Sh. Gautam Radheshyam Morarka is the founder of Sewajyoti, the social service organisation engaged in bringing about a change in Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. Sh. Morarka, who shares his time between Mumbai, Delhi, UP and Rajasthan due to his industrial and social responsibilities, is deeply attached to his forefathers' land which is popularly called as Sekhawati. An area, where his roots come from, Shekhawati has played a pivotal role in shaping Mr. Morarka's views and ideology. It is an area of saints, valiant soldiers, able businessmen, entrepreneurs and industrialists apart from some hugely popular political figures. His father, Sh. R R Morarka was one of them.
Like a true son, Sh. Gautam Morarka has also inherited his father's virtues, values and ideals. He had seen his father tirelessly spending days and nights in the service of the people of Shekhawati. He is aware of his unfulfilled dreams and his vision for the region, and is committed to make them a reality. Sh. Gautam Morarka has a long experience in industry, social service, politics and business which reflects in the speed and precision with which his plans are executed in the Shekhawati region. He has his own roadmap and vision for Shekhawati and is committed to play a constructive role in its development.
Mr. Gautam Morarka was born on January 1, 1962, to the prestigious family of Morarkas in Mumbai. His education took place in John Cannon School and Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai. He had also cleared the first year of I.C.W.A. He was appointed as the Managing Director of Gannon Norton Metal Diamond Dies Limited in 1986 and within two years he took over as Chairman of Pampasar Distillery Limited, a responsibility he served until 1989. It was during this period that he decided to form a charitable organization, the Narbada Devi Charitable Trust, to undertake projects to serve the society. Later, he formed R R Morarka Charitable Trust and Sewajyoti. He is the chief trustee of these organisations.
Two successive governments of Rajasthan have recognised his services to the society by bestowing upon him the highly prestigious Bhamashah Awards twice; in 2006 and 2011. The award is founded in the memory of historical figure Bhama Shah who gave away all his wealth to Maharana Pratap so that he can build a formidable army to fight King Akbar. It is given to people making significant contribution in the field of education.
He is the person behind the construction of Sh. Radheshyam R Morarka Govt Post Graduate College in Jhunjhunu, the Radheshyam Morarka Medical Institute in Nawalgarh and Roadways Bus Terminus constructed in the memory of Late Sh. Radheshyam R Morarka. Cost of their development was borne by Sewajyoti. While the College building cost Rs. 2.45 crore, the bus terminal was built at the cost of Rs. 1.05 crore. An expansion plan of the college building, completed in 2010, cost Rs. 53 lakh.
Industrialist with a 'heart'
Sh. Morarka has also supported charity and social service activities in Uttar Pradesh, especially in the districts of Bijnor, Bareilly and Meerut. He is the Managing Director of Dwarikesh Sugar Industries Limited which has three plants in Bijnor and Bareilly districts of Uttar Pradesh. Mr. Morarka has tried to fulfill his social responsibilities by creating large number of jobs in these industrial units.
Trusts headed by Sh. Gautam Morarka had adopted village Rajjupura in Bijnor district which has now been developed as a ‘model village.’ A host of developmental activities have taken place in the village including construction of a community center, launch of safe drinking water project, and construction of a drainage system. He also established R.R. Morarka Public School to impart quality education to children of the area. It has brightened many lives by providing top rated education to local boys and girls. These trusts have also built roads connecting many villages in the vicinity of Dwarikesh group's sugar mills. This has improved their connectivity.
Recognizing his interest and contribution to industry and agriculture, a few years ago he was appointed Sh. Gautam Morarka as a member of the governing body of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). He was also appointed as a member of the Board of Governors of Motilal Nehru Regional College, Allahabad, and member of the Governing Body of National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai. He has been a member of Regional National Committee of Confederation of Engineering Industries and a member of Zonal Railway Users Consultative Committee (ZRUCC). Recently, he has been empanelled under the ‘Prominent Citizen Scheme’ to monitor implementation of MNREGA. He has also promoted www.prabhasakshi.com, a Hindi news portal, which is playing a meaningful role in dissemination of news and promotion of Hindi.