‘Development can only take place if we progress towards cultivating science and technology’- this is what Rao Bahadur D Laxminarayan believed.
As a part of offering gratitude, on the occasion of Laxminarayan Day, Priyadarshini Indira Gandhi College of Engineering observed the 84th commemoration day of Late RaoBahadur D. Laxminarayan, the divine donor and visionary.
The programme began with offering of garlands to the photo of Rao Bahadur by the hands of Principal Dr GM Asutkar and HODs of various departments. Dignitaries lighted the traditional lamp and paid floral tribute to Late RaoBahadu D. Laxminarayan.
On this occasion, Principal Dr.GM Asutkar briefed about RaoBahadur. RaoBahadur had started his career as ordinary laborer in mines and later owned the mine & started exporting the manganese ore abroad. He had extended social support to then the C P & Berar Province. His work brought him into contact with problems which required the aid of technologists for their solution, and in order that this want should not stand in the way of progress, he bequeathed the main part of his property, then estimated Rs.35,20,540/- to Nagpur University. 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 had got concern for all. On this function, Registrar Sachin Khedikar, Heads of Department Prof VK Taksande, Prof PA Godse, Prof UB Malkhandale, Prof BP Dharaskar, Prof SR Ghatole and all other faculty members were present. The anchoring of the function was done by Prof UB Malkhandale. Prof. Tushar More and Prof. SS Modghare, who were instrumental during the programme.