He, who opens a school, shuts the door to ignorance and a world devoid of knowledge. Education is not just about how to read and write, but, more importantly, about how to ignite young minds to grow into respectable and responsible world citizens. As part of the Birla clan, veteran industrialist-turned-educationist and philanthropist Sudarshan Kumar Birla, who currently manages the affairs of Birla Education Trust, Pilani, talks about the vision of the Birla family which set out to establish schools and colleges of excellence as early as 1901.
With a business domain that extends from Antwerp to Hong Kong, from mines to brands and from impeccable gemstones to breathtaking jewellery, few names measure up to the Kotharis of the KGK Group. Having made great strides under Navrattan Kothari, the house continues on its upward growth trajectory under his sons, especially Sanjay Kothari, who is spearheading the group’s expansion globally.