Dr. Aftab Anwar Shaikh: Professional acumen and Towering Leadership
l have a rare privilege rather, a very divine blessing to be bonded in a special close friendship with Professor Dr. Aftab Anwar Shaikh, Principal of Poona College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune for more than three decades. I always reckon him as a trustworthy and faithful friend and personally for me as a family member beyond any blood relation.
There are no words to praise or applaud. Dr. Aftab Anwar Shaikh who is not only a good human being, a Teacher, a Principal, a dynamic educationist but he's an institution by himself with academic expertise, professional acumen and towering leadership, endowments and qualities.
Apart from handling so many responsibilities, posts and wearing different caps during the last 60 years, he has also very successfully won our hearts with his simplicity, gentle ways & smiles coupled with a consistent humor and friendliness.
He has always been an unassuming, caring, gentle and ever helpful person. As a matter of fact he is a role model for all of us. On this occasion, I salute him with all my admiration and appreciation for his skyrocketing achievements. During a period of 60 years he has been bestowed with so many state, national and international awards including many Lifetime achievement awards.
Well done Dr Aftab Anwar Shaikh! Well played!! You are still young enough, with rich experience, charisma and caliber to complete another 60 years. Yes, surely you're still in the game! May god bless you abundantly not only on your 60th birthday, but always.
Professor Dr. M. D. Lawrence
Dr. P A Inamdar University, Pune
Prof. (Dr.) Aftab Anwar Shaikh: A Motivational Journey of Empowering Lives
Prof. (Dr.) Aftab Anwar Shaikh is an exemplary individual whose relentless dedication to helping people has transformed countless lives. His motivational journey is characterized by a profound desire to uplift others and empower them to reach their full potential. Born and raised in a first-generation family, His upbringing instilled in him a deep sense of empathy and compassion. His quest for knowledge led him to pursue higher education, where he excelled academically. He obtained his doctoral degree in a specialized field, which laid the foundation for his future endeavours.
Recognizing the power of education as a catalyst for change, He established various platforms aimed at empowering individuals from marginalized communities. He spearheaded initiatives that focused on providing access to quality education and skill development opportunities to those who had limited resources. Through these endeavours, he aimed to bridge the gap and create a level playing field for all.
By sharing his personal journey and highlighting the importance of perseverance, he has inspired countless individuals to overcome challenges and pursue their dreams. Understanding the potential of young minds, he focused on fostering entrepreneurship among the youth. He initiated programs that encouraged innovative thinking, providing aspiring entrepreneurs with mentorship, guidance, and resources.
His commitment to community development and philanthropy is commendable. He recognized the importance of sustainable development and initiated projects that aimed to uplift underprivileged communities. As a respected thought leader and change-maker, he has been invited to speak at prestigious conferences and forums, where he shares his insights and expertise to inspire positive change on a global scale.
Being as colleague Prof. (Dr.) Aftab Anwar Shaikh's motivational journey of helping people is a testimony to the transformative power of humanity, compassion, education, and empowerment.
Wishing you the most amazing of special days on your 60th birthday.
Arjina Shaikh, Assistant Teacher,
Department of Physics,
Poona College of Arts, Science and Commerce,
The Art of Education: Prof. (Dr.) Aftab Anwar Shaikh's Exemplary Journey
In the field of education, Prof. (Dr.) Aftab Anwar Shaikh stands as a true visionary, exemplifying the art of imparting knowledge and shaping young minds. His life story is a testament to the transformative power of education, highlighting his unwavering commitment to empowering individuals and nurturing future generations. His exceptional academic record, coupled with his remarkable teaching prowess, quickly established him as a respected figure in the educational community.
He tirelessly worked towards making education accessible to all, especially marginalized communities. Through scholarships, community outreach programs, and partnerships with government and non-governmental organizations, he facilitated educational opportunities for individuals who would have otherwise been deprived of them. A strong advocate for research and innovation; he always encouraged both students and fellow educators to embrace a culture of inquiry. He spearheaded research initiatives, fostering an environment that promoted cutting-edge research, pedagogical advancements, and educational reforms.
As a mentor, his guidance, support, and passion for education inspired aspiring teachers to pursue their dreams and make a positive impact in the lives of their students. He instilled in them the importance of fostering a love for learning, empathy, and lifelong growth, imparting the art of education beyond the confines of a classroom.
Happy 60th birthday. Hope you continue to live life to the fullest, in good spirits, good health and good times.
Ex-Student Poona College
Dr. Aftab Anwar Shaikh: Countless students have achieved success through his guidance and expertise.
Dr. Aftab Anwar Shaikh, Principal of Poona College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Camp, Pune is the name of an institution where numerous students have been given life learnings, and countless students have achieved success through his guidance and expertise.
I am extremely proud and honored to be one of his students. He has always encouraged me and provided such guidance that I will forever be grateful. Dr. Aftab's message, which deeply resonates with me, is that students possess a treasure trove of talent.
It is crucial to determine the type of teachers who educate students, whether they are capable of igniting a fire within them, enabling them to break the walls of societal norms, hierarchies, wealth, poverty, opportunities, disappointments, and despair, and paving their own path to success.
Teachers have the ability to put food on our plates. However, it is education that teaches us how to bring that food to our mouths. It is not just about eating fish but also about learning how to catch fish.
The appreciation we express for him falls short of what he truly deserves. Dr. Aftab has always risen above himself and helped others according to his capabilities. He has inspired his students and employees throughout his life. Dr. Anwar is a shining star in the galaxy of our society. His brilliance and light have always motivated and propelled us towards progress and advancement. I am filled with immense joy and enthusiasm as Dr. Aftab Anwar celebrates his 60th birthday on 29th May, 2023. I offer countless salutations to such a great teacher from whom I have continuously learned and will continue to learn. My prayer to God is that this shining star named Dr. Aftab Anwar Shaikh continues to illuminate the society forever and keep guiding us and inspiring us with his light. Thank you.
Dr. Firoze Khan,
Senior Faculty, Westford University College,
Sharjah , UAE.