Manipal Academy of Higher Education celebrates Founders’ Day
Manipal, April 30, 2022: Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) celebrated the 124th birth Anniversary of its founder Dr. TMA Pai on April 30.
The Founders’ Day was also celebrated by other institutions of the Manipal Group like Dr. T.M.A Pai Foundation, Academy of General Education (AGE), Manipal Media Network Limited, and Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG).
N Vinaya Hegde, Chancellor, Nitte (Deemed to be University), was the Chief Guest of the event.
“Dr. T.M.A Pai was an inspirational community leader who transformed the Indian Education System. Such commitment toward service is very rarely seen and the scale at which Manipal has succeeded today just shows how the current leadership and other members of Manipal are equally dedicated to the betterment of the society. They have stayed true to their founder’s vision and mission and continue to achieve new heights in education and healthcare,” he said.
Dr. Ranjan R Pai, Registrar, AGE, & Chairman, MEMG, Bengaluru who spoke on the occasion said that Dr. T.M.A Pai had a dream to confront and tackle the three main problems of society i.e. illiteracy, ill-health, and poverty.
“Through his dedication and efforts towards this cause, the Manipal group today stands a class apart and is the pioneer in the fields of education and healthcare. We aim to continue providing excellent educational and healthcare services to the citizens of this country. We will strive to continue in his footsteps and take his legacy forward,” he said.
The celebration was attended by dignitaries from the Manipal Group like Vasanti R Pai, Trustee, MAHE Trust, Dr. H S Ballal, President, AGE, Manipal & Pro-Chancellor, MAHE, Manipal, Lt Gen (Dr) M D Venkatesh, Vice-Chancellor, MAHE, Dr. Narayan Sabhahit, Registrar, MAHE, T Ashok Pai, Secretary & Treasurer, Dr. T.M.A Pai Foundation, Manipal and MAHE officials.
Founders’ Day is celebrated every year on April 30 to honor and remember the legacy of Dr. T.M.A Pai, founder of the Manipal Group.
Dr H S Ballal spoke about Dr T.M.A Pai and Dr Ramdas M Pai.
“Dr. T.M.A Pai believed in serving the common man and helping every individual to reach their maximum potential to achieve success. His legacy was carried forward by his illustrious son Dr. Ramdas M Pai who established MAHE in 1993 and helped it flourish into the international hub of education it is today. Now his grandson, Dr. Ranjan R Pai represents the third generation of this family and is continuing on the path set by his visionary grandfather and father. Dr. Ranjan is at the forefront of enterprise in education, healthcare, and cutting-edge research in both fields,” he said.
Lt Gen (Dr) M D Venkatesh, Vice-Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education said that MAHE’s goal is to not only provide quality education to our students but also to provide a safe environment for them to flourish.