A two-day national level conference on the theme Alleviation of Poverty was organised by the college on 17th & 18th Jan. 2014. The inaugural chief guest was Dr. Jaikiran Tidke, the Vice Chancellor of Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati. Also present on the occasion were Dr. P. W. Kale, Dean of the faculty of commerce, Dr. S. C. Bhandari, chief coordinator and Prin. Smita Shingrup, convener and coordinator. Shri Sureshbhai Vora, President of Akola Gujarati Samaj, presided over. Dr. Tidke, in his speech, expressed concern over the deteriorating quality of research by the teaching community. He advised teachers to engage themselves in fruitful research and also to motivate the students to do the same. The guest of honour of the function Dr. P. W. Kale painted the grim picture of poverty in India. In his special guest lecture on ‘Understanding the Poverty Line in India’, he said that a realistic method of determining the poverty line based on scientific method should be employed. He further expressed opinion that the present method of calculating poverty line is full of pitfalls and is politically oriented. Earlier, Dr. S. C. Bhandari and Prin. Smita Shingrup elaborated upon the theme and objectives of holding the conference. Shri Sureshbhai Vora, in his presidential speech said that poverty in India, in the real sense, will be alleviated the day we do not see any beggar on the street and when nobody goes to sleep with empty stomach. The inaugural function was conducted by Prof. Shruti Desai Raje and vote of thanks was proposed by Prof. Diksha Kriplani.
In the first technical power session on the theme ‘Defining Poverty & Poverty Line, History of Poverty and Types & Causes of Poverty’ Dr. Ms. Varsha Sukhadeve presided over the session and delivered the keynote address. Prof. Quddusa Farooqi was the rapporteur of the session.
In the second technical power session, papers were presented on the sub-themes ‘Theories of Poverty and their Relevance to India’ and ‘Micro-finance as a Measure to Reduce Poverty’. Prof. Ratna Chandak, Principal, Akola Law College presided over the second session and delivered the key-note address. Dr. S. W. Jahagirdar from Dr. P. D. Krishi Vidhyapeeth was the co-chairperson.
The proceedings on the first day concluded with the presentation of a cultural programme by the students of Maherbanu College. The major attraction of the programme was the Skating Dance presented by Rajvi Shah, an XI standard student of the college.
The second day proceedings began with the special guest lecture delivered by Dr. Vijay Chowbe, HOD, PG Dept. of Law, Amravati University. His topic was ‘Poverty, Socialism & Economic Policy in the 21st Century: An Analysis from New Democratic Perspective and Constitutional Rider’. Dr. Chowbe stressed that due to the adoption of socialism, the flow of foreign investment is greatly hampered. On constitutional provisions, he was of the opinion that they favour negativism and many articles of the constitution begin with the words ‘the State shall not deny’. This causes a hindrance in implementing the principle of equity and equality.
The theme of the third technical power session was ‘Indian Legislation and Poverty’. The session was presided over by senior lawyer Adv. Shripad Kulkarni. Dr. Shrihari Mandaogane, Head, TQM, Tata Motors Car Plant, Pune, delivered a special guest lecture on the topic ‘Poverty Alleviation & Corporate Social Responsibility’. He informed the gathering that it is now mandatory for the corporate bodies to set aside a certain percentage of their profit towards meeting their social obligation. It is based on the concept that what you earn from the society, you should give back a part of it to the society. Corporate bodies should chalk out special programmes for the upliftment of the poor and help them to become self-reliant. This will help in equitable distribution of wealth in the country and the poor will be enabled to lead a life of self-respect. He quoted the example of the Tatas who are doing splendid work in the field of education and water management in the rural sector. The presentation of Dr. Mandaogane was highly appreciated by the audience.
In the fourth technical power session on the theme ‘Role of NGOs in Alleviating Poverty’, Dr. Jagdish Saboo, principal, Shri Shankarlal Khandelwal College, Akola presided over the session and delivered the keynote address.
The valedictory session was presided over by the president of Akola Gujarati Samaj, Shri Sureshbhai Vora. The valediction was delivered by Hon. Shri S. C. Malte, retired judge, Punjab & Haryana High Court. Prof. P. D. Mandaogane, president, Akola Education Society attended the programme as a guest of honour. Dr. S. C. Bhandari announced the names of the best paper presenters from the teachers’ and the students’ category. From the teachers’ categorty, the first prize was awarded to Prin. Ratna Chandak and from the students’ category, to Akshay Nandkishor Joshi a second year student of College of Engineering & Technology, Akola. Shri Ramakant Mishra, Security Officer of the college was felicitated by the president of Shri Akola Gujarati Samaj as a token of appreciation of services rendered. Prin. Smita Shingrup presented the summary of the conference proceedings.
“Blessed is our country with the legacy of great culture and heritage,”Pride we get in the remnanto of our ancient culture.
Stepping to move ahead to remove the hurdles of unemployment, poverty and concentrated development. Let’s club our minds to reach rechart our path and find out new solution for overall progress and development of our country.
With this core motive, a one day interdisciplinary national conference “Making New India” Was organized on Saturday 20th January 2018 in the premises of Smt. Maherbanu college of Science and commerce run under the aegis of Akola Gujarati Samaj.
This interdisciplinary conference centralized on finding out new avenues an means of building “New India” by the intelligentsia educationist and academicia of the country.
Papers were invited from the researcher all over the country based on various topics such as taxation reforms , demonetization , Jan-Dhan yojana , skill based education and so on the conference was sponsored by UGC and SGBAU.
The conference was inaugurated by garlanding the idol of sarswati mata, followed by lighting of the lamp and garlanding of the portrait of Mahatma Gandhiji.
Succeeding it, the atmosphere was filled with the verbs of music of Vidhyapeeth Geet. The conference inaugural session was presided by a group of elite personnel comparing of special guest hon. Shri Ranjeet Patil Sir, hon. Dr. Rajesh Jaipurkar Sir, pro-vise chancellor of Amaravati university , executive body member of Akola Gujarati Samaj Hon. Ravibhai patel sir, hon. Kanubhai sayani sir, Hon. Dipenbhai shah Sir , CEO of our college Hon. Dr. S.C. Bhandari Sir, principal Dr. S.p. Rothe Sir and vice principal Dr. Smita Shingrup Madam, Media personnel delicates and students.
After the inaugural the first technical session began having Dr. Sukhdeve as the chair person, followed by second technical session having Vora sir as the chair person.
In the break time the venue was fully packed and it was great opportunity for social interaction and networking among participants.
The third technical session continued after the break having Diksha Kriplani as a chair person. The schedule of the conference e was quite busy with an extensive programme covering three technical session and poster presentation.
The valedictory programme was attended by dignified dignitaries’ honorable J D wadte, Exam controller SGBAU
The delegates were awarded with three best paper presentation and three best poster presentation motivational reviews were
At a glance, this interdisciplinary conference witnessed-
1. More than 450 registrations
2. 25 posters presentation
3. 80 research papers
4. 14 paper presentations
To sum up this conference opened new avenues and dimensions in moulding a new and better India.
Alleviation of Poverty 17th and 18th jan 2014
Making New India 20 jan 2018