Pune: Institute for differently-abled veterans to mark 100 years

QMTI will launch an initiative called Hrunn on October 21.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Updated: October 21, 2016 1:47 pm
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As part of its ongoing centenary year celebrations Queen Mary’s Technical Institute (QMTI), in association with Redefine Concepts, will be launching an initiative — Hrunn – Ab Hamari Jimmedari — at Balgandharva Rangmandir, 6 pm on October 21.

The initiative aims at respectable rehabilitation of differently-abled soldiers of the Indian armed forces.

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The inauguration and logo unveiling will be at the hands of former captain of the Indian cricket team and chairman of BCCI Selective Committee, Chandu Borde. The occasion will also see the presence of renowned scientist and DRDO Director-General Anil Datar, founder-president of Lakshya Foundation Anuradha Prabhdesai and actor and association member for QMTI centenary committee Vikram Gokhale.

CEO of QMTI Col. Devendra Gupta (Retd.) said, “We are in the process of upgrading the training facilities and infrastructure of the institute. We want to raise awareness about the nobility of the institute. Hrunn aims towards participation of public at large in this cause.”

QMTI has been working for and imparting vocational training to differently-abled ex-servicemen or those rendered unfit for service in the Armed Forces due to medical reasons or prolonged medical treatment for the last 99 years.

But, with this initiative, it aims to further its cause by generating funds to help make these soldiers more equipped and empowered. Redefine Concepts will be working as the official communication partner for this cause throughout the year.

Redefine Concepts will be coming up with different initiatives throughout the year to raise funds to support QMTI.
QMTI was founded in Mumbai on May 16, 1917 by Lady Marie Willingdon, wife of the then Governor of Bombay province. In 1922, QMTI was shifted to a better and 17.3-acre location at Khadki.