Sandesh Sanjay Thorve & Varada Mangesh Khopkar
Pune, February 17, 2021: The annual award distribution program was held at Marathwada Mitra Mandal’s College of Commerce today. The event was graced by social activist and Padma Shri awardee Girish Prabhune and Pimpri Chinchwad’s Deputy Commissioner of Police Manchak Ipper. MMM’s Executive president BG Jadhav and MMCC’s Principal Dr Devidas Golhar were also present for the occasion.
DCP Ipper explained his life journey. He said, “Living things can evolve to the best of their ability. But humans do not reach their potential. So everyone has to make the right decision at the right time.”
After that, Principal Dr Devidas Golhar presented the annual academic report.
In the memory of late Dr PC Shejwalkar, from this year onwards, the organization has institutionalized ‘DR PC Shejwalkar Memorial Award’ for the academic excellence in the junior and senior college of commerce. The college donated Rs 51,000 to Girish Prabhune’s ‘Punrutthan Samarasata Gurukulam’.
“While reading Prabhune sir’s books, one gets introduced to an unfamiliar and unbelievable world. I have been wanting to listen to him for a long time,” said Jadhav.
Girish Prabhune narrated some of the incidents from his social work. While speaking he advised students that those who have received various awards so far should strive for a brighter future of India. One should impart their knowledge for the welfare of society.
Alumni Uday Avhad stood 11th in the country in UPSC examination and was felicitated at the hands of dignitaries for his commendable performance. Pranjali Nagurkar from junior college and Shruti Madnal from the senior college of commerce were felicitated with ‘Dr PC Shejwalkar Memorial Award’. Also, a special honour was conferred to Sadhvi Dhuri, who won the most gold medals in the swimming category at the Khelo India Youth Games in 2019.
Various awards were presented to the teachers and students who have excelled in Academic, Cultural and Sports activities. Also, 6 students of NSS were felicitated for receiving Best NSS Volunteers by NSS unit during Covid 19 situation. The program was compeered by Dr Sujata Shenai and Suparna Das and vote of thanks was presented by Swati Barve.