President of the Nationalist Congress Party: Hon. Shri. Sharad Pawar
Mr. Sharad Pawar is an economic liberal who believes that only large-scale investment leading to rapid economic development and increased employment makes a country a real international power.
His passion for innovative technology is reflected in his approach to the Vasantdada Sugar Institute, which he heads. It is a premier institute for sugar technology in India which has links with international institutes as well. At a national level it is his belief that India can and should be South Asian and Pacific hub for the sunrise sectors of software production, telecommunication and information technology. His constituency houses a number of products in these sectors.
Socially Mr. Pawar is modern thinker.
In India, where caste and communal issues tend to play a major part in politics, Mr. Pawar has always stood for a society free of caste and communal biases. As Chief Minister he has consistently encouraged people of different communities living in Maharashtra to develop their special cultural and ethnic identity while contributing to the overall development of the state.
Mr. Pawar married Pratibha and they have a daughter Supriya, who is also married.
This visionary, is the President of Vidya Pratishathan, a well known academic Institution. Acknowledging the pulse of rapidly changing time, he brought IT revolution in Baramati to facilitate this innovative knowledge to the common citizen. Mr. Pawar is truly a post independence 20th century Indian, sustaining the best of Indian social values while absorbing the best that the west has to offer.