Plaque of Honour Ramjas foundation
Dr. Rajendra Prasad joined as Principal of Ramjas College when he was a young man of 33 in July 1985. On 6th July, 2010, he completed 25 years as Principal. Dr Prasad inherited a college that was passing through perhaps its worst phase. All administrative and financial systems had collapsed. Principals were being forced out of the Office by belligerent agitations led by students, karamcharis and teachers. Amidst this gloom, Dr. Prasad shone like a torch paving the path for the College’s peaceful and progressive transformation into an institution noted for its stability, forward looking vision and academic leadership. Dr Prasad is an institution builder par excellence. Working within the contemporary Indian University System, which often does not conceptualise beyond the consumption of knowledge, he has championed pioneering reforms and strategies to promote the production of knowledge.
We take note of and appreciate with adequate emphasis the contribution of Dr Prasad, a truly transformational leader in the field of academics. Principal Prasad has single handedly battled adversity to transform Ramjas College into a progressive, equal opportunity institution that has today became the vanguard of academic excellence on the one hand, and liberal democratic traditions on the other.
Dr Prasad’s phenomenal contribution as Member of the three member Raghavan Committee appointed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in 2006 has helped set the agenda of removal of the widespread menace of ragging from educational institutions. Dr Prasad was responsible for drafting the Committee’s monumental report which received widespread acclaim and commendation of the Hon’ble Court. His unstinted and generous service to the Raghavan Committee has greatly helped the cause of the victims of ragging in the Country.
Dr Prasad is a shining example of the excellence that defines the emerging new India. It is our fervent hope that he will enlarge his presence and play a dynamic role in shaping the future of education in this country.
The Ramjas Foundation takes immense pleasure in presenting this plaque of honour to Dr Rajendra Prasad on this day, the 29th January, 2011.
Sh. G.S. Moondhra
Sh. Ram Kanwar Gupta