INDIA. Mumbai: Nearly 24 persons from different walks of life, including Journalist Vishwas Arote from Maharashtra, were conferred Honorary Doctorates by the “International Human Rights Ambassadors Organisation” at a recent function organized in New Delhi.
The recipients were awarded an Honorary Doctorate in “America International University (AIU).” The certificates carried the endorsements of Dr. Sang Won Park, Founder/Chancellor, AIU and Kyung Bai An, Registrar, AIU. The certificates had the address: 6464 W Sunset Blvd. Suite 550, Hollywood CA 90028, USA. Arote was awarded the “Honorary doctorate in social work” by the above university.
Arote is a General Secretary of the Maharashtra Rajya Marathi Patrakar Sangh (MRMPS), a journalist body looking after the welfare of journalists across the state. He has been associated with the MRMPS for the last 20 years.
Born at village Vithe in Ahmednagar in Western Maharashtra, Arote graduated from a college in Rajur (Akole, Ahmednagar) and initially handled the newspaper distribution work for subsistence. Subsequently, he floated his newspaper and devoted himself to full journalism time.
During the Corona pandemic, the MRMPS implemented various programs, including providing Corona kits, making available ambulances, etc. Besides, the Sangh also offered monetary compensation to the next of kin of the Corona victims.
Arote said that he was inspired by the late Murlidhar Shingote, who went about setting up a chain of newspapers after initially handling a newspaper distribution network.
He thanked MRMPS founder Sanjay Bhokre and State President Vasant Munde for their cooperation in expanding the work of the Sangh and reaching out to the nook and corner of Maharashtra. He added that the honorary doctorate conferred by the “America International University” is a testimony to our dedicated work.