Our inspiration Shri Sureshdada Jain is a renowned personality of Maharashtra. Dada, as he is fondly called, has been tirelessly working for the last four decades to bring about a transformational change in the field of politics, education, social harmony, health including culture and holistic development, etc. He has been elected for a record of nine consecutive times to the Maharashtra Assembly from Jalgaon, which speaks volumes of his sustained popularity and thirst for serving the people whom he represents. He is a man with abundant energy and is earnest in his commitment to serve the common man. He inherited this commitment to public service from his parents. This attitude of service to society has always been a part of his DNA, as his eminent father who was already a public leader, was a role model for him. He is a leader par excellence having led various institutions. He has always been ahead of his peers in transformational initiatives, which has resulted in social harmony and peace along with development and progress in the local region. Thus his entire life has been dedicated to selfless public service.
It has always been Dada's ardent desire that all citizens of Jalgaon District are literate, for the overall development of the individual and the District. The launch of ‘Suresh Dada Scheme for Educational and Entrepreneurial Development (SD-SEED)’ in 2008 is a step in this direction. Keeping this belief in mind, SD-SEED promotes the need for education among all students of the District irrespective of caste, creed, religion and race from Std. 8th and above.
The flagship program of SD-SEED is the ‘Matoshri Premabai Jain Higher Education Scholarship’ Program which is awarded annually to economically challenged students, who have shown great academic potential in Jalgaon District. These students are also provided various student-centric benefits. This is being administered under the banner of ‘Suresh Dada & Ratna Jain Foundation’.
Vision of SD-SEED is:
“To seed talented students for successfully acquiring entrepreneurial skills and enhanced employability at global level.”
Mission of SD-SEED is:
SD-SEED is ably guided by Dada's wife, Smt. Ratna Jain, as Chairperson, Shri Shantilal Muttha, Founder-BJS as Principal Advisor, Ms. Meenakshi Jain, Executive President and Dr. Prasannakumar Redasani, Chairman of the Governing Board, which comprises of 30 eminent personalities who form the Advisory and Selection Committee. The Selection Committee thoroughly scrutinizes and screens each application, in order to ascertain eligibility. Committee Members also visit the student’s residence for verification, thus ensuring that the right student is awarded the scholarship.
SD-SEED decided to make the program more comprehensive, which will create long term benefits for economically challenged students, who have shown great academic potential. A combination of scholarships coupled with student-centric benefits, will make it more holistic a complete package and will encourage students to benefit from this scheme. Eventually, this will lead to overall development of the students for successfully acquiring entrepreneurial skills and enhanced employability.
Keeping in mind the Vision and the needs of the students, SD-SEED organizes a wide range of programs covering varied topics which create awareness, enhance the knowledge and boost the confidence and motivation among students and parents to promote education.