Renowned industrialist, philanthropist and former chairman of Tata Sons, Shri Ratan Tata will attend the concluding ceremony of the centenary year celebrations of Nana Palkar, who dedicated his life to the mission of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. The programme will be organised by Nana Palkar Smruti Samiti. RSS Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat will also be present at the event which is scheduled to take place on August 24.
The event comes a few a weeks after the former President Dr Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to Nagpur to deliver a lecture at the Samaroh of Tritiya Varsh Sangh Shiksha Varg. Ratan Tata had visited Dr Mohan Bhagwat in 2016 at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur and paid floral tribute to Dr K B Hedgewar at Smriti Mandir, Samadhi of Doctorji.
Nana Palkar Smruti Samiti is an NGO dedicated to serving patients and has a 10-storied premise near the Tata cancer hospital in Mumbai and serves to patients visiting the hospital.
Born on August 26, 1918, Nana Palkar was instrumental in expanding the Sangh work in Satara, Thane and Pune. He was a prolific orator, writer and a poet. His well-researched, graphical book on the Jews and their history and struggle (Israel: Tribulations to the Triumphs in Marathi) won him the laurels of Israeli people and the Government of that country was kind enough to name a road after him in his honour in 1965. He passed away on March 1, 1967 at the age of 49. Throughout his life he strove to alleviate the pain and suffering of the sick and needy. After his untimely demise in March 1967, Nana Palkar Smruti Samiti (NPSS) was formed in 1968, to perpetuate his memory and pay him tribute in action. It offers so many service activities to the needy including distribution of free medicines and free medical checkups. It also provides free accommodation to 228 persons and conducts 39 dialysis every day at Rs 350 per dialysis.