ICFAI UNiversity

12th December 2017, Hyderabad: Mrs. Sobha Rani Yasaswy, Chairperson, ICFAI has received the prestigious Honor of “Visionary eduPRENEUR of India” (posthumously) which was conferred on late Sri N J Yasaswy, the Founder of ICFAI Group from Former President of India Sri Pranab Mukherjee on Monday, 11-12-2017 at a colorful ceremony held at Civil Services Officer’s Institute (CSOI), New Delhi.

Mrs. Sobha Rani Yasaswy expressed her happiness on receiving the award from Sri Pranab Mukherjee and said “We want the children to grow with values, learn with commitment and lead a healthy and happy life. It is a matter of great pride and satisfaction to provide value based education. This is ICFAI's humble attempt towards nation building."

ICFAI Unicersity, Hyderabad
Mrs. Sobha Rani Yasaswy receiving visionary eduPRENEUR of India 2017 award from Sri Pranab Mukherjee

While addressing the gathering the former President Sri Pranab Mukherjee exhorted the educationists to focus on a) Technology b) Inclusivity c) Cultural relevance d) Value-based and result oriented initiatives. Sri Pranab Mukherjee was also awarded the “Education President” of India commemorating his 83rd birthday on the occasion.

Sri R K Vaish IAS (Retd.,) Chairperson ReTHINK India Foundation Said “ReThink India welcomes the immense contributions of the late N J Yasaswy to this prestigious Honor “Visionary eduPRENEURS for the year 2017”. Visionaries like late Sri Yasaswy live for ages through their stupendous vision manifested in concrete creations serving the society for long.”

Sri Manish Sisodia, Dy Chief Minister of Delhi and Ambassador Phillipe Le Gall, High Commissioner of the Republic of Seychelles and many educationists were present.

About N J Yasaswy

Sri. N. J. Yasaswy (1950-2011), the founder of the ICFAI Group of educational institutions and a pioneer in promoting higher education in the private sector, had a brilliant academic career:

Sri. Yasaswy set up the ICFAI Group as a single institute in 1985 without governmental sops or institutional funding, in an era where government support was the norm. He chose to spend all his energy on the fledgling institution which over the years grew to become a monument to what ambition can deliver.

ICFAI Group is present across 16 states with 11 ICFAI Universities, 9 ICFAI Business Schools (IBS), 7 Tech Schools (ITS) and 5 ICFAI Law Schools (ILS). In all the programs offered across these units, the emphasis is on academic rigor and differentiated curriculum that bridges the industry-academia gap.

He was charismatic, a great teacher, an institution builder, a visionary and a genius who was years ahead of his time. His vision will continue to guide ICFAI forever.

About ReTHINK India Foundation

ReTHINK India is a group of professionals glued to the cause of national service through the method and mechanism of info media. Our founders are alumni of illustrious institutions like AIIMS & IITs who have a credible track record of public service in the educational and developmental space.

ReTHINK INDIA is a nationalist think tank which catalysis multi-faceted conversations within various thematic sectors presenting dependable news, views, interviews and analysis. It reaches out to the key stakeholders in every Community and evokes a deeper engagement with the movers and shakers out there through wisdom sharing, networking & recognition events. It also delves deeper into the civilizational discourse presenting elaborate commentaries from wide variegated informed sources. ReTHINK INDIA nurtures a wide range of Communities spanning Academia, Industry & Government and carries out a variety of programs engaging them.

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