"Visionary eduPRENEUR of India 2017 "award to ICFAI Founder Sri N J Yasaswy

By ICFAI's humble attempt towards nation building.   |   Friday, 15 December, 2017

Mrs. Sobha Rani Yasaswy, Chairperson, ICFAI Society has received the prestigious Honor of "Visionary eduPRENEUR of India" (posthumously) which was conferred on late Sri N J Yasaswy, the Founder of ICFAI Group from Former President of India Sri Pranab Mukherjee  on Monday, 11-12-2017 at a colorful ceremony held at Civil Services Officer’s  Institute (CSOI), New Delhi.

Mrs. Sobha Rani Yasaswy expressed her happiness on receiving the award from Sri Pranab Mukherjee and said "We want the children to grow with values, learn with commitment and lead a healthy and happy life. It is a matter of great pride and satisfaction to provide value based education. This is ICFAI's humble attempt towards nation building.

While addressing the gathering the former President Sri Pranab Mukherjee exhorted the educationists to focus on a) Technology b) Inclusivity c) Cultural relevance d) Value based and result oriented initiatives. Sri Pranab Mukherjee was also awarded the "Education President" of India commemorating his 83rd birthday on the occasion.

Sri R K Vaish IAS (Retd.,) Chairperson ReTHINK India Foundation Said "ReThink India welcomes the immense contributions of the late N J Yasaswy to this prestigious Honor “Visionary eduPRENEURS for the year 2017". Visionaries like late Sri Yasaswy live for ages through their stupendous vision manifested in concrete creations serving the society for long.

Sri Manish Sisodia, DyChief Minister of Delhi and Ambassador Phillipe Le Gall, High Commissioner of the Republic of Seychelles and many educationists  were present.

About N J Yasaswy

Sri. N. J. Yasaswy (1950-2011), founder of the ICFAI Group of educational institutions and a pioneer in promoting higher education in the private sector, had a brilliant academic career:

Sri. Yasaswy set up the ICFAI Group as a single institute in1985 without governmental sops or institutional funding, in an era where government support was the norm. Hechose to spend all his energy on the fledgling institution which over the years grew to become a monument towhat ambition can deliver. 

About ReTHINK India Foundation

ReTHINK India is a group of professionals glued to the cause of national service through the method and mechanism of info media. Our founders are alumni of illustrious institutions like AIIMS & IITs who have a credible track record of public service in the educational and developmental space.

ReTHINK INDIA is a nationalist think tank which catalysis multi-faceted conversations within various thematic sectors presenting dependable news, views, interviews and analysis. It reaches out to the key stakeholders in every Community and evokes a deeper engagement with the movers and shakers out there through wisdom sharing, networking & recognition events. It also delves deeper into the civilizational discourse presenting elaborate commentaries from wide variegated informed sources. ReTHINK INDIA nurtures a wide range of Communities spanning Academia, Industry & Government and carries out a variety of programmes engaging them.

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