Mangaluru, Feb 26, 2020: Noted city based businessman and founder of Shakthi Education Trust K. C. Naik has been awarded honorary doctorate of Mangalore University for his contribution to education and society, according to a media release from Shakthi Education Trust. K. C. Naik is the Managing Director of Mahabaleshwara Promoters & Builders Pvt. Ltd. He is also the Managing Trustee of Shri. Gopalakrishna Temple/Charitable Trust. The date of conferment of the honour is yet to be announced.
Hailing from an illustrious family from a village called Kodipady, Puttur K. C. Naik is a graduate of Commerce from Mysore University. He ventured into business at a young age in 1961 and involved himself in diverse endeavors, such as transport contracts and civil construction work for PWD & KEB. His Mahabaleshwara Bus Services was serving nationwide. He established Tread Rubber Factory, Canara Rubber Products Private Limited in 1974. Later known as Cantreds Private Ltd. He also established Industrial organization - The Sarosh Technical Services exporting quality Tread Rubber. In 1989 he entered Hotel Industry by establishing Hotel Pentagon.
A well traveled man and an enthusiastic golfer; served as the Captain of Mangalore Golf Club. Besides his business activities, he is also a Philanthropist known to have a generous helping hand and built Shree Gopalakrishna Temple using his own funds which was inaugurated on 30th April 2007, in Shakthi Nagar. He has established Shree Gopalakrishna Charitable Trust and serving the needy. The Trust is donating generously to upgrade the downtrodden Shakthinagar locality. He has donated vehicle to Local government school. He has been donating generously by kind and cash to ‘Anganavadi’ of Shakthinagar area. He is also donating books to School children of local Govt. school. More than 2000 employments are created by him.
K.C. Naik was the founder President of Kanara Builders Association in 2001 and is the Former President of CREDAI. He was also the secretary of Vikas College of Physiotherapy and Vice President of SDM College of Business Management. K.C.Naik established Shakthi Education Trust(R) in the year 2015 and started Shree Gopalakrishna Pre Primary School at Shakthinagar to impart quality education to the infants. A strong foundation was laid to Shakthi Residential School and Shakthi P.U.College in 2018.