Lila Poonawalla Scholarship Essays

Punekars’ welcome the Palkhi of Shri Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj & Shri Sant Tukaram Maharaj in the month of June/July every year which starts from Alandi & Dehu respectively . The Palkhis’ then proceed to Pandharpur, the home of Vithoba - Rukhamai. (Mauli)

Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Principal Director, Symbiosis & Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar Dean & Faculty of Health & Biological Sciences ,SIU have been joining the walk with wari from Alandi to Pune for last 8 years unabated.

On 21st June 2014, Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar, & several teaching & non-teaching staff members of Symbiosis walked with the Wari traversing 15 K.M. distance.

From 21st June to 23rd June 2014, SCHC and SIHS arranged free consultation & medicine in mobile OPD ambulance for warkaris in association with Mr. Avinash Salve (Ex Corporator, PMC)

SCHC in association with Sheela Raj Salve Memorial Trust, provided 4 ambulances for mobile clinic. SCHC provided four Medical Officers in charge for the above program. SIHS contributed with 35-40 EMS doctors daily for the same. Apart from this, SIHS, MBA department also extended their support by providing 93 MBA students as volunteers on 21st June & 22nd June 2014.

Sequence of events

  • Date- 21st June 2014
    Phule nagar RTO, Sangamwadi, Wakdewadi
    Total number of warkaris to whom medical aid provided -5225
  • Date- 22nd June 2014
    Nana Peth and Bhawani Peth
    Total number of warkaris to whom medical aid provided -9540
  • Date-23rd June 2014
    Dive Ghat
    Total number of warkaris to whom medical aid provided – 12185

Last year the total number of warkaris served were 12,552. This year the total number of warkaris served has increased to 26,950. Our medical services to the warkaris were also covered by news channel TV9 and IBN Lokmat.

Medical services were availed by a large number of Warkaris. Warkaris were treated for various ailments like Acute Gastro Enteritis, Fever, and Acute respiratory infection, different kinds of minor injuries & aches / pains due to long march. The event was managed very well by our Medical Officers & EMS doctors, which was applauded by one and all.

Debesh-Kamal Scholarship for Higher Studies/Research Abroad from Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture:-

Debesh-Kamal Scholarships will be awarded by the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata, to deserving candidates for the purpose of higher education/research abroad. The scholarship will be open to Indian nationals irrespective of caste, creed, or religious faith.

How to apply for the Scholarship:

i) Applications for the scholarships, as well as any subsequent correspondence, are to be addressed to the Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Gol Park, Kolkata 700 029, and the envelopes should carry the inscription ‘Debesh-Kamal Scholarship’.

ii) Candidates will have to submit, along with their applications,

Bank Draft for Rs. 100/- in favour of the Secretary, Ramkrishna Mission Institute of Culture, as the application fee which is not refundable.

Qualification and Age:

i) The candidates must have a uniformly good academic record with first class marks at the Honours of Post-graduate level, relaxable by the Selection Committee.

ii) They should not ordinarily be more than 30 years of age. Exceptions may be made for short-term post-graduate or post-doctoral researchers.

Area of study:

The preferred subjects of study/research are the humanities and the basic sciences, but candidates in other disciplines, such as social sciences and applied science and technology, will also be considered.

Other Conditions:

i) The candidates will have to submit evidence of their having been admitted to a course of study/research at a major university or comparable academic institution abroad.

ii) Research students/scholars will have to submit along with their applications an outline of their research project as may have been approved by the university/institution concerned

Value and Tenure of the Scholarship:

i) The value of a scholarship will be around Rs. 1.00 lakh for one year only. Since this amount will not be adequate for studies abroad, candidates will have to produce acceptable evidence of other resources or committed financial support.

ii) Debesh-Kamal Scholarship will be tenable for one year only.

Mode of Application:

i) All candidates must submit application in the prescribed form, with a passport size photograph, along with relevant papers as well as attested photocopies of certificates, marksheets, etc.

ii) Candidates short-listed from an evaluation of theier applications will have to appear before a Selection Committee at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata. They will have to bear their own

traveling expenses. But the candidates who will appear for the interview from distance beyond 100 km may be paid II class Rly. fare. The decision of the Selection Committee about the eligibility of a candidate and

his/her selection shall be final.

Contact: The Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Gol Park, Kolkata 700 029.

Debesh-Kamal Scholarships:

Indian students who wish to pursue higher studies or research abroad. The scholarship is for a maximum period of 1 year and the amount is approximately rupees 1 lakh.
Eligibility: Not be more than 30 years of age and should have a good academic record with a first class graduate degree. They should also have been offered a place in a university program before they apply for the scholarship.

Application: For application forms apply to:

The Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture,
Gol Park, Kolkata - 700 029, West Bengal
Institute Contact Number: (91-33) 2464 1303/04/05 (EPBX)

For more information visit website

For application form visit-

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