2nd Diploma Convocation at K J Somaiya
The 2nd Diploma Convocation
was held on 19th January 1999 at K J Somaiya Polytechnic. Dr. S K Somaiya,
Vice-President of Somaiya Vidyavihar and Chairman of Polytechnic Governing Body awarded
Diploma to 228 candidates which qualified them for diploma in June 1998 and December 1998.
Honorable Shri. Mahadeorao Shivankar, Minister for Finance & Planning, Govt. of
Maharashtra gave away the Roll of Honour to toppers of June 1998 examinations of various
Principal C. C. Desai appreciated Dr. S K
Somaiya's involvement in diversified fields like industry, education, culture etc. He
desired for continuing the same spirit and wished for utmost success in his goals and
targets by presenting memento consisting versions in Sanskrit. He emphasized to remember
the article THE i.e T - Thought, H - Hunger, E - Emotions viz. To have Hunger sandwiched
with divine Thinking and Emotional feeling.
Dr. S K Somaiya in his presiding remarks
congratulated the successful students and made them aware of the role of diploma holders
in industry. He added that Diploma Engineers are much skilled with logical background. He
listed few of additional activities the Somaiya institutes in the social cause. He
acknowledged for World Bank Loan and detailed the developments made in Polytechnic. He
also explained the importance of DHARMA in gaining ARATH and KAM. He pointed out that this
was the vision and foresight of his father Pujya Shri Karamshibhai, who procured the plot
for the educational purpose and was proud for not directing for the commercial gains. He
requested the Chief Guest to improve the recruitment procedure for the technical teachers
in the professional institutions.
In his convocation address Shri.
Shivankar said "Dharma" is not rituals but it covers cultural and actions with
dedication. He felt that it is necessary to interpret the rituals and dharma in the right
sense and also cautioned the propagation of Dharma by invaders who may rule India.
A Buddhist Studies article awarded H.R.D grant
K. J. Somaiya Centre of Buddhist Studies
has received the grant-in-aid from Human Resource Development for the year 1998-99 for the
Research Project "Lokaprajnapti - A Critical Exegesis". The grant is for two
years (1998-2000 A.D.)
K J Somaiya Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham and
Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University to go hand-in-hand.
Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University
at Ramtek came into existence over two years back with its first Vice Chancellor Dr.
Pankaj Chande who is still the lone chairperson of the young university. Dr. Pankaj Chande
attends gatherings and public functions to create awareness about the concept with which
the university was born.
With a staff of just a dozen and working
out of two hired floors on the outskirts of Ramtek, Mr. Chande's first admission notice in
July 1998 for the elementary "Agama" course evoked six applications. The
university found it very difficult to attract students even from Nagpur which is just 50 km
from Ramtek but with special permission from the Government, the university set up four
teaching centres in Nagpur and received over 800 applications.
Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University
has made an arrangement with K. J. Somaiya Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham, where it has
started conducting a diploma course in Indian Culture and Values.
Hope the tie up with our Sankriti Peetham
boosts the struggling Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit Varsity to grow out of infancy.
: Dr M A Dave
Born in 1943, Mr. Dave completed his
graduation in 1966 in Chemistry. The Mumbai University awarded Mr. Dave Doctorate in
Organic Chemistry in 1973. Dr M A Dave, a reader in Chemistry at K. J. Somaiya College of
Science and Commerce has 25 years of teaching experience. He has published nine papers in
the national and international journals. He has guided nine students who have been awarded
the Ph.D degree. He is a member of Syllabus from graduate to post graduate level in
Recently, Dr M A Dave had sent the
products prepared in the Chemistry Research Laboratory to Dupont Agricultural Products,
New York, USA for biological evaluation. These samples have been accepted for further
Congratulations to Dr. M A Dave and his
research team for bringing our Research Laboratory into the limelight internationally.
Karate Champion from our College
Sakharkar Sanket studying in S Y B Com at
K. J. Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce has won the International Grand Championship in
Karate at the Tournament held on 21st February 1999. This was sponsored by the
Industrialist Shri. Vasantlal Parekh and organized by Kunakoshi Shotokan Karate
Rehabilition at Kandla Salt Works
The Kutch Salt & Allied Industries
Ltd. incorporated in 1950 produce salt at two locations : Jakhau and Kandla both on the
Producing the simplest of nature's
products through solar evaporation, the company became a leading exporter of salt to
countries of the world, like Japan, Korea, Bangladesh and Africa.
The production of salt at Kandla and
Jakhau was in full swing during May and June 1998. In May 1,08,000 metric tons of salt was
produced and it was expected to reach 1,70,000 metric tons during the season.
However, destiny was quite different. The
low-pressure zone was developed in the Arabian Sea in Bombay and thereafter in the
Porabander coast with high velocity wind on 1st and 2nd June 1998.
This low pressure belt further moved to Jamnagar coast and was then forecasted to move
further towards Jakhau and Karachi coast, but all of a sudden on 9th June 1998
at around 11.00 am this cyclonic wind at 180 km/h speed changed its course and moved
towards Kandla and Navlakhi area due to which our Salt Works at Kandla completely got
damaged. The Company suffered loss of nearly Rs 6 crores due to damage of earth work and
buildings etc. Rs 3 crores of salt stock over and loss of human life of our staff members
and their relatives.
Dr. S K Somaiya, the Chairman took it
sportingly and immediately decided to revive the Salt works to get maximum possible
production during 1998-99 season. He said that the salt works be constructed with modern
layout for mechanized salt production system.
'MUST Sugar in
MUST packed sugar
was introduced in Karnataka on 6th July 1999. Primarily launched in Bangalore
city, the programme was extended to important towns like Mangalore, Hassan, Shimoga and
Ours being the 1st
branded packed sugar in both 1kg and 5kg packs, it received good response. MUST sugar
participated in the Indian Supremo 1999 exhibition which was held in Bangalore from 12th
August to 15th August at Kanteerava Stadium. The stall was managed by Mr.
Ravichandran, Assistant Manager and Mr. R G Hegde, Area Sales Manager. Total sale went
upto 600 kgs. Most of our target customers appreciated the quality of the sugar.