PROF SUHAS PEDNEKAR
University of Mumbai
I have known Dr Milind Sohoni since 1974, when we both entered college life for the first time. Milind showed his softer and caring side during those years when he volunteered countless hours in service of orphaned children. He took the lead during a very successful clothing collection drive in 1977 when a cyclone hit the coastal town of Andhra Pradesh, killing 10,000 people.
In addition to academic achievements, Milind was a keen sportsman and represented the college in Volley Ball, and won the college body building title in 1978. As if this was not enough, Milind’s ultimate crowning glory was his election as Chairman of the Bombay University Students’ Council representing 130 colleges and about 200,000 students.
After finishing our under graduate degrees, our paths diverted, both of us pursuing graduate degrees, with Milind traveling abroad for his doctorate while I earned mine at the University of Bombay. With a voracious appetite for education, Milind also pursued an MBA from the University of Minnesota, and has been successful in the corporate world and as an entrepreneur, never forgetting his past and continuing to give himself in the service of others.
Giving back to the community is at the core of what Milind is. I am happy and honored to endorse Milind for a seat on the Wayzata School Board. I have no doubt that he will always strive to do what is best for the students, and make public education a possibility for all. I wish him the best now, and in the future.