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Maha-Intrapreneur 2010

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Maha-Intrapreneur Awards 2010 Winners

Category A:

Industry and Business:

Mr. Avinash W. Purandare
Vice President and Head Corporate Global Marketing and Strategy with Kirloskar Brothers Ltd. since 1st March 2005. His is a BE (Electrical) from College of Engineering, Pune and also attended Stanford Executive Program from Stanford School of Business, USA in 2008.. He was associated with SAP India (P) Ltd., Softline Pvt Ltd., Siemens Ltd., Jaivic Engineering Pvt.Ltd., Meltron Semiconductors Ltd. before being part of Kirloskar Brothers Ltd. His journey of last 27 years in the industry has given him opportunity to work in various business functions like Production, Quality Control, Design, Materials, IT and Marketing in various capacities as Production Engineer, Production Officer, Plant In-charge, Production Manager, Material Manager, SAP Consultant, Project Manager, Program Manager, Practice head, CIO and CMO ( Chief Marketing officer). He is influenced by books like The Goal by Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt and Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach which offer valuable insights. “Do nothing else but the best” is his philosophy.

Ms. Mandakini Dhannraj Awasarmol
Manager – HRD, Morarjee Textiles Ltd. – Unit 2, Nagpur since April 2, 2003. She is BE (Textile Engineering) 1991 from V.J.T.I., Mumbai University, Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management followed with Certification in Lean Six Sigma - Green Belt. She was associated with Govt. Polytechnic Nagpur as Lecturer, with Sajdeh Enterprises Mumbai as Sales & Marketing Manager where she handled textile machinery division, with Mangrul Mills, Nagpur as Training Officer imparted Technical & Soft Skill Training to worker. In Morarjee Textiles Ltd. – Unit 2 she is actively involved in Technical & Soft Skill Training to worker & Staff, Coordinating Quality Circle & Six Sigma Activities, Employee Engagement like Sports, Cultural, Celebrations and Running Women’s Counseling Forum. She is influenced by The Ice Cream Maker authored by Mr. Subir Chowdhury.

Mr. Uday Godbole
Director, ABICOR BINZEL PRODUCTION (INDIA) PVT. LTD., ABICOR BINZEL TECHNOWELD PVT. LTD., IBG WELDING RESEARCH (INDIA) PVT. LTD. since July 1997. He is a BE (Mechanical) from VJTI, Mumbai University, MBA (Operations) from JDC Bytco Inst. of Management, Pune University, Certificate Course in Work Study from Newcastle-upon-Tyne Polytechnic, UK. He started his career from Crompton Greaves Ltd.,Mumbai as Management Trainee, Wardhaman Automotive Electricals Pvt. Ltd., Pune, and Del Star Pvt. Ltd. His vision has always been to build an organisation that can deliver desired returns to all its stakeholders over the long term. He was very clear that this would have to be achieved only through a combination of hard work, discipline, innovation & integrity. He considers his grandfather, Late “Padmabhushan” Dr. N.N. Godbole as a true icon. Books on/by Lee Iacocca (Autobiography), Mark McCormack (What they Don’t Teach You at HBS), Konsuke Matsushita (Not for Bread Alone), Jack Welch (GE), Akio Morita (Sony), John Sculley (Pepsi to Apple), Icon (Steve Jobs), Goal (Dr. Goldratt), are a few remarkable books that influenced him.

Category B:

NGOs, Semi Government, Society and Trusts

Dr. Madhav Sathe, Jt Honorary Secretary, The Bombay Mothers & Children Welfare Society, Mumbai
Dr. Madhav Sathe has been working with The Bombay Mothers & Children Welfare Society, Mumbai since 1985, The Trust is running a Multi-Specialty Hospital, Tilak Hospital, located in BDD Chawl, Worli. It provides primary and secondary healthcare facilities to needy patients at a subsidized rate. The infrastructure includes diagnostic centre, operation theatre, general ward and special rooms. The Trust also has a Cancer Patients Convalescent Home, where out of town patients and their relatives can stay for a short duration. The institution also has rural hospitals at Rajgurunagar and Bhilawadi. In addition the institute is engaged in rural development activities in 39 villages around Rajgurunagar. The developmental interventions are mainly in focus areas such as health, education, environment and vocational training. Dr. Madhav Sathe is the main ‘Change agent’ in transforming the entire face of this institute.

This Trust which was founded in 1919 was on the verge of closing down in 1985. It was at that time that Dr. Sathe joined. He won the confidence of the staff, workers and turned around the Trust by working innovatively and with sheer dedication. He started Crèches at 4 locations and that ensured that the Trust earned sufficient funds to finance its subsidized medical services. Thus they can charge as low as Rs. 2000 for child delivery and Rs. 5000 for a Caesarian Delivery!

Dr. Sathe is an MBBS Doctor from Dr. V. M. Medical College, Solapur and an MD from Grant Medical College, Mumbai.

Dr Girish Kulkarni , Honorary Director, Snehalaya, Ahmednagar
has been working with Snehalaya since 1989. The institute main campus is located in MIDC area of Ahmednagar. The Organization has been working with a vision to develop awareness and capability in those members of the society who have been deprived of their rights because of the inequality in the society. They have been helping and rehabilitating
  • The victims of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking
  • Rescued victims (minors and major) from the flesh trade
  • HIV positive women and children
  • Deprived women and children from slums
  • Rehab. Of unwed mothers, widow mothers, raped victims and their children through adoption
  • Women and children in need of care and protection
Dr. Kulkarni is a very devoted and dedicated person, who has sacrificed his whole life for the most hatred and deprived people in society. More than 500 girls/women in prostitution have changed their lives because of counseling and special efforts taken by him. The entire facility of Snehalaya is very clean and well managed by a very committed staff. The institution also enjoys a very high level of respect and confidence in the Ahmednagar. This NGO is playing a very critical role in stabilizing the imbalance in the society.

Dr. Girish has a Masters degree in Sociology and has also obtained a Ph. D. in Political Science. Thousands of individuals and hundreds of institutions joined Snehalaya because of his efforts. He is the ideal personality for whole team of Snehalaya.

Ms. Kalpana Pant, Chaitanya, Rajgurunagar
has been working with Chaitanya, an Non Government Orgnaisation (NGO) working for upliftment and empowerment of rural women in Micro Finance activities, participating in the form of Self Help Groups (SHGs). Chaitanya have taken a lead in spreading the movement of Federations - groups of about 5000 women involved in the Micro-Finance activities. Within 2 years they have spread the activities in seven districts in Maharashtra and increased the number of Federations from three to fourteen. One of Kalpana’s successes has been ‘Manthan’, the creation of a network of NGOs which receive inputs to build their capacity and improve their effectiveness. Kalpana is passionate about the need for improved planning, monitoring, and evaluation of community based organizations. Through her dedication and vision she has built an effective program that provides training, workshops, and other inputs to address such needs.

Kalpana is an M. Phil. in Modern Indian History from the JNU, Delhi. In addition to her achievements in promoting need based programs, Kalpana has inspired in others the desire to push forth their ideas. In addition to developing her own ideas, she has always been willing to help and assist others in their initiatives as well.

Category C:

Life Time Achievement Award for Dr. Vijay Bhatkar

Dr. Vijay Bhatkar is founder Executive Director of C-DAC where he led India’s national initiative in supercomputing by architecting PARAM series of supercomputers in teraflop range. He also led the development of GIST multilingual technology dissolving the language barrier on computer once for all. He is also credited with founding of many national institutions, including C-DAC, ER&DC, Trivandrum, ETH Research Lab, Pune; MKCL, International Institute of Information Technology, Pune and several innovation-based start-ups.

Dr. Bhatkar is the author/editor of 8 books and 80 research & technical papers. Dr. Bhatkar was a Member of Scientific Advisory Committee of Government of India (1987-90), Governing Council Member of CSIR (2006-07) and IT Task Force that was constituted by PM (1998). Dataquest magazine has recognized Dr. Bhatkar amongst 25 distinguished IT leaders who shaped India’s IT industry during the last 25 years.

Dr. Vijay Bhatkar is a recipient of several national awards including Padmashri (2000), Maharashtra Bhushan (1999) Dataquest Lifetime Achievement Award (2003), Distinguished Alumni Award of IIT, Delhi (1994).

He is Fellow of IEEE, ACM, CSI, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences & Maharashtra Academy of Sciences.