PCMRD, Pune celebrated the 115th Birth Anniversary of the founder Padmashree, Dr. Vithalrao Vikhe Patil on Saturday, 29th August 2015. The programme commenced with the welcome address by Prof. Sneha Joshi. It was followed by the lamp lighting by Dr. Divya Lakhani, Prof. Vijay Deshmukh and Prof. Sneha Joshi accompanied by Saraswati Vandana.
Ms. Deepti Sharma, MBA – I enlightened the students with life and philosophy of Padmashree, Dr. Vithal Rao Vikhe Patil. This was followed by a video screening showcasing the life of Padmashree, Dr. Vithaltao Vikhe Patil. A Declamation Contest on ‘PURA Model’ (Providing Urban Amenities to Rural Areas) was also held to mark the occasion.
Prof. Vijay Deshmukh then addressed the gathering. He laid emphasis on values shown by our revered founder. He gladly informed the students that in memory of Padmashree Dr. Vithalrao Vikhe Patil’s contribution towards farmers and to honor the their fraternity, Government of Maharashtra through its Government Resolution (GR) declared August 29, the birthday of Padmashree Vithalrao Vikhe-Patil as ‘Shetkari Din’ (farmers’ day).
The event concluded by the vote of thanks delivered by Prof. Vijay Deshmukh.