Mr. Aniruddha Deshpande, Managing Director, City Corporation Ltd, promoter of Amanora Township was awarded the prestigious “Pride of India (Maharashtra) 2016 award for excellence in the field of Real Estate. Award was procreated by World Consulting & Research Corporation (WCRC) to celebrate and felicitate 50 impeccable leaders and brands from Maharashtra who have been acclaimed and applauded for their unconventional contributions to art, literature, philosophy, business and allied branches of knowledge, innovation and have been an inspiration to India. Awards were given by veteran actor Shri Dharmendra Deol & Shri Mukesh Khanna at Sahara Star Hotel in Mumbai last week. The other awardees were Kareena Kapoor, Anjali Bhagwat, Hiranandani, Mukesh Kale, Kabir Bedi, Sajid – Wajid & few others.
On this occasion WCRC as CSR, arranged a panel discussion on “Educational Equity – Educating underprivileged India – Challenges & Strengths. Mr. Aniruddha Deshpande as a panelist shared his experience of running an 800 student resident school for tribal & Phase Paradhi community in Khamgaon a backward district in Buldhana, Maharashtra. He suggested large urban schools should have mentorship arrangement with rural schools.
The panel discussion was focused on the educational inequalities that are built in Indian Society. Tribals are the worst hit, mainly due to geographical social isolation. The government spent on education @ 3.5% GDP was to meager for population size & potential. It should be doubled progressively to benefit from the demographic dividend of India.