Lifetime Achievement Award to Krishnakumar Jindal  

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Pune, January 2nd: Rotary Club of Pune Katraj, a part of Rotary International, honored noted. Industrialist Krishnakumar Jindal, with Lifetime Achievement Award for his extraordinary contribution in the field of Industrial Engineering, Spirit of Entrepreneurship shown over past 6 decades and his exemplary philanthropic work in Education, especially for the differently abled children. The prestigious award from Rotary was conferred at the hands of well-known scientist Padma Vibhushan Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar at a ceremonious function.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Mashelkar said that the disability need not stifle the opportunities in life. There are numerous examples of people who conquered disability to achieve greater heights and innovations because they believed that everyone is someone. Making a strong case for use of technology for the benefit of underprivileged, he emphasized to work on ‘affordable excellence’ to make India a leader. Dr. Mashelkar also released 35th Marathi book written by IT expert Dr. Deepak Shikarpur “Jyestha Nagrik aani Navtantragyan”. This book outlines how new technology helps senior citizen in personal and professional lives. 
President of Rotary Club of Pune Katraj explained various humanitarian projects carried out by the club while Rotarian Meena explained its latest project ‘Saksham’ (Empowered) thru which all the 24 schools in Pune District for hearing impaired students have been provided digital classrooms, lab computers and tablets to make them digitized. Pune is the first district in India to have 100% digitalization of schools for differently abled students. The project has been implemented with part of the Global Grant in which Mr. Krishnakumar Jindal has donated more than RS 1.50 crores to The Rotary Foundation.
Also present were District Governor of Rotary Prashant Deshmukh, IT expert Dr. Deepak Shikarpur, Club Secretary Deepali Gadkari among others. Dr Mashelkar celebrated his 74th birthday in presence of children and we’ll wishers.