‘Aim to bring change via knowledge’

ST CORRESPONDENT
Monday, 14 January 2019

Abhijit Pawar said, “You should be able to find answers to five questions of your life that includes who you are, what is your identity, knowledge which you can share with others, the target audience whom you will be addressing, what they should take from you, and what changes it would bring in your life."

SANGLI: “We can bring change in the society through the knowledge which we have gained through higher education and that is very important,” said Sakal Media Group Managing Director Abhijit Pawar. He was speaking as the chief guest at the reunion of former students of Walchand Engineering College here.

Behere-Rathi Group President JV Parishwad, Reunion Convener Sanjay Dhaygude and former students union president Shriniwas Patil were present on the dais. The reunion gathering of the college, in the field of education before Independence, takes place on the second Saturday of January every year. The event saw the signing of documents by both parties regarding the use of Rs one crore given by Sakal Media Group to the college. 

Pawar said, “You should be able to find answers to five questions of your life that includes who you are, what is your identity, knowledge which you can share with others, the target audience whom you will be addressing, what they should take from you, and what changes it would bring in your life. The important part of today’s gathering is what we should contribute towards society,” he said, adding that bringing some good change in lives should be the aim of life.

He added, “An European survey mentions that nearly 70 per cent jobs of Germany and England would be outdated. But new opportunities will erupt and the educational field should look for it. When I had gone to an university in Egypt, I visited a journalism department and there I saw the journalism students studying cells under a microscope. Surprised, I asked the teacher what journalism students have to do with this. I came to know that they were studying how these cells communicate with each other. This shows how the subject communication is taught to them minutely and with conviction. This also indicates the need of creating syllabus based on inter-disciplinary subjects. This might create new job opportunities in the future,” he said.

He appealed to them to join Sakal Group, which apart from media, also works in skill development, entrepreneurship development, rural farming, consultancy for industries, smart city, community development in India and other countries. “We welcome you if you join us,” he said.

‘TAKE EVERYBODY INTO CONFIDENCE’
Ram Rathi, also the chief guest at the event, recounted an incident. He said, “I was the head of the canteen committee here. During the 1962 India China war, we collected funds for the army from the city. I got befriended with then district collector Shinde. I invited him for the annual festival of the mess. At that time, we had to pay extra money for personal guests. I invited him without informing anyone. Then superintendent got angry with me and forced me to resign from the post. I felt very bad. But I learnt a lesson that we must take everybody into confidence where we are working. Our association has completed 44 years and I must dedicate the success to such past incidents.”

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