New Delhi, Oct. 9, 2015: In Apeejay Stya Group’s calendar, October 4, 2015 was a very special and nostalgic day as it marked the 96th birth anniversary of Dr. Stya Paul, Founder Chairman of Apeejay Stya Group & Apeejay Education Society and Founder Chancellor of Apeejay Stya University. To commemorate this birth anniversary, a special function was organised on the evening of October 9, at Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai, New Delhi.
In tune with the affinity of the Apeejay Education Society (AES) with heritage, culture and performing arts, the Founder’s Day was marked by a musical mono-act presentation, ‘Saahab’ by eminent artiste Padma ShriShekhar Sen. ‘Sahaab’ presented a story of a small boy and a journey to success despite several adversities. This was preceded by a soul-stirring and scintillating Sarod recital by Dr. Neha Berlia, granddaughter of Dr. Stya Paul and Member of the Management Board of the Apeejay Stya &Svran Group.
Dr. Stya Paul, a leader par excellence and a legend, a distinguished industrialist, educationist, freedom fighter and philanthropist had set up the first Apeejay School at Jalandhar in 1967 under the aegis of the Apeejay Education Society. He went on to establish 29 not-for-profit educational institutions across the country, including the Apeejay Stya University. Today the Society has 25 campuses and more than 40,000 students.
Remembering the dynamic and multi-faceted personality of her father, Mrs.Sushma Paul Berlia said on the occasion, “My father was an extra ordinary soul with an extra ordinary vision, a vision which even today we are struggling to find among so many”, said Mrs.Sushma Paul Berlia, Co-Promoter & President, Apeejay Stya &Svran Group; President, Apeejay Education Society; Co-Founder & Chancellor, Apeejay Stya University. Mrs. Berlia recounted Dr. Stya Paul’s deep commitment to women’s education and empowerment & his human values, which have acted as a source of inspiration to many who came in contact with this extra ordinary human being.
A galaxy of esteemed dignitaries from across the country, along with members of the Apeejay family was present on the occasion making this birth anniversary celebration a memorable one.