President inaugurates Knowledge City
Date: December 29, 2012 | Source : Times of India
Dr Ajeenkya Patil and Pranab Mukherjee
President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the DY Patil Knowledge City in Lohegaon, Pune amidst a gathering of distinguished dignitaries, including Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan, Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan, Tripura Governor DY Patil, Minister of State for Home (Maharashtra government) Satej Patil and Pune Mayor Mohini Lande.
Dr Ajeenkya Patil, chairman of the knowledge city was all praise for the reforms in the education sector and expressed hope that reservation for deprived sections would also extend to higher education. "Education with a philanthropic outlook has been the guiding principle for our group since its inception in 1983," he said, adding, "The city would strongly focus on research and innovation. We aim to be among the very best in the world when it comes to centres of excellence in education."