. Each one has made a significant contribution and impact in the chosen field. These dignitaries also have been the recipient of many prestigious awards for making a difference towards various social causes. Each of the eminent personalities inspired our volunteers by unfolding their life stories.
A few eminent personalities who visited us are:
Mrs. Leela Poonawala, an Indian industrialist, philanthropist, humanitarian, an award recipient of the fourth highest civilian award Padmashree by the Government of India in 1989 to motivate our volunteers.
Dr. Prakash Amte and Dr. Mandakini Amte to share their inspirational life story.
Mrs. Sindhutai Sapkal - The Mother of Orphans, an Indian social worker and social activist known particularly for her work for raising orphan children. She has nurtured over 1,050 orphaned children. She has been honored with over 273 awards for her dedication and work.
Mr. Divyanshu Ganatra, India's 1st Blind Solo paragliding pilot, a National Awardee for the Welfare of Persons with Disabilities, a clinical psychologist, adventure sportsperson by passion and a self-made social entrepreneur known particularly for his work for blind & differently abled people. He was also awarded “Ten Outstanding Young Indians Award”.
Shri. Sunil Deshpande, empowering the tribal communities to “Re-establish respect and Honor for Artisans in society” through a bamboo culture. So far, 5000 tribal youth have been trained and 20 similar centers are operating around the country. Awardees of “Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Samaj Bhushan” award and “Shri Agrasen Maharaj Rashtriya Samman Puruskar” for Sampoorna Bamboo Kendra.

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