Mrs. Sunetra Ajit Pawar is a maverick and versatile personality in and of herself. Mrs. Pawar, founder of the Environmental Forum of India, an NGO founded in 2010, was a mentor in inculcating the concept of the eco-village in India. As India is a land of villages, it's a revolution in and of itself. She serves as a trustee for the indigenous and well-known educational institution VIDYA PRATHISTHAN. She has been a Think Tank member of the World Entrepreneurship Forum in France since 2011.
Mrs. Pawar single-handedly amassed a ground force for bringing environmental awareness to the core, spreading it across the country, and taking it global through her NGO, the Environmental Forum of India (EFOI). She aspires to spread the conservation message through plants, extinct species of wild life, water, and drought-prone projects, earning her the "Green Warrior Award."
Mrs. Pawar led the self-help group movement on the NIRMAL GRAM (Clean Village) Campaign in 86 villages in Maharashtra state. Mrs. Sunetra A. Pawar, transformed a tiny hamlet called Katewadi village into a "model village" and the first eco-village in 2008, with a focus on sanitation and health, promoting community lifestock management, solid waste management, sewage treatment by green bridge technology, energy conservation through biogas power generation, and a solar street lighting system. This earned her many honors, including the SANT GADGEBABA SWACHATHA ABHIYAN AWARD, the CYBER GRAM AWARD, and the NIRMAL GRAM AWARD from the Hon. President of India, Smt. Pratibhatai Patil, as well as recognition from the SACOSAN Summit, which is part of SAARC. Thus, she played a key role in organic farming and the use of bioagents, vermicompost, and green manure.
Since 2006, Mrs. Sunetra Pawar has served as chairperson of BARAMATI HI-TECH TEXTILE PARK LTD, a multimodal garment manufacturer's park under the central government's Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks.It provides subsidies, women's empowerment, and training facilities to assist units in upgrading skills among BHTPL families and reaching out to larger societies. Textile Park employs over 15,000 women, the majority of whom live in rural areas. Mrs. Pawar was honoured at the "Icons of Pune" Awards. BHTPL was visited by Hon. President Smt. Pratibhatai Patil. Her Majesty appreciated Mrs. Pawar's work, especially for women's empowerment.
Mrs. Pawar, Trustee of a renowned educational institute, VIDYA PRASTHISTHAN (VP), founded by Shri. Sharad Pawar, Union Agricultural Minister, Govt. of India, devotes her time to regularly overseeing activities and pioneering efforts towards spreading education and social upbringing of more than 25000 students, believing that "the child of today is the future of the nation."
Whether it is managing a political constituency on behalf of a family member, interacting with visitors, or participating in national and international assignments involving Katewadi, an NGO, an agro-tourism center, or Vasundhara Community Radio, she leads all of it with vigour and vitality.
Mrs. Sunetra Pawar spends her leisure time at Vrudhahsram Old Age Home, on the outskirts of Baramati. She is the trustee and advisor for the ashram, so she oversees all developments and the well-being of the senior citizens.
A judicious mix of quiet strength and resolve, a rare blend of humanity and nobility Daughter of an agriculturist, daughter-in-law of Padmavibushan Shri. Sharad Pawar, wife of dynamic politician Shri. Ajit Pawar, and mother of two magnetic sons, Parth and Jay, she is also a social and business entrepreneur in her own right. Respectfully called "Vahini," he is a torch bearer for all, someone whom people love to emulate as an example of how one has to lead one’s life to maintain a perfect work-life balance in both the private and public spheres.