Mr. V. Premraj Jain
Founder and president Adarsh Group of Institutions (AGI) Bangalore (INDIA)
When Mr. V. Premraj jain was born on 1St February 1941 little did his mother realize that she has given birth to a personality who will render more to the society than what he gets. He is a self made man who initiated from unpromising circumstances and yet by his own determination and support form his team has succeeded in making Adarsh what it is today. Hailing from a family that was simple and being the eldest son to his parents he was not in a position to complete his education. He completed his schooling in Sumanthi Shiksha Sadan School at Ranawas. His desire to study made him acquire a MA degree in Hindi from Bangalroe University in 1998. Premraj dreamt of an India where education is affordable and attainable.
He is an author, a poet, an avid reader, a great administrator and a leader with dreams has made Mr. Premraj what he is today. His collection of poems was released as Prem nirjhar. He has never forgotten his roots and makes it a point to visit his home town and more particularly his house in Rajastahn at least twice every year. He says that his heart belongs to where he was born and enthusiastically reminisces his childhood days with people that has taught him among others leadership skills besides the ability to pull off success even in the most trying circumstances. He has indeed managed multiple responsibilities including heading Bangalore Switchgear Manufacturers Association apart form other business and charitable trusts. The year 2011 holds a place of pride in the heart of this noble man as it in this year that AGI completed 40 glorious years. It is indeed to the credit of Mr. Premraj Jain that he has been heading this institution for all these years as founder and President.
The initial footprints of Adarsh Vidya Sangh on the sands of time towards a splendid future were taken on the 4TH of may. 1971 by the founder Mr. Premraj Jain. The institutions managed by Adarsh Vidya Sangh, has a cohesive and futuristic objective. The institution conceptualized by Mr. Jain, started with a humble motto of providing basic education to the children in the central belt of Bangalore, with special focus on providing quality education to the wards of the migrant Hindi speaking populace.
Ordinary man, extraordinary vision – Mr. Premraj Jain, an educationalist and exuberant visionary, is the founder of the Adarsh Group of Institutions. He is a man with a strong conviction thath much more is possible than what people ordinarily think of Mr. Premraj jain has been instrumental in setting up 12 isntitutuions under the AGI. A relatively small statured man physically who hails form a nondescript place called Ranawas (Marwar) in Rajasthan had a dream – A dream which he decided to transform into reality. It is often believed that the best things ocme in small packages. This is indeed true of Mr. Premraj Jain. With almost frugal money in his pocket ; he started the adarsh vidya sangh with almost zilch investment, taking a loan of Rs. 15, 000/- in 1971, returnable with interest. With a few friends to support initially, it is indeed admirabl that Mr. Jain could pull of a dream and give it such commendable shape. The dream that this visionary dreamt, virtually changed the way of education today, when commercialization of education is the order of the day, Mr. Premraj Jain has made education affordable. This is what makes Mr. Premraj Jain unique.
Mr. Jain could have lived in obscurity, like thousands before him. But from a young age, Premraj Jain’s ambition set him apart. An extremely affable and genial personality, Mr. Premraj is tremendously modest with loads of sagacity. All this coupled with tremendous business acumen is what makes him unique vis a vis his other brethren. The founding of Adarsh Vidya Sangh in 1971 was the initial step after which there was absolutely no looking back.
He firmly believes “ All is possible when we inculcate moral values in our students apart from regular academics, in order to shape them into responsible citizens and commited professionals”. He dreams to offer quality education in various fields thus enabling them to match expectations of the ever changing and ever growing industry. Intellectual rigor, practical business insight, research and innovation are the field of specialties at Adarsh. He went far beyond this, and incorporated the social issues of his time in the field of education. His interest in and commitment to the cause of advancing education among the poor and needy, for instance, was notable. Indeed, he proved his contention that even these children could imbibe quality education if they were offered good teachers and an environment that compensated for their economic and social shortcomings and inflections.
Students of Mr. Premraj recall with pride their association with the institution. They say that their “President” encouraged them to hone up their skills and excel in the field of their choice. Marks were never the sole criterion; performance in games and extracurricular activities was given due importance. He arranged for special coaching in cricket and other games, and encouraged pupils to participate in them. Today thousands of students of Adarsh are in high profile jobs in India and Abroad and also hold key possible. Students who are differently abled are extended special treatment in the Institution run by this noble man and so are children who suffer from hearing impairment.
Shri Prem Raj Jain’s has penned down his life and times in building this great institution in the form of an autobiography. The book is titled as PAGES FROM MY LIFE and is to be released in June 2012.
Adarsh Vidya Sangh envisages a bright future for the institution as the Sangh embarks on a challenging project of launching a sprawling new campus, located near Ramnagar in Bangalore amidst an ideal landscape for interaction of knowledge – endorsing a truly magical experience ! Eventually Adarsh Vidya Sangh plans to start a Deemed University with state of the art facility at this new campus which would integrate all faculuties. The sangh has also acquired 40 acres of land in Kumblegod near Bangalore for future expansions and major initiatives in the field of education the institution aims at conscious integration of knowledge and with that intention has partnered with German University to offer international tie up courses at UG and PG levels. Research lab dedicated to Biotechnology, which is recognized by Bangalore University for its PhD. Program has been started which needs to be further nurtured.
Adarsh Vidya Sangh has therefore come a long way from its humble beginnings made forty years ago to now when it hosts wide-ranging faculty across 12 institutions. Mr. Premraj Jain has involved himself in numerous charitable endeavors in the form of assisting students financially. Besides he has set an example by adopting a girl child to provide education. He has been instrumental in providing special scholarships for girls to pursure education. Today many people thank AGI for providing quality education that is affordable to all – thanks to the man who made it possible Mr. Premraj Jain. He has devoted his life time to the cause of education and the values of secularism. His service has been duly recognized by many and he was recently conferred the Adarsh Samaj Rathna Award and was also honored by none less than the Governor of t Karnatak, Mr. Hans Raj Bharadwaj on the occasion of the 40 year celebrations. He has also been conferred the prestigious Vidyavachaspath award by Vikramshila Hindi Vidyapeeth, Bhagalpur. He was conferred SAMAJ BHUSHAN by Oswal Parishad Bangalore, for his commitment in the field of social work Indeed it is a matter of pride that Mr. Premraj Jain is a real Jewel of Rajasthan, a creative thinker par excellence with the unique ability of being absolutely levelheaded and astute with an insightful perception of man – management which made him a great institution – builder. Strong and clear in his personal faith, he is outstandingly forward-thinking, and progressive. There can be no better accolade to a he is outstandingly forward thinking, and progressive. There can be no better accolade to a visionary who all through his life has consistently championed the cause of affordable quality education for all.” His desire to do more and give his best to the society could be concluded in the words of Robert Frost
“The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”
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