Honored with ‘Órden Mexicana del Águila Azteca’ Award.
Former President Smt. Pratibha Patil received the ‘Order of the Aztec Eagle’ award from the Ambassador of Mexico to India, Melba Pria on Saturday, 1st June 2019. This is Mexico’s highest civilian honour for her contributions to cement the India-Mexico business partnership during her presidency.
The ceremony was held in the MCCIA Bhavan, Pune on Saturday 1st June 2019. With this, Smt. Pratibha Patil becomes the second Indian head of the state to get the award after late President S Radhakrishna.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Library Inauguration function at Symbiosis on 21.11.2015
Mrs. Pratibha Patil inaugurated the new Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Library at the Symbiosis Insitute campus along with Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister Ramdas Athawale. In her speech, madam threw light on the conversations between Dr. Ambedkar and Mahtama Gandhi on issues like untouchability and social reformation during the Poona Pact. She also spoke of Dr. Ambedkar’s role in drafting the Indian Constitution, which she said, is like a security cover for all citizens and empowers even the weakest link in society.
Release of the book “Reinventing Leadership” by the Vice President
The Vice-President of India, Shri Hamid Ansari, released the book “Reinventing Leadership” written on Mrs. Pratibha Patil’s Presidency period by Mrs. Sunaina Singh.
Mr. Raghunath Mashalakar, renowned scientist, and Mr. Bhism Narain Singh, former Union Minister and Governor, also spoke about madam’s social work on this occasion.
Padmabhushan Dr. H. L. Hiranandani Oration and Award function
Padmabhushan Dr. H.L. Hiranandani, Oration and Award function was organized by Hiranandani Hospital in Mumbai. It was attended by Mrs. Patil and Governor of Maharashtra, Shir Vidyasagar Rao. Padmabhushan Dr. Suresh H Advani was presented an award for his contribution in the field of medical oncology by Hiranandani Trust.
Inauguration of All India conference on Prevention of Cancer
Mrs. Patil inaugurated an “All India Conference on Recent Advances in Cancer Management” which was organized in Pune by Dr. Bagul and Shyamala Desai, a social worked. In her speech she encouraged the medical fraternity to follow a multi-disciplinary approach for cancer treatment and palliative care. She suggested that best practices from Homeopathy and Ayurved could be combined with Allopathy to make the treatment more effective and cheaper for common man.