“When I started my career as a teacher, education
fascinated me. I had seen people change their lives,
accomplish their dreams on this firm foundation of education.
Diversifying my career into social reforms, co-operative
movements and politics gave birth to the thought of
playing a role in the education of my fellow citizens.
My life took me further as the Panchayat President,
Zilla Parishad President, Sugar Factory Founder, Bank
Chairman, MLC and MPI, giving me an opportunity to travel
around the world. On my visits to places like USA, Germany,
France, Japan, Korea, Holland, Italy, Switzerland and
Thailand, my belief in the importance of education was
I was determined to create a strong foundation for
our people back in the rural areas. The result was establishment
of the Mula Education Society (MES), in the year 1979.
What started as a small school in the Mula basin now
has 23 schools and colleges in various streams like
Arts, Commerce, Science, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Dental
Education and other colleges at Ahmednagar, Aurangabad,
Pune and Sonai.
Today, as the world gets smaller, the importance of
education is more than ever. I am glad and proud that
Mula Education Society is keeping pace with the times.
The Sahyadri Institute of Management Studies stands
out as a bold example.
Management is a key to success; and Sahyadri Institute
of Management Studies is the key to Management.
Education continues to inspire me even today, as it
has done for the past four decades. And. I hope that
this inspiration makes life better for thousands of
people in the years to come.
My best wishes to all of you… the future Global
Managers. Go on, win, be a successful individual and
make a triumphant nation.”