Conferment of Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar

Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar: Lifetime Achievement Awards were conferred on five outstanding personalities of
education for facilitating the creation of generations of enlightened and knowledge driven students.

During NTC-2018 also five Distinguished Teachers who have worked in imparting educational values lifelong, were conferred with the “Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar”

The Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar being conferred on Kasturi L. Chopra, at the august hands of
H. H. Dalai Lama

Kasturi L. Chopra
Padma Shri, President, Society for Scientific Values,
Former Director, IIT Kharagpur & Former Professor
& Dean, IIT Delhi & Distinguished Honorary



I am very proud and very delighted to receive the ‘Jeevan
Gaurav Puraskar’ at the hands of H. H. Dalai Lama.
Implementing the learning with creativity ultimately leads to
transformation of the society. We need well trained teachers
to make well-educated students that will lead the country on
the path of progress and development.


Learn to learn, create to innovate and
innovate to transform.


The Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar being conferred on Kasturi L. Chopra, at the august hands of
H. H. Dalai Lama

Arun Nigavekar
Senior Advisor & Trustee, Science & Technology
Park, University of Pune, Former Chairman, UGC,
Former Vice Chancellor, Pune University


In this twenty frst century, youth is known for Freedom.
Education is undergoing a metamorphic change and India
is a complex country where power drives the system. Today I
feel happy to sit beside the Tibetan Spiritual leader His
Highness Dalai Lama. It is also my pleasure to be present in
the most renowned MIT WPU.

Think of education and there is no
substitute for knowledge.


The Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar being conferred on S. C. Sahasrabudhe, at the august hands of
H.H. Dalai Lama

S. C. Sahasrabudhe
Director & Deputy Director, IIT Bombay &
Former Director, DAIICT


Thank you very much dear friends. I am very glad that my peer
group has recognized me to give this honor of the award that
has been presented to me today. When the euphoria of having
received the award was down a little bit I started thinking as to
what did I do deserve an honor. And when I explored the
possibilities that might have led to this decision making, I have
to answer myself two questions. First, what did I do to deserve
the award and secondly am I able for that. So answer to the
rst question was perhaps, rather simple that I must have
done my job that is of teaching reasonably well that peer
group recognizes me for having done my job well. Also I did it
over a fairly long period of time; I have been in teaching for
forty FIve years. So lifetime has been a pretty long period.
The second question was a little more difcult. How come I
acquired the ability skill to be able to be nominated for award
and in this exploration I found that nobody becomes good at
his job or by himself. This never happens. There are many
others who knowingly or unknowingly are supporting you to
become a better person.

There are many others who knowingly or
unknowingly are supporting you to become a better person


The Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar was conferred on Sanjay Dhande, at the august hands of H. H. Dalai Lama

Sanjay Dhande

Padma Shri, Chairman, National Institute of
Industrial Engineering Board of Governers,
Former Member UGC, Former Director,
IIT Kanpur

I dedicate this award to my family. NTC is a good forum to
interact with the multidisciplinary faculties. A virtual network
of faculty would be created with the help of MIT WPU. I feel
very happy to receive the award in the presence of Prof. Dr.
Vishwanath Karad who was my teacher and I think of him as a
role model in my life.


Teachers must connect with each other
and share thoughts


Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar being conferred upon D. P. Agrawal at the hands of Satya Pal Singh

D. P. Agrawal

Former Chairman,
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

“Gurur Brahmaa Gurur Vishnu
Gurur Devo Maheshwarah
Guru Saakshaata Parabrahma
Tasmai Shri Guruve Namah”

When I received this award, I received a meaning in my life. It
gives a great pleasure and honor but it's because of my teacher
in village who inculcated a sense in me to become a teacher at
a very young stage. I am talking about my first teacher in my
village, when I was in 4th & 5th std. He inculcated in us to workhard, and he said I am there to hold your hands and he would be there 24*7. First mantra I learned as teacher is to be
committed to your students, have a dialogue with them, and
only think about them. I want to tell you about communication between Yama and Nachiketa. Which type of teacher you are? Students are Nachiketa and they are not allowed to ask questions. Difficult questions were asked by Nachiketas to Yama. When students ask questions, make them creative. When I teach class of IIT, I feel young by student's unpredictable questions. Unpredictability in young mind challenges all. To become a successful teacher allow students to think creatively, ask questions and come up with issues. Future is difficult so question yourself, challenge yourself and
commit yourself.


Future is difficult so question yourself,
challenge yourself and commit yourself


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