Dr Saroj Bajaj – State President

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Dr Saroj Bajaj – State President 2017-06-28T04:57:51+00:00

Dr. Saroj Bajaj –  State President

The socio-economic condition of the poverty stricken people of India have been haunting Dr Saroj Bajaj .  She became restless and plunged in to social service at a very young age.  A quality that she has inherited from her Naani, who instilled a deep civic sense in her and encouraged her to help the less fortunate. She also derived inspiration from her father in law Sri V.D. Bajaj who was a staunch freedom fighter and one of the founders of AICC, Bhopal.

She has been relentlessly working for the upliftment of weaker sections of the society for more than four decades. She has committed herself to the pursuit of social welfare, social challenges and social justice.

A doctorate in Hindi literature, she was a professor at Osmania University College till 1998, thereafter she resolved to take voluntary retirement in order to devote herself completely to social cause.

She has a passion for writing poetry and has led a team of great Hindi poets for Kavi Sammelans in Detroit, Chicago, Heuston & New York. She has written two books on ‘Yashpalji ke Upanyas’ and has published over 140 articles.

She has been associated with numerous Government and non-government organizations in various capacities. She was the founder President of the all India Marwadi Mahila Sangathan. Under her guidance more than 300 seminars were conducted on various issues related to women all over India. She was the Founder Director of The A.P. Mahesh Bank, a premier Co-operative bank in India. She was also the Chairperson of Aaramghar, home for the disabled and mentally retarded. She was on the Board of Studies for Oriental Languages, Osmania University, Hyderabad, and the list goes on.

She has represented Government of India from Andhra Pradesh in the International Women Conference held in Beijing, China.

Her outstanding Social Service has brought her several laurels, to quote a few:

  • National Citizen Award for the year 1994 by Reverend Mother Teresa.

  • 16 Gold Medals from the Red Cross Society in recognition of her services to the deprived sections of society from Sri Krishnakant – Governor of A.P.

  • Mahila Shiromani Award from Smt. Bimla Sharma, the first lady of India.

  • Mahila Gaurav Puraskaar from Institute of Economic Studies, New Delhi.

  • Mahila Ratna Puraskaar

  • Rajasthani Gaurav Award by Washington Rajasthani Association

  • Best social Worker Award by Indian Council of Social Welfare, Andhra Pradesh.

  • and many more …

‘She has always been at the forefront in meeting people who are at higher positions to discuss the problems faced by the weaker sections of the society and seek their continuous support to uplift them’. During her long social service journey some of the influential people she met are:

  1. Bill & Hillary Clinton – Former President & First Lady of U.S.A.

  2. Sri R. Venkat Raman – Former President of India

  3. Sri Sushil Kumar Shinde – Former Governor of A.P.

  4. Kiran Bedi – IPS

  5. Renuka Choudary – Former Union Minister for Human Resources

  6. Girija Vyas – President, National Mahila Commission

  7. Sri Vimal Jalan – Former Governor – Reserve Bank of India

  8. Kiran Kher – Film Actress

  9. Sonia Gandhi – AICC President

  10. C. Rangarajan – Former Governor & RBI Governor

  11. Sri N. Janardhan Reddy – Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh

  12. Sri N. Chandra Babu Naidu –Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh

  13. Sri Y S Rajasekhar Reddy – Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh

  14. Sri K Rosaiah – Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh

  15. Sri Pranab Mukharjee – President of India

She is the founder member and Chairperson of The A.P. Raja Rajeswari Mahila Co-operative Urban Bank, which was started with the sole objective of providing financial assistance to women.

Dr Saroj Bajaj is a lady who has devoted her whole life for the social cause. Besides her dedication to society, she has also proven herself as an excellent home maker. She is married to Sri Vraj Bhushan Bajaj and has three children – Archana Maheshwari, Anurag Bajaj & Parag Bajaj who have been very successful in their respective professions…

Dr. Saroj Bajaj strongly believes that women can be empowered only through proper education. She realized that illiteracy is predominantly larger in the lower sections of the society that could not take-up higher education unless free Education and Hostel facilities were provided. With an objective to educate these women, she has established many colleges such as Suman junior college for Girls, Mahila Dakshita Samiti & V.D. Bajaj Degree College for Women and Suman Vocational College for Girls, MDS & Bansilal Malani College of Nursing, located at Chandanagar, Hyderabad,  predominantly for poor & less privileged orphan girls coming from rural areas.

These colleges develop, care, nurture and empower the under-privileged women. Education not only made a difference in their lives but also within their families and communities.

Hostel facilities are set up in the same campus where these Colleges are located. The Hostel was inaugurated by former Prime Minister Sri PV Narasimha Rao garu.

In 2001 Suman Junior College was inaugurated by Dr. C. Ranga Rajan, the then Governor of Andhra Pradesh, and former RBI Governor.

Mahila Dakshita Samiti Degree College was set up in the year 2005 with Bachelors in computers and Electronics. This Degree College was inaugurated by Sri. Sushil Kumar Shinde, the then Governor of AP.

A Vocational Nursing College was set up in June 2010. The goal of this college is to teach girls vocational skills so that they can attain financial independence and self-reliance. This College was inaugurated by Sri E S L Narasimhan, the present Governor of Telangana.

Additionally Music, Dance, Yoga and Sports wing were also setup for the overall development of students.

MDS & Bansilal Malani College of Nursing was setup in the year 2016. This College was inaugurated by Sri Pranab Mukharjee, Hon’ble President of India.

Dr. Bajaj has engrossed herself into the cause of women empowerment by establishing number of organizations like these colleges. Her initiatives have already started showing results and thousands of poor girls have been benefited from her efforts.

In order to take forward her mission to a next level by supporting more students and to expand the current facilities, she requires a quantum of effort, assistance and participation from the extended community.