November 23, 2012, New Delhi: Apeejay Stya and Svran Group commemorated the 93rd Birth Anniversary of its Founder Chairman Late Dr. Stya Paul on 23rd November, 2012 at Sirifort Auditorium in New Delhi. Late Dr. Stya Paul was an eminent industrialist, educationist, philanthropist, freedom fighter and a principal architect of our nation’s emergence as a self-reliant industrial and educational superpower.
Notable artist Mr. Shekhar Sen (a talented singer, music composer, lyricist and actor) paid tribute to Dr. Stya Paul by his enthralling monoact performance on the life of Sant Kabeer – one of the great poet seers of India who inspired Dr. Stya Paul throughout his life’s journey.
Distinguished guests from all walks of life, members of the Apeejay family that included Apeejay students, staffs were in attendance.
Padma Bhushan holder, Major H P S Ahluwalia, Everest Hero, institution builder and author, was the Guest of Honour for the occasion. Expressing his happiness at being present for the event, Major H. P. S. Ahluwalia addressed the students, “As a builder of tomorrow’s India, each one of you have the potential to make our country truly great, make the most of your education – it is the greatest gifts you will ever receive. The love for learning goes beyond merely studying textbooks and passing exams, it must open your hearts and minds to the glory and the adventure that is what life itself it!”
Paying tribute to her father, Mrs. Sushma Berlia, President, Apeejay Stya & Svran Group and Apeejay Education Society said, “Dr. Stya Paul, both at a personal level & at the level of the Apeejay Group and its institutions, was a source of inspiration & motivation to all of us. Personally, it is through him that I have learnt how to live life & if there are any achievements that I have, the credit goes to him.”
The event concluded in a high spirit with all paying their due respect to the National Anthem.