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Founder Chairman

Founder Chairman

Honorable Founder Chairman, Kallappanna Awade (Dada)
Born in a farmer's family Shri Kallappanna Awade since his youth prepared firm ground for himself in social activities. Started his career as a true co-operator in co-operative organizations in Ichalkaranji. As founder Chairman of this bank, he has put in his sincere efforts towards the excellent progress over a span of five decades.

He is the Founder Chairman of Janata Bank. He was working as Chairman from 07.02.1963

to 04.11.1976. During his Chairmanship, he contributed immensely for the growth of bank. Through his untiring efforts and constant encouragement, Janata Bank has become one of the largest Scheduled Co-op. Bank in Maharashtra State and today enjoys a Place of Pride as "Kallappanna Awade Ichalkaranji Janata Bank". In accelerating the pace of bank's growth and development, he is the moving spirit and fountain of inspiration.

During his term as Chairman, he made strident/strenuous efforts for the expansion and development of the Bank. Due to his fore sigh tedness the Bank, in its infancy period, earned name among customer and member. A number of novel banking services initiated by him helped Bank to win the trust of the people. The credit of present phenomenal progress goes to his vigil on the activities of Bank and his guidance at every juncture.

Besides, he also lead as founder Chairman of various co-operative organization viz. Ichalkaranji Co-op. Spg. Mills, Jawahar Shetkari Sakhar Karkhana. So also a number of other co-operative organizations came up under his patronage and guidance. DKTE, an education and management institute, founded by him imparting techno-academic education and turning out highly skilled engineers and experts has carved a niche in educational sphere.

His political career started from the President of Ichalkaranji Municipal Council further elevated him to Member of Legislative Assembly and Member of Parliament. His role as Minister of State for Industries and Urban Development revealed statesmanship of an ideal politician. In a nutshell, the personality and stature of Shri K.B. Awade in socio-political field has earned him a place of pride in this region.