FIE Foundation

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Formation 1970
Type NGO
Legal status Charitable Trust
Purpose Recognizing & Awarding Eminent Personalities of India
Headquarters Ichalkaranji
Coordinates 16°42′N 74°28′E / 16.7°N 74.47°E / 16.7; 74.47
Region served
Chairman of the Trust
Pandit Daji Kulkarni
Parent organization
FIE group of Industries.

FIE FOUNDATION is a charity trust established in 1970, belongs to 'Fie Group of Industries' Ichalkaranji, in Maharashtra State of India.

Foundation Background[edit]

Mr. P. D. Kulkarni, The Chairman of FIE Group, who is also the trustee of FIE FOUNDATION', established the 'FIE FOUNDATION' trust a sole vision of recognizing & awarding eminent personalities of India in different fields for their contribution to the nation and society. And also recognizing and to encourage budding talents in different fields.

Mr. P. D. Kulkarni, a self made man himself and a technocrat of exceptional standards humbly acknowledge that this mission is a modest philanthropic gesture.

The awards are generally selected form the following fields: Engineering, Science & Technology, Humanities, Education, Agriculture, Music & Arts, Sports, Literature, Child Artist and Local talents.

The highest award conferred is Rashtrabhushan Award. The awards are given every year in a grand ceremony held in Ichalkaranji in January/February at the hands of eminent dignitaries. A few of Chief guests who have grace the occasion are hon'ble Ex. Prime minister of India Chandrashekhar, hon'ble Ex. Chief Minister of Maharashtra Manohar Joshi, Dilip Kumar( well-known Cine actor), Rahul Bajaj, (well-known industrialist).

FIE FOUNDATION contributes for humanity to social responsibility by honoring the celebrities in various walks of human life who have shown their merits in outstanding contributions in enriching the life be it industry building which provides employment to thousands of people, be it he who brings out real emotional integration of various sections of society, a farmer who strives to grow improved variety of grains and fruits or those who by their writing, performance and actions make life more joyful.

Pursuing excellence is the ambition of every human nature. It is eternal journey - a journey replete with the rich canvas of experience. People who pursue this journey have all exhibited certain canonical attributes, creativity, motivation, hard work, discipline, determination and dedication. Such people serve as great motivation to individuals and corporations all over. Foundation salutes these celebrities.

Rashtrabhushan Awardees[edit]

Sumant Moolgaokar (Architect of Tata Motor),[1] Jayant Narlikar, S. L. Kirloskar, Krishnaswami Kasturirangan, Dr. Raja Ramanna, Russy Modi, Navalmal Firodiya, Aditya Birla, Ratan Tata, Rahul Bajaj, H. P. Nanda, Jayaprakash Narayan,[2] Baba Amte,[3] Lata Mangeshkar, Tarkteerth Laxmanshastri Joshi, Nanasaheb Gore, Ashok Kumar, T. N. Seshan, Keshub Mahindra, Dr. R. N. Dandekar, Pandurangshastri Athavale, B. R. Chopra, Kamal Hassan, Narayan Murthy, Hema Malini, Dr. Sudha Murthy (Infosys Foundation chairperson),[4] Rajeev Bajaj, Ramoji Rao, Brijmohan Munjal[5]

Other Awardees[edit]

IMTEX Awards[edit]

IMTEX' is an International Machine Tool Exhibition, organised every three years by Indian Machine tool Manufacturing Association of India. It is one of the biggest Machine Tool exhibition in Asia & in recent years with participation of well-known companies of Europe, Japan, and U.S.A. etc.,this exhibition has become truly an international event for Machine Tools & accessories.

FIE FOUNDATION takes this opportunity to present awards for latest technical innovations in Machine Tools exhibited in IMTEX to recognize, appreciate and encourage Ideas, Innovations and Vision in Machine Tool technology. The awards are given away in a ceremony during IMTEX.[6]