Indira Group of Institutes (IGI) Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Pune, 22nd January 2019 – Indira Group of Institutes (IGI), A premier group in education, celebrates its silver jubilee to mark 25 years of providing quality education to students across the globe. Since its foundation in 1994, IGI has been committed to its entrepreneurial spirit and unswerving approach towards holistic development of students.
IGI hosted a premier award ceremony “The Indira Silver Jubilee Excellence Awards 2019” for over 4000 guests and students on 19th January 2019 at the Indira National School Ground in Wakad, to felicitate their Alumni, Mentors, Industry Partners and IGI Stakeholders in recognition of their contribution to the success of IGI over the last two decades. The celebration brought together Alumni, Students, Mentors, Faculty, Corporates, Key Stakeholders and Eminent Dignitaries.
The event was graced by the presence of Chief Guest, Hon. Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, Vice-Chancellor Savitribai Phule Pune University – Dr Nitin Karmalkar, IGI Chairperson – Dr Tarita Shankar, IGI Group Director – Prof Chetan Wakalkar, Smt. Sarita Wakalkar, Dr.(Mrs) Prachi Javadekar and Ms. Rasika Wakalkar.
The evening began with the endearing vision of Indira Group shared by Dr. Tarita Shankar about the journey of 25 years of IGI which originated with a dream and soon became a purpose for life for the Indira family. She stated how a journey of excitement, energy and excellence moved ahead with like- minded people piecing the journey with novel goals and milestones aimed towards nation building and human development.
Prof. Chetan Wakalkar impressed upon the journey of Indira Group and the drive since its initiation to provide students with the best quality infrastructure for teaching and learning. He specified the sense of collective achievement which drives every member of Indira family to give their best and equal due given by the Indira Group towards such precious associations.
Dr. Nitin Karmalkar graced the occasion with his presence and shared his valuable vision of making education synonymous with borderless framework for the benefit of global student community. He stressed his pride at Pune University nurturing quality institution like the Indira Group and encouraged them to keep the passion alive in providing quality education to the youth.
Honorable Minister for HRD, Shri Prakash Javadekar conveyed his blessings to the Indira Group, for taking forward the outstanding work of contribution in the field of education. He conveyed to the audience his views on education being the most empowering aspect in an individual’s life, and related it with the success of Indira Alumni in their professional lives. He conveyed that the government was always providing enabling platforms for education institutions like the Indira Group which are dedicated towards providing contemporary and quality education. He mentioned various schemes which the government has initiated such as Swayam, National Digital Library, and National Academic Depository along with providing graded autonomy for educational institutions seeking to provide quality education.
The Silver Jubilee Awards were conferred for various categories such as Alumni, Gems of Indira, IGI Stakeholders and Corporate Representatives, for their immense passion towards creating value with their contribution.
First category of awards began with felicitation of IGI Alumni, for their invaluable contribution towards the Indira institutions and the cause of education as alma mater.
Awards for Gems of Indira showcased individuals for their stupendous support and contribution towards the growth of Indira Group of Institutions. Individuals in this category included Shrimati Prachee Javdekar, Advocate S.K Jain, Dr. R.L. Bhatia, Asif Lalji and Babarao Jahav. Final category of awards included the ones addressed to the corporate for its immense contribution in building industry sector in India and to individuals in the corporate for creating value for their organizations.
The entertainment quotient was at peak with the students of Indira National School ( INS ) who enthralled the audience by their acoustic performance which was followed by a serene and dignifying performance befitting the global students at IGI.
The stage was then set ablaze by the electrifying Live Performance of the evergreen Usha Uthup who had the entire audience groove to her foot-tapping numbers.