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Shri. Surupsingji Naik

“Vision without action is merely a dream, action without vision is merely passing time, but vision and action together can change the world ”

If one feels strongly about something, one can achieve the goals however difficult the path. And when the desire is to gain peace and prosperity for all, the hurdles in the way seem minimal. An epitome of humanity is the President of our institute Hon.Shri. Surupsingji Naik, a well known personality, in Maharashtra since four decades.

Coming from a farmer's family, Hon.Shri.Naik Saheb joined the field of politics in 1962 at a very young age (24). He entered in the political arena by contesting his first election as a Sarpanch of Navagaon in 1962. He became the minister for Adivasi Development, Tourism and Social Welfare , Maharashtra Rajya, Mantralaya Mumbai in 1980.

He has been is on a winning spree all these years in all the elections till 2004 and doing a commendable job. Being a staunch follower of Congress he devotedly believes in the thoughts, of ‘Service to man is a service to God.’ He has efficiently handled various portfolios in the Maharashtra State Cabinet such as

  • Minister For Social welfare and Tourism
  • Minister For Public works and Social welfare
  • Minister For Tribal Development, Forest and Social Forestry
  • Minister for Forest, Social Forestry, Tribal Development and Food & Civil Supplies
  • Minister for Tribal Development and Transport
  • Minister for Forest and State Excise
  • Minister for Forest and Environment
  • Minister for Transport, Ports, Welfare of Nomadic, De-Notified Tribes and Other Backward Classes (Government of Maharashtra).
  • In the social sphere, he has contributed in more than one way. He has setup the Adivasi Seva Sahayyak & Shikshan Prasarak Sanstha to serve the Adivasi community. Apart from this he has started Ashram Schools with lodging and boarding facility for the Adivasi Students, the basic motive is the upliftment of the Adivasi Community. His enthusiastic and visionary steps made it possible to develop the sanstha in several directions. Facility from primary to higher level education is available in the sanstha with the grand support of the stalwarts like, Hon.Shri.Manikraoji Gavit (M.P), Late Shri. Maluramji Agrawal, Hon.Shri.Vipinbhai Chokhawala and Hon.Shri.Musajibhai Mulla.

    Hon.Naik Saheb is the founder Chairman of the Adivasi Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana, Navapur-Nandurbar Vibhag Ltd.Dokare Tal.Navapur Dist.Nandurbar. He has provided not only education to children but opportunity to change the present scenario of farmers; he established the above said sugar factory in a small village like Dokare. To help the poor in the society, Hon.Naik Saheb established Dhimibai Naik Co-operative credit society. It helps the economic development of Adivasi people in this area. Hon.Shri. Surupsingji Naik started and implemented the schemes with vigour and dedication.

    Within a span of 25 years the Adivasi Seva Sahayyak & Shikshan Prasarak Sanstha has spread allover Navapur Taluka because of the high credibility of the Chairman and respect for Education. Our Hon.Chairman is really a man with vision. So he believes in the principle that “Vision without action is merely a dream, action without vision is merely passing time, but vision and action together can change the world” because of his vision with action the sanstha is flourishing day by day.