Key Sponsors

Prabha Khaitan Foundation (PKF) is a non-profit trust dedicated to socio-cultural welfare and humanitarian causes. It was founded by Late Dr. Prabha Khaitan in the early 1980s. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting performing arts, culture, education, literature, gender equality and women’s empowerment. It collaborates with caregivers, committed individuals and like-minded institutions to implement cultural, educational, literary and social welfare projects across India.
Shree Cement Ltd is one of India’s most sustainable and rapidly growing companies, which embraces varied perspectives, bias to action and continuous innovation to create happiness for all its stakeholders. Their CSR programme covers many areas such as environment and infrastructure building and includes a wide range of social welfare activities for the disadvantaged. 

Well Wishers

1. Mr. Namit Bajoria
2. Mr. Gopal Poddar
3. Mr. Aditya Makharia
4. Mr. Rajendra Bacchawat
5. Mr. Ghanshyam Sarda
6. Mr. Siddharth Rampuria
7. Mr. Ravindra Chamaria
8. R.S. Agarwal/R.S. Goenka
9. Mr. G.M. Singhvi
10. Mr. Mannoj Jain

11. Mr. Laxmichand Daswani
12. Mr. Satyam Roychowdhury
13. Mr. Ujjwal Upadhyay
14. Mr. Jodhraj Laddha
15. Ms.Heena Gorsia
16. Mr. Alkesh Agarwal
17. Mr. Bhani Ram Sureka
18. Mr. Chattar Singh Baid
19. Late B.D. Sureka
20. Late Mr. B. K. Birla & late Mrs. Sarala Birla

Aditya Makharia

Aditya Makharia is Director of Aashirvad Sarees Pvt. Ltd., a trade showroom featuring a wide range of printed and embroidered sarees in a variety of fabrics. Makharia is one of the initial sponsors of the project.

Alkesh Agarwal

Alkesh Agarwal is an entrepreneur and Co-founder of Re-feel, a leading printer cartridge refilling and remanufacturing network in India. Having championed the cause of a green environment with his green refilling concept, Agarwal has now turned to upholding the cause of education. An innovative mind with a brave soul and a kind heart, Agarwal thrives to be socially responsible at all times.

Ghanshyam Sarda

Ghanshyam Sarda is a Kolkata-based businessman and owner of the Sarda Group of Industries, which operates primarily in the jute and information technology (IT) industries. Apart from business, Sarda contributes to the state of West Bengal in the forms of various events, sports and public affairs.

Gopal Poddar

Gopal Poddar is Chairman and Managing Director of Limtex Group of Industries. Born on April 6, 1951, Poddar wanted to become an entrepreneur from a young age. He graduated from the University of Calcutta with a degree in commerce and went on to study law at the University Law College of Calcutta. He also holds a Masters in commerce from the University of Calcutta along with an LLB. Poddar began his entrepreneurial journey in 1977, starting Limtex as a small tea business. Today, the Limtex Group specialises in tea, biscuits and IT.

Heena Gorsia

Henna Gorsia was the Honorary General Secretary of The Bhawanipur Gujarati Education Society, a renowned organisation committed to high-quality education from primary school to degree courses. Gorsia introduced a new Vocational Department at Bhawanipur Education Society College, including a fashion design programme, which achieved phenomenal success within a decade. She also introduced a design programme in association with the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, under the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. Gorsia is a recipient of prestigious awards such as the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation Award, the Bharat Nirman Award and the Rotary International Award, among others.

Laxmichand Daswani

Laxmichand Daswani is a prominent Indian businessman settled in Brazil. He is the owner of the Indian restaurant Tandoor in Sao Paulo.

Jodh Raj Laddha

A self-made, down-to-earth businessman, Jodh Raj Laddha was a Managing Trustee of the Laddha Janakalyan Trust and Founder of the J.R. Laddha Financial Services Group of Companies. He was actively associated with various social, philanthropic and religious organisations across India and served as President of the Akhil Bharatvarsiya Maheshwari Mahasabha. He was felicitated with a Bharat Gaurav Lifetime Achievement Award in the US on June 9, 2012.

Mannoj Jain

Mannoj Jain is an industrialist and the Chairman of Jain Infraprojects Ltd., a rapidly growing conglomerate focused on infrastructure as its core business.

Namit Bajoria

A self-made entrepreneur, Namit Bajoria is the man behind Kutchina. The small and large kitchen appliances brand nurtured by him has come a long way, garnering market share and mind space in equal measure. Bajoria’s entrepreneurial zeal is matched by his philanthropy and welfare initiatives carried out through his not-for-profit trust, Kutchina Foundation. He is also the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Macedonia in Kolkata.

Rajendra Kumar Bachhawat

Rajendra Kumar Bachhawat, head of JB Group, is a veteran businessman of Kolkata and a pioneer in his own right in the finance and real estate sectors. Under his management and stewardship, JB Group promoted more than three million square feet of land and developed the township area of South City Projects. Apart from business activities, Bachhawat is actively associated with many welfare organisations.

Ravindra Chamaria

Ravindra Chamaria is Chairman and Managing Director of the Infinity Group, a leading real estate firm focused on sustainability and green buildings in India. Deeply committed to causes concerning the welfare of children, Chamaria is also the Vice-Chairman on the advisory board of the Akshaya Patra Foundation and Chairman of the Board of Trustees in Akshaya Patra UK, the world’s largest NGO-run school meal programme.

R. S. Agarwal

R.S. Agarwal is an Indian entrepreneur, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Emami Group of Companies. Considered a present-day management expert, he is known for being an administrator who is both farsighted and innovative. Agarwal, along with Emami Co-founder R.S. Goenka, is regarded as an unparalleled achiever of modern business.

R. S. Goenka

R.S. Goenka is Director and Co-founder of the Emami Group of Companies. He is a recipient of the Cavalier Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, the fifth Indian to receive this recognition from the Government of Poland. Goenka has served as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland in Kolkata and is closely associated with several cultural, charitable and social service organisations, helping underprivileged children pursue higher education.

Satyam Roychowdhury

Satyam Roychowdhury is Co-founder and Managing Director of the Techno India Group, a leading knowledge management group dedicated to the development of education, research and entrepreneurship in science, technology, management and medicine. Roychowdhury is one of the most prominent educationalists of the country, committed to expanding the horizons of education in modern India. He is also the Chancellor of Sister Nivedita University.

Siddharth Rampuria

Siddharth Rampuria is a businessman and owner of the Air-Conditioned (AC) Market on Shakespeare Sarani, one of south Kolkata’s leading malls.

Past Well Wishers

Late Bishwambhar Dayal Sureka

Bishwambhar Dayal Sureka was a well-recognised name in the field of education and social science. His varied interests in trade, industry and commerce and active participation in fields like art, culture, religion, education and child welfare were appreciated by many. He was a philanthropist in matters of education, religion and medical and socio-economic assistance, channelling his efforts through his privately established Manovikas Trust.

Late Basant Kumar Birla

Ghanshyam Das Birla, was a leading industrialist of India, heading a conglomerate of industries and educational institutions. In 1959, he established the Indo Ethiopian Textiles Share Company, which was the first major joint venture by any Indian industrialist in a foreign country. In response, the Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I, awarded him the medal of the Order of Menelik II, the highest Ethiopian award by the then Emperor.

Late Chatter Singh Baid

A self-made man, Chatter Singh Baid started his career in his early 1920s and forayed into the export of fabrics and eventually started promoting buildings and financial projects. Baid was actively involved with leading societies such as the JST Mahasabha, the Marwari Relief Society and the Churu Nagrik Parishad, promoting education among the poor and donating funds to flood-prone areas. He was also the former President of COTTI, a Trustee of COTTI Trust and Chairman of COTTI’s Golden Jubilee Celebration Board.

Late Sarala Birla

Indian businesswoman and wife of industrialist Basant Kumar Birla, Sarala Birla was an active social worker and educationalist. Being a connoisseur of art, she was actively involved with the Birla Academy of Art & Culture.


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Namit Bajoria

A self-made entrepreneur, Mr. Namit Bajoria is the man behind Kutchina. The small and large kitchen appliances brand... Read More

Gopal Poddar

Mr. Gopal Poddar was born on 6th April, 1951. He had a vision and he wanted to grow and the entrepreneur... Read More

Aditya Makharia

Director of Aashirvad Sarees Pvt. Ltd. A trade showroom with display of a wide range of collections dealing... Read More