My father

Posted by Sudhir Vinayak Dagaonkar on Mon, Nov 23, 2009  
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My father late Shri V. S. Dagaonkar had an exciting life sketch. Born in a landlord's family in Dagava a small family village owned by the family in Makadai state during the British Raj. Got his basic education in Harda and went to Mumbai for further studies and finally settled in Indore. He participated in freedom movement as a student. Started his career in Makdai state army and later as an executive in Indore Nagar Nigam in pre-independece period. During this period, he received Silver and Bronze medal from the President of India for exceptional services in the very first and second census of the country.

He joined the Urban Cooperative movement in early 50s and continued till his death. He and our family has contributed for over 60 years in the growth of INDORE PARASPAR SAHAKARI BANK LTD which has completed 100 yeras this year. President of India, Hon. Smt. Pratibhatai Patil had inagurated the centenary celebrations this year. SAHAKAR GAURAV - an award named in his memory awarded to the best worker in the urban cooperative field. He wa member of the first founding National council of urban cooperative banks in India. Initiated new loan schemes for housing and other needs of urban middle class . He was best known for the honesty , integrety and hard work in both his capacities as an officer and a director of the bank.

On a personal note, he will always be remembered as a loving and caring family head. He ensured that his children got the best of education and upbringing, thus empowering them for a bright future and making sure that they upheld the values he lived for. A great follower of Nehruvian thoughts we remember him always for the love and affection towards one and all.


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