|Queen Mary's Technical Institute|
|Location||Pune, Maharashtra, India|
Background[edit | edit source]
Lady Marie Willingdon, the wife of the Governor of Bombay, founded the School in May 1917 to help thousands of Indian Soldiers in Bombay who had become disabled during World War I. It moved to Pune in 1923. It was started with personal donation of rupees 10 Lakhs each from Queen Mary and Lady Marie Willingdon. Its name was changed from Queen Mary's Technical school to Queen Mary's Technical Institute in 1966. It is run as a charitable educational institution and its trustees are ex Indian Army personnel.
Goals and objectives[edit | edit source]
Its admission is open to disabled personnel of the Indian Army and other paramilitary forces. It provides vocational training to disabled personnel to help them be self-sufficient and helps them reintegrate into the mainstream and help them earn a livelihood independently.
References[edit | edit source]
- "India Restores Her War Cripples to Self-Support". World Digital Library. 1919. http://www.wdl.org/en/item/4587/. Retrieved 2013-05-30.
- "History of Queen Mary's Technical Institute". qmtiindia.org. http://qmtiindia.org/history.html. Retrieved 2013-05-30.
- "Queen Mary's Institute, Pune". History Today. November 1995. http://www.questia.com/read/1G1-17471820/queen-mary-s-institute-pune. Retrieved 30 May 2013. – via Questia (subscription required)
- "Queen Mary's Technical Institute celebrates 96th foundation day". 2013-05-13. http://m.timesofindia.com/articleshow/20126647.cms. Retrieved 2013-05-30.
- Rajendra Prasad (1984). Correspondence and Select Documents: Volume Seventeen. Presidency Period January 1954 to December 1955. Allied Publishers. pp. 365–. ISBN 978-81-7023-002-1. http://books.google.com/books?id=gQCRixJzOgsC&pg=PA365. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
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