MR. SUBHASH RUNWAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Mr. Runwal’s guiding principle, “Nothing is impossible with hard work, sincerity and farsightedness” is what laid the foundation for his stupendous success in the Real Estate industry, making him one of the leading Real Estate and Mall Developers in the Country.A well-known name in the Jain Community and the Real Estate industry, Mr. Subhash S. Runwal was born in the year 1943, under very adverse circumstances. His sheer determination and confidence to come out of this adversity led him to complete his initial schooling from Dhule, (M.S.) get a graduate degree from the Pune University and then obtain a professional degree in Chartered Accountancy in 1967, ranking 5th all over India. He then worked as a professional, rising quickly to the ranks to be a part of the highest management in a short span of 9 years.
Mr. Subhash S. Runwal is a man who has always believed in facing challenges head on and charting new paths. He then quit his professional job to venture on his entrepreneurial career, which led to the foundation of the RUNWAL GROUP in 1978, which, today, is recognised among the leading Real Estate Developers of India.
Mr. Subhash Runwal’s dynamic approach, risk taking attitude, commitment to earn and retain the trust and faith of customers have significantly contributed to the growth of the Group.
Mr. Subhash S Runwal’s thinking has always been rooted in deep ethical values, thinking and planning for the future and believes in contributing to the growth of society and humanity, at large. A humble man at heart, it is his belief of creating the differentiated and contributing to the society that drives this visionary entrepreneur and humanitarian with inexhaustible energy and passion. Over the years, in individual capacity as well as through the Runwal Group, he has initiated numerous welfare activities in the fields of education, and health, amongst many others.
Some of the nation building and development areas that the Group has been consistently and significantly contributing to are the Prime Minister’s relief fund, the Chief Minister’s Drought relief fund and the Mayor’s fund through which millions of needy people have been benefited over the years.
Truly compassionate about his milieu and the community, Mr. Subhash S Runwal has contributed significantly to the cause of the Jain community, in more ways than one. In his capacity as the Chairperson of the Bharat Jain Mahamandal, he was blessed with the opportunity of organising the celebration of the 2600th birthday of Bhagwan Mahavir Swamiji, at a function at the Shanmukhananda hall, Mumbai, where the then Prime Minister Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee was the Honourable Chief Guest.
He continues to be the Marg Darshak of the Mahamandal. Under his aegis, the Group is a constant participant and contributor to the various social activities undertaken with the Lions club, JITO, Bharat Jain Mahamandal, Akhil Bhartiya Jain Sthanakwasi conference, Oswal Utkarsh Mandal and several others. Besides, the Group has constructed the Aradhana Bhuvan (sthanak) measuring 4000 sq ft., at Chembur, Mumbai. The Group has been a main contributor for the construction of Jain Sthanak at Dhule. Since 2006, the Group has been conducting Shree Sammedh Shikarji Yatras every year which is free of cost and only for the less privileged people who cannot afford to undertake this pilgrimage. Over 1700 Jains have benefitted through this initiative.
Mr. Runwal is one of the few fortunate people who had the privilege of doing “Parna” of 365 days’ fasting of Tapasvi Samrat Sahajmuniji at Bangalore, in 2001 – a memorable moment in the life of Mr. Runwal.
Mr Subhash S Runwal believes that education is the foundation stone for the future of every individual and contributes significantly to the deserving and needy students through various scholarships, donations and facilities. Every year, the Group gives scholarships to over 150 students. Till today, the Group has given scholarship to more than 500 students, contributing around Rs. 5 crores.
The Group contributes every year Rs.51 lacs which is allocated towards scholarship for needy and deserving students, through the Jain Jagruti Centre, one of the prominent centres in the Jain community.
The Group is also amongst the key contributors to U.N. Raisoni Vidyalaya at Jalgaon where more than 2000 children receive education every year. The Group has built the R-Girls’ hostel of 15,000 sq. ft., in Thane in 2008. It accommodates more than 80 girls, providing them with the right facilities to build their careers and future. Recently, the Group also built the R-Boys’ hostel, of 24,000 sq. ft., in Navi Mumbai which accommodates 150 students, providing them with the best of the amenities like wi-fi, gymnasium, library, indoor games, etc. Both the hostels provide facilities at highly subsidized rates – the Group contributes for the running and maintenance of the hostels. The students are charged very nominal hostel fees and Jain principles are strictly followed at both these hostels.
Jointly with JATF, a division of JITO, the Group assists students appearing for Civil Services examination providing them with facilities like boarding, lodging, coaching class fee, etc. Besides, Mr Subhash S Runwal is also the Chairman of SEED (Scholarship for Empowering Education and Development) and the Group joins hands with SEED in enabling better education for the needy.
The Group contributes to the society through various health related initiatives. It has donated a Cardiac ambulance at Dhule, equipped with all machines imported from Germany, that travels to the remotest tribal areas bringing timely intervention with the best of healthcare facilities onboard the ambulance. The Group has donated a Vision Vehicle to Mahavir International Foundation Trust, Dhule which serves the people in the remote areas in Dhule, Nandurbar, Jalgaon districts. This vehicle is equipped with the most modern instruments, experienced doctors who conduct eye check up camps and wherever required, perform surgeries. Another Vision Vehicle has also been donated to the Lions Club of Mumbai. The Group has contributed significantly to the construction of a cancer hospital at Amravati. The Group, in co-ordination with the Akhil Bharatiya Marwadi Yuva Manch and Global Marwadi Charitable Foundation, has contributed towards a mobile Cancer Diagnosis Centre. The Group has also invested in various other diagnosis centres, mobile dialysis vehicles, etc. In coordination with JITO (Ghatkopar chapter) the Group has set up a Dialysis centre at Rajawadi Hospital. Driven by a passionate member of the Jain Community, Mr. Subhash S Runwal, the Group is a key contributor and partner to the Shraman Arogyam wing of JITO which caters to the medical facilities for over 14,000 Jain Sadhus and Sadhvis.
INAUGURATION OF DIALYSIS CENTRE AT RAJAWADI HOSPITAL
Subhash Runwal Education Foundation, in one of its kind movements to fight Cancer in the country, has made the diagnosis possible at our doorsteps, with India’s first Mobile Cancer Detection Van. The Mobile Cancer Detection Van visits various parts of the country inviting people to test for Cancer. Subhash Runwal Education Foundation has donated this van to Marvadi Yuva Manch to operate it. At the inauguration function, the Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis said, “This is a very good way to fight the deadly diseases like Cancer. If detected early one can fight it with medical help. Early detection is the best prevention. I congratulate Subhash Runwal Education Foundation for coming up with this innovative idea to promote check-ups and I wish all good luck to Marvadi Yuva Manch for their efforts in creating awareness through this van.”Mr Subhash Runwal, Chairman of the Foundation said, “We always live in the world of denial. Nothing can happen to me – mentality is so strong that people generally do not tend to go for medical check-ups of life-threatening diseases. And it gets too late when they really face the threat. This van will motivate more people for check-ups and this is how we intend to make a small but significant change in the society.”
Starting from Mumbai, the van will move in various parts of the country. The state-of-the-art van is equipped with Mammography Machine, Biopsy Machine, X ray Machine, Centrifuge, Microscopes, Biochemical Analyzer, along with qualified technicians and doctors. This van can undertake diagnosis for Breast Cancer, Skin Cancer and various types of cancer.
The objective of the van is for early detection of Cancer among citizens, who usually are not aware that they could be having cancer too. In the trial run from Delhi to Mumbai, 6 camps were conducted and of over 200 people tested, over 70 were found to have various kinds of cancer in first stage. This early detection would help save their lives. Thus, the Mobile Cancer van on its journey across the country would be able to reach out to and help thousands of people every year.
Through his various initiatives and models for contributing to the society, Mr. Subhash S Runwal has proven that a fulfilling life and business can only be achieved by keeping the betterment of the society at the heart of our activities and thought process. It is this vision of creating the differentiated and contributing to the society that drives the Group ahead, towards creating a better future for not only its customers and associates, but also its community and society.
Mr. Runwal is the recipient of the Samaj Ratna award at the hands of the Ex-President Smt. Pratibhatai Patil for his contributions towards various social activities for the upliftment of the poor and downtrodden.
Sthree Shikshan Sanstha at Dhule is one of the oldest educational institution providing education to more than 6000 children every year. It was Mr. Runwal‘s long time intention to provide better facilities to the children studying at this Institution. In August 2014, Mr. Runwal donated an amount of Rs.31 lacs to this Institution for construction of a building where courses related to Law will be conducted and for latest amenities which would help the students in their day to day studies. As a goodwill gesture the Institute has named the campus in Mrs. Chanda Runwal’s name to be known as “Sow. Chandadevi Subhashchandra Runwal Shaikshanik Sankool”.