Published On : Tue, Jan 14th, 2014

137th Jayanti of Late Rao Bahadur D. Laxminarayan held at LIT

Nagpur News.

The   137th  Jayanti of Late Rao Bahadur D. Laxminarayan was organized by Rsahtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University in association with Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Nagpur on 13th Jan 2014.  P. Prasahat Naidu, Executive Director of BSR Health Care Group & Apollo Hospitals was the Chief Guest. The programme begins in LIT campus by garlanding the Statute of Rao bahadur in the campus   at the hands of the chief Guest. Then all moved to Guru Nanak Bhavan for further function, where at the beginning Vidyapeeth Geet & Science Geet was sung by Ms. Pallavi Nakade & group. Dignitaries lighted the Traditional lamp and paid floral tribute to Late Rao bahadu D. Laxminarayan, Smt Bahinabai and Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Photos. Prof. T.B. Chahande welcomed the guests by offering the floral bouquets. Laxminarayan song follows next.

Prof T.B. Chahande delivered the Introductory Speech in which he highlighted the qualities of Late Rao Bahadur. Rao Bahadur has started his career as ordinary laborer in mines and later on owns the mine & started Exporting the manganese ore to abroad. He had extended the social support to the then C P & Berar Province.  Because of his huge donations to the tune of Rs. 32 Lakh LIT came into being. He was not only a big donor but was a great visionary, he envisioned at that time to impart education in the field of Science and Technology to exploit the ores. He has got concern for all. LIT alumnae are working at high positions in India and abroad and some are owning their enterprises which is possible only due to the vision of Late Rao Bahadur D. Laxminarayan.


P. Prasahnt Naidu being the alumni of LIT has remembered his LIT days and touched the students community by elaborating his experiences at LIT as a students. He thanked the faculty for imparting virtues in addition to education. He stressed that he learned various things from Hostel life such as Caring & Sharing. He was also the Secretary of Annual Social gathering when he was in Third Year B.Tech. He had asked students to take full advantage of their stay in LIT to shape the future. He has given the glimpses of his achievements and how he has taken decisions at various stages to come to the present post of Executive Director.

Dr. V.S. Sapkal Vice Chancellor RTM Nagpur University could not attend the function due to unavoidable circumstances and he has conveyed his best wishes for the success of the function. Dr. Yenkie Pro Vice Chancellor in his Presidential speech has highlighted the need to improve the enrollment in higher Education. He has referred the recommendations of RUSA ( Rashtrya Uchchtar Shiksha Abhiyan ) for dividing the  Universities with 200 affiliated colleges as against the RTM Nagpur University handling 827 affiliated colleges. He has assured all with respect to the Infrastructure and Faculty positions being taken care at University level.

Dr. A.V. Gomashe The Registrar of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University and Prof. D.K. Kawadkar Convener of the function were prominently present on the dais. Anantrao Kamathikar, a family member of Late Rao Bahadur were present throughout the function.

BCUD Director Dr. Kundal , Dr. A. Chaudhary,  University authorities, teachers, staff and students were present   for the function. The Vote of thanks was proposed by Prof. D.K. Kawadkar. Prof. S.P.Ghisad, Dr.S.D. Dawande, Dr. K.V. Koranne, Prof. R.P. Vyas, Dr. M.G. Bhotmange, Dr. G.M. Deshmukh,  Dr. R.P.Ugwekar, Dr. P.S. Agrawal , Dr. A.M.Mahalle, Dr. P.N. Belkhode, Dr. Pande,  Shirsat and all faculty members have taken efforts to make this programme a grand success. Student volunteers have exhibited great co-ordination.

The anchoring of the function was beautifully done by Anvay Joshi and Mrudula Kulkarni.