Governor K Sankaranarayanan on Saturday said that NGOs such as Top Management Consortium (TMC) should play an important role in creating infrastructure, solid waste management and traffic management for a growing city like Pune.
He was addressing a function organised by TMC where he gave away awards to luminaries for their contribution to society. Veteran leader Mohan Dharia was honoured with the Jeevan Gaurav award, while various other personalities were felicitated for their contribution in different fields.
Anjali Bhagwat (shooter), Lt Gen (retd) DB Shekatkar (defence expert), RD Mathur (morale training expert), Vinay Phadnis (infrastructure), Ranjit More (heavy industries), Ashwini Malhotra (Grahak Bazar), Pradeep Bhargava (CII), Yogini Gandhi (art and dance), Sanjay Nahar (social work), JJ Patil (social work), Srikant Pittie (research), Kurus Koyaji (medicine), PL Gavade (education), Rakeshkumar Reilan (banking), Bhagwant More (law and order) and Treety Poonawala (retail market) were among the awardees.
Sankaranarayanan said, “Pune has given many stalwarts to various fields including industry, administration, academia, journalism. The city is growing at a great pace and requires infrastructure, where NGOs such as TMC can contribute. India is on a sound footing and it is evident from the fact that while big banks in Europe and the US are closing down, not a single branch of even a cooperative has closed down in India.”