Each person should work as a ‘trustee’ in life: Purohit

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 25 Dec 2017 09:34:59


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“Sindhutai Sapkal, Dr Shashikant Ramteke and Varun Shrivastava are patriotic in real sense. Because of their self less services, dedication and sacrifice, they have become the epitome of humanity,” said Governor of Tamil Nadu Banwarilal Purohit on Sunday.

Purohit was addressing as the chief guest of the ‘Seventh Annual Award Ceremony’ organised by Lokmata Sumatitai Smruti Pratishthan to mark 94th birth anniversary of Lokmata Sumatitai Sukalikar at South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC) on Sunday.

Purohit stated that each person despite his education, social status, authority etc. should work as a ‘trustee’ in life. These three eminent personalities have demonstrated through their lives, how one could serve the nation. Their lives are inspiring for others as they have proved ‘service to human is service to God’.
Purohit recalled his association with late Sumatitai Sukalikar. He termed her as ‘Mother of Common people’ in true sense. Sumatitai was known for her perseverance, commitment and involvement, he added.

Earlier, Mai alias Sindhutai Sapkal was conferred upon ‘Lokmata Award’ at the hands of Banwarilal Purohit. Dr Shashikant Ramteke of Vijaya Pariwar and Varun Shrivastava, founder and Chairman of Upay foundation were honoured with Lokmata Exemplary Services Award and Lokmata NGO Award respectively.

Retired Supreme Court Judge, Justice Vikas Sirpurkar; Minister of State for Tourism, Madan Yerawar and Swati Kale, General Manager of Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) were the guests present on this occasion.

Dr Uday Bodhankar, President of Lokmata Sumatitai Smruti Pratishthan made introductory remarks. Jyotsna Pandit, Secretary of Pratishthan presented annual report. Deaven Dasture introduced Dr Shashikant Ramteke and Dr Sudhir Kunnawar introduced Varun Shrivastava. Vrushali Deshpande introduced Sindhutai Sapkal and conducted the proceedings. Dr Pravin Gadwewar proposed a vote of thanks.

Kundatai Vijaykar, Chhaya Gade, Geeta Chhadi, Vivek Morone and other members of pratshthan and family members of late Sumatitai Sukalikar were present in large numbers.



Sapkal gives lessons of life

“Learn to live for those who are on death bed. Forgive them all who gave you the pain, because they came on this earth to teach you lessons,” said noted social worker Sindhutai Sapkal affectionately known as the ‘Mother of Orphans’.
Sapkal was replying after receiving ‘Lokmata Award’ of Lokmata Sumatitai Smruti Pratishthan at South Central Zone Cultural Centre on Sunday.

Sapkal unfolded her tragic experiences in a very satirical manner. The lines of Ghazals she recited during his spell bound speech have made the audience to think and feel seriously the pains, trauma and obstacles she went throughout her life.

“Kise Apna Banaye, Koi Is Kabil Hi Nahi Milta; Yahan patthar Bahut Milte Hai Par Dil Nahi Milta; Aye Duniya Farebon Ki Basti Hai aye Dost, Yahan Sirf Dard Milte Hai, Hamdard Nahi Milta,” with these lines Sindhutai inspired the people to stand strong against any odds in life. She further said, “ Mere Janaze Ke Piche Sara Jahan Nikla, Magar Woh Nahi Nikla, Jiske Ke Liye Mera Janaza Nikla.” She added, “Jab Usi Ne Mere Kabra Par Aakar Muskura Diya, Bijali Chamak Kar Gir Padi, Sara Kafan Jala Diya.”

Despite of painful experiences in life, Sindhutai won the hearts of audience by appealing them “Learn how to live. Live your life and let live others. While living your own life, live for nation.”