Actor Subodh Bhave and Dr Amit Karkare will reach out to youngsters through their initiative, Sanwad — Gappa Aani Barach Kahi
Insecurity and popularity define today’s youth. The former depends on the percentages that they score in the all so-important Board exams, and the latter is the barometer for their social media success. But is that all? Should these be the deciding factors of our lives, the way we look at ourselves? Should our quest for our personality end here?
It shouldn’t. And, this is what actor Subodh Bhave and his school friend, Dr Amit Karkare are trying to convey to the youth.
In a programme titled Sanwad — Gappa Aani Barach Kahi to be held this evening at Jyotsna Bhole Sabhagruha, the duo will engage in a chat with the youth, to know their concerns, insecurities and failures. Says Subodh, “This was something that I wanted to do for a long time; to connect with people face -to-face and get talking about subjects close to my heart. Often, people have tried to contact me through social media, with their doubts and with an inclination to learn more about my profession. On those occasions, I was busy shooting or rehearsing, so I was not able to connect with them. I also realised that more and more people are relying on social media as a barometer to boost their self-esteem. So through Sanwad, I want to reach out to youngsters, address their issues.”
The initiative will be flagged off in Pune, but the actor intends to host it in various parts of Maharashtra, wherever his work takes him. Talking more about the initiative, Subodh informs that Dr Karkare takes moral values (Viveki Vichar) classes in various schools.
“I decided to take Amit’s help, because he is already connected with the youth. And, I feel that both parents and their children will benefit by exercising the conscience of their mind. Viveki Vichar is what helps us make wise choices in our day-to-day living. In this day and age, we are learning to react, share and forward on social media without giving it due thought. Listening to your mind and being open to various views, helps you absorb opinions and then come to a decision. You learn to develop patience and an inquiring mind, which I think is necessary for the youth and their parents. Emotions shouldn’t be the sole driving factor.”
The Balgandharva fame actor adds that the youth should be able to find themselves, their personality, and move ahead with confidence, and not judge themselves through the eyes of others. When asked if he will talk about his life, the actor says, “I don’t want to talk about my life. I want to reach out to youngsters and learn their issues. If while answering their questions, I have to give instances from my life, I will do so. But I want the focus to be on the youth.”
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‘Sanwad — Gappa aani barach kahi’ with Subodh Bhave will be held this evening between 6.30 and 9.30 pm at Jyotsna Bhole Sabhagruha, Tilak Road