Entrepreneurship is not about money making but it is to empower women, children and society at large. The inventor believes in the concept but it is the Entrepreneur who makes it simple to use and understand. That is the clear cut difference between an inventor and an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship should be supported by an inbuilt system. – Dr. Ashok Vikhe Patil
As the chief inspirer for everyone within the foundation ecosystem, Dr. Ashok Vikhe Patil has always inspired awe and respect from the rank and file of the entire foundation. Its not just his personality, but the respect he commands with an all encompassing vision and how meticulously, he has thought of every aspect before he started implementing his mission.
Dr. Ashok Vikhe Patil is the first Indian to become the President of International Association of Agricultural Medicine and Rural Health (IAAMRH). Before being elected as President, he has served the Association in various capacities.
Dr. Ashok Patil along with Magsaysay Award Winner Padmshree Dr.Rajanikant Arole founded the Indian Chapter of the Association in 1988, under the auspices of Pravara Medical Trust, Loni. (Maharashtra state, India).
Under the leadership of Dr. Patil, the Indian chapter has organized an Asian Congress in Innovative Approaches to Rural Health in January 1993 and an “International Conference on Woman and Child – Health, Empowerment, Rights and Development, in November 1998, in Loni, which were well attended by representatives from all over the world. Dr. Patil has recently contributed to Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam’s book Reignited: Scientific Pathways to a Brighter Future, which inspires children to choose the right career path.