Chhotubhai Pithawala, the brain behind the upcoming "C.K.Pithawala College of Engineering and Technology", Surat, and fondly known to his friends and admirers as "C.K." is a man with a difference. Born in a humble family in the sleepy coastal village of Bhimpor in surat District, C. K. grew up by dint of hard work and an iron will to serve the poor and needy and founded industrial units, sports complexes, hospitals and educational instutions and helped numerous organisations with his philanthropy. This self-effacing personality firmly believes that his generous charity is but a humble contribution to the development of society and the nation at large. He firmly believes that education becomes an instrument for effective social change provided that it is combined with wisdom, devotion and karmayod that is why accords priority to funding educational institutions by his munificent donations.
Through born in a humble middle class family, Chhotubhai Pithawala, by sheer determination, hard work and unfailing sense of purpose established industrial houses both in india and abroad. The contribution of the Pithawala Group in the industrial development of the country is remarkable.
It is indeed difficult, if not entirely impossible, to keep onself out of power and self aggrandisement in the present day world. Chhotubhai, however, is a glorious exception to this . Humble by nature, soft spoken and spreading the fragrance of love for children, for women and elders, he has won the hearts of all he has come into contact with. He firmly believes in the trusteeship principle enunciated by the father of the nation whose teachings have had a lasting effect on his thinking. It is this conviction that has prompted him to found Educational Trusts for the dissemination of knowledge withiout consideration of caste, creed, community, sex, religion or nationality.
The Pithawala clan consists of his sons Shri Ashokbhai, Shri Ajitbhai, Shri Chandravadanbhai,Shri Maheshbhai and daughters,Smt. Ushaben and Smt. Induben who have truly lived up to the principles set by their (Late)mother Smt. Maniben C. Pithawala and illustrious father Shri C. K. Pithawala. They are continuously striving to repay the debts of the nation. Deepest and heartiest CONGRATULATIONS are due them for being truely great citizens of the country.
The dream of establishing a college of Engineering and Technology with international standards would have sounded utopian but for the tremendous encouragement provided by the Pithawala family who have translated a fond dream into a living reality. Not only this, for the future-there are plans to develop a fullfledged Technical Research Centre of the Nation. The upcoming Engineering college and a future research centre pioneered by the Pithawala Group would be most credible and appropriate since they are precursors and sustainers industrial as well as technical areas. Their industries in india and abroad have ample name and fame to their credit.
The C. K. Pithawala college of Engineering and Technology will add one more luminous feather to their already brilliantly shining plume.