In the realm of education and healthcare in the state of Maharashtra, one name stands out like a shining beacon, that of Dr. D. Y. Patil. His vision, dedication and passion have been indelibly influenced by his wisdom and generosity; and have left several benchmarks, be it in the schools for imparting basic education or institutes for higher learning.
His regard and respect for traditional values and openness to modern ideas, blend perfectly with his admirable personality. The Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology in Navi Mumbai, established two decades ago and the Krish Vigyan Kendra in Kohlapur bear a testimony to his chosen causes. Amongst the various institutes (160 and counting) founded by him, the Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil University at Navi Mumbai is virtually the jewel in his crown.
Humble and unassuming, Dr. D.Y. Patil is better known for his work, rather than the awards and recognition he has received over the years. For his pioneering contribution in the field of education, he was honoured with the title 'Padmashree' by the President of India.
After assuming office as the Governor of the State of Tripura, his Excellency Dr.D.Y.Patil has relinquished all executive positions of the group. Nonetheless, he still remains our source of guidance and motivation.