India, 29th Nov 2023, King NewsWire – Dr. Padmakar Nandekar, a renowned social worker from Cuffe Parade, was bestowed with the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Rathtriya Abhiman Puraskar 2023 at a ceremony held at the YB Chavan Centre in Mumbai on August 9th, 2023. The award was presented by the Honorable Minister, Shri Darekar, and Bollywood actress Aditi Govitrikar, in recognition of Dr. Nandekar’s outstanding contributions to society.
Dr. Padmakar Nandekar, a beacon of inspiration in the realm of social work, has been honored with a series of esteemed accolades in recognition of his unparalleled dedication and impactful contributions to society.
The year 2023 marked a remarkable highlight in Dr. Nandekar’s illustrious career as he was conferred with the esteemed Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskar. Bestowed upon him by the Governor of Maharashtra at Rajbhavan, this distinguished award serves as a testament to Dr. Nandekar’s outstanding commitment to societal welfare and his unwavering efforts to bring about positive change in the community.
In addition to this prestigious accolade, Dr. Nandekar was also granted the Mahatma Gandhi Samman Award 2023, a recognition that resonates deeply with his embodiment of the principles and values cherished by the revered leader. This accolade stands as a testament to Dr. Nandekar’s unwavering dedication to humanitarian causes and his tireless endeavors to bring about tangible improvements in the lives of those in need.
Furthermore, Dr. Nandekar’s extraordinary impact and unwavering dedication to social work were also acknowledged through the presentation of the Economic Times Award 2022 and the Times of India Award 2022. These accolades serve as a validation of his exceptional leadership and relentless pursuit of initiatives aimed at elevating the underprivileged and fostering positive societal change.
Dr. Padmakar Nandekar’s resolute commitment to driving meaningful social transformation has not only earned him accolades but has also significantly improved the lives of numerous individuals. His visionary approach, unwavering determination, and transformative initiatives stand as a testament to his profound impact and unwavering commitment to enriching the fabric of society.
As Dr. Padmakar Nandekar continues to channel his passion and expertise toward the betterment of communities, his accolades stand as a testament to his transformative influence and enduring dedication to advancing social welfare.
With over two decades of experience, Dr. Padmakar Nandekar has produced an impressive repertoire of Television programs totaling over twenty thousand hours. His illustrious career began as a dairy supervisor with the Ministry of Dairy Development Dept., Maharashtra, following his academic achievements in dairy technology and a Master of Philosophy in marketing and production.
Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, Dr. Padmakar Nandekar established Universal Communications Ltd. in 1995, envisioning a company dedicated to producing, distributing, promoting, and financing high-quality TV shows, serials, and other software. Under his astute leadership, the agency has flourished, earning a reputation as a frontrunner in the industry. Universal Communications Ltd. also excels in sponsoring TV and radio shows for producers, clients, and various organizations.
Dr. Padmakar Nandekar’s philanthropic endeavors are deeply rooted in his commitment to serving society. He is an active member of various non-governmental organizations (NGOs), with a particular focus on Rotary International. Since 2004, he has served as a past president of the Rotary Club of Bombay Queen City, consistently demonstrating exceptional leadership qualities. During his presidency in 2010-2011, the club achieved the pinnacle of success, garnering the prestigious “Presidential Citation with Distinction” and 41 District Appreciation Awards, including a gold medal.
Dr. Padmakar Nandekar’s unwavering dedication to Rotary International has earned him numerous accolades, including the “Rotary Foundation District Service Award” and the “Avenue of Service Citation.” His passion for humanitarian work is shared by his family, with his parents, wife Parul Padmakar Nandekar, and children Khushal Padmakar Nandekar and Mehal Padmakar Nandekar, all proudly holding the distinction of Paul Harris Fellows with Rotary International.
Dr. Nandekar’s commitment extends beyond his Rotary involvement, as he is also a member of the Major Donors Society and has generously donated over 1 crore of rupees. Together with his family, he has actively participated in over 50 international clubs and 11 Rotary International Conventions held across the globe.
Dr. Nandekar’s contributions extend beyond the realm of business and philanthropy. He played a pivotal role as the former secretary general of the Cuffe Parade Resident Association (CPRA), also known as SOBO Chief. His leadership was instrumental in the creation of Bay View Marina Garden (BVM), a breathtaking 2.7-lakh-square-foot garden that has become a cherished landmark in Cuffe Parade.
Dr. Padmakar Nandekar’s dedication to environmental conservation is further evident in his efforts to maintain the CPRA Greens Garden in Cuffe Parade. With his unwavering support, the Rotary Club of Bombay Queen City established the first rose garden in Cuffe Parade, adding to the community’s beauty.
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