Shri Ravindra Dharia is the founder president of ‘Creative Engineers’. In the last three decades, ‘Creative Engineers’ has made a remarkable presence in the Gym equipments manufacturing industry. It has also come up with a new venture named ‘Pahellwaan Gym’. This will be chain of hardcore gyms across the country which aims at providing world class gym equipments to the common public at a very nominal cost. At the same time the training wing of Pahelwaan Gym named, “Pahelwaan Gym Training Academy” also trains the interested youths in this arena and also provides self-employment.
Along with a successful entrepreneur, Shri Ravindra Dharia is well known as an ardent socio – environmental associate. Since 1990, he is on the Board of Trustees of VANARAI and has been playing a pivotal role in the operations since more than two decades. After the sad demise of Shri. Mohan Dharia, he was unanimously chosen as the ‘President’ of VANARAI, by the Board of Trustees, considering his dedication and devotion towards various social causes and his experience in VANARAI. Through his vision, extensive planning and management, the social development work in VANARAI has definitely gained new momentum. He has always been emphasizing on the quality of work and transparency. Within a span of one year, the ‘Watershed Park’ was built in the premises of Agricultural College, Pune, which was a dream project of late Shri Mohan Dharia. National Level workshop was organized on ‘Rural Livelihood’ in SavitribaiPhulePune University to boost the employment generation, women empowerment, poverty eradication and rural economy. This was attended by representatives of UNICEF and eminent SMEs and Scholars of National and International Strata.
‘CSR meet’ was conducted to raise the awareness about the newly formed law of ‘Company Act 2013’ Section 135 and build the bridge between the NGOs and the Corporate World. A National Council Meet of the farmer leaders was arranged to highlight and come out with the problems of the farmers.
As part of rural development, cluster development and their watershed management was given priority rather on developing a single village. Through water budgeting, modern agriculture techniques and allied business are being focused on. This will lead to self-employment creation at local level. In this way flow of people from villages to cities can be curbed. The projects are getting implemented in Satara, Raigad and Ratnagiri districts.
‘JalsamvardhanPanchayat - EkLokChalwal’, a very ambitious program, was implemented under the leadership of Shri Ravindra Dharia, on the outbursts of severe drought of 2016. Through this, first three villages (who did exemplary work) along with Shri Ravindra Dharia, were felicitated by the honourable Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He is also aiming to create and implement a replicable model of plastic waste and e waste management through people’s participation. A massive roadside tree plantation drive in undertaken under his guidance on the Palkhi marg, i.e. Alandi to Pandharpur and Dehu to Pandharpur. Considering the work done so far in VANARAI, he has been bestowed with many awards like “Madhu Bhasin Puraskar” (From Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and technology, Haryana), “Samaj Karya Gaurav Puraskar”, (From Sathi Kishor Pawar Pratishthan), ‘Paryavaran Mitra Puraskar’ (From Lions Club, Rotary Club and Maharashtra Kala Sanskrutik Manch) and many more.
Shri. Nitin Desai
Shri.Nitin Desai is the Managing Director of Desai Brothers Ltd.Mothers Recipe;a leading food processing company in the country is one of ten companies under the flag ship of Desai Brothers Ltd.He is the Founder President of Pune Institute of Neurology and also the Chairman of Poona Blind Men’s Association,H.V.Desai Eye Hospital and Pune Neuro sciences Trust Research Society.
Shri. Kamal Morarka
Shri.Kamal Morarka hadled All India Manufacturers’Organization,All India Association of Industries and Indian Council of Foreign Trade successfully.He is the Chairman of M.R. Morarka-GDC Rural Research Foundation,engaged in rural development work covering over 250 villages of the Shekhawati region in Rajasthan.
Shri. Girish Gandhi
Shri.Girish Gandhi was a Member of Legislative Assembly.He had received Indira Gandhi Puraskar,Glory of India Award and Vasantrao NaikKrushi Pratishthan Award.He is also President of Vanarai Foundation(Nagpur)and Akhil Bharatiya Hindi Sanstha Sangh,NewDelhi.
Shri. Rohidas More
Shri.Rohidas More is the Chairman of Universal Construction Machinery and Equipment Ltd. Under his leadership M/s UNIVERSAL associated with organizations like Telco, Alfa Laval and proved its mettle by creating a nitric acid pump to be used in India’s combat weapon-the Prithvi missile. He was awarded the prestigious ‘Bharat Vikas Award’ and ‘World Quality Commitment Gold Category Award’.
Shri. Ganpatrao Patil
Shri.Ganpatrao Patil hadled Shri.Datta Shetkari SahkariSakha rKarkhana Ltd.,Shrivardhan Biotech Company and many others.He had received Excellence Award from Bank of India,Agricultura list Award,Udyan Pandit Award and Revenue Co-operation Award from Government of Maharashtra.He was also awarded Largest Flower Grower and Highest Flower Exporter Award by Media Today Group,Delhi.