Dream, not for yourself, but for others: Abhijit Pawar

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 6 December 2017

“Everyone should have a dream, but it should not be for yourself. It should be for others,” said Abhijit Pawar, Managing Director of Sakal Media Group and Chairman of AP Globale.

MUMBAI: “Don’t feel shy to ask questions. I never shied in my life to ask questions to others,” said Abhijit Pawar, Managing Director of Sakal Media Group and Chairman of AP Globale.   

He was speaking at the Young Inspiration Networks’ (YIN) Leadership Development Conclave on Wednesday, the second day of the conclave. He interacted with the students and exchanged ideas with them. He started by asking them about their dreams. 

“Everyone should have a dream, but it should not be for yourself. It should be for others,” he said. 

“You should dream of going to the Moon or on Mars. There is no limit for dreams and it should be unique,” he said. “While dreaming, never cry for resources. Money is not a resource to fulfil your dreams, but relations are resources,” he explained. 

“You should keep asking questions. Ask ‘Why’ to others till your doubts are clarified. When the person says he has no answer, go to others with your doubts and ask them the same question. It is a learning process and you have to decide whether you want to be a teacher or a student,” he said.   

“Whenever you demand something from others, your demand must be right,” he said. Finally, he said loyalty should be to the right things and right actions. 

Pawar interacted with professors from various colleges and explained his concept of a development programme. He appealed to the professors to contribute to the programme with their ideas. 

The professors recommended that the youths follow the path of becoming entrepreneurs instead of trying to get jobs. “To create entrepreneurs there should be comprehensive syllabus of leadership development. For that, there should be financial support, information of patents, soft skills and technical information of various fields. 

“There should be entrepreneurs on the list of guest lecturers,” one of the professors suggested. Education of human behaviour science is also most important in the current scenario. 

“In the Internet era, everything is available on the Net, so the teachers have to be equipped to teach the students what they won’t get on the Internet,” Pawar said to the professors. 

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