Dedicated, compassionate, philanthropic, visionary, are just some of the words that best describe the pillar of the Satish Misal Education Foundation – Smt. Madhuri Misal. A member of the Legislative Assembly Pune and the Public Undertaking Committee of Govt. of Maharashtra, she contributes immensely to the benefit of the city and its people. She has also been a former member of the Pune Municipal Corporation and is currently on the advisory board of Pune Vidyarthi Griha. She is also an elected member Trustee of the renowned SP Mandali.
Her leadership has been integral in the development of the city’s infrastructure – right from enabling better commute to creating refreshment centres and new modern-age parking facilities. She has also been a catalyst in the restoration of heritage structures in Pune and has ensured that the architectural beauty and cultural charm of historic places aren’t disturbed while uplifting their image.
Her contribution in the field of education is undeniably generous and resourceful. Every year, she awards scholarships to over 250 deserving yet underprivileged children so that they can pursue their dreams of a bright future. Conducting career counselling and guidance centres for secondary and higher secondary students, donating notebooks and computers, building libraries, facilitating financing through bank loans for students, are some of her extraordinary initiatives to promote a fair learning opportunity in the city. She has also introduced the ‘Vidya Vyaas Puraskar’ to award the exemplary young performers in the teaching industry.
She has been the guiding light for the organizational and the city’s development and continues to inspire young and old minds alike.