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गर्जे मराठी ग्लोबल

मराठी माणूस एखादी संस्था स्थापन करतो ती बऱ्याच वेळा सांस्कृतिक, सामाजिक उपक्रमासाठी असते. परंतु शनिवारी अशा एका कार्यक्रमाच निवेदन करण्याचा योग आला, जी संस्था जगभरातल्या मराठी उद्योजकांना लोकांसमोर आणण्याचं काम करण्यासाठी 6 वर्षांपूर्वी अस्तित्वात आली. आनंद गानू या अवलिया माणसानं आफ्रिका ,दुबई ,अमेरिका असं वास्तव्य केलं आहे आणि परदेशात स्वतः उद्योग ही चालवला आहे. एकोणिसाव्या शतकात मराठी माणूस आपला परिसर सोडून जगाच्या कानाकोपऱ्यात शिक्षण घेण्यासाठी, नोकरी करण्यासाठी किंवा स्वतःचा उद्योग व्यवसाय करण्यासाठी तो विविध देशात स्थिरावला,असं जगभरात वावरत असताना त्यांच्या लक्षात आल.शिक्षण घेण्यासाठी किंवा नोकरी करण्यासाठी जाण तसं सेफ परंतु दुसऱ्या देशात जाऊन तिथल्या नियमानुसार एखादा उद्योग किंवा व्यवसाय सुरू करणे हे मराठी माणसाच्या बाबतीत तरी चाकोरी बाहेरच म्हणायला हव. मराठी माणूस धंद्यात पडत नाही असं आपल्या देशात म्हटलं जात आणि त्या मराठी माणसाने परदेशात जाऊन उद्योग, व्यवसाय सुरू करणे आणि आपला ठसा तिथे उमटवणे ही खरंच खूपच अभिमानाची गोष्ट आहे. हे जगभरात वावरत असताना आनंद गानू यांना जाणवलं आणि म्हणून त्यांनी सहा वर्षांपूर्वी एक उपक्रम सुरू केला .देशोदेशी यशस्वी उद्योग किंवा व्यवसाय करणाऱ्या मराठी उद्योजकांवर लेख लिहून त्याचे पुस्तक मुंबईत प्रकाशित केल. सुरुवातीला इंग्रजी मधून आणि नंतर मराठीतून हे पुस्तक प्रकाशित केल.एक पुस्तक प्रकाशित केल्यावर असे लक्षात आलं की अजूनही असे अनेक मराठी उद्योजक, व्यावसायिक जगभरात आहेत, ज्यांची ओळख भारतातल्या लोकांना व्हायला हवी म्हणून त्यांनी दुसरे पुस्तक प्रकाशित केल. हे केल्यावर त्यांच्या लक्षात आलं की जगभरातल्या या मराठी व्यावसायिक आणि उद्योजकांकडे खूप मोठा अनुभव गाठीशी आहे आणि त्याचा उपयोग आपण महाराष्ट्रातल्या मराठी तरुणांना का करून देऊ नये? आणि म्हणून गानू आणि त्यांच्यासह संजीव ब्रम्हे, माधव दाबके यांच्यासारख्यांनी एकत्र येऊन "गर्जे मराठी ग्लोबल फाउंडेशन "आणि इनोवेशन अकॅडमी ची सुरुवात केली. यातून ते मराठी तरुणांच मेंटारिंग करतात, देशोदेशीचे सत्तरहून अधिक व्यावसायिकत्यांना गायडन्स देतात, नवीन स्टार्टप्स उभारण्यासाठी संपूर्ण सहकार्य करतात. स्टार्ट अपस चा परिचय ही या कार्यक्रमात करून देण्यात आला. सहाव्या वर्धापन दिनाच्या कार्यक्रमाला पद्मविभूषण डॉक्टर अनिल काकोडकर आणि आयएएस अधिकारी अश्विनी भिडे उपस्थित होते .त्यांनीही त्यांच्या प्रदीर्घ अनुभवातून काही सूचना केल्या. शहरी आणि ग्रामीण भागातील तफावत दूर करायची असेल तर ग्रामीण भागातील युवकांना आपण जास्त संधी द्या अशी सूचना काकोडकर यांनी केली तर महिलांनाही उद्योजकतेकडे वळवण्यासाठी प्रयत्न करण्याची गरज अश्विनी भिडे यांनी व्यक्त केली. आज नाविन्यपूर्ण कल्पना आणि नवोंन्मेषाच युग आहे, ज्याच्याकडे अशा नवीन कल्पना असतील ,तो केवळ कल्पना विकूनही चांगली कमाई करू शकतो,हे इथे आलेल्या स्टार्ट अपस् कडे पाहून लक्षात आल.आणि खर तर आनंद गानू आणि त्यांच्या सहकार्यानी उभारलेली "गर्जे मराठी ग्लोबल "ही संस्थाच अशी एक भन्नाट कल्पना आहे नाही का? अस मला जाणवल. अशा या भन्नाट "गर्जे मराठी ग्लोबल "संस्थेशी मराठी उद्योजकाने तसेच तरुणांनीही जोडल गेलं पाहिजे.आज जग एक ग्लोबल village झालय आणि त्याचं मूर्तीमंत रूप "गर्जे मराठी" दिसून आल. 70 देशातले उद्योजक आणि व्यावसायिक सहा चाप्टर्सच्या माध्यमातून संस्थेची जोडले गेले आहेत कदाचित त्यांनी एकमेकांना पाहिलंही नसेल परंतु ते सर्वजण या संस्थेचे सदस्य आहेत हीच तर ग्लोबल विलेज ची संकल्पना नाही का?

शिबानी जोशी.

 


GMG Each Woman Champion Program

AIM

To mentor Each and every woman entrepreneurs, would be woman entrepreneur to become highly professional businesswoman

COURSES

Table of Contents:

Grow Your Business

Business Finance

Leadership and Team building

Know you Customers and  Competition

Sales and Marketing

Management and Operations

Funding and Investors

Art of Negotiation

Digital Marketing Strategy

Social entrepreneurship

Ideation and Innovation

Grow Your Business

  1. The skills that will help to plan how to best grow the business in future.
  2. How to identify business opportunities, and select the one which is the most progressive and forward- Develop your community and discuss the value of peer learning.
  3. Discover the content and development process of the Business Growth Plan (BGP).
  4. Explore a potential growth opportunity for  business and evaluate its feasibility.
  5. Develop the Opportunity Statement.

Business Finance

  • Introduction  to business finance, and show how to use financial statements to understand and monitor the company’s financial position in order to make key business decisions. 
  • Define and discuss the basic building blocks of financial statements: assets, liabilities, equity, revenue and expenses.
  • Interpret two key financial statements (Income Statement and Balance Sheet) to drive business decisions.
  • Identify the key business ratios that can be calculated using your Income Statement and Balance Sheet.

Leadership and Team building

  • Understand leadership and its role in business growth. Learn about leadership styles and reflect on entrepreneur’s role as leader of the company.
  • Examine your leadership style and analyze how your leadership style affects your business.
  • Examine and summarize your core values and assumptions.
  • Assess your company culture reflecting upon how it affects your business.
  • Create a Vision Statement for your business and plan its implementation.

Know you Customers and Competition

  • Examine customers’ buying process and explore the benefits of market segmentation. Define and categorize your customers and their needs.
  • Compare your business to competitors to define your competitive advantage.
  • Express your Customer Value Proposition (CVP).
  • Develop a pricing strategy for your business

Sales and Marketing

  • To develop the marketing strategy and build the  brand as the business grows. 
  • Strengthen  business's brand, and set clear marketing goals and strategies.
  • Explore various digital marketing tools that can be used to reach desired customer segments.
  • Refine sales process, and measure sales success.
  • Identify appropriate metrics to measure brand, marketing and sales effectiveness

Management and Operations

  • The most critical resource for growth in any business – the employees.
  • Understanding of human resource management covers topics from employee recruitment and selection to performance.
  • The operations management and identify and refine business operations and processes and how these can be developed and managed, both to maximize customer Evaluate effective hiring practices.
  • Develop effective practices of performance management: evaluating, developing, coaching, and delegating.
  • How to achieve the vision
  • Identify how one can influence change in the business’s culture.
  • Identify the potential operational challenges as businesses grow.
  • Recognize how embracing technology can support business growth.
  • Develop detailed maps of key processes in your operational business.
  • Appraise the operational strengths and weaknesses of the business, and their potential impact on its growth

Funding and Investors

  • How to finance business opportunities that lead to growth, by exploring different types of funding. How acquisition financing and funding applications for grants or loans can support and expand the business opportunity Discover how strategic financial choices can support growth.
  • Evaluate your business’s financial profile, and plan actions to improve it.
  • Apply your understanding of the key factors important to funders and investors, and how to communicate with them effectively.
  • Discover potential types of funding for your business and identify the actions needed to be prepared for future funding requirements.

Art of Negotiation

  • The practical and psychological preparation necessary for successful negotiation Review how to establish rapport, trust, and respect at the bargaining table.
  • Discuss the importance of preparation and goal setting in negotiation.
  • Differentiate between interests and positions, and find creative solutions that integrate the interests of all parties.
  • Identify and evaluate the types, and characteristics, of leverage in negotiations.

Digital Marketing Strategy

  • An introduction to digital marketing, with a particular focus on social media campaigns How the Paid, Earned, Owned (PEO) model can be used to develop a digital marketing campaign.
  • Finding and reaching your audience.
  • Incentivizing your digital marketing campaign.

- Influencer marketing

- Viral marketing

  • Measuring the impact of your digital marketing campaign.

- Key performance indicators

- Social listening

Social entrepreneurship

  • To make sure that the business has the influence that entrepreneurs want it to have in the world, by developing a social impact that is meaningful to the entrepreneur  and the stakeholders Reflecting on social purpose and how this aligns with personal values and business goals.
  • Intrinsic and extrinsic motivations.
  • Using the value chain model to embed purpose into core business processes.
  • Developing social impact monitoring and evaluation approaches.

Ideation and Innovation

  • The development and launch of a new product or service.
  • Key elements of products and services to consider as part of your development.
  • Market research.
  • Concept testing and prototyping.
  • Launch preparation.

 


“HEARTY CONGRATULATION, DR. RAHUL GORE THE  ESTEEMED MEMBER OF GARAJE MARATHI GLOBAL UK “

Dr Rahul Gore (originally from Pune), has been engaged in innovative projects in healthcare. Recently, he had written scientific papers on artificial intelligence and its impact in healthcare industry, innovative procedures in laparoscopy and case series of rare complications of pregnancy (non tubal ectopic pregnancies and their management with laparoscopy). These publications have been accepted by ESGE ( European society of gynecology endoscopist) for presentation in upcoming international conference in Lisbon, Portugal in October 2022. His international research outlines the current status of the artificial intelligence and identifies barriers for clinical validation in healthcare settings. With some innovative solutions, he and his team have proposed that the clinical outcomes can be significantly improved by reducing human and environmental errors. His team is in the process of filing patents for their wonderful innovative solutions.

Dr. Rahul says, “I am a doctor by profession and an inventor by heart, blessed with the top-class medical knowledge inherited from my brilliant teachers, fortunate with god gifted skills, blessed with the spirit of innovation from my family, and lucky to have love, inspiration, and support from my friends. I am passionate about the integration of the best human knowledge and skills with the best technology to benefit society.


Garje Marathi Global is a platform for 'Non Resident Marathi' and 'Back to Motherland Marathi'( परत मातृभूमीला मराठी) who value knowledge, education and entrepreneurship.

GMG has four main objectives: Networking, Mentoring, Giving back to society and to our roots, and to celebrate success of Marathi around the world. 

Garje Marathi Global Inc. is 501c3 registered Nonprofit in California USA and registered nonprofit section 8 company in Maharashtra India. Garje Marathi has more than 25 chapters around the world and more than 8000 members / directly connected individuals.

I invite you to join mission GMG.

Join our Hands: https://www.garjemarathi.com/registrationform.php

The initiatives by Garje Marathi Global Inc. as on March 2022

  • GMG Innovation Academy and Acceleration program for Early Stage Startup 
  • GMG Mentoring Program
  • GMG Saksham, bridging the digital divide
  • Garje Marathi Bio-Health-Pharma Tech Association
  • GMG Agri-Tech Forum : Urban Farming , Vertical Farming, AI, Robotics
  • GMG Teach to Teach
  • GMG Job Interview Help
  • GMG  Japan Calling: Language and Career Mentoring program
  • GMG Finance Professional Council
  • GMG Youth
  • Tacit to Explicit :  मोगरा फुलला , A video Expressions series
  • 10 week workshops on AI by Prof. Ajit Jaokar , Oxford UK
  • 12 Week workshops on Supply Chain Management by Dr. Manoj Kulkanri (HK)
  • Ashtabhuja : Women in Leadership  A Women empowerment program.
  • Weekly one interview of Garje Marathi high achievers ( every Sunday at 4.30 PM India Times) on Saam TV, Sakal Digital Media.
  • Weekly one article of Garje Marathi high achievers on Sunday ‘Sakal’ newspaper

Chapters:

UK, Germany, (Berlin, Frankfurt  and Magdeburg), UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Muscat, Bahrain, India, Mauritius, HK, Japan, Shanghai, Singapore, Jakarta, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and 6 cities in USA

Collaboration:

Memorandum of Understanding for collaboration:

 

GMG is officially entered in to MOU for collaboration with prestigious institutions such as

(1) Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Association,

(2) Savitribai Phule Pune University,

(3) College of Engineering Pune,

(4) Symbiosis International University Pune,

(5) Marathwada Accelerator for Growth and Incubation Council (MAGIC) Aurangabad,

(6) Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Aurangabad

(7) Marathi Vidnyan Parishad

(8) COEP’s BHAU Institute Pune

(9) Bedekar Institute of Management and Engineering College Thane

(10) VPM's Maharshi Parshuram College of Engineering, Velneshwar

(11) Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram

(12) Vivekanand Kendra Vidyalaya

Contact:-

www.garjemarathi.com  +1 7327897130,

Declaration:

Garje Marathi is a non-political, non-commercial and non-profit making mission. Each and every service offered by us is free. Garje Marathi will never seek any financial compensation from anyone.

The membership of Garje Marathi is free and will always be.



GMG Sprint, A Startup Mentoring Program.

31 July 2022

 

1.    The program will be 8 weeks long. 2 hours every Sunday starting from the 'Welcome Event' on 31 July. The program will be conducted online , with exception of ‘Welcome Event’ on 31 July.

2.  The applications for the program should be submitted via Google form https://forms.gle/CVMmm5YEKi6o8toYA

3.  Under the program, 12 entrepreneurs will be admitted. The selection is at the sole discretion of the Executive Board: GMG Sprint, A Startup Mentoring Program.

4.  The entrepreneurs will be split into their own groups (if multiple founders), and assigned mentor/s in Break-out rooms during every weekly cycle.

5.  All selected entrepreneurs will work with the mentors to go through the different parts of the pitch deck - one major part per week, and will be given the rest of the week to work on it.

6.  Every 2 weeks, we will allow them to pitch their parts to a small panel ( At least one person on this panel will have industry expertise of the company being pitched) who can give them constructive feedback

7.   At the end of the 8-week period, they will all need to do full pitch as if doing it to real investors;

8.  This will evolve into Investor day/ Demo Day on the following Sunday, where Garje Marathi will invite real investors to listen to these pitches.

9.  From this point, it will be up to the entrepreneurs to show interest in speaking with specific investors and we can help where we can.

We will proactively connect the ones we believe are ready to raise money.


                                Startup Registration

Startup Name

 

Incorp Year/State

 

Company Registration Number

 

Company Address

 

Website

 

Main Contact Person

 

 

Founder Name

Role

LinkedIn Profile

Email

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stage

Idea / PoC / MVP / Beta / Production

Is this your first startup?

 

 

Industry

 

B2B or B2C

 

 

Funding so far

 

Source of Funding

 

 

Revenue Status

Pre-Revenue or Revenue (PR/R)

 

If Revenue generating, approx. MRR (USD)

 

Monthly Revenue Growth Rate (%)

 

 

 

What is your startup about – the elevator pitch? (Max 2 sentences)

 

 

Problem you are solving, and why is it a problem worth solving?

 

 

How does your solution address this problem? Why is it the best approach?

 

 

How big is the market size?

 

Total Available Market (Industry demand across the major category)

 

Serviceable Addressable Market (For your type of product/service)

 

Target Market (One that you will pursue, your realistic goal)

 

 

Competitive Landscape / Alternate Solutions, and How do you compare?

 

 

What is your Business Model?

 

 

What Traction / Market Validation have your achieved so far?

 

 

What market risks do you think can slow the growth of your startup?

 

 

 

Acceleration / Incubation Programs Attended?

 

Inventions / Patents?

 

Competitions, Citations and Awards?

 

 

 

What is your expectation from this Garje Marathi Innovation Academy Startup Acceleration Program?

 

 

THIS IS A NON COMMERCIAL INITIATIVE. NO FEES WILL BE CHARGES TO THE BENEFICIARIES /MENTEES

This is a purely social initiative.  Garje Marathi Global does not promise funding, jobs or employment. Garje Marathi Global is not legally bound to start the program on given date, or to conduct the program as mentioned or to complete the program as stated.  Admission to the initiative is entirely at the discretion of Garje Marathi Global. The information in the form is submitted by the applicant with his/her free will and the same is open to all. The information in the form can be made publically available by Garje Marathi Global. By Submitting this form the applicant agrees to all above and will never hold Garje Marathi Global responsible for anything


*LAUNCHED* Japan Calling: Language and Career program, the all inclusive program to prepare selected candidate for career in Japan or in Japanese language

The virtual program is 6 hours per week for 18 months, divided in to three semesters. During the period, GMG Innovation Academy’s Japanese language Teaching Faculty will take students for N5 to N3 level of JLPT Examination. Also, GMG IA’s Japan Language Mentors will prepare students for career in Japan creating life-changing career opportunities.

The initiative is targeted at enabling economically disadvantaged and yet very sincere students for life changing career

 

GMG Japan Calling: A language and Career Program 19 Feb Introduction by Anand Ganu : https://youtu.be/mZg72ZZei2Y

GMG Japan Calling: A language and Career Program 19 Feb Rahul Bapat https://youtu.be/szvKpXzeTD4

GMG Japan Calling: A language and Career Program 19 Feb Sanjiv Brahme: https://youtu.be/XmYyf_PzaLE

GMG Japan Calling: A language and Career Program 19 Feb Dr. Udayrao Bodhankar : https://youtu.be/9jIatjsIfNA

GMG Japan Calling: A language and Career Program 19 Feb Nitin Datar : https://youtu.be/UvwzUH5OSQQ

GMG Japan Calling: A language and Career Program 19 Feb Niranjan Gadgil : https://youtu.be/71yL7NC0Rbc

GMG Japan Calling: A language and Career Program 19 Feb Sunil Kulkarni:

https://youtu.be/P0u-aCFamBA

GMG Japan Calling: A language and Career Program 19 Feb Meera Gadgil

https://youtu.be/ss-FPy5wJNo

GMG Japan Calling: A language and Career Program 19 Feb Manasi Shirgurkar Dr.

https://youtu.be/GLxK1wYPrzU

 

Rahul Bapat , (Program Head GMG’s ‘Japan Calling’ : A language and Mentoring program) speaks with https://youtu.be/iL91nul5FC8 Nitin Datar Senior Director at Infosys Limited Tokyo , Japan 

Japan Calling: A Language and Career Program (Middle East and Africa Batch)

Application Form: https://forms.gle/sJ57SuiXpfq7fUzA7

Japan Calling: Language and Career program is an all inclusive program to prepare selected candidate to career in Japan or in Japanese language

The virtual program is 6 hours per week for 18 months, divided in to three semesters. During the period , GMG Innovation Academy’s Japanese language Teaching Faculty will take students for N 0 to N 3 level of JLPT Examination. Also, GMG IA’s Japan Language Mentors will prepare students for career in Japan creating life-changing career opportunities.

The initiative is targeted at enabling economically disadvantaged and yet very sincere students for life changing career

The program is sponsored by Garje Marathi Global : By Submitting this Google form the applicant acknowledges and accepts following conditions:

(a) This is a free course offered by Garje Marathi Global

(b) GMG will take all possible steps to start and complete the courses in timely manner but GMG has no responsibility , liability if for any reason whatsoever GMG does not start or complete the course.

(c) The selection for the course is entirely at the discretion of GMG.

(d) GMG has right to select the candidates for the course and GMG also can deselect any candidate at any stage during the course without giving any reasons for such action.

( e) The selected candidate will use his/her own Tablet/Laptop/Computer and will have suitable speed internet connection.

( f) The course material provided during the course is only for use of selected person and shall not be shared , reproduced in any manner whatsoever.

(g) By joining the course , the selected candidate guarantees to complete the entire course without interruption

(h) The selected candidate will bear the expenses of appearing for JLPT examinations, and GMG may offer assistance to top students for the same.

To Know more about this program . please watch GMG Japan Calling: A language and Career Program listen to Manasi Shirgurkar Dr. : https://youtu.be/GLxK1wYPrzU

 


The video expression series Mogara Phulala (मोगरा फुलाला), Tacit to Explicit, translating Tacit knowledge to explicit sharable form

The esteemed GMG members who are in pursuit of excellence will answer to What, Why and how in context of their Tacit experience and convert it to sharable explicit knowledge in this video series for the benefit of all viewers

Capturing a defining moment in the Pursuit of Excellence.

This GMG learning organization is skilled at creating, acquiring, and transferring knowledge.
Mogara Phulala (
मोगरा फुलाला) series will string the inspirational stories together to offer a comprehensive repository of the un-daunting spirit of those who strive to demonstrate that excellence is not a destination, but a never-ending journey of realizing one’s potential.

Mogara Phulala is an attempt to encapsulate one of the salient moments in the journey of seeking excellence and making it available for learning and inspiration.

Tacit or Implicit is an intuitive knowledge and know-how which is rooted in context, experience, practice and in values and is hard to communicate as it resides in the mind of the practitioner. Mogara Phulala will bring out this knowledge in a codified, expressible and in sharable manner through this series

What valuable experiences are we going to share in this series ? The context, Experiences that are Relevant, focused, sharable, easy to capture and validate and most importantly are at the risk of being lost

We will share these knowledge moments through a story. A good story that contains rich contextual details is an effective way to impart knowledge. Storytelling is the oldest technique of seamless knowledge transfer.

The esteemed GMG members who are in pursuit of excellence will answer to What, Why and how in context of their Tacit experience and convert it to sharable explicit knowledge in this video series for the benefit of all viewers

What, Why, How & Outcome/Learning. 

It is emphasized that the speakers adhere to the format of :

  1. Only One incident/ example/ from their journey of excellence may be shared as a story.
  2. What is the incident/example/episode/ instance that they want to focus on?
  3. Why it is important / salience of the topic? 
  4. How it impacted the speaker, how did they handle it?
  5. Outcome/ Impact/ Learning from it. 
  6. Provide key search words with your video

Thy video should not  be a narration of the speaker's life story or biography.

They have many achievements in the course of their journey, but they are to pick One and only One instance. Dig deeper into unpacking it with their tacit knowledge gained in that area, which by their sharing will become explicit to others. Only then it will have the Tacit Knowledge Capture value. If people start talking about their biographies, Firstly,  it will be hard to create key search tags, secondly, it will quickly lose its appeal, it will not build knowledge content./ defeat the purpose. 

So to be careful of the focus - it is not About the Person, it is About the Person's Tacit Knowledge in one little story capsule in a  sharply focused area. Then only we can keep the time limit below 10 min.


To create a community of Finance professionals, C-level executives, academics, and aspirants wanting to make a career in finance.

Be part of the council by joining LinkedIn Group:

GMG Finance Professional Council

GMG Finance Professionals Council is not only for networking, it is really the brain-power of the collective group of GMG Finance Professionals  – not just in the local chapter but across the globe.”

To begin with this will be one Global Group. The goal is to form GMG Finance professionals Chapters around the world.

Core Group:

Key finance executives, C-Level executives, in diverse industry verticals doing finance executive activities. The group can be rotating to take key 3-4 positions to drive the charter and activities.

Core Group members will eventually form and head local chapters

Member Group:

Anyone interested in connecting, mentoring, coaching, learning and seeking help from the Core Group Members or other GMG Mentors in the fields. Any aspiring individuals planning to make a career in Finance can join this group.

Charter:

The group charter/goals will evolve as the core team is formed, meets and discusses the key objectives on how to create a network of finance professionals,  and how to provide the better platform for everyone to succeed.

1.       Provide Startup Finance Guidance and Support

a.        Investment/Fund raising guidance and help.

b.       Valuation guidance and tools

c.        C-Level mentoring

d.       Convenient live and online resources that help you anticipate and solve finance problems.

2.       Powerful peer insights and support

a.        Elevate your effectiveness in the C-Suite and improve your team’s performance.

b.       Learn how digital transformation is affecting the finance executives.

c.        Industry vertical specific finance insights.

3.       High-impact local and global networking

a.        Expert one-on-one advice with various experts

b.       Immediately gain access to connections that can lead to priceless personal and professional relationships.

Benefits of Membership

·         Collaborate with a trusted community of finance executives

·         Explore new ideas with your peers & industry thought leaders

·         Sharpen your leadership skills with each connection

·         Empower to lead your finance team into the future

·         Become that source for strategic insights to your CEO and Board

·         Share best practices with local and national leaders

·         Boost your career with unparalleled connections

·         Keep current on hot topics & emerging trends

·         Gain access to world-class & high-impact learning opportunities


GMG Platinum Council

The GMG Platinum Council members are the ‘Influencers’

"Connect. Enrich. Advance"

 

·This is the ‘elite’ group that will influence the GMG Activities.

·The council members are the ‘Stake Holders’ of GMG

·The council members will boost GMG professional growth and visibility

·The council members will get opportunities to mentor entrepreneurs, students, youths and growth oriented individuals.

·The council members will get the first opportunity to invest in startups mentored by GMG Innovation Academy.

·The council members can choose to be part of ‘GMG Angel Fund’

Mission Purpose

a.     Help Marathi community members to evolve from good contributors to model leaders in their fields of interest (e.g. Business, academics, arts, etc.)

b.    To Make Garje Marathi Global self sustainable.

c.     GMG Angel Fund may invest and or take active part in various venture operations and may get compensated in fees or equity on a case by case basis. This will enable GMG to become financially self-sufficient in the future

d.    Members can seek advice on educational, career or professional topics, expand their professional network, share their professional experiences or refine interpersonal and leadership skills

e.     To create well defined organization structure for corporate level management of Garje Marathi Global  

Action plan

a.     Create a skills/capabilities matrix ( a searchable database of )

b.    Create a platform to seek and to offer the specific professional help

c.     Create a platform for peer to peer learning

d.    Create capabilities for reverse mentoring (Learn, grow as you teach)

e.     Build a portfolio of capabilities and alliances. e.g. educational institutions, academic leaders, business leaders, subject matter experts, financial institutions (e.g. ICICI, IDBI,).

f.       Alliance with Angel Investors, VCs

g.     Individually, each council member creates a sphere of influence, action.

Ø Initiate and run new program, project or workshop

Ø Participate in programs , projects and workshops initiated by other council members.

Ø Built connections with Alma Mater  and Alumni

Ø Increase visibility of GMG activities to own network

Ø Connect GMG with other organization like Maharashtra Mandal, TIE, ICC  and similar organizations around the world and in Maharashtra and represent GMG with such connections

Out of scope

·Members cannot engage in political, religious or personal issues

·Cannot use inappropriate language or communicate in derogatory, unprofessional or disrespectful manner

·Cannot spam the community with multiple postings/forwards or invites to their personal events

·Cannot solicit donations of any kind

Membership benefits

·PRIDE (Be part of a global process to support the mission)

·FINANCIAL GAINS (Investments, operationalize your ideas as new ventures (from passive investments to active venture execution)

·LEARNING (From peers, mentees/reverse mentors, etc.)

·NETWORKING (Meet interesting people across geography)

·Initiate, lead and run new programs which are in line with the mission purpose of GMG (The current set of activities listed have startup/innovation/education ... While that's quite exciting, we should also cater to an audience that may not have interest in these, but are interested in career growth. Other areas that might be of interest to folks could be personal finance and investing. Also perhaps the worlds of Arts and Academics might have different norms for achievement and growth that can be incorporated.)

·The members to facilitate each other for growth of their professional entity/career

·This is a Global Group and the is limited by maximum 50 ‘Charter Members’

·The membership will be increased to 125 exclusively by invitation,  based on suggestions of Charter Members and approval by the council.

·Donation $ 500 to Garje Marathi Global Inc USA/ or Indian Rs. 36000/- to Garje Marathi Global Foundation Maharashtra. (Bank details to be shared)

·Form Leadership team /Advisory committee to set Objectives, standards and code of conduct.

·Lead sharing or business Leads for contact sphere , For winning the business credit leader forwarder the points or recognition.

·Form a Business training Modules to how to do the business through GMG

·Support for social causes through contribution funds, through the funds that GMG has.

·Get sponsorship for events to promote GMG.

·Use of IT tool for Business networking

·Use of Slack/ Google Groups/ Microsoft Teams for group interactions.


Entrepreneurship is a part of everyone’s life whether we realize it or not. As a child, I spent hours tinkering with building blocks along with my friends or using my imagination to tell fantastic tales. At its core, these activities taught me how to collaborate and prototype before I could spell the word “Business” correctly. 

As I move into the conclusion of my high school experience, I’ve seen my creative output increase but my time do the opposite. Creative thinking has saved me in my entire high school career though, whether it was unusual marketing pitches in business class or a personal spin on an english essay, figuring out a process to structure my thoughts has made it easier for me to think of newer and better ideas, as well as made it easier to collaborate with other people. Over the years I’ve found a simple 5 step solution to taking your own ideas and getting them out there quickly which has been at the core of many of my favorite ideas: 

  • Collect Inspiration

As you go about your normal activities, take notice of the things that bring you joy. By saving pictures, sketches, and objects that are sentimental or helped you in the past you create a referenceable map of your past inspirations which can turn out to be useful later. While most things don’t have an obvious 1 to 1 use immediately, you create dots which can be connected any way you like later.

For example, I keep a shelf chocked full of my old childhood drawings. Many of them are odd and frankly not-so-pretty but over time there is an obvious continuity in how my drawings have improved and changed over time. Not only the quality, but the subject matter has also shifted from cartoon characters to prototype sketches of inventions I’ve thought of. The important thing is that you can see your progress in whatever you enjoy doing because the application may only come later, but it must be recorded in the moment before it’s forgotten. 

  • Keep on Trying New Things

While it seems obvious new experiences fuel creativity, there is another reason you should step out of your comfort zones. The simple fact is, different experiences give you practice for things you already enjoy doing and vice versa. 

When applying this idea, one memory always resurfaces. When I was younger, we moved to San Diego during my third grade year. At that point, my family was remodeling my bathroom with a hammer and chisel. I was bored watching until my father asked if I wanted to help. Eagerly, I put on a pair of safety goggles and learned quickly how to operate the tools. Now, my father and I work on all the family projects using a variety of more advanced tools. 

Saying yes in the moment laid the foundation for me to learn more advanced lessons about building things down the road, but it took trying something new first. 

  • Put Yourself Out There

Exposing yourself to the world can be daunting. A reported 12.2% of females and a 5.8% of males reported public speaking was an actual phobia of theirs as opposed to a simple issue of shyness or anxiety. The remedy to this and a way to improve your own goals is to open yourself for feedback. 

After moving to San Diego, I was graduating from 8th grade, marking the end of my Middle School experience. One day at the end of the year, I saw a flier to audition as a graduation speaker. While I was having mixed feelings, I decided to take the flier and tried out the following Saturday to find I had been selected. The following 2 weeks before the last day was filled with drafting my speech and practicing in the mirror, but it turned out to be one of my favorite memories of my school experience as a whole. 

  • Make Time to Process

Taking breaks is something I am an expert in. But taking breaks doesn’t mean you are lazy, especially when  your break time has some structure. 

During my breaks, I like to relax and clear my head with a movie or some good old fashioned sleep. While doing this however, you can make the most of your downtime by doing one of the other 4 steps to any degree you like, on any topic you like. For example, while you binge watch your favorite series on Netflix you can also remember what you liked or disliked about what you watched, which is collecting inspiration. Or you may fancy watching a genre of movie you haven’t seen much, which is trying something new. On my own break time I like to do more collaborative work where I always keep a lower risk but fun activity active between myself and my friends that is both productive and fun to do during downtime like interactive games or scheduled time at the mall etc. 

By planning some practical use for downtime whether you choose to get in shape, create something with your hands, do something with other people, or anything else this builds a sense of accomplishment in your brain which can only work in your favor when thinking of new ideas. 

  • Share it!

Your thoughts start with you, but the ones that have impact never end with you. Whether it was creating a social media account for my dog or posting a recording of my speech online, sharing what you have accomplished with the other 4 steps helps to fuel the next idea you can use this process on. 

While going through the steps, it is important to know the difference between this step and step 3 of “Put yourself out there”. Step 3 is an experimental phase for step 5. Putting yourself out there can mean discussing an idea with friends and family or people online who are knowledgeable about whatever subject you are working on, while step 5 is a final share after you have received feedback from preferably more than 1 external opinion. When performing step 5 having your target audience in mind is important as well. While anyone can see what you’ve made, having a picture of who specifically benefits from your message speeds up the thought process and intention of the idea so that it can take shape.  What works for you though is important, as understanding the intention of this process to create a space where you can jump-start your own vision is the valuable part. 

Reflecting on how this process has helped me in the end has made something clear. Marking down all of your ideas is extremely important because there is no way to know what is and isn’t going to have future value. 

These steps don’t follow a particular order (except for 5 being last!) and should never make you feel constrained. Skipping a step or adding one of your own is a great way to practice your own creativity, as long as you make some tangible daily progress to an end goal. As Arthur Ashe puts it, “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”. 

Published with permission from Arjun Abhyankar


Congratulations to Mr Ravindra Joshi (Manager MCAD-PLM, BOBST , Switzerland) https://www.garjemarathi.com/member_details.php?member=Ravindra-Joshi for receiving Enovia Champion Excellence Award from Dassault Systèmes SE a French software corporation.

Its been more than a year Dassault Systèmes started Enovia Champion programme. The key initiatives of this programme include sharing know how of various Enovia products, whats new webinars, DS Enovia certification and sharing user stories. 96 professionals across the industry participated in this programme.

The Enovia Champion Excellence Award has been given to the top 10 contributers of this Programme.

Dassault Systèmes SE (French pronunciation: ​[daso sistɛm]) (abbreviated 3DS) is a French software corporation. It is among Fortune 50 list of the largest software companies and develops software for 3D product design, simulation, manufacturing and more. A Dassault Group subsidiary spun off from Dassault Aviation in 1981, it is headquartered in Vélizy-Villacoublay, France, and has around 20,000 employees in 140 different countries.

A pioneer in computer aided design with CATIA, 3DS has expanded into a diverse range of software categories and industries. Established companies and startups use the company's 3DEXPERIENCE platform to create, test and optimize consumer and business-to-business products and services.

Dassault Systèmes SE : more than 20000 employee globally and 5.00Billion $ revenue


 

Please join YouTube link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-0BPiieEOM

The National University Students' Skill Development (NUSSD) program of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) with Garje Marathi Global (GMG) invite you at another insightful session: 

"ART OF NEGOTIATIONS - Part 2: Negotiations in Multi-cultural Environment" : Dr. Milind Medhekar Australia

 6 pm India Time on Friday 17th December 2021.

About the session:

Negotiation skills are vital soft skills in life – both from personal and business perspective. These skills, which like any other art, require knowledge, understanding and practice to achieve the desired results. In the first part of this lecture series, we learnt some basic techniques for negotiating in different situations. In the Part-2 of this series, we are going to cover one extremely important aspect of negotiation skills – how to deal with people coming from different backgrounds, different countries and different cultures. Understanding cultural aspects of people is very critical to achieve desired results in any negotiation. This part shows the participants critical aspects of cultures with some typical examples of characteristics and traits of people from different countries and cultures. Understanding them is a big advantage in negotiation results.

About the speaker:

A multi-faceted management professional with 40 years of practical experience in Industrial and Renewable Energy products, Dr. Milind Medhekar, has been able to successfully combine strong educational background & hands-on experience to help organisations increase their revenue and reduce costs by improving processes. Dr. Medhekar's expertise lies in Business Administration & General Management, Project & Contract management, Marketing & Sales (Domestic & International), Channel Development, New Business & Product Development, Supply Chain Management - Logistics and Inventory control.

Dr Medhekar is a mentor and a guide at Sydney Chapter of Garje Marathi Global.

 


LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD OF COMHAD UK  TO  DR UDAY BODHANKAR

First Asian to be honored  with the Highest coveted Life Time Achievement Award of COMHAD UK (The Commonwealth Association for Health And Disability) for his outstanding contribution and exemplary dedicated health services for the welfare of specially challenged people

This Award has been bestowed in the August Presence of Chief Guest LT GENERAL DR MADHURI KANITKAR AVSM VSM Vice Chancellor MUHS. Padmbhushan Prof Shrinath Reddy Director PHFI. Dr Naveen Thacker Global President of IPA  and Dr Mrudula Phadke Advisor Unicef. Dr Ramesh Mehta President BAPIO UK. Prof Rajaram Pagadala Former DGHS from USA. Prof Rawat Sir. Dr.Sunil khaparde Advisor MOH GOI.Dr Jayant Upadhye National VP ciap and Dr Yashwant Patil International President COMHAD


AI Mentoring Program by Prof. Ajit Jaokar

After successfully completing two programs Garje Marathi Global announces AI mentoring program by Prof. Ajit Jaokar starting from First week Feb 2022.

Starting from 06 Feb 2022, for 8 consecutive Sundays from 3.00 to 6.00PM UK Time

Application for admission to the workshop: https://forms.gle/WGPeWeNasR7SiAjs6

Who can join?

*If you want to learn coding for AI and if you have done coding in any form at any time.

What will we do?

We will study the core machine learning and deep learning algorithms in AI namely, Regression, Classification. PCA. Clustering, MLP, CNN

How will we do it?

We will study the problem first, understand the data, run the code, analyze the code, study the results. modify the code (quiz)

How will we study

Online in groups of 5, multiple groups

What do the participants need?

Just a browser i.e. running on the web/cloud

What is the schedule?

Eight weeks starting Feb 2, 2022 on Sundays 3 pm UK time for 3 hours

What is our approach to learning?

AI is a complex subject but by focusing on the core set of AI problems and working in small, supporting groups, you can learn AI relatively faster. You will also explore the similarities and common elements across the different algorithms helping you to learn faster.

 

Ajit Jaokar 

Course Director: Artificial Intelligence: Cloud and Edge Implementations - University of Oxford

This course is presented by Ajit in a personal capacity and not affiliated to any university or company he is associated with, His LinkedIn profile is Ajit Jaokar

Detailed schedule

Week 1 Feb 6 Concepts

Week 2:  Feb 13 Hands On exercises in Classification and Regression

Week 3: Feb 20 – model selection and evaluation

Week 4: Feb 27 – Feature engineering

Week 5: March 6 – Deep learning models

Week6: March 13 – Classification without dimensionality reduction

Week7:  March 20 – Principal component analysis

Week8: March 27 – Classification with Dimensionality reduction

Detailed schedule

Week 1 Feb 6 Concepts

The aim of this week to introduce you to the core concepts in developing and building a machine learning model, including:

  • an overview of machine learning and types of machine learning
  • an introduction of two main problem types: regression and classification in machine learning
  • an introduction of the key machine learning libraries in python
  • define machine learning workflow
  • explain methods and techniques to build and train a machine learning model (such as data exploration; feature selection, feature engineering, preprocessing (outliers, normalize, missing values), model selection and evaluation)

                                                                                            

Week 2:  Feb 13 Hands On exercises in Classification and Regression

Exercise: Boston House Prices prediction

In this exercise, we aim to predict the Boston house prices based on several environmental, economic, demographic, and societal features using Boston House dataset. Firstly,explore the data. We continue to build a regression model(using support vector regression) and evaluate the performance of the model.

Exercise: Breast Cancer classification

In this exercise, we aim to create a classification model (mainly Support vector Classification) that predicts if the cancer diagnosis is benign or malignant based on several features.

Week 3: Feb 20 – model selection and evaluation

The aim of this week to explain model selection and evaluation, including:

  • An overview of model selection and model evaluation
  • What are regression and classification evaluation metrics for measuring the performance of this trained model and explain when to choose these metrics
  • An overview of cross validation
  • An overview of ensemble methods
  • An overview of hyperparameter tuning (such as GridSearchCV and RandomizedSearchCV)

 

Week 4: Feb 27 – Feature engineering

An exploration of feature engineering techniques

This week will include all the techniques covered in the previous but also following weeks. Feature engineering is a very important process in the way to build powerful machine learning or deep learning models. The techniques used for this are very diverse. We will cover:

  • Feature selection including correlation and missing values imputation.
  • Feature transformation by means of normalization and standardization and other tools.
  • Feature extraction By finding a smaller set of new variables, each being a combination of the input variables, containing basically the same information as the input variables.

a. PCA(Principal Component Analysis)

b. TSNE

Week 5: March 6 – Deep learning models

The aim of this week is to build a deep learning model in Keras, including:

  • An overview of a deep learning; MLP, CNN, SLP, VGG16, ResNet models
  • An overview of Keras Model API: the sequential and the functional API
  • Steps to define and train a model in Keras
  • Explain how to improve a baseline model: adding hidden layers, dropout layer, changing optimizer, epochs, batch sizes, using SGD
  • Types of layer; convolutional layer, pooling layer, max layer, fullu connected layer

 

Week6: March 13 – Classification without dimensionality reduction

Exercise: Classification FM without dimensionality reduction

The project consists of a main task which is to classify items in the Fashion MNIST dataset successfully.  We will divide the implementation course of two main parts, one which we will be doing just for once and we won’t need to rewrite the code for it every time we run the whole code. The second part, which will contain the different models we will be using in this project mainly: Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN), Multi-Layer Perceptron (MLP), Single Layer Perceptron (SLP), VGG16, ResNet, Gaussian Mixture Model and Clustering more specifically we are going to use K-means Clustering techniques. To have more fun, we will apply these models on processed data before and after applying Principal Component Analysis (PCA).

Week7:  March 20 – Principal component analysis

The aim of this week is to decide where and when to use PCA, including;

  • An overview of Principal Component Analysis
  • Explain how to apply PCA; data standardization, create a covariance matrix,eigen decomposition, feature transformation,

 

Week8: March 27 – Classification with Dimensionality reduction

Exercise: Classification FM withdimensionality

The project consists of a main task which is to classify items in the Fashion MNIST dataset successfully.  We will divide the implementation course of two main parts, one which we will be doing just for once and we won’t need to rewrite the code for it every time we run the whole code. The second part, which will contain the different models we will be using in this project mainly: Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN), Multi-Layer Perceptron (MLP), Single Layer Perceptron (SLP), VGG16, ResNet, Gaussian Mixture Model and Clustering more specifically we are going to use K-means Clustering techniques. To have more fun! We will apply these models on processed data before and after applying Principal Component Analysis (PCA).

Admission to the Workshop is entirely at the discretion of Prof. Ajit Jaokar and Garje Marathi Global Inc.


Topic Name: Entrepreneurship in India and Growth of Home-grown Startups in Maharashtra : Words of Wisdom, Experience and Vision by Deepak Ghaisas, highly successful and respected Entrepreneur , Venture Capitalist

Vishwa-Manthan and Garje Marathi is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Time: Dec 19, 2021  05:30 PM India

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4313339747?pwd=YlI5UU5rVXllZnFrMmRRN1R3S1cvZz09  

Meeting ID: 431 333 9747

Passcode: 191221

Join by Skype for Business

https://us02web.zoom.us/skype/4313339747

Join @ Vishwa-Manthan YouTube Live Channel

Entrepreneurship in India and growth of home-grown start-ups in Maharashtra - a conversation : Sunday Dec 19,

Date: 19/12/2021

Time: 04:00

 


Sakal Digital Media , Saam TV and Garje Marathi Global present : GLOBAL MAHARASHTRA मराठी मातीत जन्म घेऊन सातासमुद्रापार आपल्या कर्तृत्वाचा झेंडा फडकविणाऱ्या मराठी माणसांच्या inspiring stories

 

Prof Ajit Jaokar

Listen to Professor Ajit Jaokar in conversation with Prasanna Joshi https://youtu.be/Q2PF_NPvdfI  Prof. Ajit Jaokar Oxford University, is the pioneer and leader of Garje Marathi Innovation Academy’s AI Mentoring program

Hon'ble HE Pratibha Parkar

https://youtu.be/krjgrpZG-6U

H E Hon’ble Pratibha Parkar (IFS: 2000), Ambassador of India to the Republic of Angola. She was Consul General of India in Frankfurt before that.  She has been always a great supporter, guide for Garje Marathi global

Ashok Vartak Dubai

https://fb.me/e/2iYOQ5Hnb

Padmashree Prof. Ganapati Yadav

Words of wisdom, inspiration from the visionary Mentor- Advisor Garje Marathi Global https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Kiq2-DnhsM Padmashree Prof Emeritus Professor of Eminence, ICT Mumbai , Fellow National Academy of Engineering USA,.

Salil Donde

 

सकाळ माध्यम समुह आणि अमेरिकास्थित गर्जे मराठी फाऊंडेशन प्रस्तुत "ग्लोबल महाराष्ट्र" : सलील दोंडे यांची विशेष मुलाखत

https://youtu.be/QCAwyfwhF_o

Prakash Bhalerao

Garje Marathi Global’s Mentor- Advisor अमेरिकेतील  मराठी समाजचे भीष्माचार्य Prakash Bhalerao https://youtu.be/WQTIN3JMMEc . Listen to an amazing journey.

Anand Mahurkar

https://youtu.be/f6x6pr12s1U

 

Yogi Puranik

https://youtu.be/iLp0iB_aTIg

Dr. Shrikant Mane

Professor of Genetics, Exe. Director, Yale Center for Genomic Analysis; Director, Yale Proteomics Center https://youtu.be/mGEhxE86lxU  : Global Maharashtra Series

Dr. Nirmal Koshti

https://youtu.be/Xp1V9gpLecU 

Dr. Prabhakar Patil

https://youtu.be/IXPWHzP4XN4

 

Dr. Sanjay Paithankar Dubai

https://youtu.be/_4r3hpXKniM

Abhi Gholap

https://youtu.be/QlTYBEzPkMg

Alumnus of IIT Mumbai and Stanford GSB
19 patents with 20 years of healthcare experience

Co-Founder , Board Member Optra Health 

Narendra Kale

GMG Mentor, Guide Narendra Kale the inspiring journey

https://lnkd.in/gCg5FUPh : Watch our Mentor, Guide Narendra Kale's inspiring journey. First interview in the weekly series .

Amit Waikar

Watch inspiring thoughts of the GMG Leader

Watch inspiring thoughts of Amit Waikar the GMG Leader : https://lnkd.in/dcbFMwX4 

Dr. Ajay Rane

OAM Australia  GMG Mentor, supporter.

डॉ अजय राणे यांची विशेष मुलाखत | Dr. Ajay Rane | Garje Marathi | Sakal Media https://youtu.be/mT9J3uSmyrQ

Devyani Vaishampayan :

YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gFPkeiMH 

FaceBook:* https://lnkd.in/gQZE4-pz 

Listen to Devyani Vaishampayan: 'Future of Work ' digital innovation specialist, Non Executive Director and Investment Fund Manager. Previously an international and multi-sector Group HRD - experienced in effectively leading large, diverse and multibillion complex organisations through transformational change. Featured in the 2020 Asian Women of Achievement - Digital & Technology shortlist, 2017 Financial Times "Ethnic Minority Leaders List "and the 2016 , "FTSE 100 'Women to Watch "list by Cranfield Business School.

Dr. Samir Mitragotri

Watch inspiring life story of Garje Marathi’s Dr. Samir Mitragotri

https://lnkd.in/gTBKNSq8

Dr Vijay Joshi

OAM Australia. GMG mentor, advisor  https://lnkd.in/e6vXWwt8

Sudhir Kadam :

 

 A must watch. https://lnkd.in/gEncCYG4 

Sudhir Kadam, Garje Marathi Mentor, Initiator- Leader of GMG Innovation Academy’s Acceleration program for Early Stage Startups, speaks on Saam TV. Listen to his awesome journey, understand what Garje Marathi offers free of any cost to our community and inspire your ‘Startup’ mind.


पारल्यातली स्कॉलर ते कॅनडातली सायंटिस्ट एमेरिटस्     

पारले टिळक विद्यालयातली वर्ष १९७२ मधे शालांत परीक्षा उत्तीर्ण झालेली चि भारती आपटे, विवाहपश्चात डॉ भारती बापट, ही आजच्या आपल्या लेखाची नायिका अगदी अशीच पारलेकर आहे. तिची दीर्घ आणि वैविध्यपूर्ण शैक्षणिक कारकीर्द – विवाहानंतर कॅनडात  स्थायीक झाल्यानंतर, तिथल्या निसर्गाच्या प्रेमात पडलेल्या तिची, ऊर्जा आणि कामाप्रति उत्सुकता, नव्या समाजाशी आणि नव्या सहकाऱ्यांशी जुळवून घेऊन त्यातलीच एक होण्याचे तिचे अथक प्रयत्न आणि तिच्या क्षेत्रांत कॅनडा या देशाचे प्रतिनिधित्व करतांना तिला मिळालेली कीर्ती.. ..हे सगळंच यश कौतुकास्पद आहे, अचंबित करणारं आहे.

 

भारतीचे वडील श्री विश्वनाथ आपटे आणि आई सौ प्रभावती

जगप्रसिद्ध पारले जी ही बिस्किटे अगदी सुरुवातीला जिथे बनत असंत त्या परिसराला आजही, बिस्किट फॅक्टरी अशा नावाने आम्ही पारलेकर ओळखतो. अगदी अलिकडेपर्यंत, या बिस्किट फॅक्टरीत आठवड्यातील दोन किंवा तीन दिवस, पारले जी ही बिस्किटे बनवली जात असंत. त्या दिवशी या बिस्किटांचा हवाहवासा स्वाद आणि सुगंध, आम्हा पारलेकरांचे पर्यावरण भारून टाकत असे. नव्याने पारल्यात आलेल्या पाहुण्यानां हा बिस्किटांचा स्वाद आणि सुगंध, अनोखा अनुभव असे. याच पारले जी बिस्किट फॅक्टरीच्या अगदी शेजारी असलेल्या विष्णुप्रसाद सोसायटीत डॉ भारतीचे कुटुंब रहात असे. पारले जी हे उदाहरण अशासाठी की डॉ भारतीच्या जेनेटिक म्युटेशन आणि कॅन्सर संशोधन क्षेत्रातिल कार्याचा आणि यशाचा परिचय असाच पाची खंडात दरवळतो आहे. 

मागे पुढे मोठे अंगण असलेल्या या निवासी संकुलातील चार इमारतीत, खूप साऱ्या समवयस्क सवंगड्यासोबत लगोरी – लपंडाव खेळताना सहजिवनाचा अनुभव घेत घेत, भारतीचे भावविश्व संपन्न झाले होते. चवथी इयत्ता – सातवी इयत्ता आणि शालांत परीक्षेनंतर नॅशनल स्कॉलरशिप अशा सर्व शिष्यवृत्त्या मिळवणारी, शाळेत एक हुशार विद्यार्थिनी म्हणून शिक्षकांची लाडकी असलेली भारती, सबनीस सर आणि सहस्रबुद्धे सर या दोन शिक्षकांच्या आठवणी सांगताना परत भूतकाळात रमते. शाळेतील त्या आठवणी सांगताना तिने अनुभवलेली शिक्षकांच्या मनातील विद्यार्थ्यांप्रति असलेली आपुलकी – जिव्हाळा आणि तिचे हरखून जाणे असा कुमार – किशोर वयांतील विलेपारल्यातील वास्तव्यतील तिचा भवताल असा समृद्ध होता.

एक मोठी बहीण आणि दोन भाऊ या भावंडातली भारती सर्वात लहान. आईच्या प्रोत्साहनामुळे पहिल्या इयत्तेतच तिची कथक नृत्याची तालिम सुरू झाली होती. शाळेतल्या सर्व सांस्कृतिक कार्यक्रमात आणि वक्तृत्व स्पर्धांमध्ये भारतीचा नियमित सहभाग असे. वर्ष १९७२ मधे शालांत परीक्षा (त्यावेळची अकरावी) उत्तीर्ण झाल्यानंतर भारती कॉलेजमधे दाखल झाली. मायक्रोबायालॉजि विषय घेऊन ती बी एससी पदवी परीक्षा, वर्ष १९७६ मध्ये प्रथम वर्गात उत्तीर्ण झाली. आता पुढील शिक्षणाची तयारी आणि त्यासाठी विचारमंथन सुरू झाले.

डॉ जगन्नाथ गोविंद काणे हे विद्वान गृहस्थ त्याकाळात UDCT या नामवंत शिक्षण संस्थेत प्राध्यापक आणि डायरेक्टर होते. परदेशी विद्यापीठात शिकून Ph D प्राप्त झालेले डॉ काणे हे आपल्या भारतीचे मामा. मामांच्या ज्ञानसाधनेचा – प्रखर बुद्धिमत्तेचा – विद्यार्थीप्रिय शिक्षक आणि देवमाणूस या त्यांच्या प्रतिमेचा, सौम्य व्यक्तिमत्वाचा आणि शास्त्रज्ञ म्हणून परिचित असले तरी त्यांच्या साध्या दैनंदिन जीवनशैलीचा प्रभाव,  अगदी बालवयातच भारतीला आदर्शवत वाटत होता. डॉ काणे यांना आणि भारतीच्या वडिलांना वाचनाची खूप आवड होती. या दोघांच्या प्रभावाने तिला वाचनाची गोडी लागली आणि पारल्यातील लोकमान्य सेवा संघाच्या श्री वा फाटक ग्रंथसंग्रहलयाने तिची वाचन संस्कृति, संपन्न आणि समृद्ध केली. या ग्रंथसंग्रहालयाच्या बालवयातील आठवणीने, चाळीस – पंचेचाळीस वर्षानंतर सुद्धा डॉ भारती प्रसन्न होते. विलेपारल्यातील सांस्कृतिक जीवन, वाङमय – साहित्य – संगीत – नाटके – व्याख्याने अशा नियमित होणाऱ्या कार्यक्रमांनी समृद्ध होते. भारती म्हणते .... “किशोर – कुमार– तरुण वयातिल माझ्या या अनुभवांनी माझे व्यक्तिमत्व घडवले आहे. विलेपारल्यात झालेली अशी सांस्कृतिक जडण – घडण, हा जणू माझा नकळत मिळालेला निसर्गदत्त वारसाच असे म्हणायला हवे”.

UDCT चे (आताचे ICT: Institute of Chemical Technology) वरिष्ठ संचालक असलेले डॉ काणे, Soap and Oil या विषयातिल शास्त्रज्ञ होते आणि त्या काळांत उद्योग जगतातील अनेक नामवंत आंतरराष्ट्रीय उद्योगांचे सल्लागार होते. आजही डॉ काणे यांच्या स्मृतिप्रीत्यर्थ वार्षिक व्याख्यानाचे आयोजन UDCT तर्फे केले जाते. मामांच्या व्यक्तिमत्वाचा जसा प्रभाव होता तसाच त्यांच्या शैक्षणिक पार्श्वभूमीचा आणि शिक्षणक्षेत्रातील कार्याचाही मोठा प्रभाव भारतीवर होताच. मामांसारखंच आपल्याला खूप शिकायचं आहे आणि जगभर प्रवास करायचा आहे अशी दोन स्वप्न भारती पहात होती. पुढील शिक्षणासाठी भारतीने UDCT मधे प्रवेश घेतला. प्रोफेसर डी व्ही ताम्हाणे यांच्या मार्गदर्शनाखाली Foods and Fermentation Technology या विषयात ती  Masters Degree परीक्षा उत्तीर्ण झाली. UDCTमधील शिक्षणाच्या काळांत, सामाजिक विषयांवर जाणीव – जागृती करणाऱ्या मित्र – मैत्रिणींच्या संस्थेमधे पथनाट्य सादर करण्यात तिचा विशेष सहभाग असे. नंतरच्या काळातील परदेशातील दीर्घ वास्तव्यात, भारतीच्या या जाणिवा आणि हे अनुभव यामुळे, समाजाप्रति तिचा दृष्टिकोन संवेदनशील राहिला. घरातून स्वावलंबनाचे धडे मिळाल्यामुळे या काळांत भारतीने सायन्स आणि मॅथ्स या विषयात शालेय विद्यार्थ्यांसाठी शिकवण्याही घेतल्या. कॅनडातील वास्तव्यात काही काळ शिक्षणक्रम पूर्ण करण्यासाठी एकटे रहावे लागले होते. त्यावेळी या स्वावलंबनाचा खूप फायदा झाला. 

एम् एस्सी पर्यंतचा शिक्षणाचा प्रवास, सूक्ष्मजीवशास्त्र म्हणजेच Microbiology या मुख्य विषयांत झाला होता. यांच पायावर आता तिला पुढचे शिक्षण घ्यायचे होते. Reproductive Biology चा PhD चा अभ्यास करण्यासाठी तिने Institute for Research and Reproduction, या मुंबई विद्यापीठाच्या शाखेत प्रवेश घेतला. Post implantation changes using animal models हा भारतीच्या Ph D च्या अभ्यासाचा मुख्य विषय होता. Ph D चा अभ्यास सुरू असतानाच, वर्ष सप्टेंबर १९८२ मधे श्री विनीत बापट यांच्याशी भारतीचा विवाह झाला आणि व्हीसाचे उपचार पूर्ण झाल्यावर, वर्ष १९८३ च्या एप्रिल महिन्यात भारती कॅनडाला आपल्या सासरी गेली. प्रॅक्टिकल पूर्ण झाली असली तरी कॅनडामध्ये गेल्यानंतरही तिचा थिसिस अपूर्ण होता.  तिचे गाईड डॉ ए आर शेठ यांच्या सल्यानुसार, कॅनडात आल्यावर तिने तिचा थिसिस पूर्ण केला. वर्ष १९८४ – ८५ मधे भारतात आली असताना तिची व्हायवा मुलाखत झाली आणि तिला Ph D पदवीने सन्मानित केले गेले. आता ती डॉ भारती बापट  झाली होती.

पारल्यातील निवासी संकुलातील सवंगड्यांसह बाळपणीचे लगोरी-लपंडाव असोत, परदेशी स्थायीक झाल्यानंतर तिथल्या समाजातील जगभरातून आलेले परिचित – अपरिचित नागरिक असोत, सण-समारंभ असोत, रोज नव्याने दिसणारा पण रंग बदलणारा तोच निसर्ग असो, नव्या पाककृती आणि नव्या आहार संस्कृतीतील रसना कौशल्य असो, देशविदेशातील नव्या ठिकाणांना भेटी असोत .. ..अशा प्रत्येक अनुभवात आणि कार्यक्रमात मनापासून सहभागी व्हायचे आणि प्रत्येक ठिकाणी आनंदाची देवाण घेवाण करायची हा डॉ भारतीचा स्थायी भाव आहे.   

 सौ भारती आणि श्री विनीत बापट.

डॉ भारतीचे पती श्री विनीत बापट यांचा जन्म दक्षिणपूर्व आफ्रिकेतील मलावी या देशात झाला. त्यांचे वडील डॉक्टर होते आणि भारतीय स्वातंत्र्यानंतरच्या काळांत ते आफ्रिकेत स्थायीक झाले होते. श्री विनीत यांचे पूर्ण शिक्षण भारताबाहेर इंग्लिश माध्यमात झाले होते तरी मराठी लिहिण्याचा आणि बोलण्याचा त्यांना सराव आहे. भारती कॅनडात आल्यानंतर तिथल्या समाजाचा, स्थानिक संस्कृतीचा, परिधान, आहार, रसना संस्कृतीचा आणि हवामानाचा परिचय श्री विनीत यांनी करून दिला. आजही त्या सर्व आठवणींचे ती भरभरून कौतुक करते.

विवाहानंतर डॉ भारती न्यू ब्रुनस्वीक विभागातील मंक्टन या छोट्याशा गावात रहायला आली. या गावात काही भारतीय कुटुंब रहात होती. उत्साही भारती या समाजाच्या आनंदात सहभागी झाली आणि तिने नृत्य – नाट्य यावर आधारित अनेक भारतीय सांस्कृतिक कार्यक्रम सादर केले. कॅनडातील स्थायीक अन्य भारतीय नागरिकांच्या संस्थांकडून असे कार्यक्रम सादर करण्यासाठी तिच्या मंडळाला आमंत्रित केले जात असे. बघताबघता डॉ भारती, कॅनडियन समाजाची आणि यथावकाश आंतरराष्ट्रीय जेनेटिक आणि कर्करोग या विषयांत संशोधन करणाऱ्या शास्त्रज्ञ गटाची अग्रणी सदस्य झाली.

डॉ भारतीने प्रगत अभ्यासासाठी निवडलेल्या Reproductive Biology या ज्ञानशाखे संदर्भात काही उल्लेख करणे आवश्यक आहे. याच काळांत, मानव आणि अन्य सजीवांची  कृत्रिम गर्भधारणा याचा अभ्यास करण्यासाठी विविध प्रकारचे संशोधन, जगभरात सुरू झाले होते. अगदी प्राथमिक संशोधनात या प्रयोगासाठी प्राण्यांचा वापर केला गेला होता. इंग्लंडमधे In vitro fertilization म्हणजे Assisted reproductive Biology अर्थात कृत्रिम गर्भधारणेचे प्रयोग यशस्वी झाले होते. २५ जुलै, १९७८ या दिवशी लुईस जॉय ब्राऊन या पहिल्या टेस्ट ट्यूब बेबीचा जन्म इंग्लंडमधे झाला होता. मात्र विरोधाभास असा की अगदी याच काळांत भारतामध्ये हम दो हमारे दो या सरकारी धोरणानुसार, संततिनियमन आणि गर्भनिरोधक उपाययोजना करण्यासाठी प्रसिद्धी तंत्राचा वापर जनजागृती केली गेली होती. या सर्व जागतिक संशोधन पर्वाची आणि त्यातील स्थित्यंतराची, डॉ भारती साक्षीदार आहे आणि नंतरच्या काळांत ती यात सहभागी झाली आहे.

 

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Ph D चा अभ्यास पूर्ण होऊन पदवी प्राप्त झाल्यानंतर, कॅनडातील नोव्हा स्कॉशिया येथील डलहौसी युनिव्हार्सिटी मधे बायोकेमिस्ट्री विभागात डॉ भारतीने Post Doctoral अभ्यासक्रम पूर्ण केला. The role of Anti-Estrogen Binding sites in the anti tumor drug Tamoxifen treatment हा तिच्या संशोधनाचा विषय होता. 

साधारण वर्ष १९८५ – ८६ मधे, श्री विनीत यांनी वेगळी नोकरी घेताली आणि डॉ भारतीसह ते कॅनडामधील टोरांटो शहरात, रहायला आले. इथे तिला Hospital for Sick Children या लहान मुलांच्या व्याधी आणि असाध्य रोगांवर उपचार करणाऱ्या जगप्रसिद्ध हॉस्पिटल मधे दुसरी Post Doctoral Fellowship करण्याची संधी मिळाली. Genetic आणि Metabolic या दोन विषयांत, Tay-sachs and Sandhoff या लहान मुलांत आढळणाऱ्या दोन अनुवंशिक रोगांवर संशोधन करणाऱ्या लॅबोरेटरी मधे तिचा अभ्यास सुरू झाला. कॅन्सर व्याधीचा प्रादुर्भाव करू शकणाऱ्या DNA Marker चे संशोधन आणि विश्लेषण हा या अभ्यासक्रमातील तिचा मुख्य विषय होता. याचवेळी कॅनडियन सरकारतर्फे Molecular Genetics या विषयांत Post Doctoral Training Fellowship Award यात तिला प्रवेश मिळाला. इथेच डॉ भारतीच्या Genetic Research आणि Cancer Research या दोन अभ्यासाच्या दोन विषयांची सांगड घातली गेली. पुढची दोन वर्षे Molecular Genetics Diagnostic Laboratory मध्ये तिने हा Training Programme पूर्ण केला. याच दरम्यान वर्ष १९८९ मधे त्यांची मुलगी चि कविताचा जन्म झाला. बाळंतपणातील ती चार – सहा महिन्यांची रजा संपल्यानंतर, तिने  उर्वरित Training Programme पूर्ण केला. या अभ्यासक्रमात तिला संशोधनासाठी स्वतःचा विषय निवडीचे स्वातंत्र्य होते. तिने Cancer Genetics हा विषय निवडला होता. हा Post Doctoral Fellowship Training Programme यशस्वीपणे पूर्ण केल्यानंतर, वर्ष १९९० पासून डॉ भारतीच्या संशोधन कार्याला निश्चित दिशा मिळाली.

हा अभ्यासक्रम पूर्ण झाल्यानंतर डॉ भारती, माऊंट साईनाय (Mount Sinai) या हॉस्पिटलमधे क्लिनिशियन सायंटिस्ट आणि लेक्चरर म्हणून दाखल झाली. इथे डॉ भारतीच्या संशोधनाचा विषय होता अनुवंशिक कोलोन कॅन्सर म्हणजे पोटाचा कर्करोग.  कॅनडासह पाश्चिमात्य देशांत या दुर्मिळ कर्करोगाचे रुग्ण आहेत. पालकांच्या DNA मधून अथवा धूम्रपानाचे व्यसन आणि कुपोषण अशा कारणानेही पोटाचा कर्करोग होऊ शकतो. या व्याधीवरील डॉ भारतीच्या संशोधनाचे महत्व असे की अशा अनुवंशिक व्याधीग्रस्त रुग्णाच्या अन्य नातेवाईकांचे Predictive Genetic or Diagnostic test या स्वरूपाची परीक्षा करून, एखाद्या व्यक्तीच्या अगदी दहाव्या आणि बाराव्या वर्षी, त्याच्या आरोग्याला भविष्यात होणाऱ्या व्याधीची कल्पना येऊ शकते. यामुळे Early Intervention स्वरूपाचे उपचार, या पोटाच्या कर्करोगाचा भविष्यातील प्रादुर्भाव टाळण्यासाठी करता येतात. जगभरातिल या व्याधीने ग्रस्त रुग्णांची नोंद अनेक देशांत घेतली जात होती आणि या नोंदीची संघटित स्वरूपांत एका कॉन्सोर्टियमतर्फे  देवाण घेवाण सुरू झाली होती. या कॉन्सोर्टियमच्या माध्यमातून डॉ भारतीने आपले संशोधन रुग्णांना उपलब्ध करून दिले. या Molecular Genetics विषयातिल अनेक आंतरराष्ट्रीय चर्चासत्रात कॅनडा देशाचे प्रतिनिधित्व केले.

डॉ भारतीच्या कॅनडामधील संशोधन कार्यकाळात The Human Genome Project या जागतिक पातळीवरील संशोधन प्रकल्पाची सुरुवात वर्ष १९९० मधे झाली होती. National Institute of Health आणि United States Department of Energy या अमेरिकन सरकारच्या विभागातर्फे सुरू झालेल्या प्रकल्पात, अनेक देश सहभागी झाले होते. डॉ भारतीने या विषयातील अनेक चर्चासत्रात, कॅनडा देशाचे प्रतिनिधित्व केले आहे. वर्ष २००३ पर्यंत सुरू असलेल्या या आंतरराष्ट्रीय प्रकल्पाची प्रगती – विकास – उपयोगिता – जगभरातील नामवंत संस्थांचा वाढता सहभाग,  याची डॉ भारती सहभागी साक्षीदार आहे. 

लेक्चरर – असिस्टंट प्रोफेसर – असोसिएट प्रोफेसर अशा चढत्या क्रमाने वर्ष २००७ मधे डॉ भारती टोरांटो युनिव्हार्सिटि मधे प्रोफेसर झाली. याकाळांत स्वतःच्या लॅबोरेटरीमधे या विषयांत अभ्यास करणारे विद्यार्थी स्वीकारायला सुरुवात केली.  हे सर्व विद्यार्थी Masters degree and Doctoral degree students, post-doctoral fellows, Medical resident trainees अशा पदवीप्राप्तीनंतर, डॉ भारतीच्या मार्गदर्शनाखाली,  प्रगत अभ्यास करणारे विद्यार्थी होते. डॉ भारतीच्या संशोधनाची सुरुवातीची साधरण पंधरा वर्षे, Cancer Genetics with special Focus on Inherited Colon Cancer या विषयावर केंद्रित झाली होती. या विषयांत डॉ भारती आता जागतिक स्तरावर अधिकारी संशोधक शास्त्रज्ञ म्हणून सर्वमान्य झाली होती. याचवेळी तिने माऊंट साईनाय हॉस्पिटल मधे, Genetic Testing Programme for Colon Cancer हा कर्करोग निदान करणारा कार्यक्रम निर्माण केला. याबद्दल डॉ भारती म्हणते Human Genome Project मधील माझ्या अनुभवाचा आणि अभ्यासाचा फायदा सामान्य रुग्णापर्यन्त मला पोहोचवता आला, हा माझ्यासाठी सगळ्यात मोठा आनंदाचा क्षण होता.  

कॅन्सरचा प्रादुर्भाव होण्यासाठी, मानवी DNA मधील एपिजेनेटिक गुणसुत्रांचा प्रभाव निश्चित परिणाम करतो, याचा अभ्यास हे कॅन्सर संशोधनामधील नवीन क्षेत्र आहे. जागतिक संदर्भाने पाहिले तर या क्षेत्रात संशोधन करणाऱ्या महिला शास्त्रज्ञ फार कमी आहेत. डॉ भारती या क्षेत्रातील अग्रणि महिला शास्त्रज्ञ म्हणून जागतिक पातळीवर कीर्तिमान झाली आहे. या बरोबरच कोलोन कॅन्सर आणि प्रोस्टेट कॅन्सर या दोन व्याधींच्या संशोधनातील आघाडीची जेनेटिक रिसर्चर सायंटिस्ट म्हणून कॅनडा देशात ख्यातकीर्त आहे.

Prostate Cancer म्हणजे मूत्राशयचा कर्करोग ही पुरुष रुग्णांना होणारी एक व्याधी. याला अपायकारक असणाऱ्या जेनेटिक अथवा एपिजेनेटिक गुणसुत्रांवर  संशोधन झाले नव्हते. डॉ भारतीचे या विषयातील संशोधन, पथदर्शक स्वरूपाचे आहे. तिच्या अभ्यासानुसार या व्याधीने ग्रस्त रुग्ण दोन प्रकारचे असतात. खूप गंभीर पातळीवरील ग्रस्त रुग्णांना केमोथेरपी आणि शस्त्रक्रिया अशा तितक्याच आक्रमाक उपचारांची आवश्यकता असते. प्राथमिक स्वरूपाच्या व्याधीग्रस्त रुग्णांना दर सहा महिन्यांनी उपचारांची आवश्यकता असते. डॉ भारती आणि तिच्या सहकऱ्यांच्या, पुरुष रुग्णांच्या मूत्रातील बायोमार्करच्या संशोधनानुसार,  मूत्राशयच्या  कर्करोगाचे  निदान करता येते. रुग्णाच्या मूत्राच्या डॉ भारतीने केलेल्या जेनेटिक विश्लेषणावरून रुग्णांचा डॉक्टर आता त्याच्या आजाराच्या गांभीर्याचे नेमके निदान करू शकतो आणि आवश्यक ती उपाय योजना सुचवू शकतो. या मानवी DNA मधील गुणसुत्रांचा बिघाड का होतो आणि त्याचा प्रभाव किती असतो यांचा अभ्यास म्हणजे Epigenetic चे संशोधन. मूत्राशयचा कर्करोग यावर योग्य उपाय करण्यासाठी डॉ भारतीने केलेले Epigenetic चे प्राथमिक संशोधन, तिच्या कारकीर्दीचा कळसाध्याय आहे.   

पुरुषांचा मूत्राशयाचा कर्करोग – अंडकोषाचा कर्करोग  या संदर्भात पुरुषांमध्ये जागृती करणारी Movember ही नवी दिशा देणारी संघटित चळवळ, वर्ष २००३ मधे ऑस्ट्रेलियात सुरू झाली. पुरूषांचे आरोग्यपूर्ण दीर्घायुष्य आणि आनंदी जीवन यासाठी ही चळवळ जागतिक स्तरावर निधी उभारणीचे काम करते. यातूनच या कर्करोग ग्रस्त रुग्णांवर उपचार केले जातात. ऑस्ट्रेलिया – कॅनडा – अमेरिका – युरोप अशा सर्व देशांत ही चळवळ वेगाने विकसित झाली. दर वर्षी नोव्हेंबर माहिन्यात यांचे निधी उभारणी कार्यक्रम जगभर होतात. पुरुषांच्या मिशीचा म्हणजे Moustache चा M लावला म्हणून याला Movember Movement म्हटले गेले आहे. सामाजिक बांधीलकी जपणाऱ्या डॉ भारतीने,  दीर्घकाळ या चळवळीची आणि याच विषयांत काम करणाऱ्या Prostate Cancer, Canada या संघटनेची प्रवक्ता आणि विशेषज्ञ म्हणून मोठे योगदान दिले आहे. 

 

विद्यार्थ्यांसह मध्यभागी पांढऱ्या जॅकेटमधे डॉ भारती बापट

नंतरच्या काळांत झालेल्या प्रगतीमधे, डॉ भारतीच्या मार्गदर्शनाखाली लॅबोरेटरीतिल तिचे सहकारी Genome Profiling चा अभ्यास करतात. यासाठी DNA Genetic Marker चे ऑपरेशन झालेल्या रुग्णाच्या गुणसुत्रांचा परिचय करून घेऊन त्यांचे विश्लेषण करतात. या संशोधनातून रुग्णाच्या गुणसुत्रांत होणारे जैविक – आण्विक स्वरूपाचे सूक्ष्म बदल आणि होणारे विविध फरक यांचे विश्लेषण आणि नोंद केली जाते. या विश्लेषण आणि नोंदीचा फायदा, जगभरातील कॅन्सर व्याधीग्रस्त रुग्णांच्या उपचारासाठी होतो. अमेरिका आणि ऑस्ट्रेलियासह अन्य देशांच्या सहभाग आणि सहकऱ्याने हे संशोधन होत असल्याने, डॉ भारतीचे हे संशोधन वैश्विक पातळीवर पोहोचले आहे. डॉ भारतीच्या लॅबोरेटरीचे नांव BAPAT Laboratory असे आहे. याचा प्रत्येक भारतीयाला निश्चित अभिमान आहे. इथे शिकलेले अनेक विद्यार्थी,  विशेषतः विद्यार्थिनी,  आज या संशोधन क्षेत्रांत महत्वाचे योगदान देत आहेत. डॉ भारतीच्या लॅबोरेटरी मधे तिच्या मार्गदर्शनाखाली, अनेक संशोधन उपक्रम यशस्वी झाले आणि नवीन शोध लावले गेले. यासर्व संशोधन उपक्रम आणि त्यातील शोध या संदर्भात तिच्या रिसर्च टीमने, आजपर्यन्त १८० सायंटिफिक आर्टिकल आणि पेपर प्रकाशित केले आहेत.   

डॉ भारतीचा आणि तिच्या संशोधन कार्याचा विस्ताराने परिचय करून देणारा हा लेख प्रकाशित होईल तोपर्यंत नोव्हेंबर २०२१ मधे तिने निवृत्ती स्वीकारली असेल. सॅम्युअल लुनफील्ड रीसर्च इंस्टीट्यूट या संस्थेशी डॉ भारती संलग्न आहे. याच इन्स्टिट्यूटच्या लॅबोरेटरीत, गेली ३० वर्षे तिचे संशोधन संपन्न झाले आहे. या इन्स्टिट्यूटने तिच्या दीर्घकालीन यशस्वी संशोधन कार्याची विशेष नोंद घेताना, डॉ भारतीला Scientist Emeritus हा सर्वोच्च सन्मान देऊन अलंकृत केले आहे. विद्यार्थीप्रिय शिक्षक म्हणून टोरांटो युनिव्हार्सिटिमधे तिची दीर्घकालीन कारकीर्द कीर्तिमान झाली. Professor Emeritus हा सर्वोच्च किताब देऊन युनिव्हार्सिटीने तिच्या कारकीर्दीचा गौरव केला आहे. आम्हा पारलेकरांसह सर्व भारतीयांना, आमची पारलेकर भारती आपटे, अर्थात डॉ भारती बापट या शास्त्रज्ञ विदूषीचा खूप अभिमान आहे...!..निवृत्तीनंतर काय करायचे याची आखणी झालेलीच आहे. श्री विनीत बापट, सौ कवितासह सर्व आपटे आणि बापट कुटुंबीय यासह  डॉ भारतीला शतशत शुभेच्छा..!      

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अरुण फडके 

३ डिसेंबर, २०२१  

विलेपारले, मुंबई.

लेखन आणि लेखक परिचय:

  • गेली ३५ वर्षे इमारत दुरूस्ती आणि  Heritage Structure Rehabilitation & Restoration या व्यवसाय - या विषयातील अनेक यंत्र-तंत्रांचा विशेषज्ञ.
  • विलेपार्ल्यातील गेल्या ९० वर्षातील हौशी आणि बालनाट्य चळवळ, प्रायोगिक - व्यवसायिक नाट्य चळवळ याचा इतिहास आणि विलेपार्ल्यातील रंगकर्मी यांचा परीचय करून देणाऱ्या पुस्तकाचे संकलन-लेखन सुरु आहे.    
  • फ्रीमेसनरी (Freemasonry) या प्राचीन जागतिक संघटनेचे सदस्य आणि संघटनेच्या भारतातील इतिहासाचे अभ्यासक, एक इंटरनॅशनल कॉफी टेबल बुक प्रकाशित. 
  • विस्मृतीत गेलेल्या मराठी म्हणी - वाक्प्रचार याचे अभ्यासक. पुस्तक लवकरच प्रकाशित होईल. 
  • सिंबॉल सिंबॉलिझम अॅलिगरी, अर्थात  रूपकशास्त्र – प्रतीकशास्त्र --  चिन्ह – चिन्हसंकेत - चिन्हार्थ या विषयाचे अभ्यासक. चिह्न निमित्त – निमित्त चिह्न या पुस्तकाचे लेखन पूर्ण. पुस्तक लवकरच प्रकाशित होईल. 
  • विलेपारल्यातील बलुतेदार, भाग १ आणि भाग २ अशी संकलित २४ लेखांची  दोन ईपुस्तके प्रकाशित झाली आहेत.
  • नव दुर्गा प्राचीन संकल्पना – रुपके आणि मातृदेवता- प्राचीन भारतीय संकल्पना आणि रुपके, ही स्त्री देवतांच्या प्रतीके आणि रुपके या अभ्यासावर आधारित दोन ईपुस्तके प्रकाशित झाली आहेत.
  • आता मी पारल्यात रहात नाही हे ईपुस्तक ११ डिसेंबर २०२१ या दिवशी प्रकाशित होईल.
  • रंग बरसे – अद्भुत रंगसंस्कृति हे रंग या विषयाच्या सांस्कृतिक इतिहासाच्या अभ्यासावर आधारित ईपुस्तक, २५ डिसेंबर २०२१ या दिवशी प्रकाशित होईल.        

अरुण फडके

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It is not the altitude of the hurdle that decides the height of an athlete’s jump, but the count of his courage, self-belief and the viscosity of his undefeated attitude decides the apex. Coming from a humble background, Rahul Bapat not only witnessed a lot of hardships in the prime stage of his life but complemented by his ‘Try, fall, but fly again’ attitude, he steadily learned to navigate through those obstacles to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit within him. Born in a humble family that struggled ineffably to make both ends meet, Rahul was initially raised by a single mother, who supported him against all odds by doing chores for others. When school fees got unaffordable, Rahul unhesitatingly got down to the street to sell books, clothes, wallets, belts, household utensils, fire-crackers, and anything he could to get himself back to school. A down-to-earth persona, Rahul not only believes that his family background was the ultimate motivation for him to reach where he stands today but wholeheartedly gives the entire credit of his success to his parents, especially to his mother for being his role model.

After moving to Japan post his educational accreditations, Rahul started multitudes of ventures including a computer typing agency, translation agency, Indian restaurants in Tokyo. The path was never smooth and he failed drastically at times, even to the extent of becoming completely broke in 2012. Despite all the crests and troughs, his family, especially his wife who has been with him since his school days, stood as a pillar encouraging him to transcend those turbulent times. Molding himself as an Investor vis-à-vis a Chief of Operations at Creditsafe, Rahul has gradually emerged as a focused investor in the Healthcare sector in India and the Real-Estate sector in Japan.

Below is an excerpt of Rahul’s exclusive interview with CEO Insights.

What decided the course of your journey with Creditsafe?

If given a choice between creativity & fun versus discipline, my obvious choice will be the former, and I believe that Creditsafe satisfies this criterion for me. On top of that, Creditsafe had just begun its journey in Japan which is the second-largest market for credit reporting business. Although the incumbent competitors in Japan are goliath-size, they came with a very unique offering of online credit reporting that has the potential to make a dent in the market. The mere thought of how much we can disrupt the market intrigued me against all the fear factors such as the newness in a highly culturally oriented market and customers' affinity towards the century-old giant competitors, and so on. I was not only intriguingly impressed but predominantly on-boarded to be the key enabler of Creditsafe to disrupt the market here.

Highlighting your roles and responsibilities, tell us about your journey so far at Creditsafe.

Being a firm believer of ‘Ignorance on fire is far better than knowledge on ice’, my passion for Creditsafe stems from the challenges we have in hand which is more than the role and the title. I have always worn different hats at different times depending on the need of the hour, even going to the extent of giving cold calls to customers in the urge to demonstrate the thought process to my peers. As Sales has been a part of my DNA, I specifically engage in ensuring ‘customer satisfaction’ by transforming the data into trustworthy information that our customers can rely on to make insightful credit decisions. With a passionate team of great people, we have just celebrated our fifth anniversary in Japan. We are in the infant stage of operations versus a big and ambitious journey ahead of us. I always keep an eye on how we can maximize our data available without compromising the quality while keeping costs at the bare minimum.

How would you define Creditsafe as an organization and its position in the market? What is the unique proposition that your organization offers to clients?

Creditsafe, the global business intelligence experts, has 23 offices in 14 countries and provides over 365 million online credit reports across 160 countries. We are one of the largest online credit reporting companies with unique yet disruptive offerings and there is hardly any information provided with such vast global corporate information. Our online credit reports include not only the basic information but also the key indicators like information on the financials, shareholders, directors, group structures, sanctions, negative events, customers, suppliers and so on. We have a unique offering of web researching and telephonic fresh investigation of companies that comes at better customer value. Our customers can not only view the company reports but also monitor companies with an interactive alert mechanism in place when there is a change in the key performance indicators. We also provide unique services of corporate data cleansing and matching, Risk, and compliance solutions. This entire data is now available not only through our website but also in the form of easy-to-plugin APIs. I think this will be a key parameter in shaping the future of Creditsafe.

What are the opportunities and growth scope you see in the Japanese market and what are the steps that you take to stay industry-ready?

Striding in the second-largest market of the corporate credit management business, we are still at the nascent stage, and I see there is a humongous scope for us to grow. However, the market is quite atypical in nature owing to its unique business culture, demand for accuracy of the data at a granular level. Additionally, customers are so accustomed to the local providers that we appear to be an outsider at times. We have a dedicated team that ensures our online reports are available 24x7, data is accurate and up-to-date while offering necessary customization. For this, we are adopting disruptive technologies wherever feasible, applicable and can provide customer value with iron clad information security.

What is the future roadmap set for Creditsafe and how is the firm gearing up for it? What role do you intend to play in it?

Digging deeper against expanding shallower’ has been Creditsafe's legacy, and we are continuing the same roadmap. We are young in Japan, and that makes us agile in adapting to new standards and technology. Our fresh and advanced offerings of online reporting, APIs, Risk and Compliance are disruptive. Being very selective about our resources, and we handpick our associates who are experts with passion ready to disrupt. In future, customers will demand quicker turnarounds, more accurate and up-to-the-hour information, and budgets with belts tightened will be the second nature of the market and this is where Creditsafe can beat the competition by latching on opportunities in this space. In the last 5 years of operations in Japan, we have clinched a customer base of over 3,000 happy customers and are poised to augment this further. Whatever title I may behold, I am sure I will be playing the lead role in architecting the future of Creditsafe to take it to the finish line.

As an experienced analyst with a demonstrated history of working across the administrative and operational functions of various firms, what advice would you give to the budding professionals?

Times are changing. The pandemic has brought a paradigm shift in the way our customers think and act. It has stirred the entire economy and pushed us into a focal point of the raging tornado of work from anywhere, digitization, mobilization, Automation, and disintermediation. The way we work is never going to be the same. The skills we need will dramatically change. Rising and falling will happen faster than ever. The game changers are also combinatorial in nature. The entire operating system of how customers behave is changing. Going forward, it's crucial how we structurally bring a planned organizational change that installs more agility, responsive strategy, and fearless culture of innovation and how you as a leader, step up to the plate, will define the future. People not machines will still be the focal point of success. Specialize in appointing the right people to the task, set the goal that mirrors their aspirations, motivate them to get there, and compensate them well after the job is well done. Remember who you are. You be the expert generalist and let your specialist do the job. You be the integrator, not the analyst. You be the agenda-setter, not the order taker.

You are also quite known for giving back to society. Tell us about the philanthropic works that you are currently engaged with?

I have been recently appointed as councilor to (IJF) India-Japan Foundation - a non-partisan, not-for profit, non-state organization dedicated to working towards strengthening the India-Japan Global Partnership (IJGP), towards the establishment of the empowerment-based Alternative Development Model (ADM) under the able leadership of Mr. Vibhav Kant Upadhyay who has been my inspiration. As my little contribution to giving back to society, I also run a charity group called ‘Taskeru Indo’ in Japan along with a few friends. With over 150 members, we have touched over 15 financially deprived families for the last 15 years to make them stand on their toes.

Source: Rahul Bapat, Published with permission from Rahul Bapat



Dr. SRIKANT DATAR,C.A.,PGDBM, ICW, M.S.(Stat), M.A.(Econ),PhD(Business)

Arthur Lowes Dickinson Professor at Harvard Business School

Senior Associate Dean, Harvard Business School

Faculty Chair, Harvard Innovation Labs

One Harvard Faculty Fellow

A Chartered Accountantwho holds two masters degrees and a Ph.D. from Stanford University

An author of more than 35 books.

Dr. Srikant M. Datar currently serves as the Arthur Lowes Dickinson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard University.

Dr. Srikant is a dedicated and innovative teacher who received the ‘George Leland Bach Award for Excellence in the Classroom’ at Carnegie Mellon University and the ‘Distinguished Teaching Award’ at Stanford University. He teaches MBA and executive education classes in design thinking, innovation, big data, and strategy implementation. He is a co-author of the leading cost accounting textbook published by Harvard Business Press,‘Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis’ published by Prentice-Hall, and 

‘Rethinking the MBA: Business Education at a Crossroads’. Dr. Srikant also has served on the editorial board of several journals and published his research in prestigious journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Management Science.

Born on 18th December 1953, Dr. Srikanthails from Mumbai. His parents and grandparents were highly educated.No wonder Dr. Srikant is such a great academician!Dr. Srikant’s Father, Captain MadhavGopalDatar, was a freedom fighter. After independence of India,he founded ‘The Nautical and Engineering College’, which prepares students for the Merchant Navy, and retired as its Principal. Dr. Srikant’s paternal grandfather was a doctor atMiraj. His maternal grandfather, Dr C. G. Pandit was a medical scientist and the first director of the Indian Council of Medical Research.He was the physician of India’s Prime Minister.He was bestowed with the ‘Padma-Vibhushan Award’. He also founded the Haffkine Institute in Bombay. पंडित-दातारांच्या कुटुंबावर सरस्वतीचा वरदहस्त होता

Dr. Srikant’s mother,ShrimatiSarlaDatar, was a social worker and an elected member of the Pune Municipal Corporation. She taught her sons to care for the poor and the needy and to give voice to those who did not have any. When she passed away in 2005, thousands of slum dwellers, including many women and children, came to pay their last respects because she had done so much for them including giving them a water connection in every home.

Dr. Srikant’s parents sacrificed a great deal so that their two sons could go to the best schools. Srikant and his brother were encouraged to study hard, play a lot of sports (tennis, cricket, hockey, and football) and participate in extra-curricular activities like debates and drama. His father taught Srikant and his brother discipline, the value of hard work, integrity, honesty, and what it means to live a life with high character. Dr. Srikant relates to an incidence when his father refused to give him any money to go for a birthday party at the race course (the Mahalaxmi race course is a horse-racing track at Mahalaxmi, Mumbai). Captain MadhavDatar gave explanation for his refusal. He said, “Srikant, it would not matter if you lose money, but if happen to win your bet, then it will be a wrong message telling you that there is an easy way of earning money. There is nothing for nothing in life.” Dr. Srikant says he learned that the only money that had any value was hard-earned money, and that he should do what he thought was right even if no one else did.

Srikant and his brother spent a lot of time with their grandparents which helped to form a very close-knit and loving family.

Srikant attended Cathedral and John Connon High School. He had fantastic teachers and mentors who really cared about their students and spent time helping them develop into good human beings. He loved school and the many friends he made there.

After his high school, Srikant’s next sixteen years were spent in a unique pursuit of learning and knowledge, acquiring educational degrees in various fields that constituted his steeply up-going graph of academic successes, each one greater than the previous one. Srikant attended St Xavier’s College Mumbai to obtain his B. Sc. (mathematics) with distinction in 1973.  By 1976, he completed the course of Chartered Accountant and then attended IIM Ahmadabad for a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management which he completed in 1978 with a Gold Medal performance.  Next two years he attended the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India and appeared for Cost Accountancy exam grabbing a Gold Medal again in 1980. He started working for Tata Group,and was given education leave to pursue further studies in US.

In US, he attended Stanford University for M.S. program in Statistics which he completed in 1983. In next one year, he completed M.A. in Economics from Stanford University. He enrolled for PhD in Stanford which he completed in 1985. At this point, Dr. Srikant decided to pursue his interest in teaching and research thereafter.He became faculty member at Stanford.

Work and Research:

Dr. Srikant says he is never afraid of failure and that is the secret of his success. He always drew inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and Nelson Mandela.

Dr. Srikant says he has often tried to take the road less travelled and to follow his interests. Many of his papers and courses were among the first written in the new fields he tried to explore. His early research was in Game Theory and Agency Theory related to the design of incentives to balance risks and rewards, the design of compensation plans, and the building of reputations. In the early 1990s, he became interested in manufacturing economics and the economics of productivity, quality and time-based competition. In the early 2000s, he started working on issues of corporate governance.

In the mid-2000s, he worked on a research project on the future of management education that resulted in the publication of the book, ‘Rethinking the MBA: Business Education at a Crossroads,’ that has led to many schools all over the world changing their curricula. In early 2010, he became interested in innovative problem solving and design thinking. This research led to the development of a course that teaches techniques to help students think more innovatively and creatively. In 2015, he developed a new course, ‘Managing with Data Science’ on the use of big data and critical thinking to make decisions.

Dr. Srikant has worked as an accountant and planner in industry, and as a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford University and Harvard University, all in the US. Dr. Srikant’s research interests are in the cost management and management control areas. He has published his research on activity-based management, quality, productivity, time-based competition, new product development, bottleneck management, incentives and performance evaluation in several prestigious journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Management Science. He has served on the editorial board of several journals and presented his research to corporate executives and academic audiences in North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Europe.

Dr. Srikantserves on the Board of Directors of ICF International, Novartis AG, Stryker Corporation, and T-Mobile US, and has worked with many corporations on consulting and field-based projects. He is a member of the American Accounting Association and the Institute of Management Accountants.

Rethinking of MBA:

Dr. SrikantDatar is credited for giving new insight and direction to how the MBA schools conduct their courses. Dr. Srikant had purported the theory and had noticed flaws in the MBA education and curriculums in B school much earlier; but there was resistance to accept the radically new approach. 2008 economic crises and slowdown compelled the business schools to study the new approach seriously, and over a short period after that, thousands of Business schools around the world adopted new approach with better flexibility and adaptability to contemporary economic scenarios.   

In 2008, as the Harvard Business School celebrated its Centennial, Professors SrikantDatar and David Garvin and research associate Patrick Cullen began a comprehensive research study to explore the state of MBA education. Their findings comprise the book, ‘Rethinking the MBA: Business Education at a Crossroads’. In the book the authors make the case, that although much of conventional business education is still germane, much of it needs to be rethought. If business schools are going to be a crucible to help forge the next generation of leaders then much needs to be done.

The Rethinking of MBA mainly considers changing dynamics of MBA education, criticism of business education, historical evolution and importance of unaddressed issues thus far, initiative of business schools in the areas of globalization, leadership development and integration, and making MBA program global in flavor.

Dr. SrikantDatar enumerated flaws in the B education system. He stated that introduction of short duration management courses, flexible customized programs, and the concept of B-school ranking is devaluing 2 year regular fulltime management courses. Some of the top business schools have included creative thinking skills, experiential learning, inspirational leadership, etc. in the management program. This is done only to show them apart from other schools but this has not added any value to the courses. Quantitative techniques and case analysis have dominated the curriculum overlooking soft skills. A proper balance of the curriculum is essential. As a result, MBAs have a narrow outlook, are inadequately trained in communication and leadership skills. They lack multidisciplinary approach and are ignorant about the organizational realities faced by the practicing managers.  The students' interest and requirements also must be taken into consideration, as is not a common consideration now. Rethinking the MBA promulgates Global perspective of business and management, cultural sensitivity, effective leadership, integrative thinking, experiential learning and critical thinking should be given topmost priority.

The top six Business schools were selected to study institutional response to ‘Rethinking the MBA:

University of Chicago Booth School of Business, INSEAD, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management and The Centre for Creative Leadership.

Dr. Srikant’s views on ‘Economic growth and social justice and the qualities of humility, courage, and trust’:

 On 30th March 2017, Dr. Srikant was invited as a chief guest to give the convocation address to the graduating students at IIM Indore.While addressing the Management Graduates, he spoke on various subjects casting light on several global issues and current trends. Dr. Srikant shared his perspective on the stunning international developments that we have witnessed in 2016-17---Brexit and the rise of nationalism and protectionism in many parts of the world.

Dr. Srikant said,“Many are startled by these developments and some saddened. Whatever your view of what is happening, it is important to understand why it is occurring, what one might learn from it, and what lessons it carries for you as managers and entrepreneurs. We certainly live in interesting times.”

“Let me start with the recent US Presidential elections and give you some context. Many towns in several parts of the United States are company towns. By that I mean, one or two companies, often in the same industry---for example, steel or automobiles---provide most of the employment. For a long time in the postwar period through the 1960s, individuals who worked at these companies earned good wages, enjoyed economic security, and did not experience significant differences in class structures---factory workers and executives sent their children to the same schools, had similar family structures and lived in relatively similar neighborhoods.”

“Then starting in the 1970s and through the end of the 20th century, things began to change. Many plants shut down as globalization brought cheaper products from overseas. This second phase of globalization, starting in the 1970s, was fueled by rapid developments in information and communication technology. These technologies allowed companies to develop global supply chains because it made it easier to coordinate complex activities and produce products in locations where labor was cheap. Developing countries like India, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Thailand benefited by making parts or components for products manufactured in the developed world.”

“The tremendous improvements in information and communication technologies and the digitization and automation that resulted from it had other unexpected effects. It did cause loss of jobs for many people. But that is only half truth. The other half is the potential benefits of advanced technology. The role of technology in transforming work and society has been a staple of human progress. Most people would not wish to go back to the days of toiling in fields or factories.”

“Earlier innovations fortunately led to the creation of new jobs in new industries for which many people were either prepared or trained reducing the tension between economic growth and social justice. What is new is the pace at which the more recent innovations have occurred leaving large numbers of people at risk of losing their jobs, together with dramatic increase in inequality and the skewing of income and wealth.”

“Of all the wealth created in the United States over the last 20 years, about a third has gone to the top 1% of the population. The bottom 50% has hardly benefited. This inequality is concerning to many Americans, but what is agitating Americans even more is a different kind of inequality---the lack of opportunity to move up the economic and social ladder for Americans who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. These Americans believe that the elites who have the benefit of a good education and the technical and managerial skills that go with it are not only getting all the rewards, but taking away their jobs.”

“But even if more protectionist policies were implemented and immigration curbed, I do not believe it would have a significant effect on jobs. Protectionist policies do not address the biggest threat to sustainable livelihoods. The vast majority of jobs that have been lost in the last decade and will be lost in the future are due to automation, digitization, machine learning and artificial intelligence.”

“India too can benefit from the new artificial intelligence and sensing technologies, just as it did with software and computers. But it will also have to grapple with issues of economic growth and social justice, the impact of technology on jobs and lives, unemployment, and inequality of income and opportunity. At the same time, nationalist and protectionist policies in the US and other countries will have ripple effects all over the world including here in India.”

“Whether in India or in the US, the solutions to these problems are neither simple nor easy. At one level, the challenge is an old one ---only more severe because of the speed of change. Without going into details let me sketch out some of the ideas that have been proposed if only to emphasize the kind of innovative thinking that will be needed---shorter work weeks as in several Scandinavian countries, rewarding individuals for the data they share, a larger safety net and a living wage for individuals who lose their jobs, flexible and specific training programs to prepare workers for new economy jobs as opposed to broad general training, incentives to encourage hiring, for example, by reducing employer payroll taxes or giving subsidies, and decreasing the current bias in favor of capital investments.”

Dr. Srikant gave three-point advice to the management graduates; humility, courage and trust.

“Humility helps you keep perspective. It reminds you to be thankful and grateful for the privileges you have enjoyed. It helps build empathy, the root of all innovation. Humility will help guide you toward the economic and social innovations needed to achieve growth with social justice.

Developing empathy will cause you to be more reflective, introspective and self-aware.  It will help you to understand better the impact your behavior has on others and why others see you the way they do.  If we do things right, perhaps the new economy will help us achieve this lofty vision of inclusive growth. If we do not, the tensions and tribulations it will create will test the very fabric of our societies. I am optimist about the new generation. We have to strive to achieve what Mahatma Gandhi had said, “Recall the face of the poorest and weakest man you have seen, and ask if the steps you contemplate taking are going to be of any use in restoring to him control over his own life and destiny.”

Building trust: “Whether in India, the US, or Europe, technological innovation will threaten families and disrupt lives. You should become leaders capable of solving the problems of those affected. In the past decade, culminating in the recent global financial crisis, businesses have lost the trust of our societies.  Today, average citizens do not see business as a force for good. They have almost forgotten the pivotal role business plays in bringing them products, services, and jobs, and improving the quality of their lives.  Instead, society sees business as disrespecting laws and rules and using all possible means to gain wealth without creating long-term sustainable value. This is an untenable situation but getting back society’s trust will require behavior that exemplifies high standards of ethical and moral conduct.”

Courage: We frequently face the choice between taking the right action, acting honorably and ethically or simply taking the easy course, the one that is most convenient. It takes great courage to take the more ethical course. It is not always easy to take a stand, to do what is right. But for the best managers and leaders, ethics and integrity are just part of their identity, who they are and want to be. Ethical actions are an important priority that cannot be sacrificed for the expediency or profits because in the long run an organization without values cannot survive. History reminds us that this is also true of societies and nations.”

Dr. Srikant further says to the graduating MBAs,

“You have been endowed with critical and innovative thinking skills so crucial to making sound judgments and wise decisions. You are therefore uniquely positioned to act, to make things happen. If you do this right, the young generation will create the most wealth and the highest welfare of any generation.”

“We cannot afford to fail. Guided by the goals of economic growth and social justice and the qualities of humility, courage, and trust, the choice is ours, to dream and make.”

Dr. Srikant quoted Robert Kennedy expressing beautifully the importance of appreciating life beyond output and jobs:

“The Gross National Product does not allow for the health of the children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages; the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage; neither our wisdom nor our learning; neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile. “

Advice to youth:

Dr. Srikant says, “Have courage to do right, build empathy for people who have not been as lucky, stay humble, engender trust, make a difference.”

“When faced with a choice, have the courage to do what is right, not what is convenient. I am certain that during your careers you will be tested on this dimension many times. Each time, I hope you will persevere and not succumb to pressure and temptation. Have the courage to speak truth to power.”

He tells his students about the seven qualities of great leaders and asks them to try to work towards them in their careers:

1. Build a sense of purpose and a vision for the future; 2. Inspire others to make a difference; 3. Act boldly and wisely but with humility; 4. Develop empathy and trust; 5. Be open minded and have a constant desire to learn; 5. Be able to cope with failure and 7. Have the courage and discipline to do what is right.

Mahatma Gandhi’s seven deadly sins express what he thinks should be taught to students to avoid:

1.            Wealth without work; 2. Worship without sacrifice; 3. Knowledge without character; 4. Commerce without morality; 5. Science without humanity; 6. Pleasure without conscience; and 7. Politics without principles.

Relation to Roots:

Dr. Srikantrealizes his responsibility towards his motherland, and tries to give back to India whenever he can. He serves as a Member of the Court of Shiv Nadar University, and on the Board of Governors of his alma mater, The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad and the Governing Council of the SP Jain Institute of Management and Research. He has conducted several seminars and interacted with many management schools in India to help them reshape management education in India.

He has also served on the board of directors of Indian Companies---KPIT Infosystems (Pune) and HCL Technologies (Noida).

As an economist, he strongly believes what President Franklin Roosevelt had once said, “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

 

•             George Leland Bach teaching award at Carnegie Mellon University

•             One of very few individuals to receive tenure and chaired professorships at both Stanford University and Harvard University, within 8 years of his Ph.D.

•             The Distinguished Teaching Award at Stanford University.

•             Served on the editorial board and as Associate editor of several leading academic journals.

•             Co-author of leading Cost and Management Accounting textbook, “Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis currently in its 16th edition

•             Co-author of major text books that have been studied by over 3 million students

•             Co-author of ‘Rethinking the MBA: Business Education at a Crossroads’ that has had a major effect in reshaping MBA program curricula since it was first published in 2010.

•             Published over 40 articles in leading academic business journals and served as an associate editor of several journals

•             Chair of the Harvard Innovation Labs and Senior Associate Dean of Harvard Business School

•             Distinguished Alumni Award, IIM Ahmedabad

•             Member of the board of directors of Novartis AG (Switzerland), Stryker Corporation (US), T-Mobile Corporation (US) and ICF International (US

 

SPECIAL HONORS:

 

---Named among the top 50 Management thinkers in India

---On the cover of Outlook magazine under title, “The World’s Top Indian Gurus”

---Recipient of a Doctorate of Literature, HonorisCausa, from Symbiosis International University.

---Rethinking the MBA: Business Education at a Crossroads” (Datar, Garvin, Cullen, Harvard Business Press, 2010) recognized by Strategy + Business as one of the Best Business Books.

 

POSITIONS HELD

 

1989-1993            Tenured Professor of Business at Carnegie-Mellon University and Stanford University

1993-1996            W Littlefield Professor at Stanford University

1996 onwards    Arthur Lowes Dickinson Professor Harvard University

 

 

FAMILY

Dr. Srikant was introduced to his wife, Swati, by their parents who knew each other. They met a few times and decided to get married. Swati was trained as a commercial artist but is a homemaker after their marriage. Dr. Srikant says she is an amazing person and stood like a rock fortheir family. She has sacrificed her career for the family and is greatly responsible for their happiness and successes.

Dr. Srikant and Swati are blessed with three children, Radhika, Gayatri, and Sidharth.

Their both daughters are highly accomplished in their careers. Their eldest daughter Radhika is a medical doctor.

Younger daughter Gayatriis a graduate from Harvard University. She is currently an MBA student at Stanford University and doing a project in Rwanda as part of her MBA program. The project she is working on is called ‘Design for Extreme Affordability.’ In order to improve the lives of poor people in Rwanda, she has formulated a method to create smooth flooring. She uses simple soil with a coat of Linseed oil/flax seed oil which is imported from India. The result is amazingly smooth floor of their huts which even repels many insects from entering the huts. This project is not for profit, and is noticed and appreciated by Bill Gates via Tweet. Gayatri’s name has appeared in ‘Forbes Magazine- 30 under Thirty’. Gayatri wants to go to India to try implement this new innovation after she completes her project in Rwanda.

Their youngest son Siddharth is an undergraduate student.

 

 

 

 

 


GMG Job-Interview Help 

To Particiapte as a Mentor : https://forms.gle/B65aNm1jpsyYPo518

Application form for Mentee: https://forms.gle/9Nrc7NvrQASEArYN9  

Based on observations in many past interviews conducted by the GMG community members, the common theme was that candidates, especially Marathi candidates come unprepared to the interviews and miss a valuable opportunity to get a high impact and well paid job. This performance can be improved with a little guided preparation and community mentoring for these individuals to better prepare themselves. 

GMG will establish a worldwide career help platform for Marathi students and professionals to help with their career progression and building aspirations.

The preparations for job interviews start much before one actually enters the job market. The group mentors will guide to build Network and to create effective LinkedIn profile

This platform will organize online or in person seminars for the candidates to

1) Learn more about the interview processes,

2) Ask clarifying questions about the interview process,

3) Remediate the common pitfalls seen by the seasoned interviewers

4) Facilitate mock interviews and other (instant messenger based) collaboration amongst the candidates themselves,

5) Provide tips to prepare for such interviews and

6) Learn about day to day working of the job from professionals already working at the high tech companies to improve the chances of success at the interviews.

To avail the benefits of this excellent platform contact gmgjob@garjemarathi.com / Anand 001 7327897130 

 

This platform 1) will NOT provide readymade solutions to the frequently asked questions for the candidates, 2) will NOT provide mechanisms for people to hack the interviews unethically, 3) is NOT intended to provide personalized feedback from past interviews (most companies do not allow such feedback), 4) will NOT be used to discuss, propagate or disseminate political and divisive agenda, and 5) MUST NOT be used to stock, harass and make others uncomfortable - such actions once reported will be dealt severely according to community rules.

 

  1. Fundamentals of all interview approach,  process  and Preparation:- 

CV/Bio, Covering letter,

LinkedIn page, Building references

Statement of purpose, Mission statement Mindset,

Confidence, Perseverance, appearances, language and conversational skill

  1. Technical – Subject specific
  2. Type of the company: - Startup, Midsize, Large Inc. educational institutions,
  3. Workshop- Mock interview


 

Online 10 weeks 20 sessions course in (1) eLearning & online Training and (2) Engineering Standards Management in MENA (Middle East & N. Africa region)

TRAINER:

Raghav Sadekar, Garje Marathi Kuwait Chapter - Entrepreneur • Management Consultant • Business Advisor • Visionary, Passionate & innovative, Thought provoking Mentor. rsadekar@consultant.com

(1)

eLearning & online Training in MENA (Middle East & N. Africa region)

 

COURSE TITLE: eLearning & online Training in MENA region (Middle East & N. Africa -19 countries).

METHOD: Online : Google Classroom

MEDIUM : English & Marathi

DURATION:  1.5 hrs / session of total 10 sessions

SESSIONS: Every FRIDAY of week from 19 NOV 2021 – 21 JAN 2022. (Subject to more sessions)

TRAINEES PROFILE:  Entry & Mid-management level graduates, fresh Entrepreneurs,  Start-Ups or  SME and new Entrants. 

COURSE DETAILS:

  • Concepts of eLearning
  • Best Practices for effective eLearning
  • Key Trends of eLearning & online training
  • Learning Management system (LMS)  
  • Creating an LMS system course (storyboard)
  • Key Industrial & Management online courses for Oil & Gas sector  (content analysis)
  • ASTM.org. Digital Library introduction for Engineering & Construction sector.

(2)

Engineering Standards Management in MENA (Middle East & N.Africa region)

METHOD –  Online : Google Classroom

MEDIUM –  English & Marathi

DURATION –  1.5 hrs / session of total 10 sessions

SESSIONS – Every  SATURDAY of week from 20 NOV 2021 – 22 JAN 2022.(subject to more sessions)

TRAINEES PROFILE

Entry & Mid-management level graduates, fresh Entrepreneurs, Startups & SME, New industry-Hires in  Energy, Engineering & Construction, Utilities (Power & Water), Academics, Aviation, QA-QC, Procurement & Laboratory sector personnel in the MENA region.

COURSE DETAILS -

  • Concepts on Engineering Standards 
  • Importance & Benefits of Engineering Standards
  • Best Practices & Compliance with Standards
  • Industry based Engineering  Standards  usage in MENA region
  • Single source of Engineering Standards API, ASTM, ASME, BSI, ISO, IEEE….& eBooks platform
  • Online Standards e-Sources & ASTM.org Digital Library

COURSE MEDIA –

Each Module will have multiple M.S. Power-point (.ppt) / Videos / .pdf Files / eBooks  & Hyperlinks to key reference documents.

Part of GMG Innovation Academy’s TEACH TO TEACH initiative : Free course offered to our community members by Garje Marathi Global

 

 

 


Fireside Chat with VASU JAKKAL

https://youtu.be/3VVAZwKRj5w

Fireside Chat with VASU JAKKAL Corporate Vice President Microsoft Security, Compliance & Identity

Moderator: Vijay Talele CEO at COEP's Bhau Institute of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Saturday 23 October, 7.30 AM California Time/ 8.00 PM India Time


After successfully completing two programs Garje Marathi Global announces AI mentoring program by Prof. Ajit Jaokar starting from First week Jan 2022.

Who can join?

*Anyone who wants to learn coding for AI and anyone who has done coding in any form at any time.

What will we do?

We will study the core machine learning and deep learning algorithms in AI namely, Regression, Classification. PCA. Clustering, MLP, CNN

How will we do it?

We will study the problem first, understand the data, run the code, analyze the code, study the results. modify the code (quiz)

How will we study

Online in groups of 5, multiple groups

What do the participants need?

Just a browser i.e. running on the web/cloud

What is our approach to learning?

AI is a complex subject but by focusing on the core set of AI problems and working in small, supporting groups, you can learn AI relatively faster. You will also explore the similarities and common elements across the different algorithms helping you to learn faster.

 

Ajit Jaokar 

Course Director: Artificial Intelligence: Cloud and Edge Implementations - University of Oxford

This course is presented by Ajit in a personal capacity and not affiliated to any university or company he is associated with, His LinkedIn profile is Ajit Jaokar

 

For Admission : Apply with short resume to garjemarathi@gmail.com Sub: “Application for AI Mentoring Workshop Jan2022”

 

Disclaimer:

This course is offered free to all selected candidates.

All candidates are joining the course at their own free will and Garje Marathi Global and directors of Garje Marathi Global, the course director Ajit Jaokar bear no responsibility for data security, and scope- limitations of the topics taught during the workshop.

Garje Marathi Global and directors of Garje Marathi Global, the course director Ajit Jaokar are not responsible for timely completion of the course.

The admission to the course is completely at the discretion of Garje Marathi Global and directors of Garje Marathi Global, the course director Ajit Jaokar.

The entire course will be recorded and the contents of the recording fully or in parts will be made available on public platform as per the decision and desire of Garje Marathi Global and directors of Garje Marathi Global, the course director Ajit Jaokar.

 

 


Watch inspiring thoughts of Amit Waikar the GMG Leader : https://lnkd.in/dcbFMwX4, Sakal Digital Media , Saam TV and Garje Marathi Global present : GLOBAL MAHARASHTRA मराठी मातीत जन्म घेऊन सातासमुद्रापार आपल्या कर्तृत्वाचा झेंडा फडकविणाऱ्या मराठी माणसांच्या inspiring stories


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Certificate Course on Supply Chain Management

Offered by Garje Marathi Innovation Academy

Supply Chain Management (SCM) – Why, What and How

Purpose: The purpose of this course is to introduce

  • Scope and complexity in Supply chain Management (SCM)
  • Skills required, Learning options and career opportunities in SCM
  • Basic functions and specialized areas in SCM

Application form : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7MdoE7ijXh5BDqxG4C27340NhfZSoXqTANwHXuZD6VDW53w/viewform?usp=sf_link

Target Audience -    Graduate/PG Students (preferably 3rd or 4th year students from engineering, management, social science faculties) 

  • People with 0 to 3 years of experience and wish to pursue career in SCM
  • People who are interested to know about the SCM

The course will be divided in 3 modules:

Module 1: Why? - Introduction to SCM - Knowing about SCM

  • Importance of the SCM in day-to-day life
  • Scope and complexity in supply chains 
  • Learning options in SCM
  • Opportunities - Career Paths - in SCM
  • Skills and competencies for SCM

Module 2: What? - SCM functions and basic concepts  

  • Strategic sourcing – Source to contract
  • Procurement / Purchasing -  Procure to pay
  • Planning - Forecasting & Demand Management
  • Supply Chain in IT World – Tools and Techniques
  • Operations management – Lean to OR
  • Supplier Quality Management
  • Supply Chain Analytics
  • Logistics & Warehouse Management

Module 3: SCM – How? - Industry and Business Perspective

  • Supply Chain Strategy, Vision and Mission
  • Make vs Buy
  • Product Life Cycle Management
  • Supply Planning – Long Term and Short Term; MRP
  • Continuous improvement in Supply chain process – Lean, TOC
  • Project Management & Project procurement 
  • Financial aspects in Supply chain management
  • Material cost - challenges and opportunities
  • Digitalization of supply chain process
  • Risk management and sustainability at suppliers
  • Compliance and ethics in supply chain

Structure of each session

Each session will be of 90 minutes through online mode (ZOOM/Google Meet)

  • Introduction               -              15 minutes
  • Main topic                  -              45 minutes
  • Q & A                            -              15 minutes
  • Assignment/CS         -              15 minutes 

Duration of the course will be of 3 months and will have 12 sessions divided into 3 modules.

Course will be conducted on-line.

Timing: Module 1 will start on 16 Oct 21 – Saturday at India time 7.30 PM. First module will have 2 sessions:  16 Oct and 23 Oct.

Module 2 will start on 6 Nov and will have tentatively 4 sessions (every week)

Module 3 will tentatively start on Dec 04 and will have 6 sessions. 

Format of each session:

  1. The presentation format will be as follows: Casual conversation among three presenters discussing each of the topics, telling their experiences and introducing SCM concepts.
  2. Videos and slides will be played in the background of this conversation.
  3. The session will be made as interactive as possible.
  4. Handouts will be provided to students at the end of the session
  5. Assignments: Quizzes for key concepts, Case studies (max 2 pages for next session discussion), In-course polls, declare best participation award etc.

Program Tutors

Dr. Manoj Kulkarni  DAB, Head of Corporate Supply Chain, Johnson Electric, Hong Kong 

Kedar  Palsule, CSCP, PMP,  Logistics Operations Manager, Applied Materials, United State

Mohan Wagh, Regional Supply Planner, Syngenta, Manchester, United Kingdom.

We may invite guest lecturers for some sessions.

Certification: 

The tutors will evaluate the participants based on their participation in the discussion, submission of assignments, and interest in the subject throughout the course.

The best participant will be announced at the end of second and third module.  

The certificate of participation and completion will be issued by Garje Marathi Global Innovation Academy.

Introduction of program coordinators of GMG-SCM course

  • Dr. Manoj Kulkarni: Dr. Manoj is working as Head of Corporate Supply Chain for Johnson Electric, Hong Kong based manufacturing company which is the leader in Micro-motors, Motion Sub-systems. He has worked for Mahinda and Mahindra, Emerson Electric, Rosemount Measurement, Ford Motor Company. He has more than 30 years of experience in supply chain (Approx. 10 years each for Indian, American and Chinese company.) His main expertise in establishing supply chain offices from scratch or converting them in an efficient organization – for domestic / MNCs , for small / large companies, in India / China.

He has delivered lectures on Chinese economy as well as Chinese industry and culture in Management school in India; acted as the judge for SIFE Competition at regional and national level in China and is mentoring young professionals in supply chain management.  

He established Marathi Mandal in Dahiasr, Mumbai in 2002; was president of Shanghai Maharashtra Mandal (2010-12) and then of Hong Kong Maharashtra Mandal (2015- 2020). He has started new group of Maharashtra mandals in East Asia “marathi@purvabandh” from May 1, 2019 and is establishing Garje Marathi Chapter in Hong Kong.

  • Kedar Palusle: Kedar has worked in automotive supply chains, 3PLs; managed 3PLs; now in semiconductor supply chain. He was part of Lean Turnaround of 2PL. He currently transitioned from operations management to network optimization which includes transportation optimization, warehouse layout optimization, digital twins, simulation etc. He graduated in electronics engineering from Pune University and then did his Masters in ISyE from Georgia institute of technology. He worked in automotive components manufacturing industry in logistics & supply chain for several companies like Faurecia, SAS and Adient before he switched verticals to get into semiconductor industry with Applied Materials.
  • Mohan Wagh: Mohan is currently working at Syngenta (UK) as Regional Supply Ops Planner. He has earlier experience of working in Essel Propack as supply chain manager and in Asian paints as planning officer. He is studied BE in Chemical Engineering and also completed courses such as Diploma Materials Management. CPSM- ISM USA,  CPIM- ASM – USA.

Every Saturday 7.30 to 9.00PM India time starting from 16 October 2021

Duration of the course 3 months (12 sessions of 90 minutes each divided into 3 modules)

Module 1: Why? Introduction to SCM - Knowing about SCM: 2 sessions

Module 2: What? SCM functions and basic concepts: 4 sessions

Module 3: How? Industry and Business Perspective: 6 sessions


Forsyth County resident and Eagle Scout

OMKAR TAMHANE

earns every ‘Boy Scout Badge’ possible.

 

Tamhane is a Junior at Lambert High School and a member of Troop 27 in the Atlanta Area Council, Northern Ridge District of the Scouts of America.

Tamhane, 16, became an Eagle Scout in the fall of 2019. His project consisted of designing and creating an outdoor arbor for Johns Creek Elementary as well as landscaping the plants near the school’s flagpole.

Fewer than 500 scouts in the history of Scouting have earned all merit badges according to meritbadgeknot.com. For most scouts, earning all 137 merit badges is a dream. Over the past century, more than 110 million scouts have been part of Scouts of America, and less than 500 of them roughly 0.000004 percent have ever earned every badge.

Tamhane completed his badges by attending Merit Badge clinics over the weekends and meeting with merit badge counselors from his troop.

“Attending Merit Badge Clinics was memorable to me as I experienced new ideas as I traveled and met new people,” Tamhane said.

Each merit badge had something to offer, built his personality, and opened the doors to a variety of topics. His personal favorites were scuba diving, aviation, skating, archery, and backpacking.

He learned a plethora of things by completing these Merit Badges: gained a sense of personal finance, learned how to cook, went fly-fishing, water and snow skied, and so much more. He thoroughly enjoyed every merit badge he completed.

Tamhane said that his last merit badge,  backpacking, was the toughest but most memorable one. He also attended Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. He says that Philmont was the best camping trip he had ever gone on.

 Completing all the Merit Badges has opened many doors for him career-wise. But he hopes one day to pursue a career in medicine where he can serve the community.

His family said they are very proud of Omkar, to see his journey which started in second grade as a Cub Scout until he became an Eagle Scout in the ninth grade and now completing all the merit badges in 10th grade.

He wants to be associated with Scouting for the years to come. He is attending Sea Base next summer where he plans to live on a sailboat for a week with a few members of his Troop.

Source: Ashish Tamhane


Congratulations Dr. Vijay Kale, MVSc, PhD, DABT, ERT Drug Discovery Scientist, Toxicologist for  been selected on the Board of Directors of Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). It is the apex organization of about 30 scientific organizations in the US.
FASEB advances health and well-being by promoting research and education in biological and biomedical sciences through collaborative advocacy and service to our societies and their members.
Founded in 1912, FASEB was originally created by three independent scientific organizations to provide a forum in which to hold educational meetings, develop publications, and disseminate biological research results. What started as a small group of dedicated scientists has grown to be the nation’s largest coalition of biomedical researchers, representing 30 scientific societies and over 130,000 researchers from around the world. 
FASEB is recognized as the policy voice of biological and biomedical researchers.


Dr. Milind Dhamankar,  a member of Garje Marathi from North America is happy to announce the publication of his book

“Healthful Diet: think wise, eat twice, drop size”.

It was his pleasure to co-author this book with  Dr. RatnaAshtekar  and Ms. Aditi Kelkar-Hate.

Dr. Dhamankar is passionate about mentoring and “collective progress” while staying in touch with our roots. During his extensive travels, he was exposed to various cuisines and cultures. With his interest in nutritional science, Ayurveda and medicinal value of spices and food, he has been guiding friends and families to address their health issues for several years with positive outcomes. This book was his way to share his knowledge with a wider community with a goal to improve their health issues. Although it was written to serveas a companion to the obesity and diabetes campaign heralded by Dr. Jagannath Dixit from India, its succinct presentation attracts any health conscious mind. It helps answer the most common question that baffles us in modern times: “when, what and how much to eat?” While including the age old wisdom from Ayurveda, it is complete with modern scientific discoveries, nutrition facts, meal plans, recipes and diets to accommodate other comorbid health conditions while striving to control diabetes and obesity.  Holistic approach to health and practical tips to achieve your health goals presented in a simple but comprehensive manner makes this book a must have in your kitchen library!

It is available in three languages : English, Hindi and Marathi for private circulation only. However if interested, copies can be obtained from ADORE trust by contacting Shri Ravi Jagannathan on WhatsApp number: +91 98195 76176.

The obesity and diabetes epidemic in India has a very high price tag for individuals and the country. As a society we don’t have a choice but to fight against it together.  Dr. Dhamankar has volunteered his time for this cause with no personal financial gains. He thinks this book as his “Kharichavata” to help fight this national problem. Garje Marathi can help build this “setu” by supporting ADORE trust. www.adoretrust.org .  For more information on how you can help, email: ewl.adoretrust@gmail.com

महाराष्ट्राचे,मातृभूमीचे,ऋण फेडू या मायमराठी
                           पाऊल पुढे टाकुनी दावू ,झेंडा रोवूया ‘ गर्जे मराठी ‘


Garje Marathi Global is a professional platform that has created a bond between the global Marathi community through excellence driven by education, culminating in social and collective intelligence.

Garje Marathi Global is a registered Non Profit 501c3 company USA.

Garje Marathi Global Foundation is section 8 nonprofit company registered in Maharashtra.

Garje Marathi chapters in South Africa, Kuwait and New Zealand are also registered as nonprofit, social organizations in respective countries. Apart from these three there are 24 GMG Chapters around the world.

"Garje Marathi Global is a platform for 'Non Resident Marathi' and 'Back to Motherland Marathi'( परत मातृभूमीला मराठी) who value knowledge, education and entrepreneurship. GMG has four main objectives: Networking, Mentoring, Giving back to society and to our roots, and to celebrate the success of Marathi around the world.

Padma Vibhushan Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar is mentor to Garje Marathi Global.

GMG Innovation Academy and Acceleration program for Early Stage Start up 

GMG Innovation Academy is our new initiative,  launched on 16 August  2020 .

MOU with prestigious institutions

Garje Marathi Global works in collaboration with number of prestigious universities and has signed formal MOU with Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University , MAGIC Aurangabad, Savitribai Phule Pune University, BHAU Institution, Symbiosis Pune, College of Engineering Pune, Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Association

GMG Mentoring Program

Garje Marathi Global has also launched the Garje Marathi Mentoring program. Garje

 GMG Saksham

We have embarked on a very ambitious social initiative, ‘Saksham’/ सक्षम (Enabled).

Garje Marathi Bio-Health-Pharma Tech Association

"Fostering Bio-Health-Pharma Tech Innovation-

To form synergistic, symbiotic network of academics, professionals, researchers, entrepreneurs and students from Biotech, Healthtech and Pharmatech.

  • GMG Agri Tech Forum

The forum is a symbiotic network of Agri-Tech and allied subjects experts, professionals, academics, and entrepreneurs for the benefit of students, young entrepreneurs, startup entrepreneurs and farmers from Maharashtra.

  • GMG Teach to Teach :

Garje Marathi has created a platform making it easy to share your expertise for the benefit of our community members.

 

 

Declaration:

Garje Marathi is a non-political, non-commercial and non-profit making mission. Each and every service offered by us is free. Garje Marathi will never seek any financial compensation from anyone.

The membership of Garje Marathi is free and will always be.

 


Digvijay Danny Gaekwad : The American Journey

Person of The Year - Digvijay "Danny" Gaekwad  2019

Chairman for state of Florida for Tourism,

Board of Trustee University of central Florida (UCF) largest university.

Board of Director for Space Florida

 

The American Journey: How Danny Gaekwad saw opportunities in challenges to build a business empire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLsf3c-GncU

 

Digvijay “Danny” Gaekwad is a first-generation American entrepreneur and community leader based in Ocala, FL.

He is the Founder-CEO of NDS USA, an IT & Cloud Services company, and Danny G Management, which owns and operates various restaurants and hotels.

In a business career spanning over three decades, Mr. Gaekwad has built over a dozen small- and medium-sized companies worth hundreds of millions of dollars, in diverse fields, such as

Convenience stores,

Real Estate development,

Hospitality and

Information Technology, among various other industries

Born in Baroda, a former princely state in western India, as the

son of a Judge and grandson of a Colonel  in the Indian Army, he graduated in Political Science from the prestigious Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. He moved to the United States in 1987, after his marriage to Manisha Gaekwad.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Besides NDS USA and MGM Hotels, Mr. Gaekwad runs a number of companies, including DG Hospitality, a hotel and restaurant management consulting company; and Danny Gaekwad Development & Investments, which oversees his real estate investments.

Over the years, his companies have created thousands of jobs in Florida and other parts of the United States, contributing hundreds of millions of dollars to the economy.

In 2016, Gov. Rick Scott recognized him with the “One Million Jobs” certificate of appreciation for his contribution “in helping Florida job creators add 1 million jobs between December 2010 and December 2015.”

Mr. Gaekwad’s maiden business venture was a convenience store in Orlando, FL, which he purchased in 1987. In the next eight years, he would build and sell a chain of 26 convenience stores across Florida. After exiting from the convenience store business he launched NDS USA, a medical billing and transcription company. In five years, it became the largest medical billing and transcription business in the world.

Mr. Gaekwad entered the hospitality industry and real estate development in 1997. Today, he owns more than a dozen ventures within the sector, including premium brand hotels such as Intercontinental Hotel Group, Carlson Hotel Group and Hilton Hotel Worldwide. His hotels and restaurants have won many accolades, establishing him as a trendsetter within the industry. He also owns and operates DG Hospitality, a hotel and restaurant management consulting company, which does sales and marketing for hotels and restaurants from inception to operation.

Mr. Gaekwad’s current real estate holdings include golf course lots, hotel sites, restaurant sites, camp grounds, automated car washes and commercial retail sites across Florida. His company “Gaekwad’s Downtown Ocala Mixed-Development” is in the process of constructing a premium hotel and restaurant in downtown Ocala at a site where the historic Ocala House Hotel once stood.

A 350 acre Gaekwad’s Villages Mixed-Use Development is in the process of developing 1,100 residential lots, 300 apartments and a four-acre commercial site at The Villages, FL, one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Additionally, Mr. Gaekwad owns thousands of residential lots in Florida and Kentucky and dozens of residential rental condos across Florida. Other projects in the pipeline include a New Holiday Inn Express Hotel, a new Hilton Garden Hotel (which includes three restaurants) and a Tru by Hilton in Gainesville, FL. 

Mr. Gaekwad is also in the process of building a new accelerator in downtown Orlando, which will house in Exchange building at the historic Church Street Station.

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

Mr. Gaekwad is a well-known community leader who is very active in local, state and national politics. A conservative Republican, he has supported scores of candidates running for various offices. He has supported candidates at all levels and races, ranging from presidential and gubernatorial elections to city council and mayoral campaigns

Mr. Gaekwad has been a steadfast champion of small businesses. He has also worked tirelessly to increase political participation among the Indian American community by recruiting and supporting candidates to run for offices at the grassroots, as well as state and national levels. He has founded or co-founded a number of organizations, including the India Association of Ocala, for which he also constructed a building. Mr. Gaekwad also helped construct the United Way building in Ocala.

BOARD POSITIONS

In the past three decades, Mr. Gaekwad has served on the boards of numerous public, private and nonprofit organizations. He has been a member of the board of directors of Enterprise Florida, Inc., a public-private partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders, since 2009. He is also an executive board member of Visit Florida, the official tourism marketing corporation of the state. Other boards that he serves include:

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Florida Chamber of Commerce, a hundred-year-old trade body that promotes a business friendly climate and jobs creations in the state
  • Chairman, Marion County Visitor and Convention Bureau
  • Chairman, Marion County Tourism Development Council
  • Vice Chairman, Marion County Planning and Zoning Commissioner

In the past, Mr. Gaekwad has also served on a number of Boards, including the following:

  • Space Florida, the agency in charge of aerospace economic development in the state
  • Independence National Bank, which provides various banking products and services
  • Taylor, Bean & Whitaker, which was once the fifth largest mortgage company in the country.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

Mr. Gaekwad has been recognized at the local, state and national levels for his accomplishments in business, as well as for his community service, a number of times. Following are some of the awards and recognitions he has won:

  • Asian American Hotel Owners Association Chairman’s Award. (AAHOA is the largest trade group of hotel owners in the world and its members own every second hotel in the United States.)
  • “One Million Jobs” certificate of appreciation from Gov. Rick Scott for “helping Florida job creators add 1 million jobs between December 2010 and December 2015.
  • Lion of the Year Award
  • Leaders Leader Award, Marion County
  • Community Service Award from the Federation of Indian Seniors Association of North America (August 2017)
  • Pride of India Award 2017
  • Glorious India Chairman’s Award 2017

 


Pandit Sujan Rane,  a multifaceted personality 

“Namaste , Shri Sujan Rane. Sir, Thanks for your blessings!!” Garje Marathi’s supporter, guide octogenarian Pandit Sujan Rane.

Such an inspiring personality!!  

*Professional Banker, Accomplished –acclaimed classical singer of Kirana Gharana, amazing Portrait painter  

https://youtu.be/Ocv5pbJO_XU

Sujan Rane went to Muscat, Oman in 1977 as a senior Official to establish Bank Al Ahli a local Bank , affiliated to  Societe  Generale, the French international Bank. He was successful not only in establishing it but turning it into a profitable Bank within a span of 8 years . Sujan went to Mumbai periodically to engage promising young Maharashtrians for this Bank . They worked successfully in helping himto turn this Bank into a profitable organization , which is now known as Bank of Muscat .

He returned to Mumbai in 1986 and worked as General Manager for Dhrangadra Chemical Works Ltd .  ( connected with Times of India Group of Companies ) and later as a  Consultant  to Manubhai Maneklal the Bear King of Bombay Stock Exchange . In 1992  he was employed on Vice-Presidential level of ABN-ANRO Bank in Saudi Arabia for their Operations in the Eastern Area, while teaching in the evenings , Economics, Banking Operations and Management Accountancy at Institute of Public  Administration, Al-Khobar , a Saudi Government College training Saudi  adult students for Positions in Saudi Government Departments . He was soon appointed a full-time Lecturer in this College and served the College for a few years before taking permanent residence in USA in 2000.

Sujan Rane has been in USA since then , promoting both Hindustani Classical Vocal Music of the Kirana Gharana and Portrait-Painting on a professional basis . During the last 20 years he had the privilege to execute portraits of several distinguished personalities in USA and India

Pandit Sujan Rane has been a Professional Hindustani Classical Singer as well as a Portrait-Painter over the last 40 years .

Music -

Senior  Shishya of Pt Firoz Dastur , doyen of Kirana Gharana who was a Shishya of Sawai Gandharva.

Presented recitals principally at -Indian Cultural Center, Muscat, Oman, Indian Cultural Center, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia , Benares Hindu University. Varanasi , Tata Institute of Fundamental    Research  Mumbai, ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Calcutta , Kala Academy , Goa, International Cultural Institute , Bangalore ., Swami Vallabh Sangeetalay , Mumbai ., New York Cultural Center, New York. , Nehru Center, High Commission of India , London and many other small institutions

Painting-

Commissioned to paint portraits of distinguished personalities like, besides several private individuals.

*Sultan Qaboos , former Ruler Of Oman, *Senator Mr Peter Inverso Of Republican Party of USA , *Indira Gandhi , former Indian  Prime Minister. ,* Shriyans Prasad Jain connected with Times of India. Mumbai. *Swami Chinmayanand for Chinmaya Mission, New Jersey, USA.  *Swami Vivekanand for Vivekanand Kendra , Kanyakumari, South India. *Donated portraits of Indian Classical Musicians  to Maharaja Sayajiraw University of Baroda in Jan 2021.

Held paintings exhibitions at Nehru Center. Mumbai, Shanmukhanand Cultural Center, Mumbai, Brihan Maharashtra Mandal Convention , Calgary , Canada


01 August 2021 : Garje Marathi 5th Anniversary Celebration 

( Wait for program Announcement )

मराठीतील पहिली जागतिक कोविड परिषद

MOU SPPU

"GMGintro"

GMG NonProfit

Ajay Rane

Anil Nene UK

Ashok Khandkar

Deepa Pralhad

Dr. Udayrao Bodhankar

How to Become a scientist

Job opportunities

Shantanu Gandhe

Deepak Dolas

Digiallyglobal

Kedar Palsule

Nilay Gosavi

Prashant Belwalkar

Prashant Gijare

Priya Lele

Raghav Sadekar

Samir Ketkar

Sanjeev Brahme

Shalmali Gadgil

Vaidya Farms

Vinod Nalawade

मराठीतील पहिली जागतिक कोविड परिषद

विवेक समूह - मुंबई तरुण भारत आयोजित जागतिक कोविड परिषदेचे थेट प्रक्षेपण 

Listen to Anand Ganu from 2.39.40 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjVhJmmiY64

MOU SPPU

Garje Marathi Global Foundation and Savitribai Phule Pune University sign MOU.

“Thank you Vice Chancellor Prof. Nitin R. Karmalkar, for your guidance and support.”

Madhav Dabke (Member GMGF), Dr. N S Umarani (Pro Vice Chancellor SPPU), CA Sanjiv Brahme ( Founder, Board Member GMGF), Prof. Nitin R. Karmalkar (Vice Chancellor SPPU), Prasenjit Phadnavis (Management council member SPPU), Dr Prafull Pawar (Registrar of the SPPU), Apoorva Palkar •(director-Innovation,Incubation& Linkages SPPU) and Dr. Parag Kalkar (Dean commerce and management SPPU)

This Memorandum of Understanding is made on this 25 th day of June  2021 between Savitribai Phule Pune University’s – Centre for Innovation, Incubation & Enterprise having office at Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune -411007 and Garje Marathi Global Foundation  a Non Profit, section ‘8’ company registered in India,  having registered office at  202-B-5, Vikas Complex, Castle Mills Compound, Thane West, Maharashtra, 400601 being subsidiary of Garje Marathi Global Inc. a nonprofit company registered in State of California , USA.

SPPU’s-CIIE is a part of SPPU created by Maharashtra Public Universities Act 2016 aimed at innovation, incubation and Linkages in the University and is works on creating innovative courses and training programs leading to employability. SPPU’s-CIIE through its board of research, work out and initiate research in delivery, development of e-learning pedagogy, open distance learning and conventional education. SPPU’s –CIIE works to create synergy at policy and operational level mechanism for co-operation between university departments and industry in the state and other states.

Garje Marathi Global Foundation GMGF is based on education, knowledge, enterprising skills and patriotism, celebrating success of Marathi community is way of acknowledging their contributions to the society, to the economy and to our great nation. GMGF manages all Maharashtra centric initiatives of Garje Marathi Global USA.  GMG has many ongoing projects in Maharashtra, GMG Innovation Academy’s Mentoring program for Early Stage Startups, GMG Agritech Forum, GMG Career Forum Germany, GMG Teach to Teach program and GMG Pharma Health Forum to name few.

Garje Marathi Global Foundation and Savitribai Phule Pune University sign MOU, the office of Vice Chancellor SPPU at 4.00 PM on Friday , 25 June 2021.

In Presence of , :-Madhav Dabke (Member GMGF, Founder Garje Marathi Germany Chapter), Dr. N S Umarani (Pro Vice Chancellor SPPU), CA Sanjiv Brahme ( Founder, Board Member GMGF), Prof. Nitin R. Karmalkar (Vice Chancellor SPPU), Prasenjit Phadnavis (Management council member SPPU), Dr Prafull Pawar (Registrar of the SPPU), Apoorva Palkar •(director-Innovation,Incubation& Linkages SPPU) and Dr. Parag Kalkar (Dean commerce and management SPPU)

Also present were Meenal Mohadikar Director GMGF from Mumbai and Anand Ganu President/ Founder Garje Marathi Global from San Francisco, California USA.

Anand Ganu thanked Vice Chancellor Prof. Nitin R. Karmalkar for his guidance and support. Anand said, “ This is the moment of extreme pride for GMGF. We have great sense of pride and responsibility at the same time. SPPU is one of the most reputed University in the world . Many of GMG members are alumni of this university. Garje Marathi has huge wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise. GMG has large number of members who are very high achiever; highly respected professionals, academician and entrepreneurs. They want to give back to roots, they wish to offer their expertise to their origin Maharashtra. They are looking at this association with hope and lots of expectations. We are confident that SPPU through its number of institutions help us in connecting with many deserving students, entrepreneurs and innovators.” 

Sanjiv Brahme, Founding Director GMGF said, “This MOU has become reality only because of guidance and support of Vice Chancellor Prof. Nitin R. Karmalkar.  I also must mention my very special thanks to Dr. Apoorva Palkar, director-Innovation, Incubation & Linkages SPPU for her vision in recognizing value in this association. We will be closely working with her to make this association a grand success. It is true that GMG and GMGF has lot expertise to offer but we need support and cooperation from esteemed faculty, professors and management of SPPU. This association is based on knowledge sharing. ”

Vice Chancellor Prof. Nitin R. Karmalkar offered his full support for the association between SPPU and GMGF and wished a great success.

"GMGintro"

“GMGintro”  is a GMG Health and Pharma Tech (GMG-HPT) initiative designed to introduce its members to each other.

GMG-HPT members have a diverse educational and professional background. Further, they are scattered all over the globe. GMGintro initiative is designed to highlight our members' achievements, to foster collaborations- peer to peer interactions and for mentoring………. https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=GMGintro

GMG NonProfit

Garej Marathi Global Is registered as Non Profit with Google and Microsoft

 

Ajay Rane awarded 2021 Queensland greats award

Ajay Rane Great supporter and well-wisher of Garje Marathi Global Prof. Dr. Ajay Rane awarded 2021 Queensland greats award………  https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Ajay-Rane-awarded-2021-Queensland-greats-award

Anil Nene UK

त्रिखंड गाजवणाऱ्या, स्वातंत्र्यवीर सावरकर ह्यांच्या मार्सेच्या सागरात मारलेल्या क्रांतिकारी उडीस ८ जुलै २०२१ रोजी १११ वर्षे पूर्ण होत आहेत. त्या निमित्ताने इंग्लंडवासी श्री अनिल नेने बृहन महाराष्ट्र मंडळ स्वित्झर्लंड च्या मासिक अथर्वशीर्ष पठण आणि गाठभेट सत्रात ऐतिहासिक, महान घटनेवर बोलणार आहेत. २०१० साली मार्से येथे संपन्न झालेल्या शताब्दी महोत्सवात त्यांचा सहभाग होता. त्याबद्दलही ते आपल्या आठवणी सांगतील

श्री अनिल नेने हे लेखक, कवी असून त्यांचा इतिहासाचाही अभ्यास आहे. युरोपियन मराठी संमेलनात ते पहिल्या संमेलनापासून पासून सक्रिय सहभागी होत आले आहेत. वीर सावरकर ह्या चित्तथरारक चित्रपट निर्मितीतही त्यांचे व डॉ अश्विनी नेने यांचे योगदान होत. तर अशा वक्त्यांकडून ऑनलाईन ऐकुया "स्वातंत्र्यवीर सावरकरांची युगप्रवर्तक उडी आणि १११ वर्षे" या त्यांच्या व्याख्यानात. 

३  जुलै  २०२१ सायं ७ वाजता स्विस वेळेप्रमाणे (रात्री १०:३० भारतीय वेळ आणि सायं ६ ब्रिटन वेळ) यु ट्युब लिंक : https://youtu.be/rDCOovx8jog

Ashok Khandkar PhD Congratulations,

Elute, Inc. Announces First Clinical Trial Authorization by FDA for Use of Its Antibiotic Eluting Bone Void Filler Product (EP Granules with Tobramycin™)…….  https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Congratulations,-Ashok-Khandkar-PhD

Deepa Pralhad

Understand and learn  *Padma Bhushan C.K. Prahalad’s*  “The concept of The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid”  

*To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/159864080769 *

Deepa Prahalad Abhyankar:Design strategist, Social Innovator, Innovation consultant, Author, Speaker. Thinkers 50 India, Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches, Drucker Forum

In conversation with  :

Sandeep Padhye, Founding Director Garje Marathi Global ,

C.K.Pralhad : social strategist, educator and author  influential global business thinker, a trusted adviser and Management Guru.

“If we stop thinking of the poor at the BOP as victims or as a burden and start recognizing them as resilient and creative entrepreneurs and value conscious consumers, a whole new world of opportunity will open up. When the poor are treated as consumers, they can reap the benefits of respect, choice, and self-esteem and have an opportunity to climb out of the poverty trap.”

Organized by:

Garje Marathi Global Inc.

Three learning and interactive sessions led by Deepa Prahalad.

Sunday 11,18 and 25 July 7.30 to 8.30 AM PDT/ 8.00 to 9.00PM IST

Dr. Udayrao Bodhankar

Dhanwantari Honor Award awarded to pediatrician Dr. Uday Bodhankar on the occasion of Doctors Day, organized by BJP Medical Front

#mahasagarlivenews  

Nagpur: BJP Medical Front Nagpur City was honored with the Dhanwantari award of doctors who contributed their valuable contribution in the social and health sector of Nagpur on July 1 under the guidance of city president MLA Shri Pravinji Datke. In this, well known pediatrician Dr. Uday G Bodhankar, General Physician and renowned diabetes specialist Dr. Jay Deshmukh Sir, renowned Ophthalmologist MP Padmashree Hon. Dr. Vikasji Mahatme, Dr. Maithili Pandey of NCI, and Dr. Pawan Argade was honored by BJP Medical Front Nagpur City with a Dhanwantari statue, certificate of honorable doctors. The city president of BJP Medical Front Dr. Girish Charde was also present in the presence of General Secretary Dr. Shrirang Waradpande, Dr. Dhakulkar, Dr. Patil, Dr. Lalit Jain, Dr. Pranay Chandekar, Sandeep Pande, and all the office bearers of the Medical Front.

How to Become a scientist

How to Become a scientist: Dr. Pallavi Limaye, Dr. Udayan Apte https://youtu.be/tcm3G4oEGOM

www.garjemarathi.com/ https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=GMG-Health-and-Pharma-Technocrats-group.. Pallavi Limaye PhD DABT Director Scientific Consulting , Udayan Apte PhD DABT Associate Professor University of Kansas Medical Center

Job opportunities

Shantanu Gandhe

• 1stGlobal Managing Delivery Architect (Global Technology Consulting Leader)at VERMEG for Banking & Insurance Software7h • 7 hours ago

Vermeg is looking to hire a seasoned technologist for their North America region ,please message me if interested. #hiring #joinourteam

Deepak Dolas•  

1stDirector at PDV Technocrats1w • 1 week ago

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/deepak-dolas-5928b9_hiring-azure-businessdevelopment-activity-6813070113705734145-_5J6

I’m #hiring Business development manager for #Azure. Know anyone who might be interested?
 

Digiallyglobal

WhatsApp Message

Sharing an opening as discussed with Alankar  JD : We are a Singapore based Fintech operating in the area is digital trust to enable better access to credit for SMEs. We have close partnerships with leading banks, neo and open banking players in ASEAN. We are hiring for financial services "strategy manager" role with key requirements : ~ 5 -8 years of digital and fintech experience, good presentation and communication, ability to work with MS word, ppt and excel. Should have excellent problem solving abilities and 1-2 years of experience in fintech and B2B SAAS products. Knowledge of cyber security is preferred but not mandatory. This will be customer facing role involving regular client presentations. Start date must be within next 4 weeks. please DM me or email on partner@digiallyglobal.com. Shrikant: 65 90064757 Location : remote

Kedar Palsule

Teach to Teach: Teach to Teach , "Supply Chain, Lean Logistics and Project Management." Kedar Palsule https://youtu.be/tbltcBzV6_M

Organized by Garje Marathi Global (www.garjemarathi.com), Teach to Teach initiative: https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Teach2Teach

Program start date: September 4th 2021 2. Schedule Frequency & Duration: • 13 weeks from 4th Sep 2021 to 27th Nov 2021 • Every Saturday 9:30 am to 11 am IST (9pm to 10:30 pm PST) (Topics by date to be announced). "Today, more than ever, there is a need for an industry-level view in addition to the academic-view that many students have………… https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Supply-Chain,-Lean-Logistics-and-Project-Management  

Nilay Gosavi

Teach to Teach : Nilay Gosavi Introduction to fundamentals of supply chain management. : Nilay Gosavi

Introduction to fundamentals of supply chain management.

METHOD:      Online

MEDIUM:       English

To Apply : Google Form : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSejEhhMnXYrSlc6pRZ4gt9em8R-IZ-dms2LMzZwV50omTxEZA/viewform?usp=sf_link

MAIN COURSE

  1. Fundamentals of Supply Chain: Le-agile, visible, collaborative supply chains 
  2. Concepts of logistics: Logistics competency, network design, Integrated logistics, barriers 
  3. Importance and use of data in supply chain 
  4. Role on Inventory, demand planning, forecasting, S&OP  
  5. Warehousing, transportation and distribution concepts  

DURATION:  

15 Weeks program / 2 hours every week, Every Saturday from 31 July at 8.00 AM UAE Time ……………….. https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=15-week-free-workshop-Introduction-to-fundamentals-of-supply-chain-management.- 

Prashant Belwalkar

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Prashant Gijare

Sr Director - Digital Transformation at SCMiND2d 

Business Leaders should not perceive process automation as just cutting hours of operations but freeing people from mundane, repetitive work to do some meaningful work instead. As a result, automation reduces future hiring as the same workforce is now more productive and able to take on more (and meaningful) work.
On the flip side, The workforce should not perceive this as a management's method to replace humans with robots. In fact, automation tends to reduce getting overwhelmed by several things to be tackled at the same time.
Bottom line - If digital transformation is well thought and communicated, a goal of a fully automated organization doesn't become a fancy catch-phrase or a pipe dream

Priya Lele

Master of Laws (LLM)  in conversation with Ravindra Gadgil and Pradnya Punekar https://youtu.be/onaFVpH3fKk

Priya Lele, "Organized by Garje Marathi Global www.garjemarathi.com Priya Lele Master of Laws (LLM) Corporate laws University of Cambridge Law-breaker leading disruptive innovation and positive change in law Legal Operations Lead, Client Solutions at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP Co-founder & Chair She Breaks the Law London, England, United Kingdom I am a lawyer, a legal operations leader and an intraprenuer. My nearly two decades of experience is split across practising the law (as a senior corporate finance lawyer) and disrupting and innovating the practice of law (at law firms and corporations) for future-proofing the profession. I am also a co-founder of She Breaks the Law – a unique global network of women disrupters (aka #lawbreakers) dedicated to driving positive change in the legal ecosystem. It breaks down silos, drives cross-cultural and multidisciplinary collaboration and shines a light on relatable role models. In my day job, I am passionate about designing new ways of working and creating user-centric solutions through the application of design thinking, lean and agile principles and supported by the effective use of technology and automated solutions for future-proofing the profession. As a pioneer in legal process design and an advocate of human centred design, I have a substantial track record of shaping and leading transformational projects in private practice and with in-house legal teams (including of several FTSE100 clients and a Fortune50 client). Over the years I have helped design and optimise 100s of legal and business processes. My other passion is championing diversity and inclusion and bridging the gap between different disciplines to drive collaboration and accelerate the pace of change and innovation in the legal profession. This culminated in the co-founding of She Breaks the Law on International Woman's Day 2019 – now a thriving and strong community of 1000s of women from across the globe. I am also on the Advisory Board of the Cambridge Women in Law (CWIL) network at the University of Cambridge and a Champion for #racefairness and #diversity at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP. Recently, I won the European Women of Legal Technology Award 2020 in the professional services category." Specialties include: Legal design and process optimization Innovation strategy & methodologies Adoption of technology and automated solutions Vision & strategy for legal department transformation Stakeholder management & leadership Design Thinking, Agile Project Management & Lean in law

Raghav Sadekar

Teach to Teach  Middle East ( G.C.C.) centric Online training and e-Learning program : Raghav Sadekar Kuwait https://youtu.be/vgb-GMIftzQ

Organized by Garje Marathi Global (www.garjemarathi.com), Teach to Teach initiative: https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Teach2Teach

Online training and e-Learning program to mentor the students / entrepreneurs / Small & Medium Enterprises : Higher studies, careers and business operations Middle East region (G.C.C.) Program Controller: Raghav Sadekar, Kuwait. Entrepreneur • Management Consultant • Business Advisor • Visionary, Passionate & innovative, Thought provoking, Mentor, Philosopher and Empathetic keen on Energy (Oil & Gas), Homeland Security, IT & Communications. https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Teach2Teach www.garjemarathi.com

Samir Ketkar

Samir has been appreciated with an excellence award for this maiden, non-routine Financial Modelling effort for Tier-1 client. This was an important opportunity to work on this Enhanced Oil Recovery portfolio refresh with a large number of fields to develop and decide upon. Having him involved in this and being recognized brings joy to us. Samir is equipped to provide astute advice on projects and programs so that his clients make their Horizon-3 strategic projects materialize in real time. As a Strategy Practitioner with Financial Advisory experience, he continues to engage in consulting & leadership roles based on credentials and do have varied key areas of interest including being part of workshop panel on GMG’s IA startup accelerator cohort #1 mentoring program.

Samir says, "Feeling honored for this maiden, non-routine Financial Modelling effort for Tier-1 client. Lucky to get such an opportunity to work on this EOR portfolio review with a large number of fields to develop and decide upon."

Sanjeev Brahme

Sanjeev Brahme’s lecture : see WhatsApp https://www.facebook.com/thepolicytimes/videos/482511519717155

Enhanced Role for Experts to support MSME for Strategic planning for National reincarnation by Sanjiv Brahme and Dr.Parthasarathy

My presentation on Charitable trust and taxation on 26th May at Western India Regional Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.there was attendence of 450 CAs from Maharashtra,Goa, and Gujrath

Shalmali Gadgil

I am delighted to announce that I have received a wonderful opportunity to work with Dr.Sihong Song at the University of Florida on his study on Gene therapy for Lupus patients.

I would like to give a big thank you to Mr. Anand Ganu and Dr. Manoj Jadhav for all their help! I am excited for how much I am going to learn in the next couple of months, and to grow as a scientist in my field.

Very much looking forward to spending my summer in the sunshine state!

Vaidya Farms Reel Ratnagiri

मी एक शेतकरी आहे याचा मला खूप अभिमान आहे नमस्कार मी सुवर्णा मिलिंद वैद्य (रा.रीळ रत्नागिरी) पूर्वाश्रमीची सुवर्णा विश्वास गोड बोले( रा. जंगली महाराज रोड पुणे )……….  https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Vaidya-Farms-Reel-Ratnagiri

Vinod Nalawade

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary service with special recognition.
I’m honoured to receive blessings and recognition from the governors of the "Gurjar Hindu Union charity" alongside my family. The GHU has been presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.
The charity has provided educational, cultural, and integration support services to the Hindu and wider Crawley community for decades. It has been a privilege personally to serve the charity for over 18 years now through the use of my print and digital marketing skills and I hope that it can continue to provide an invaluable service to the people of Crawley.

 


"GMGintro"

“GMGintro”  is a GMG Health and Pharma Tech (GMG-HPT) initiative designed to introduce its members to each other.

GMG-HPT members have a diverse educational and professional background. Further, they are scattered all over the globe. GMGintro initiative is designed to highlight our members' achievements, to foster collaborations- peer to peer interactions and for mentoring.

"GMGintro" has two components- a five-minute video presentation and a short 400 word biosketch that goes along with the video. Members are invited to record a short five-minute video introducing themselves, their educational and professional background, their current work and comment on how GMG can help them pursue their career goals, offer networking opportunities with like-minded people  and help to achieve business ambitions.

GMG-HPT will organize special "GMGintro" Google Meet sessions once in two months, where these videos will be played for the attendees. The members being introduced will attend this session and will be available to answer questions from the attendees.

The five minute video presentation and a 400 word biosketch will be published on GMG website, monthly publication GAURAV and on the network,  open for viewing by everyone.

The overall goal of the GMG initiative is to connect Marathi speaking professionals from all parts of the world with each other and to encourage professional collaborations, provide mentoring to young professionals and improve the professional lives of our members. "GMGintro" is an important step in this direction.

Please feel free to reach out to us if you are interested in participating in "GMGintro" sessions and we will be happy to provide you with more details and help making the presentations.

For further details:-

Anand Ganu: 001 7327897130, garjemarathi@gmail.com 

Udayan Apte: audayan@yahoo.com

Ameet Sule :asulegmg@gmail.com

pharmahealthtech@garjemarathi.com   


 

मी एक शेतकरी आहे

याचा मला खूप अभिमान आहे

 

श्रीराम

          नमस्कार मी सुवर्णा मिलिंद वैद्य (रा.रीळ रत्नागिरी) पूर्वाश्रमीची सुवर्णा विश्वास गोड बोले( रा. जंगली महाराज रोड पुणे ).

लौकीक अर्थाने पुणे ते रीळ हा साडेतीनशे किलोमीटर चा वळणावळणांचा आणि चढ-उतारांचा प्रवास हा माझ्यासाठी मोठा जीवन परिवर्तनाचा प्रवास होता पुण्यातल्या टिपिकल मध्यमवर्गीय सुखवस्तू कुटुंबात माझा जन्म झाला लहानपणापासून मला अभ्यासाची आवड असल्याने पुस्तकातला किडा असे सर्वजण चिडवायचे शाळेतला पहिला नंबर कॉलेजमध्येही कायम राहिला दहावीच्या परीक्षेत बोर्डात येण्याचं माझं स्वप्न थोडक्यात चुकले ते मी बारावीला बोर्डात सातवी येऊन पूर्ण केलं आणि माझ्या गुरूंमुळे राज्यशास्त्र या विषयात महाराष्ट्रात प्रथम येण्याचा बहुमान  मला मिळाला  तत्वज्ञान विषयात पीएचडी करण्याची इच्छा होती पण त्याच सुमारास माननीय डॉक्टर अविनाश धर्माधिकारी यांच्या विचारांच्या प्रभावाखाली येऊन मी प्रशासकीय सेवेसाठी अभ्यास करण्याचा निर्णय घेतला आणि त्याचा अभ्यास सुरू केला सुदैवाने पहिला प्रयत्नात मी एमपीएससीची पूर्वपरीक्षा उत्तीर्ण झाले आणि मेंन्स ची तयारी करत असतानाच नेहमीप्रमाणे माझ्या आयुष्यात अचानक वेगळेच वळण आले

           आम्ही मे महिन्याच्या सुट्टीत फिरायला म्हणून माझ्या मैत्रिणीकडे सुमेधाकडे कोकणातल्या गणपती पुण्याजवळच्या रीळ या गावी आलो तेथील निसर्गसंपन्न वातावरण मला खूप आवडले समुद्रकिनारी माडपोफळीच्या आणि हिरव्यागर्द झाडीच्या कुशीतले इवलेसे रीळ गाव आणि तिथली  कष्टाळू माणसं त्यांची साधी राहणी मला खूपच आवडली तिथल्या मुक्कामात  सुमेधाने त्याच गावातील  मिलिंद वैद्य यांच्याशी आमचा परिचय करून दिला ज्यांनी अत्यंत गरीब  परिस्थितीतून जिद्दीने आणि चिकाटीने  आपले पदव्युत्तरशिक्षण पूर्ण केले घरात वैद्य परंपरेचा वारसा असल्याने त्यांनाही डॉक्टर बनण्याची खूप इच्छा होती परंतु परिस्थिती अभावी कमवा आणि शिकवा हे तत्त्व खऱ्या अर्थाने जगून त्यांनी आपले एम ए चे शिक्षण पूर्ण केले आणि नॅचरोपॅथी चा डिप्लोमा केला हा त्यांचा सर्व जीवन प्रवास आम्हा पुणेकरांना फारच आदर्शवत होता

 रिक्षा किंवा बसशिवाय कधीही न फिरलेले आम्ही एक मुलगा शिक्षणासाठी कोणतीही मूलभूत सुविधा नसलेल्या दुर्गम खेडेगावात राहून रोज दहा किलोमीटरवरील मालगुंड गावा पर्यंत चालत जातो आणि चालतपरत येऊन आपले घर ,शेती उत्तम सांभाळतो हे सर्व आमच्या कल्पनेच्या पलीकडचे होते  खरं म्हणायचं तर डोळ्यात अंजन घालणारे होते कमी गरजा आणि साधन सुविधा नसूनही ही माणसं सुखी कशी हा प्रश्न मनात ठेवून आम्ही पुण्याला आलो आणि लगेच काही दिवसात हे वैद्यांचे स्थळ आम्हाला सुचवले गेले 'मी  आणि कोकणात अशक्य 'या मताशी  ठाम असल्याने तात्काळ नकार दिला पण लग्नाच्या गाठी यावरती जुळलेल्या असतात या उक्तीप्रमाणे एकदा भेटून तरी बघ या घरच्यांच्या  आग्रहामुळे मी मिलींदची चाळीस प्रश्नांची प्रदीर्घ मुलाखत घेतली होती हे आज आठवले की हसू येते त्यात मला त्यांचा कष्टाळू, जिद्दी स्वभाव आणि जीवनाकडे बघण्याचा सकारात्मक दृष्टीकोन खूप भावला आपल्या भावी जोडीदारामधेजे गुण मला हवे होते ते मला त्यांच्या मधे  दिसले

 थोड्याशा असुविधेने तळमळणारे आम्ही शहरी लोक आणि  दुर्गम अशा खेडेगावात कोणतीही मूलभूत सुविधा नसतानाही स्वतःची रडकथा न सांगता अत्यंत आशावादी पद्धतीने जीवनमान बदलण्यासाठी धडपडणारी मिलिंद सारखी माणसं हे विरोधाभासी चित्र मनाला चटका लावून गेले त्यानंतर बरेच विचार मंथन, चर्चा,आदरणीय स्वामीजींचे मार्गदर्शन यानंतर खूप विचार करून मी लग्नाला होकार दिला पण माझा हा माझा होकार आमच्या पुण्यातल्या बऱ्याच नातेवाईकांसाठी मानसिक धक्का होता अगदी माझ्याआत्यानेही त्यामुळे आमच्याशी अबोला धरला होता अशा अनेक गमतीजमती घडत आमचे लग्न पार पडले

       लग्नानंतरचे पहिले काही महिने तर माझ्यासाठी परीक्षेचा काळ होता घरापर्यंत जायला रस्ता नाही गुडघाभर पाण्यातून नदीओलांडायची नाही तर साकवावरून जीव मुठीत धरून जाण्याशिवाय पर्याय नव्हता.धो धो पावसाळा ,अवती भोवती फिरणारे असंख्य जीवजिवाणू ,जंगली श्वापदे ,काळोख ,क्वचित असणारे लाईट यामुळे मी अक्षरशः अनेकदा रडवेली  व्हायचे त्यावेळी जर मला मिलिंदनी भक्कम साथ दिली नसतीआणि माझी तिथली भिती घालवली  नसती तर मी पुण्यालाच पळाले असते नंतर हळूहळू मला या सर्वांतली मजा अनुभवायला येऊ लागली शेती फक्त सिझनल व्यवसाय नाही तर यात किती वैविध्य, नवनवीन आव्हाने आणि नवे प्रयोग यांना वाव आहे हे मला कळायला लागले आणि मी या अनोळखी दुनियेत कधी सरावले ते माझे मलाच कळले नाही अगदी चूल पेटवणे, सारवण करणे, दूध काढणे यापासून आंबा सोरटींग पर्यंत असंख्य कामांची यादी, त्यातले वैविध्य व त्यातली वेगवेगळी कौशल्ये यामुळे कामाचा कधी कंटाळा आला नाही उलट कामात मजा वाटायला लागली

        आमची तोट्यातील शेती फायद्यात आणण्यासाठी काही वेगळा प्रयोग करायला हवा अशी आमची दोघांची इच्छा होती त्यासाठी आम्ही आमच्या शेतीत वेगवेगळे प्रयोग करायचे ठरवले पारंपारिक शेतीमधे मिलिंदनी हळूहळू बदल करायला सुरवात केली होतीच ट्रॅक्टर घेतला, गांडूळ खत प्लान्ट सुरू केला ,गोबर गॅस आणि त्यातील स्लरीचा शेतीसाठी वापर, जैविक शेतीसाठी कंपोस्ट खड्डा ,जमिनीची प्रत सुधारण्यासाठी जीवामृताचा वापर, नवनवीन बियाण्यांचा वापर, विविध प्रकारच्या लावणी च्या पद्धती जसे श्री पद्धत, जपानी पद्धत ,एक काडी ,एस आर टी अशा अनेक पद्धतींचा प्रयोग केला त्यामुळे अभ्यासपूर्ण शेती करता आली त्यातून आमचे भाताचे उत्पादन  तिप्पटीने वाढले हे बघून एकदा सहजच शिवार फेरीला  आलेल्या कृषी अधिकाऱ्यांना आमची शेती आवडली आणि त्यांनी भात पीक स्पर्धेसाठी आमचा प्लॉट निवडला त्याच वर्षी आम्हाला भात पीक स्पर्धेत तालुका जिल्हा आणि राज्य या तिन्ही पातळीवर सलग तीन वर्षे पहिला क्रमांक मिळाला त्यामुळे आम्हाला अनेक वृत्तपत्रे आणि मासिके यात प्रसिद्धी मिळाली यानंतर एस आर टी पद्धतीचे तांदळाचे सर्वाधिक उत्पादन घेण्यात आमचा जगात दुसरा क्रमांक आला पहिला क्रमांक मिळवलेल्या चीनच्या शेतकऱ्याचे तांदळाचे उत्पादन १९.४० क्विंटल पर हेक्टर आणि आमचं १९.२४ क्विंटल पर हेक्‍टर असे आले आणि  थोडक्यात आमचा पहिला क्रमांक गेला याची आम्हाला खूप हुरहुर लागली पण यामुळे आमचं नाव सर्वदूर झाले आम्हाला खूप प्रसिद्धी मिळाली ,अनेक चांगले पुरस्कार , मानमरातब मिळाले या सर्वांमुळे अधिक चांगलं काम करण्याची प्रेरणा मिळाली

यानंतर  आम्ही सेंद्रिय शेती चा प्रयोग केला, देशी गायीचे संगोपन, अझोला निर्मिती, कातळावर चिरेखाणी चे शेततळ करून आंबा झाड लागवड ,ड्रिप इरिगेशन चा वापर ,गावठी बियाण्यांचे संवर्धन असे विविध प्रयोग करायला सुरुवात केली कोकणात भात पिकानंतर जमिनी ओसाड ठेवतात पण आम्ही त्यात सूर्यफूल ,भुईमूग, मका , मूग ,नाचणी कुळीथ, उडीद ,चवळी, अनेक वेगवेगळ्या भाज्या अशी विविध पिके पीकफेरपालट पद्धतीने घेतो त्यामुळे जमिनीचा पोत सुधारून सुपीकता वाढली आम्ही धान्याच्या बाबतीत स्वयंपूर्ण झालो आणि आम्हाला घरी वर्षभर पुरेल एवढे घरचे धान्य, घरच्या भाज्या, घरचे तेल हे सर्व करण्यातली आणि खाण्यातली मजा काही औरच असते नाही का ?

            या सर्वप्रयत्नांचे चीज म्हणून मिलिंद ला जिल्हा पातळीवरचा आदर्श शेतकरी पुरस्कार आणि राज्य पातळीवरचा शेतीनिष्ठ शेतकरी हा पुरस्कार मिळाला त्यामुळे आमच्या कामाची प्रसिद्धी सर्वत्र झाली अनेक वृत्तपत्रे, मासिकातून आमचे लेख छापून आले पण हे सर्व चालू असताना आमचा देशभरातील अनेक शेतकऱ्यांशी संपर्क आला देशाच्या एका कोपऱ्यात राहून छोट्याशा खेडेगावातून अशिक्षित असलेले अनेक शेतकरी आपल्या शेतामध्ये जे नवनवीन प्रयोग करत होते त्याची माहिती ते स्वतः जेव्हा आम्हाला सांगत तेव्हा आमचे हवेत जाणारे पाय जमिनीवर यायला खूप मदत झाली आपल्यापेक्षाही प्रतिकूल परिस्थितीत राहूनही संकटांवर मात करून शेतीत अभिनव प्रयोग करणारी ही सर्व सुज्ञ शेतकरी माणसे आम्हाला खूपच आदरणीय वाटतात त्यामुळे आम्ही त्यांचा आदर्श घेऊन आजही नवीन नवीन प्रयोग करण्यासाठी  नवी उमेद घेऊन प्रयत्न करत असतो

शेती महासागरआहे त्यात प्रयोग करायला जेवढा वाव आहे तेवढा दुसऱ्या कुठल्या क्षेत्रात नाही असं माझं मत आहे  आम्ही जे करतोय ते म्हणजे समुद्रातून तांब्याभर पाणी काढण्यासारखे आहे.आम्हाला अजून बरेच काही काम करायचं आहे सध्या आम्ही भाताच्या पारंपारिक जातींचे संवर्धन करण्याचं काम करत आहोत त्यातली एक जात म्हणजे लाल कुडा म्हणजे लाल तांदळाची जात आणि बासमती सारखा सुगंध असलेली सुगंधा ही देशी वाणाची जात विकसित करण्याचा आमचा प्रयत्न चालू आहे आंब्यांच्या ही विविध जाती चा अभ्यास करून अमृत पायरी हे पायरीच्या मोठ्या आणि अत्यंत गोड फळाची नवीन जात तयार करण्याचं काम चालू आहे

       आजही आपल्याला असं चित्र दिसतं की शेतकऱ्याच्या मालाला भाव मिळत नाही परंतु जर आपला माल दर्जेदार असेल तर बाजारात आपल्या मालाला नक्की चांगला भाव मिळतो याची आम्हाला प्रचिती आली आहे.आमच्या सर्व धान्य ,भाज्या, आंबे यांना चांगली मागणी असते त्यामुळे आमचा ते पिकवण्याचा उत्साहही वाढतो पुणे आणि मुंबई येथे आम्ही हा सर्व शेतमाल योग्य दरामध्ये विकतो आम्हाला अजून बराच मोठा टप्पा गाठायचा आहे हे सर्व करताना आम्हाला सर्व काही अत्यंत सुरळीत पणे मिळालं असं अजिबात नाही अनेकदा संकटे आली निराशेचे प्रसंग आले पण आम्ही आमचं काम चालू ठेवण्याचा निर्धार केला आहे

पूर्वी पासून उत्तम व्यापार आणि कनिष्ठ शेती असं तत्व होतं पण आज करोनाच्या काळामध्ये शेती हे सर्वोत्तम उत्पन्नाचे साधन आहे हा विचार अधोरेखित झाला आहे आज मुंबईत नोकरी गेल्याने परतआलेल्या दहा जणांना आम्ही आमच्या शेतीत सहभागी करून त्यांच्या कुटुंबाचा उदरनिर्वाह करण्यासाठी सक्षम बनवले आहे याचा आम्हाला सार्थ अभिमान आहे

        आज बऱ्याचदा शेतकरी म्हटलं की आकाशाकडे डोळे लावलेला, भेगाळ जमीनीकडे बघणारा , आत्महत्या करणारा असे निराशावादी चित्र डोळ्यासमोर येते परंतु प्रत्यक्षात शेती हा खूप व्यापक आणि समृद्ध व्यवसाय आहे. शेती नक्कीच फायद्याची आहे परंतु त्यासाठी उत्तम काटेकोर नियोजन, भविष्यातील संधी ची उपलब्धता याचाअभ्यास करण्याची अत्यंत गरज आहे तरच शेती फायद्यात आहे असे म्हणता येईल. ज्याला काही जमत नाही तो नाईलाज म्हणून शेती करतो हे चित्र आजच्या तरुण पिढीने बदलण्याची खूप गरज आहे असे मला वाटते कारण या क्षेत्रामध्ये काम करण्याची व्यापक संधी ,अभ्यास पूर्ण नियोजन करून सहज यशस्वी करून दाखवता येईल यात काही शंका नाही शेतीकडे एक व्यवसाय म्हणून आपण बघत नाही तोवर आपली मानसिकता बदलणं खूप कठीण आहे परंतु  सध्या थोडे आशावादी चित्र समोर यायला लागले आहे अनेक सुशिक्षित तरुण तरुणी या  क्षेत्रामध्ये अभ्यास पूर्ण पाऊल टाकून नवनवीन प्रयोग करताना दिसत आहे हीआपल्या देशासाठी खरोखरच खूप आनंदाची गोष्ट आहे आपणही आपापल्या परीने या सर्वांना मदत केली पाहिजे आणि प्रोत्साहन दिले पाहिजे तरच येत्या काही काळात आपल्याला अनेक आदर्श शेतकरी खेडोपाडी आनंदाने काम करताना दिसतील यात काहीच शंका नाही

आणि शेवटी मी एवढंच सांगेन की  मी एक शेतकरी आहे याचा मला खूप अभिमान आहे

           जय हिंद जय महाराष्ट्र 🙏

Milind Vaidya, At Post Reel, District Ratnagiri

Ratnagiri - 415620, Maharashtra, India

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Vaidya Farms

Vaidya farm located at post reel district ratnagiri, Maharashtra India offers the very best of naturally ripened fresh alphonso mangoes. We have rich experience and expertise in developing mango orchids reaping good quality fresh alphonso mango. We source mangoes from our own orchids from the hinterlands of konkan the place of its origin. I myself with a team of experienced workers, we strive to continually improve the inherent qualities of alphonso mangoes. No wonder, milind vaidya is today, the most trusted name in the mumbai vashi market, recognised for the best quality indian alphonso mangoes. Processing at vaidya farm the processing of alphonso mangoes involve the following stages: sorting, weighing, packing and labeling. All our fruits are grown in the fresh farms of the countryside in properly managed fertile land by appropriate and authentic methods of farming. Once, the fruits reach the processing unit, they are first sorted, spray washed, packed in wodden cartons and boxes. Our major markets we mainly send our mango to vashi mumbai , pune and nasik and our clients include wholesellers and individual households. About alphonso the reigning king among Indian mangoes, alphonso is considered to be the finest of indian dessert mangoes. It is one of those rare varieties of mangoes, which has its own unique qualities flavour that is intensely sweet and sumptuous with multiple aromatic overtones and a hint of citrus. Primarily cultivated in the state of maharashtra, along the verdant shores of konkan, the alphonso mango fruit averages about 280 g (10 oz) and is bright yellow with a pink blush on the sun exposed shoulder. The ripening fruit fills air with a wonderful sweet and fruity aroma. Packaging and transportation we pack fresh mangoes in proper wooden/cardboard boxes to ensure the safety during transport. The shape and size of these boxes vary upon the quantity and size of the mangoes. After being carefully packed, the fresh Indian mangoes are labelled are then loaded carefully into the delivery vans. The delivery vans are also washed properly and kept clean. The mangoes are carefully stored and stacked in these vehicles to avoid damage during the transfer to the market. We pack and export fresh mangoes from our own farmhouse clientele we sell our mango to vashi market wholeseller in mumbai.


"Supply Chain, Lean Logistics and Project Management."  Kedar Palsule

1. Program start date: September 4th 2021

2. Schedule Frequency & Duration: 

  • 13 weeks from 4th Sep 2021 to 27th Nov 2021
  • Every Saturday 9:30 am to 11 am IST (9pm to 10:30 pm PST) (Topics by date to be announced).

To Apply , Submit Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeuzCBGGNFPpCuo4WrUYVyzv339tn_FAT1Od4J08j2Ja_xBUg/viewform?usp=sf_link 

"Today, more than ever, there is a need for an industry-level view in addition to the academic-view that many students have. There are obvious gaps in what’s taught in schools or universities versus what industry needs.

As a result there is a bunch of un-learning and re-learning that happens when a student enters the job market for the 1st time.

In addition to learning the tools of the trade one needs to keep a holistic system-level view of all things to be able to apply the learned skills effectively.

I would like to present some topics that would help do just that.

I would like to present some mental models, introduction to a few topics I am familiar with, and review concepts from books that I recommend.

Presenter Name: Kedar Palsule (B.E. Electronics Engineering, MS ISyE, CSCP, PMP)

Topics: (subject to change as per request)

  1. Supply Chain fundamentals: Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Exam prep.
  2. Project Management fundamentals: PMP (Project Management Professional) Exam prep. We will discuss what PMP certification offers. Then we will cover the basic framework that includes 5 process groups and 10 Knowledge areas from the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge.
  3. Risk management techniques: An introduction to 2 frameworks developed by Mr. David Hillson (The Risk-doctor). The 1st one is (Active Threat & Opportunity Management) or ATOM framework and 2nd is (Making Risky & Important Decisions) or MRID for short.
  4. Introduction to some Lean topics: The 5 Why technique, JIT (Just-In-Time) & (Toyota Production System) TPS, Value Stream Mapping, The Visual workplace, etc.
  5. Practical advice for Lean management (What is Monozukuri, Hitozukuri, Kotozukuri and how their understanding is essential for any organization undertaking their own Lean transformation journey.)
  6. Mental models for the lifelong learner: Here we will cover the general thinking concepts like 2nd order thinking, 1st principles thinking, probabilistic thinking, circle of competence, changing your perspective using idea inversion etc.
  7. Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) -is it for you? In 2021, Amazon is ranked 2nd in the Fortune 500 list. They use I.E.s to design the shortest warehouse pick-paths and use routing algorithms to help deliver your packages within 2 days. I will share the career paths of some industrial engineers and the nature of their jobs. Also we can see what the syllabus of some I.E. programs look like to help you decide if a degree in I.E. is for you.
  8. Book review: Introduction to Optimization in Operations Research by Ronald L. Rardin. We will try to understand the basic terms in optimization, what is a model (objective function, decision variables and constraints), how are models classified (Linear, non-linear, discrete or Integer, multi-objective optimization models etc.), and work through one type of an optimization problem to gain an understanding of how Industrial Engineers solve problems.
  9. Introduction to Biomimetics: A Book review of The Shark’s Paintbrush (Jay Harman).
  10. Book review of Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence ( Max Tegmark).

Format: Videos with audio or slides or both

Each topic can be presented for 30 min or more as requested. (I can make short videos that can be combined with other topics for a fuller view on the topic.)

No prior knowledge of the topic will be assumed.

Material will be made freely available for viewing on Youtube or summary sheets will be available for free download."

 


Elute, Inc. Announces First Clinical Trial Authorization by FDA for Use of Its Antibiotic Eluting Bone Void Filler Product (EP Granules with Tobramycin™)

Garje Marathi Global is very proud to be associated with Ashok Khandkar PhD , since our inception.

Elute, Inc is an emerging leader in the development of its novel drug eluting device platform for controlled and sustained release of drugs. Elute’s lead product candidate is EP Granules with Tobramycin, a bone void filler that is designed to provide 8-week, delivery of an antibiotic while allowing growth of new bone.  Elute’s product is a combination product that combines a bone void filler device with an antibiotic, promises to transform the treatment of patients by providing a scaffold for new bone growth and delivering an antibiotic locally in a targeted area, for an unprecedented 8-week extended duration.  It is designed to be used as a bone void filler device to treat patients with deep bone infections that develop following a hip or knee replacement. 

Over 1 million Americans undergo hip or knee replacements every year, and between 60,000 to 100,000 of them suffer from infections.  These infections are difficult to treat and require a 2-stage surgical procedure spaced between 10- 12 weeks apart.  Overall, such 2-stage treatments take 6 months out of a patients’ life with sub-optimal outcomes: about 1 in 4 patients continue to have recurring infections!  Surgeons are looking for a better solution to address this unmet need, which hasn’t changed in the last 3 decades.

Combination products are therapeutic products that combine drugs, devices, and/or biological products, and hence don’t neatly fall into a single category: devices, or drugs etc, which are regulated by different centers or authorities that specialize in these categories.   As technological advances continue to merge product types and blur the historical lines of separation between FDA’s medical product centers, combination products raise challenging regulatory and management challenges.  With the FDA’s primary responsibility of eliminating risk to the general public from medical products, it is all not uncommon for the FDA to adopt the most conservative process that strains the budgets of smaller, more nimble and innovative companies developing products, effectively delaying the commercial release of new products.

Elute is proud to have been granted a fast-track “de novo” pathway for its novel combination product.  As we understand it, this not only was this a historic industry first for FDA authorization of a fast-track deNovo regulatory pathway for a combination device + drug product but was also one of the fastest approvals of an IDE study.   

Ashok “AK" Khandkar, Ph.D.
President & CEO Elute, Inc.


Office: 801-505-0633
Cell: 801-696-4716
ak@elutinc.com

417 Wakara Way
Suite 3510
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
www.elutinc.com

 

 


SUBJECT:       Introduction to fundamentals of supply chain management.

METHOD:      Online

MEDIUM:       English

To Apply : Google Form : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSejEhhMnXYrSlc6pRZ4gt9em8R-IZ-dms2LMzZwV50omTxEZA/viewform?usp=sf_link

MAIN COURSE

  1. Fundamentals of Supply Chain: Le-agile, visible, collaborative supply chains 
  2. Concepts of logistics: Logistics competency, network design, Integrated logistics, barriers 
  3. Importance and use of data in supply chain 
  4. Role on Inventory, demand planning, forecasting, S&OP  
  5. Warehousing, transportation and distribution concepts  

DURATION:  

15 Weeks program / 2 hours every week, Every Saturday from 31 July at 8.00 AM UAE Time 

 

Student profile: Entry and mid management level graduates or anyone that wants to gain knowledge in supply chain domain  

Nilay Gosavi, an engineer with Masters in Supply Chain and two decades work experience in UAE

Budget control, people management, lay SC and QHSE policies, trade and VAT compliance, deploy demand planning tools, route optimization, Vendor managed Inventory implementation, enhanced freight forwarder, supplier and customer relations.

Play role of leader, coach and mentor

Knowledge of lean and 6 sigma concepts and continuous improvement projects.

Deliver solid results whether its savings through strategic procurement, customer satisfaction (improved on time delivery, reducing non conformance, lower overall project cost) , improving inventory turnover ratio, scrapping of non moving and obsolete stock, auctions

Specialties:
Restructuring supply chains
Strategic sourcing and Procurement
Supplier relationship management
Order management and customer service
Demand Planning and production planning
Lean Six Sigma principles
SAP R3, Orion 10.6, BaaN
Logistics & Warehousing
Knowledge of regional customs rules and regulations.

People skills:
Lead, provide and inspire individuals to excel
Ability to self-manage and manage upwards
Excellent Relationship Management skills
Solid communication, administrative, strategic, conceptualization and logical skills
Patient listening and rational thinking

 


Ajay Rane Great supporter and well-wisher of Garje Marathi Global Prof. Dr. Ajay Rane awarded 2021 Queensland greats award.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE WORLD-WIDE IN WOMEN’S HEALTH ISSUES

Recipient of ‘Order of Australia Medal’ (OAM).

MD, University of Poona India, FRCOG, Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists London, MSc UroGynaecology, Liverpool University England, FRCS Ed, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, PhD, James Cook University, FRCPI Hon., FRANZCOG, Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists  Melbourne.Professor, Chair and Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology James Cook University School of Medicine & Dentistry.

 

Making a difference world-wide in women’s health issues

https://www.qld.gov.au/about/newsroom/queensland-greats-awards

Queensland Greats Awards

Recipients of the 2021 Queensland Greats Awards have been announced.

The Queensland Greats Awards recognises extraordinary Queenslanders who have made a long term contribution to, or whose achievements have significantly impacted, the history and development of Queensland.

The 2021 Queensland Greats were announced at a Brisbane ceremony in June 2021.

Nominations were open across three categories:

  • Individual
  • Institution
  • Posthumous

The 2021 Queensland Greats are:

Individual

  • Isobel (Pixie) Annat MBE OAM
  • Dr Margaret Mittelheuser AM and Dr Cathryn Mittelheuser AM
  • Professor Ajay Rane OAM
  • Aunty Ivy Trevallion
  • Karyn Walsh AM



Online training and e-Learning program to mentor the students / entrepreneurs / Small & Medium Enterprises : Higher studies, careers and business operations Middle East region (G.C.C.)

Program Controller: Raghav Sadekar, Kuwait.

Entrepreneur • Management Consultant • Business Advisor • Visionary, Passionate & innovative, Thought provoking, Mentor, Philosopher and Empathetic keen on Energy (Oil & Gas), Homeland Security, IT & Communications.

To join , submit your application : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf8wLRKFdqncjQrvQQM6OB-piFZh_L6c4__onWNkAj1iYRaVA/viewform?usp=sf_link 

1. INTRODUCTION

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed education forever.

The e-Learning & online training Management system has been developed to override the problems prevailing in practicing the current manual system which was highlighted since last year, due to COVID-19 healthcare crisis.

• The COVID-19 has resulted in schools shut all across the world. Globally, over 1.2 billion children in 186 countries are out of the classroom since last 2 years.

• As a result, education has changed dramatically, with the distinctive rise of e-learning,  whereby teaching is undertaken remotely and on digital platforms.

• Research suggests that online learning has been shown to increase retention of information, and take less time, meaning the changes corona virus have caused might be here to stay.

Even before COVID-19, there was already high growth and adoption in education technology, with global Ed-tech investments reaching US$18.66 billion in 2019 and the overall market for online education projected to reach $350 Billion by 2025. Whether it is language Apps, virtual tutoring, video conferencing tools or online learning software, there has been a significant surge in usage since COVID 19.

The online training & eLearning system is supported to eliminate and in few cases reduce the hardships faced by the existing classroom systems. Moreover it will ensure the student / entrepreneur / Small & Medium Enterprises (SME) can carry out their higher studies or business operations in a smooth & effective manner and reach their goals faster with trusted sources in the Middle East region.

We plan a user-friendly online training distant learning program, say an eLearning Management system as it will be free, secure, and have reliable & compiled technical information data which is duly validated from various industry sources and scalable with all the computer technologies. This will ensure the students can focus on the core activities of eLearning, understand & reach the Middle east market rapidly.  This would ensure University students / entrepreneurs or SME can focus on learning  & optimize better utilization of their resources as only a smart-phone or a PC with internet access is required to complete our eLearning Management system.

There are however, challenges to overcome. Every Learning Management system has challenges to compile, overcome & manage right information, Students data,  refine Course content, Q&A, tests, reports etc.. It is taken care of by using the standard online training platform of GOOGLE CLASSROOM by Garje Marathi Global, USA account.

We also plan to extend our distant learning program not only to Indian Students but also plan for children in the State of Palestine & Iraq directly or through U.N. and Arab Open Universities channel as a Teacher training digital platform. The current situation in Palestine & Iraq will need many Teachers & students to get access to online Training validated and compiled data resources. The focus will not be on

technologies but rather on the role of the Teacher as a facilitator and a source of technical information to the science students or entrepreneurs in Palestine & Iraq too.

I believe this peer-to-peer approach by digital linking the Palestine & Iraq Teachers & students alike with United Nations existing programs, will be a proven way to  motivate, encourage and mobilize the educational community and serve the  vision & mission of the Garje Marathi Global in the education segment.

2. ABSTRACT

The purpose of our Online training & e-Learning Management system is to  automate the existing manual / classroom courses with the help of computerized systems so that valuable technical information is compiled & validated from various worldwide sources, stored, retrieved & updated periodically without any hardware/software upgrade resources & relative costs so as to be readily available to all the University Students / Entrepreneurs / SME (enterprises) who wish to venture into the Middle East region.

There is evidence that distant online learning can be more effective in a number of ways. Some research shows that on average, students retain 25-60% more material when learning online compared to only 8-10% in a classroom. This is mostly due to the students being able to learn faster online; e-learning requires 40-60% less time to learn than in a traditional classroom setting because students can learn at their own pace, going back and re-reading, skipping, or accelerating  through concepts as they choose.

Our customized e-learning management system would be secure, reliable with validated content, periodic updates and a scalable learning system which will ensure better utilization of resources and students’ time, as our course content will ensure the students are not distracted by the market information that is irrelevant while still being able to access the latest information on the subject matter.

Our aim is to provide compiled information covering industrial & management training activities, ICT related information pertaining to the Middle East market through our subject matter experts and the non-profit organizations who are renowned in the world of validated information and online training & E-learning programs covering the energy (oil & gas), academics, construction, aviation, healthcare, IT & Communications (ICT), utilities (water & electricity) and Homeland Security sector in the Middle East mainly G.C.C. region.

Our training programs are designed to adapt to the current Middle East market information  & technologies available and can assist a student or entrepreneur in strategic planning and ensure he/she is equipped with right level of information for the market region he wants to invest or learn in near future.

3. OBJECTIVES

The main objective basically of our online eLearning project will ensure how the student/entrepreneur would attain the right market info. of the Middle East region through our Training programs on selective topics of Industrial & Management Training , ICT activities and Technical information solutions adapted in the Middle East (G.C.C.) region mainly. This will increase their Knowledgebase, understand the current market needs and find better services for his product/services and also enhance services for its clients in the G.C.C. region mainly. Our designed & customized course content with G.C.C. market information and analytics and planned Assignments shall help the student/entrepreneur / SME to increase efficiency on the markets and industry they plan to serve. To get the full benefit of online learning, there needs to be a concentrated effort to provide this structure with critical knowledge & insights and go beyond replicating a physical class/lecture through ICT capabilities, instead, using a range of collaboration tools and engagement methods that promote “inclusion, personalization and  intelligence” through our carefully designed customized content for the G.C.C. region.

4. SCOPE OF PROJECT

To collect & share validated technical information which is simple & sensible to understand and evaluate the G.C.C. market in terms of eLearning process related to Industrial & Management related courses & ICT sector.

Our project aims at business process automation i.e. using the GOOGLE CLASSROOM platform for ease of e-learning methodologies where the existing resources can be easily scaled to the various students / entrepreneurs periodically with periodic updates to our content management system.

Our course program will ensure the students have learnt the importance of online training / eLearning in today’s business scenario, access trusted & critical information and insights on our reputed eLearning platform & find a good interface to expand its business activities on the Garje Marathi Global platform.

5. FEATURES OF PROJECT

We plan to use a SQA strategy for our software quality plan.

This means in the first step we shall introduce the online training / eLearning concept and its benefits based on matrix of reliability, content, scalability, portability & technologies available.

The second step would be to identify and focus on the key industry segments from Energy, Academics, Construction, Utilities etc to Security sector and the current trends in the market to identify and ensure rapid expansion and development for the client current needs.

The third step is to identify current business risks for entrepreneurs / SME in the various planned business segment and find our deliverables and rank the risks from high to low to ensure max. efficiency and possible growth in the post COVID era in the G.C.C. region.

Our Course content studies will ensure the entrepreneurs/SME knowledgebase will be focused on the current G.C.C market needs and flow along with the new 2025 vision of the middle east countries with key Course content required for theirtarget industry with easy & fast retrieval of information, well designed data, decrease the student time and access to market information which is updated periodically.

All the software features of Google classroom on content and data-security, cloud hosting will be maintained through a robust User Login Account system with appropriate validation criteria and other data pertinent which will remain confidential.

Garje Marathi Global will not request any online payment information to access the course content but will ensure our content is not forwarded or copied in the public domain, prior our written content or permission.

6. COURSE CATEGORIES

We plan to divide our online course content on the following main topics from various validated non-profit organization & industry experts like ASTM, ASME, API, BSI, IHSMARKIT, IEEE, ISO etc and related industry experts within the global industry. We will only provide the guidelines & key topics within the Course titles and not the actual complete training program which is normally a 7 days /week program at a cost. Hyperlinks will be provided for a direct course contact accordingly.

Our Main COURSE TOPICS would focus on the needs of the Middle East region mainly categorized as:

1. INDUSTRIAL & MANAGEMENT COURSES - Operations & Maintenance, HSE, General Services, QMS, Soft skills.

2. ICT COURSES - I.T. & Cyber security info.

3. CONSTRUCTION info. services – BIM (Building Info. modeling) & Standards

4. ENGINEERING STANDARDS MANAGEMENT – compliance & benefits, e-books

5. AUGUMENTED REALITY (AR) / VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) and Smart Glasses applications

6. SAFE & SMART cities – various Security applications & smart technologies.

Our G.C.C. (Gulf cooperation council) industries covered for the above market business segments shall be mainly be in the Energy (Oil &Gas- upstream & downstream, Petrochemicals), Academics, Aviation, Construction, ICT (IT & Communications), Utilities (elec. & water), Security & Defense industry.

7. IDENTIFICATION & IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

The identification need for online training / eLearning has been highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic more throughout the world, but more in the G.C.C. region which was not enabled for e-commerce concept, as still the old manual & paper system was being used by the govt. agencies. It was suffering from a series of technical drawbacks inclusive of managing & accessing the validated data in timely manner, usage of high resources and costs, high maintenance and retrieving the information was very tedious and lengthy process. Even if the information was found, it was required to go thru different departments manually for re-documentation and approvals and was not error-free with zero periodic industry updates. Based on the above shortfalls and for timely decision-making, it was the need to have online information portals, access to e-commerce, linkage to various govt. agencies online, faster compilation and analysis of raw data, quicker M.I.S. reports and reach higher public or customers locally and globally.  Because of this, people in the Middle East region focused on Online Training / e-Learning methodologies and became creative and social while minimizing contact in current crisis. Video chat became a staple for team meetings and distant education with virtual life activities in rise. This shift could mean big things for the VR (Virtual Reality), ICT and Smart technologies in the region.

Following form of content will be considered for the above 6 categories of COURSE TOPICS-

- Power point presentations

- Current industry insights

- G.C.C. market current trends on online training / distant Edu-tech

- AR/VR for virtual training and Smart Glasses concept - .ppt & videos

- List of key Courses desired in various industries covering Industrial / Management, ICT  & related fields

- Q&A and Tests on all levels

- Key Content on Safe & Smart cities

- Key Content on Smart technologies in the industries we serve

- Key content on Homeland Security technologies for industries we serve

- Access & Hyperlinks to various reputed Training organizations

- Access to the industry YOUTUBE video links

- Certification from Garje Marathi Global.

The duration of each 6 COURSE TITLES title can vary between 10-30 slides with all text /images /videos /Hyperlinks  to knowledgebase and actual Course carefully  analyzed, compiled content from worldwide industry leaders with a hyperlink to actual training course with a cost (optional). The entire duration of the eLearning course can vary from 30 min – 60 min. on main or sub-course titles or more in each COURSE TITLE category.

No prior knowledge of the topic will be assumed and few training materials would  be available for download. Please. note the actual Training conducted by the professional organizations like ASTM, ASME, API, BSI, ISO, IHSMARKIT are subject to be charged and should be directly contacted.

8. CONCLUSION

Our Project is only a humble venture to satisfy the needs of various Indians at the University level / Entrepreneurs / Small & Medium scale industries (SME) who wish to learn, understand the benefits of Online Training / eLearning methodologies and implement them for the G.C.C. region. This program will ensure numerous students/entrepreneurs will be benefited in case they would like to tap the market potential in/within the middle-east region.

We shall introduce & include hyperlinks to key training organizations worldwide that provide industry validated certification and Accreditation (directly with costs).

The entire course user interface and security issues related to system shall be as per  the standard operating procedures of Google Classroom services. We firmly believe that periodic updated and course content enhancements & insights we provide, will increase the value-addition of the technical information through our eLearning Management system and in future too will keep updating  & implementing the same with a wider regional base.

What has been made clear through this pandemic is the importance of disseminating knowledge across borders, companies, and all parts of society. If online learning technology can play a role here, it is incumbent upon all of us to explore its full potential.

Based on my industry experience of over 27 years in Kuwait, I have made considerable efforts to prepare and compile this validated content & wish to thank all the people and key organizations involved in this process directly or indirectly. I sincerely hope the eLearning project will serve its purpose for which it was developed by Garje Marathi Global and shall be a great success.

9. REFERENCES

The following reference links will be provided during actual course training and with the training material only. The links will be from educational non-profit organizations like ASTM, ASME, API, BSI, IEEE, IHSMARKIT & many more…

For details , watch : https://youtu.be/vgb-GMIftzQ 


 

Garje Marathi signs MOU

BAMU

MAGIC

PTVA

SGGS

SPPU

Gautam Thakur

Graciously accept to join Garje Marathi Global as an Advisor, Mentor

GIST : Aahaar Kranti

Global Indian Scientists and Technocrats GIST and Garje Marathi to collaborate for AAHAAR KRANTI initiative

GMG Talk

Manoj Prabhakar Kulkarni PhD. Hong Kong,   Dr. Sucheta Pawar

How to Become a scientist

Dr. Pallavi Limaye, Dr. Udayan Apte

Meenaltai Mohadikar

Joins Board of Director Garje Marathi Global Foundation.

Sanjay Paithankar Dr.

A philanthropist in UAE, supplies free oxygen cylinders back home

Sanjeev Brahme

Charitable Trusts and Taxation

Sudhir Kadam

*Everything that every Startup Entrepreneur should know about Funding*

Yogesh Virkar

Accepting a job offer with a German company to work in India – My Reflections

Garje Marathi signs MOU

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University

औरंगाबाद: डॉ. बाबासाहेब आंबेडकर मराठवाडा विद्यापीठ (Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University) आणि अमेरिकास्थितगर्जे महाराष्ट्र ग्लोबल इनोव्हेशन ॲकॅडमीमध्ये सामंजस्य करार झाला आहे. जागतिक पातळीवर कार्यरत उद्योजक, प्रशिक्षक, मार्गदर्शक यांचा समावेश असलेली संस्था आता विद्यापीठाला जोडली गेल्याने नवउद्योजकांना (start up) संधी उपलब्ध झाली आहे.

स्टार्टअप ॅक्सलेटर प्रोग्रॅमअंतर्गत विविध उपक्रम राबविण्यात येणार आहोत. अशी माहिती कुलगुरू डॉ. प्रमोद येवले यांनी रविवारी (ता. नऊ) ऑनलाइन पत्रकार परिषदेत दिली. यावेळीगर्जे मराठीचे अध्यक्ष आनंद गाणू, सुधीर कदम (सॅनफ्रान्सिस्को, अमेरिका) आणि अलंकार जोशी (सिंगापूर) यांनी सहभागी घेतला. प्र-कुलगुरू डॉ. श्याम शिरसाठ, कुलसचिव डॉ. जयश्री सूर्यवंशी, संयोजक डॉ. सचिन देशमुख, संजय शिंदे आदींची उपस्थिती होती.

गर्जे महाराष्ट्रतर्फे पुरविल्या जाणाऱ्या सेवा नि:शुल्क असतील. संस्थेचे संस्थापक आनंद गानू आहेत. तर प्रकल्पाचे संचालक अलंकार जोशी आणि सुधीर कदम करीत आहेत. मराठवाड्यातील विद्यार्थी, संशोधक यांच्यात मोठी क्षमता असल्याचे कुलगुरूंनी सांगितले. ‘सिलिकॉन व्हॅलीच्या धर्तीवर नवोद्योजकांसाठी सोळा आठवड्यांचा प्रशिक्षण कार्यक्रम निःशुल्क उपलब्ध करण्यात आला आहे, असे सुधीर कदम म्हणाले. ‘मॅजिकच्या माध्यमातूनही नवउद्योजकांना मार्गदर्शन होणार आहे. सोळा आठवड्यांच्या प्रशिक्षण सहभागाकरिता https://forms.gle/jf5kPEuyaJ8yZLxw6  या संकेतस्थळावर फॉर्म भरावा.

Times of India

https://m.timesofindia.com/city/aurangabad/bamu-signs-mou-with-garje-marathi-foundation/amp_articleshow/82503146.cms?__twitter_impression=true&s=08

https://www.lokmat.com/aurangabad/memorandum-understanding-between-university-and-garje-maharashtra-a680/

https://www.esakal.com/marathwada/aurangabad/bamu-agreement-with-garje-maharashtra-usa-startup-accelerator-program

http://www.marathi.newsstorytoday.com/%E0%A4%A8%E0%A4%B5%E0%A4%89%E0%A4%A6%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%AF%E0%A5%8B%E0%A4%9C%E0%A4%95%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%82%E0%A4%A8%E0%A4%BE-%E0%A4%B8%E0%A4%82%E0%A4%A7%E0%A5%80/

 

Marathwada Accelerator for Growth and Incubation Council (MAGIC) and Garje Marathi Global sign MOU

Marathwada Accelerator for Growth and Incubation Council (MAGIC) Aurangabad is Business Incubator (BI), Recognized by Maharashtra State Innovation Society (MSInS), Government of Maharashtra. MAGIC is also approved Host Institute/Business Incubator under Scheme to Support Entrepreneurial and Managerial Development of MSMEs through Incubators, Ministry of MSME, Govt, of India.

Sincere thanks to Ashish Garde for taking the lead and making this possible.

Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Association PTVA

Garje Marathi Global and Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Association sign MOU:

Thanks to GMG’s Sanjeev Brahme, Sameer Padhye and PTVA’s Dr Sucheta Pawar and Ridhima.

Very special thanks to Vice Chancellor Dr. Snehalata Deshmukh for her guidance and blessings.

GMG and SGGS Nanded Sign MOU

Garje Marathi Global and Shri Guruji Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering and Technology (SGGSIET), Nanded sign MOU.

Special thanks to Director Prof. Yashawant Joshi and Suhas Gajre Ph.D. (IIT Delhi) Dean (Incubation) and Dean (Procurement)  Professor, Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engg.

GMG and SPPU join hands

 

Excellent meeting with Pune University Vice Chancellor  Dr. Nitin R Karmalkar and Dr. Apoorva Palkar Director Innovation, Incubation & Linkages. GMG is getting connected with E-content Development And Learning Innovation Centre and with 870 colleges of SSUP

Very sincere thanks to Dr. Karmalkar and Dr. Apoorva Palkar, director-Innovation, Incubation& Linkages ,Savitribai Phule Pune University at Savitribai Phule Pune University

Vice Chancellor Prof Nitin R Karmalkar is a well known scientist in the field of Igneous petrology. He currently is working as Professor in Department of Geology and Head of Department of Environmental Science at SP Pune University, India. He also works as Director, IQAC and has been motivating academicians for embellishments towards quality assurance. This provides him with blend of strong academic/research experience with administrative expertise.

 

Gautam Thakur

Graciously accept to join Garje Marathi Global as an Advisor, Mentor

*“Thank you Shri. Gautam Thakur, Chairman Saraswat Cooperative Bank Ltd., for graciously accepting to assist, guide and mentor Garje Marathi Global”*
Shri Gautam E. Thakur is B.E. (Civil) from Pune University. He also holds Diploma in Financial Management from IMDR, Pune. He has attended Management Development Programmes at IIM, Ahmedabad in the field of Strategy.
He has been successfully heading National School of Banking (NSB), the pioneering and premier private training Institute in the field of Banking and Finance, since last sixteen years. Since its establishment in 1978, during the last 35 years NSB has helped more than 85,000 students to secure jobs in the banking industry and has trained more than 3, 55,000 students. He has rich extensive experience in the field of Residential, Commercial and Industrial Construction. He has completed several prestigious projects in Mumbai, Pune and Goa through his firm ‘NSB Properties’.

 

GIST : Aahaar Kranti

Global Indian Scientists and Technocrats GIST and Garje Marathi to collaborate for AAHAAR KRANTI initiative

GMG’s Dr. Anita Kant met GIST Team (Global Indian Scientists and Technocrats Forum) to understand to plan participation in Aahaar Kranti initiative. “Dr. Yelloji Mirajkar - Hindu University of America and Nandkumar Palkar for inviting GMG to join this amazing initiative.

GMG Talk

https://youtu.be/upLyxcCJ4PY  Dr. Sucheta Pawar

Dr. Sucheta Pawar is a doctorate in Agriculture and Environmental Economics, academician for 25 years and First-Generation Entrepreneur.

https://youtu.be/EGqWmFrB2BMManoj Prabhakar Kulkarni PhD. Hong Kong,

Dr. Manoj has been very supportive of GMG and leads GMG Hong Kong Chapter

How to Become a scientist

 

https://youtu.be/tcm3G4oEGOM

Pallavi Limaye PhD DABT Director Scientific  Consulting , Udayan Apte PhD DABT Associate Professor University of Kansas Medical Center

For details about this initiative by Garje Marathi Global https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=GMG-Health-and-Pharma-Technocrats-group..

Meenaltai Mohadikar

Joins Board of Director Garje Marathi Global Foundation.

Meenaltai Mohadikar

'Aamhi Udyogini Prathishthan' is a trust established 20 Years back on 8th March 1997. This organization was formed with the sole intention of women empowerment, a dream and vision of our founder member Mrs. Meenal Mohadikar who is the backbone of this movement.

'Aamhi Udyogini' was a small pod then, which has now turned into a huge tree under the guidance of great entrepreneurs & Businessmen like Shri V.V.Deshpande. Smt.Rajani Danadekar, Mr. Pradeep Varma, Smt. Pushpa Trilokekar & Many More.

The head office of 'Aamhi Udyogini' is situated at Dadar (W) Mumbai with its branches spread at New Mumbai, Kalyan, Borivali, Thane, Goregaon, Pune, Nasik, Ratnagiri, Aurangabad and Dubai.

It is said that if a woman gets educated, her whole house gets educated, likely if a women becomes an entrepreneur, then her entire family gets influenced by her skills.

'Aamhi Udyogini' firmly believes that all ladies have qualities & potential for starting a business, only thing needed is to find the hidden qualities & nurture them from business point of view & this is what we strive for.

'Aamhi Udyogini' organizes various programs like

  • Which business to choose?
  • What are the training facilities available for it?
  • How to market your product?
  • How to advertise and Package your product?
  • Where to get financial help?
  • "Udyogache Tantra Aani Mantra"
  • Entrepreneurs Development Program (1 month certified course)
  • "Mala Udyojak Vhaychay!"
  • B2B Meetings at Dubai & Fujairah
  • Industrial Visit at Ichalkaranji
  • Business Educational visit at Jaipur

In the month of March it organizes 'Aamhi Udyogini State Level Conference for Women Entrepreneurs' which draws tremendous response. Women from all over Maharashtra come to attend this seminar, to get motivated & gain knowledge from eminent personalities who grace the occasion. On this day we also give awards to 5 Women Entrepreneurs from Mumbai, Konkan, Vidarbha, Marathwada & West Maharashtra respectively for their work done.

'Aamhi Udyogini' acts as a platform for women to establish their business and expand it. This is achieved by organizing various discussions, meetings , seminars, free counseling, study tours & personal guidance.

These women members meet on a regular basis to share their ideas and thoughts and also learn about the new opportunities.

We also publish a quarterly magazine called 'Aamhi Udyogini' which covers various success stories of women in different fields.

Obviously all this work cannot be done single handedly & it's a team work & efforts put in by the whole staff & the branches , under the guidance & leadership of the president & founder Member Meenal Mohadikar who herself is an institution. Not only she has immense knowledge but also has the zest to see more women progressing & standing up on their feet & be more independent.

Mrs. Meenal Mohadikar has completed 25 years of her business. She has an event organizing company which organizes exhibition under the name Consumers Shoppee all over Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka & UAE. She was the president of Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce Industries & Agriculture(MACCIA), a 80 years old organization. In this span of 80 years, she being the 1st Lady President. Currently she is the Vice President of Maharashtra Economic Development Council (MEDC). She has also received various awards for her noble work.

The goal of 'Aamhi Udyogini' is to make women educated as well strive hard to gain success through dedication & determination and to follow her dreams.

Sanjay Paithankar Dr.

A philanthropist in UAE, supplies free oxygen cylinders back home

 

Dubai: Rising to the need of the hour, an Indian expatriate has organised several container loads of oxygen cynlinders and concetrators, approximately worth over Dh1 million, for India, free of cost.

Dr Sanjay Paithankar, a dedicated doctor and philanthropist from the UAE, has shipped about 600 oxygen concentrators and 200 cylinders with medical oxygen in the first consigment that is likely to reach the Indian shores in the next 15 days. Of these, about 150 oxygen concentrators have been air-lifted and will reach Nagpur by May 8.

Speaking to Gulf News about his Save India mission, Dr Paithankar said, “As soon as I heard about the oxygen shortage in my home town Nagpur and the Vidarbha region in Maharastra, I decided to reach out to like-minded friends there to see how we could all help. The response was quick and magnanimous and many contributed generously. In fact, one wealthy buinsessman who wished to remain anonymous, contributed 250 concentrators, in this consignment,” said Dr Paithankar who has personally chipped in a sum of Dh200,000 to organise the concentrators and cylinders.

Since there is a shortage of concetrators and oxygen cylinders, sourcing them was a challenge. Dr Paithankar said, “I decided to source the cylinders and concentrators from around the world to reach India as quickly as possible. I was finally able to source these in China and the first consignment will be in Mumbai via Thailand and Singapore in the next 15 days. For the next batches, I am working to air-lift the cargo for quicker delivery and these efforts are ongoing. I have started this work and will do my best to serve my motherland to the best of my capacity,” said Dr Paithankar, who has spent three decades in the UAE. A large portion of thisn period has been dedicated to providing affordable health care to the underprivileged in the UAE.

Reaching out to the sick and needy

A recipient of the 10-year Golden Visa, Dr Paithankar is the managing director of Right Health Group that provides affordable health care to the doorstep of the labour workforce of UAE with over the clinics across Dubai and Northern Emirates. By charging a subsidised price for consultation, treatment and medicines in the last 32 years, he has made it possible for blue-collar workers to get complete access to quality health care within their basic health insurance. Where the worker is unable to meet the expense of co-payment, Dr Paithankar has never turned away a worker from getting the medical help he requires.

Battling early COVID-19 transmission

During the earliest phase of the outbreak of COVID-19 in the UAE in March 2020, Dr Paithankar and his health care team played a very crucial role by organising free screening camps for all blue collar workers to prevent transmisison and spread of the disease.

In the earliest stages when people in the UAE were still discovering the lethal impact of the COVID-19, Dr Paithankar joined hands with the Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Police to assist them in screening all blue collar workers. It was a mammoth task which required a lot of manpower as several thousand blue collar workes, the weakest chain in the link, had to be screened, diagnosed, quarnatined or hosptialised.

COVID-19 screening

DHA and Dubai Police had set up medical screening camps near various labour camps in early March 2020. At such a juncture, when there was strong need for health care workers to step up and come forward to offer their services, one man decided to brush aside all other concerns for self-preservation and collaborate extensively and unconditionally with the government.

With clinics located close to all labour camps, Dr Paithankar and health care workers had the best accessibility and reach to the workers. “This was my way of giving back to the UAE, a country that has given me so much in the last three decades. I decided to collaborate with the government and offer my services right away as DHA and Dubai Police set up the screening tents near the labour camps at Dubai Investment Park, Jebel Ali, Al Quoz and right up to the emirate of Ajman in all our 25 Right Health clinics.”

This was a nascent period when information about the virus was still very limited. Dr Paithankar added, “At that moment, we had no idea of how lethal the virus was and we were using the basic protective equipment. We would screen all those who came with symptoms of cough, cold and fever. Those who fit the profile of being infected with COVID-19 were sent for testing to DHA designated centres. We worked closely with the authorities and were screening up to 3,500 workers per day. Of these, nearly 200-300 were sent for RT-PCR testing as in those days, the PCR test was a new diagnostic tool and was limited to a few places. At all the camps, we were putting in long hours during the earliest days of the pandemic. I had recruited extra staff and cancelled annual leave of all my staff and we were putting in over 14 hours of work per day, from 9am to 11pm,” recounted the doctor.

Controlling community transmissions

It was this rapid screening, segregation and isolation which proved to be very effective in those early days in controlling community transmission rates. In the next three months, as the government set up field hospitals, designated hotels etc, it became easier to grade patients into mild, moderate and severe cases. Those who had mild conditions could isolate at hotel rooms, while those who were moderately affected were sent to field hospitals and those who were in severe or critical conditions and required ventilator support were admitted into the COVID-19 Intensive Care Units of hospitals. However, early mass testing of blue-collar workers went a long way in containing the infection rate.

Over 300,000 workers screened from March-May 2020, free of cost

“In those three months from March to May 2020, we helped screen over 300,000 blue collar workers across all our 25 clinics and about five per cent of these required hospital admissions,” added Dr Paithankar.

Today, with the worst of the pandemic behind him, Dr Paithankar and his team continues to serve the workers with heavily subsidised health packages. “We try to make the entire package as affordable to the worker without compromising on the quality of service. From consultation to diagnostics to medication, we provide packages from Dh9 to Dh120, all-inclusive. In most cases, the workers’ Essential Basic Plan (EBP) is able to cover this cost. Wherever we find workers unable to pay, because they are in between jobs or their health insurance has expired, I never charge them at all. I let them avail the treatment and I must commend the integrity of these workers who actually always make it a point to come and repay their outstanding amount whenever they are reinstated into jobs or have the money,” said Dr Paithankar.

Right Health is able to cater to about 100,000 workers per month and about 1.2 million annually, at the moment. “We aim to work more efficiently and take this number up to 1.8 million by 2022,” explained Dr Paithankar.

“The doctors who we hire have a vast body of experience and are experts at taking detailed case histories and prescribing only tests that are essential. In fact, we monitor the number of tests a doctor prescribes and incentivise those who have success with patients with lower number of prescribed tests. This helps in keeping the cost down. We try and offer all other subsidies that accrue to us as a group to the workers. This has worked to the benefit of workers,” added Dr Paithankar.

All-woman pharmacy at Muhaisnah

The group has also set up an all-women pharmacy in Muhaisnah, Dubai, this month. “We decided to have this all-woman pharmacy as we realised that many female workers employed in hotels, saloons etc had several inhibitions discussing their health care issues with male pharmacists. Providing female pharmacists has helped these female workers to share their health issues and be more open about seeking medical help. We have a female service staff of five, two in the morning and two in the evening. The pharmacy is open right from 7am up to 11pm,” said Dr Paithankar.

Sanjay Paithankar, a doctor and philanthropist who settled in Dubai several decades ago, has organised oxygen concentrators and cylinders worth 2.5 lakh dollars to be shipped to Nagpur over by 08 May 2021.

 

“I formed a WhatsApp group of Indians in Dubai to see how we can help our city of origin…Several people magnanimously responded and we have organised 600 oxygen concentrators and 200 cylinders, which will be together worth 2.5 lakh dollars, including shipment charges,” Paithankar said

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Listen to Dr. Sanjay Paithankar : https://youtu.be/56m7UQkhjhs

Sanjeev Brahme

Charitable Trusts and Taxation

 

Sanjeev Brahme: Virtual Refresher Course on NGOs & Charitable Organizations 26th May 2021

https://youtu.be/aAyX6Ajcs0s

Sanjeev Brahme’s  presentation on Charitable trust and taxation on 26th May at Western India Regional Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. There was attendance of 450 CAs from Maharashtra, Goa, and Gujrath

Sanjeev Brahme is Founder- Director of Garje Marathi Global Foundation , section 8 company.

Sudhir Kadam

*Everything that every Startup Entrepreneur should know about Funding*


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykYH5wKyviw   
To mark the beginning of association between Garje Marathi Global and Savitribai Phule Pune University Sudhir Kadam’s talk on “UNDERSTANDING STARTUP FUNDING”
Special thanks to Vice Chancellor Dr. Nitin Karmalkar and Dr. Apoorva Palkar Director Innovation, Incubation & Linkages SPPU for being so supportive in creating an association between GMG and SPPU. 
Sudhir Kadam, Garje Marathi’s advisor-mentor is member of GMG Core Team. He is brain, main force behind formation of Garje Marathi Global Innovation Academy.

Yogesh Virkar

Accepting a job offer with a German company to work in India – My Reflections

In 2006, I completed my master’s degree in Mechatronics from University of Siegen in Germany. After working for 20 months in Germany, I decided to work for a German company as Operations Manager to set up their manufacturing facility for producing a wide variety of metal false ceilings and lighting systems.

Here are some of my key learnings:

  • The sheer thrill of getting to do something I had never done before motivated me to take up this opportunity to challenge myself. Just the thought of the multi-disciplinary requirements and the underlying knowhow necessary to establish a manufacturing unit was daunting.
  • I focused on preparing a high-level overview of the deliverables for every department and breaking it down into manageable tasks which could then be delegated further and executed.
  • As an Indian who studied in Germany, when I went back to India to work for a German organization, I played many roles besides the official job title.
  • The key advantage for me was an early start at a managerial role with a German organization.
  • Key challenge: setting up a business as per the German standards in Haryana.
  • Key achievement:
    • I set up the manufacturing facility and made it fully functional over a span of 7 years with a team of 30 people + 10 contract laborers.
    • I joined back the parent company in Germany.

After working in Germany, if you are thinking of working in India (short or long term), go for it. It could be an enriching experience for you as well as our motherland.

Yogesh Mohan Virkar


 

Table of Contents

"Business Opportunities By Mr. Anand Ganu, organized By MEDC, Aamhi Udyogini Pratisthan

Amhi Udyogini: Meenal Mohadikar

Amit Waikar: From Flavors of India & Fragrances of China

Amit Waikar builds Vasudaiva Kutumbakam across The Great Wall

Ashish Garde , MOU signed between GMG and MAGIC Aurangabad

Chitra Sawant’s Blog …. At Garje Marathi Global

Data Driven Digital Healthcare : Abhi Gholap

GMG Health & Pharma Technocrats Forum : Introduction by Dr. Anita Kant

For more details: https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=GMG-Health-and-Pharma-Technocrats-group

GMG Innovation Academy LaunchPad 03 April

GMG-IA Start-up Accelerator Program :

Higher Education in Germany.

In silico techniques for accelerating drug discovery : Sachin Patil

'INSPIRATION' Nitin Paranjpe

Introduction and Invitation to join Mission Garje Marathi Global

Mandar Bichhu, Sharjah Doctor creates a Tendulkar Museum

Manish Maloji Patil of Jugaadfunda and Garje Marathi Global enter cooperation pact.

Mentee Etiquette Involving Startups

Neha Virkar: Voluntary Community Interpreter in Germany

Sanjay Dhavalikar Jt Secretary HEF

Shirish Rangnekar Singapore: GMG-IA Start-up Accelerator Program :

Surviving A Statrtup : Steve Hoffman

Teach2Teach

 

"Business Opportunities By Mr. Anand Ganu, organized By MEDC, Aamhi Udyogini Pratisthan

 

The Maharashtra Economic Development Council (MEDC)  was established in 1957 with the participation of prominent chambers of commerce, businesses, and industry associations from Maharashtra to “facilitate rapid and balanced economic development of Maharashtra. Today it is prime institute making great social impact under leadership of Shri. Ravi Boratkar

'Aamhi Udyogini Prathishthan' is a trust established on 8th March 1997. This organization was formed with the sole intention of women empowerment, a dream and vision of  founder member Mrs. Meenaltai Mohadikar who is the backbone of this movement.

Garje Marathi is born with one and only aim of bringing together Global Marathi on one platform for cooperation in education and entrepreneurship. We are ever expanding network of Marathi people who have left shores of our beloved motherland Bharat for personal growth, for growth of our community and have knowledge, Education and entrepreneurship of prime importance in their life. The mission purpose of GMG is Networking, Mentoring, Giving back to our roots and celebrating success of Marathi around the world.

Three social organizations are coming together today to share knowledge, to create symbiotic network, to give back to our roots. We all are in debts of our Matrubhumi, our culture-heritage and our Samaj/ society. These debts can never be repaid by doing something that we can do for other members of society and that too selflessly is only our way of  acknowledging that debt and expressing gratitude…For details watch:-

https://youtu.be/i41G-0jByAI 

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Amhi Udyogini: Meenal Mohadikar

'Aamhi Udyogini Prathishthan' is a trust established 20 Years back on 8th March 1997. This organization was formed with the sole intention of women empowerment, a dream and vision of our founder member Mrs. Meenal Mohadikar who is the backbone of this movement.

'Aamhi Udyogini' was a small pod then, which has now turned into a huge tree under the guidance of great entrepreneurs & Businessmen like Shri V.V.Deshpande. Smt.Rajani Danadekar, Mr. Pradeep Varma, Smt. Pushpa Trilokekar & Many More.

The head office of 'Aamhi Udyogini' is situated at Dadar (W) Mumbai with its branches spread at New Mumbai, Kalyan, Borivali, Thane, Goregaon, Pune, Nasik, Ratnagiri, Aurangabad and Dubai.

It is said that if a woman gets educated, her whole house gets educated, likely if a women becomes an entrepreneur, then her entire family gets influenced by her skills.

'Aamhi Udyogini' firmly believes that all ladies have qualities & potential for starting a business, only thing needed is to find the hidden qualities & nurture them from business point of view & this is what we strive for.

'Aamhi Udyogini' organizes various programs like

  • Which business to choose?
  • What are the training facilities available for it?
  • How to market your product?
  • How to advertise and Package your product?
  • Where to get financial help?
  • "Udyogache Tantra Aani Mantra"
  • Entrepreneurs Development Program (1 month certified course)
  • "Mala Udyojak Vhaychay!"
  • B2B Meetings at Dubai & Fujairah
  • Industrial Visit at Ichalkaranji
  • Business Educational visit at Jaipur

In the month of March it organizes 'Aamhi Udyogini State Level Conference for Women Entrepreneurs' which draws tremendous response. Women from all over Maharashtra come to attend this seminar, to get motivated & gain knowledge from eminent personalities who grace the occasion. On this day we also give awards to 5 Women Entrepreneurs from Mumbai, Konkan, Vidarbha, Marathwada & West Maharashtra respectively for their work done.

'Aamhi Udyogini' acts as a platform for women to establish their business and expand it. This is achieved by organizing various discussions, meetings , seminars, free counseling, study tours & personal guidance.

These women members meet on a regular basis to share their ideas and thoughts and also learn about the new opportunities.

We also publish a quarterly magazine called 'Aamhi Udyogini' which covers various success stories of women in different fields.

Obviously all this work cannot be done single handedly & it's a team work & efforts put in by the whole staff & the branches , under the guidance & leadership of the president & founder Member Meenal Mohadikar who herself is an institution. Not only she has immense knowledge but also has the zest to see more women progressing & standing up on their feet & be more independent.

Mrs. Meenal Mohadikar has completed 25 years of her business. She has an event organizing company which organizes exhibition under the name Consumers Shoppee all over Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka & UAE. She was the president of Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce Industries & Agriculture(MACCIA), a 80 years old organization. In this span of 80 years, she being the 1st Lady President. Currently she is the Vice President of Maharashtra Economic Development Council (MEDC). She has also received various awards for her noble work.

The goal of 'Aamhi Udyogini' is to make women educated as well strive hard to gain success through dedication & determination and to follow her dreams

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Amit Waikar: From Flavors of India & Fragrances of China

Amit Waikar builds Vasudaiva Kutumbakam across The Great Wall

  • Amit Waikar, Managing Director of Döhler ASEAN was one of the youngest winners of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman for his outstanding achievements in business and cosmopolitan initiatives.
  • China’s focus on creating facilitating infrastructure funded by Government even from the 80s has led to growth in FDI and industries
  • India holds huge scope in developing its flavours and fragrances industry 

Amit Waikar represents a generation of a self-driven spirited individual who went on to make a mark in the high echelons of the Indian corporate world with a value that is fundamentally Indian yet cosmopolitan. Presently the Managing Director - ASEAN at Döhler Group, Amit Waikar wears his accomplishments with an air of disarming honesty while his innate verve makes a definite impact. He is also one of the youngest winners of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman. 

Amit Waikar grew up in the ‘erstwhile small town’ Nagpur, which set his outlook towards life and to make a difference without being forcefully so.   The formative years were honed by the presence of his father, Dr Vinay Waikar, an ex-army man and the second anesthesiologist in Nagpur. “What you do for a career or what you do for a living is important, but that should not define you the way you are, instead what matters is the legacy one wants to leave behind”, Amit maintains.

Urkoon Taka: Building Fundamentals

Born to a family of doctors, with his mother Dr Vina Waikar being a well-known gynaecologist and two elder sisters practising medicine, Amit developed anguish for studying medicine and also ‘rebelled’ with the idea of becoming an engineer. After passing out from one of the most prestigious schools in Nagpur when Waikar enrolled for a BSc degree in Environmental Science with English Literature as an additional subject, he was met with little resistance from his broad-minded parents. Though on one occasion on his mother’s bidding, his father took Waikar to meet Dr Shrikant Jichkar - the man holding the record for maximum degrees, and then Home Minister of Maharashtra. The idea was to get Amit admitted to a medical college which did not work out finally. 

Amit Waikar remembers, “BSc or BA, I had no clue of what I wanted to do.”  Amit met his future wife Aparna, who motivated him for enrolling in MBA, and Amit completed his MBA in Nagpur. At this point, Amit admits his “friend, philosopher and guide” Dr Shrikant Shorghore, a well-known paediatrician in Nagpur offered to write a letter of recommendation to someone he knew in Mumbai for Amit’s job opportunity. Dr Shrikant Shorghore also advised Amit to follow the Marathi “Urkoon Taka” principle which means “to get things completed”. 

From International Flavors & Fragrances to Döhler

The gentleman Dr Shorghore had sent the referral was Sunil Doronde, the Managing Director of International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF). It was 1992, the Indian economy was opening up to welcome MNCs, and with no idea about flavour and fragrances segment, Amit Waikar joined IFF as Market Research Executive. Amit explains, “When people think of flavours and fragrances, people think of fine fragrances associated with brands like GUCCI, PRADA, CK and the rest. But that is only ten per cent of the segment. Ninety per cent of it is about fragrances for soap, detergent, talcum powder and that makes up for the bulk. 

There is a complete set of companies not known to many for they, being on the B2B side, including the famed S.H.Kelkar & Co. Ltd. a third-generation India brand.” Amit Waikar’s progression in IFF began when he was given the responsibility of key account manager of Hindustan Lever Limited, managing the account for India and subsequently for Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. All this while, Amit was learning the nuances about fragrances, the technicalities and its business.

After a little more than four years with IFF, Amit Waikar was approached by Döhler for the position of Regional Sales Manager. The following years saw Amit Waikar managing accounts for India and South East Asia and two-and-half years at Döhler headquarters in Germany. This followed what Amit Waikar mentions as “a wonderful stint of eleven years in China.”

The Great Wall of China: Mixed Bag of Learning & Leadership

Arriving in Shanghai, Waikar started by managing the global accounts of the Asia Pacific region for Döhler and, he is today operating from Bangkok leading the ASEAN market as its Managing Director. Amit Waikar says, “The experience is never less than exciting. I think there is a lot of action that is going to happen in the ASEAN market. There will be pockets of extremely high growth and every market has its dynamics. This is going to be a mixed bag of learning, leadership and dealing with unique challenges.”

Amit’s stay in China was not just all about corporate leadership and business growth. One aspect that set Waikar apart from the rest was his significant role as a community builder and supporter of the Indian community in China. Essentially a humanist, he was conferred the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award, the highest honour conferred on overseas Indians by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. Amit Waikar’s instance is also unique in a certain way, as he was not nominated by Indian Embassy from China and he being the first Indian to be awarded this distinction from mainland China. The journey to this height began when Amit Waikar started attending the events of the Indian Association in China. 

Amit Waikar remembers, “While attending these events which were grand and spectacular, I sensed something still amiss. Probably it is my Nagpur upbringing; I intuitively felt the absence of connection with the community. They were all typically elite events where the common Indian living in China never felt to be part of such association. After one such event on our drive back home, I disclosed my concerns to my wife Aparna. She made a point for me to become an active change-maker instead of being on the sidelines and complain about the shortcoming.” Aparna Waikar’s assertion stayed on with him. 

Indian Association for Indians in China

So after a couple of months, not even being a board member of the association, he nominated himself in the election for the president’s post. His friends played a key role and went for canvassing to the members of the Indian community who were not yet a part of the association and they became members just to vote for Amit. His vision for making the Indian Association accessible to every single Indian in China for any and every kind of concern and aid was widely felt like a primer to a change. The year was 2013, Waikar was elected the president of the Indian Association.

During his tenure, Amit Waikar successfully initiated the blood donation campaigns, a rather uncommon social practice among Chinese people. This very Indian ethos was put to action and Indians donated blood for the Chinese people, a mark of service to their host nation and present India’s time-honoured eternal ideal of “Vasudaiva Kutumbakam”. Cricket tournaments, Diwali celebrations and cultural programs were planned with the distinctive Indian cultural feel. 

Amit & Aparna Waikar

In 2015 Amit received a call from The Hon’ble Counsel General asking for the Indian Association to host a community event during the forthcoming visit of The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi. Amit Waikar connected with the community through the network he had built and all Indians were excited and involved themselves to give Modiji a grand welcome.

The challenge was to bring all Indians in China together, which under the leadership of Amit Waikar, from a count of seven hundred, seven thousand Indians were waiting to greet The Prime Minister of India, at the iconic Shaghai Expo Centre on 15th May. Amit Waikar, being at the helm of this civic reception, received Modiji, greeted him and introduced the members of the Indian Association to The Prime Minister. It was not just connecting Indians in Shanghai but also about Indians from other cities and districts of China. 

In 2019 Amit Waikar was awarded Pravasi Bharatiya Samman at Varanasi, for his contributions for building a strong Indian community in China. The Indian Association in China works towards understanding problems and providing social, legal, medical and institutional support to every Indian individual living in China even in the remotest of cities. The foundation to such activities was cemented during Amit Waikar’s tenure and today he continues to be a senior board member of The Indian Association. 

Biggest Political Enemies & Largest Economic Partners

Talking about the business lessons from China, Waikar notes, “Firstly, China has built an entire universe of manufacturing through an amazing way what the world calls ‘copying’, but China calls it ‘inspiration’. So even in the eighties and nineties, there were the so-called innovation centres, research labs that were set up. They were entirely government-owned where a product or component was completely dismantled with the objective to understand the technology, and the information gathered was given free of cost to the entrepreneurs to develop it further.

Secondly, at that point in time, the funding for manufacturing business was easily available. Thirdly, when China opened its economy and welcomed FDI, they had the infrastructure made readily available, not that the infra was developed alongside or afterwards. So, what was claimed was not mere words but actions, investors took no time to channel the funds to China.” 

Another important thing to understand about China is that it operates as an organization. Amit Waikar says that the system is such that every five years, each provincial head of China requires to present results in terms of employment generation, getting companies involved or getting the infrastructure and network more robust. Amazing power in decision making is also given to the authorities to meet their respective goals. Waikar adds, “China is all about clusters. There is a cluster for each segment like there are clusters for automobile, chemical, rubber, furniture etc. This results in an area where twenty to thirty companies producing same products with a consolidated infrastructure of the workforce, technology, suppliers and OEMs.” 

But the great learning Amit had in China is that “its biggest political enemies are its largest economic partners”. He cites the example of economic and trade cooperation between China and Japan or even the same with its trade ties with Taiwan and the USA. The fundamental idea is to keep the economic growth of the nation despite the political differences. 

Speaking of the opportunities of the Indian companies in China, Amit Waikar observes, there is ample opportunity for Indian iron ore, coffee and similar products, spices, fisheries and fruit products. He says, ”Another aspect one should never forget is the Indian skill and talent pool. Indians leading China’s pharmaceutical companies is a case in the point.” 

And finally, Amit Waikar draws attention to the fact that all MNCs are now having China-Plus-One policies triggered by SAARs and, now COVID19. The idea is to establish one or two non-Chinese locations for manufacturing.  “Are we ready to offer tangible support to welcome those MNCs?” Amit wonders. But being a firm believer of vision, foresight and commitment Waikar is confident that it quite possible for India to achieve these goals. 

Huge Opportunity for India: Fragrance & Flavor Industry

Speaking of the industry Amit Waikar has dedicated his career, Fragrance and Flavor or F&F as it is commonly known, he says, “Though it is not a well-known segment in India, the industry is quite big, very well managed and an industry driven by professionals. India always had a legacy of fragrances, but it was never an organized one. After the economic liberalization in the nineties, F&F got a major boost. So today all the F&F leaders of the world like Givaudan, Firmenich, Symrise and IFF and many more are actually manufacturing their products in India and generating employment.” 

Amit Waikar feels there is a need to train people in the field of F&F at the university levels. The bulk of F&F is associated with beverages and fruit juices. China is presently supplying eighty per cent of chemical products that goes into making finer fragrances in F&F. “India holds a major potential to start the processing of fruit juices. The focus should be on fruit cultivation and processing. There is a scope for the Indian entrepreneurship to take F&F in beverages to the global level is huge indeed”, Amit Waikar explains. 

All the while in the world of business and trade, Amit Waikar works to give back to the society that has nurtured him to be the man he is today. With active support from his family and friends, he is associated with Deepstambh Foundation in Jalgaon where the plan is to build Asia’s largest hostel and training centre especially for the differently-abled, the tribal people and the socially marginalized children above eighteen years of age and train them to be leaders of future. “And this has helped me to answer the unfounded criticism about my Motherland that it is land of potential and no actualization. I have at least participated to bring about a change however minuscule it may be,” reflects Amit Waikar. 

https://www.themachinemaker.com/machinemaker/amit-waikar-pravasi-bharatiya-samman-2304 

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Ashish Garde , MOU signed between GMG and MAGIC Aurangabad

MARATHWADA Accelerator For Growth and Incubation Council (MAGIC) Aurangabad is a Business Incubator & SME Accelerator . It's one amongst the very few Incubators hosted outside of academic institutions & that too firmly connected with Industries.

 MAGIC is a Section 8 Company (Not For Profit ) established by eminent members of Chamber of Marathwada Industries and Agriculture (CMIA) Aurangabad - the apex body of industries in Marathwada Region.

MAGIC Aurangabad is a unique sector agnostic Incubator & SME Accelerator which is promoted by the members of a Regional level industries Association & hosted in its campus where in leading industrialists are mentors to the Startups being incubated.

MAGIC is recognised by MSME Ministry Govt of India  & Maharashtra State Innovation Society (MsInS) Govt.of Maharashtra.

MAGIC is supporting individuals / teams with innovative ideas which are having potential to get converted into successful enterprises which then can be scaled further in due course of time.

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Chitra Sawant’s Blog …. At Garje Marathi Global

….At Garje Marathi Global, they build careers and lives of aspiring minds 

“Supporting the youth evolve, defines our purpose,” said Anand Ganu as he made vivid his organisation, Garje Marathi Global (GMG) Inc goals, which has 60 domain experts grooming over 150 students the world over. “In fact, it’s so important that it’s part of Garje Marathi’s mission – to be a catalyst for change, growth, and a better future,” mentions Ganu, as he shares enthusiastically about the organisation which he had co-founded with his life partner Suneeta in 2016.

Ganu, a successful businessman, with a background in the pharma sector, following his retirement found a new passion connecting with exemplary Marathi-speaking people across the globe, documenting their stories of triumph and connecting all of them together. This was a start of an interesting journey, soon his passion could lead to two epic books, Garje Marathi part 1 and part 2, bringing forth the lives of 70 illustrious Maharashtrians spread across the globe. 

Though he himself comes from an old school of thought, which believes in ‘doing good and forgetting all about it’, which is a typical trait known among Maharashtrians, however, he also understands that there is a dire need, that people talk about their success and achievements. The vigorous web connecting these limelight shy eminent Maharashtrians evolved into Garje Marathi Global Inc, a non-profit organisation. 

Padma Vibhushan Raghunath Anant Mashelkar and Padma Vibhushan Avinash Dixit are some of the prominent personalities on its advisory board. “GMG trains, coaches, mentors aspiring minds through education and counselling for building their better future. Several domain experts have willingly come forward to share their expertise wholeheartedly with the youth, said Ganu. Effective planning, efficient delivery systems, a collaborative approach with partners, and mentoring provided with integrity, compassion, competence have resulted in an increasing number of beneficiaries.

Ganu, based out of California, works round the clock attending online meetings with his counterparts in 30 international cities. It keeps Ganu on his toes and secures GMG’s position among the world’s richest organisations, in terms of the availability of talent and expertise. Developing entrepreneurship skill is one area GMG has been concentrating on,  which has been receiving a tremendous response, and so is Saksham, their project where they are making available electronic devices to facilitate online education to children coming from underprivileged communities in Maharashtra. 

“Maharashtrians settled abroad or even staying outside of Maharashtra have always operated as silos in their own locations and focussed primarily on developing traditional, cultural, and entertainment aspects related to the community,” said Sudhir Kadam, an Innovation and Growth Strategist. Kadam, who has been actively engaged in mentoring aspirants associated with GMG, mentioned that there was a dire need for mentoring and networking to help people at the professional level to help them succeed in their chosen endeavor - whether it is business, employment, research, or education.

 “Anand Ganu was quick to notice this need and formed GMG, which has been receiving great support from those who believed in his vision, which aims at providing networking, mentoring, and educational support to help people succeed. The best part is that it is done with the sole motive of paying-it-forward and there are no joining fees, subscriptions, or program fees,” added Kadam. 

Shalmali Gadgil, a second-year Biotechnology student at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, narrating her experience after contacting GMG and Mr. Ganu, said that she could instantly connect with domain experts who have been extremely supportive to her. Shalmali was all praise about Dr. Manoj Jadhav, “With Dr. Jadhav's help and introduction I could manage to secure myself a spot to work as a lab research assistant with one of his old colleague (Dr. Song) at the University of Florida this summer,” she added. 

Dr. Milind Medhekar, who leads the Australia chapter of Garje Marathi said, “Anandji has almost single-handedly united highly qualified, talented, competent Marathi-speaking domain experts from across the globe, who are passionately volunteering to share their knowledge and expertise with aspiring students and entrepreneurs in India." 

https://chitrasawant.blogspot.com/2021/04/nurturing-roots-through-ace-network.html

CHITRA SAWANT

"Love to find delightful and mystical aspects of life and present them before the world in the best possible way I can" 

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Data Driven Digital Healthcare : Abhi Gholap

https://youtu.be/0q7V0_E4YLY

Abhi Gholap Data Driven Digital Healthcare https://youtu.be/0q7V0_E4YLY Abhi Gholap Angel Investor Sand Hill Angels Co-Founder & Board Member OptraLABS, Optra Health, OptraSCAN Organized By Garje Marathi Health & Pharma Technocrats Group: https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=GMG-Health-and-Pharma-Technocrats-group

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GMG Health & Pharma Technocrats Forum : Introduction by Dr. Anita Kant

https://youtu.be/Kul_vFDh3d8

For more details: https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=GMG-Health-and-Pharma-Technocrats-group

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GMG Innovation Academy LaunchPad 03 April

https://youtu.be/VkLVO_OFo-E

 

Mentors’ Meet: Garje Marathi Innovation Academy LaunchPad/ first Acceleration Program for Early Stage Startups.

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GMG-IA Start-up Accelerator Program :

GMG IA LaunchPad Program, GMG Innovation Academy offers ‘Free’ Acceleration Program for Early Stage Startups, thanks to selfless contributions by ‘Governing Team’ and ‘Expert Mentors’ ….. Read More:- https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Garje-Marathi-Startup-Accelerators-

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Higher Education in Germany. Panelists: Prajakta Oak, Akshay Joshi, Anuja Dixit

https://youtu.be/YgGqeEZqCGE

Organized by GMG Career Forum Germany , https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=GMG-Career-Forum-Germany

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In silico techniques for accelerating drug discovery : Sachin Patil

https://youtu.be/U2eScZ0Bg_8

 

 

Organized by GMG Health and Pharma Technocrats group webinar Sachin Patil M.Tech. Bio-Chem. Engg. IIT Mumbai MBA Finance University of Delaware Topic: In silico techniques for accelerating drug discovery To know more about the group : https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=GMG-Health-and-Pharma-Technocrats-group

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'INSPIRATION' Nitin Paranjpe COO Unilever London speaks with Ravindra Gadgil /Pradnya Punekar GMG UK

 

https://youtu.be/RKs-UyK8sA4

Ravindra Gadgil Founder Garje Marathi UK Chapter and Pradnya Punekar Board member Garje Marathi UK (www.garjemarathi.com) in conversation with Nitin Paranjpe Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Unilever PLC based at London UK.

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Introduction and Invitation to join Mission Garje Marathi Global

Please join mission Garje Marathi by submitting maximum possible and open to all details. (The profile will be visible to all) https://www.garjemarathi.com/registrationform.php

About Garje Marathi Global "Garje Marathi Global is a platform for 'Non Resident Marathi' and 'Back to Motherland Marathi'( परत मातृभूमीला मराठी) who value knowledge, education and entrepreneurship. GMG has four main objectives: Networking, Mentoring, Giving back to society and to our roots, and to celebrate success of Marathi around the world.  Read More:- https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Introduction-and-Invitation-to-join-Mission-Garje-Marathi-Global-

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Mandar Bichhu, Sharjah Doctor creates a Tendulkar Museum

 24 April is Sachin Tendulkar’s birthday, and this year, on that day, one ardent admirer of his, came up with a unique birthday gift – TendulkarCricket.Com, the first-ever web museum dedicated to the Master Blaster. The unique website archives videos of Tendulkar’s all the memorable cricket performances, his interviews, his personal tweets and YouTube videos, tributes paid to him by his fellow cricketers, and blogs analyzing his cricketing legacy. To borrow a quote from the site’s intro- ‘It archives everything that is to cherish about the man, his matchless game, and his endearing persona.’ TendulkarCricket.Com (https://tendulkarcricket.com ) is the concept and the creation of Dr. Mandar V. Bichu, a Sharjah, UAE-based pediatrician, author, journalist, and web-content-creator. Dr. Mandar is also the founder-editor of Cinemasangeet.Com, RightParenting.Com, HealthVideoTips.Com and LataOnline.Com .

Explaining his thoughts on the project, Dr. Mandar said, “Sachin Tendulkar entered the cricket field as a wonder-kid and rose to be a cricketing genius. From 1989 to 2013, for 24 years, Sachin Tendulkar dominated world cricket and rewrote its history. His multitude of records redefined what could be achieved on the field, and, set up new benchmarks. But more than his on-field heroics and all the accolades that followed, his off-field connect with the millions of cricket-lovers, and the emotional sway his performances held on their collective consciousness, made him special.” “He became cricket’s biggest icon, and his mass appeal played a major role in making the game a multimillion-dollars global industry. More importantly big money and big expectations never came in the way of his passion, dedication and commitment for the game, and his ability to keep scaling new peaks.” “TendulkarCricket.Com is my way of saying ‘Thank You’ to this wonderful player. This is an archive that will present the momentous Tendulkar-era in its full glory and will make us re-live the joy and pride that Tendulkar gave through his cricketing performances.” TendulkarCricket.Com (https://tendulkarcricket.com) is a one-stop repository of videos, blogs and photographs to understand Sachin Tendulkar, the cricketing and socio-cultural phenomenon. It is a must-visit site for all Sachin-fans, and all cricket-lovers." "Public archives or museums serve to record history for posterity for future generations. Digital platform offers a chance of making such museums more easily, and it also makes them accessible to people from all parts of the world. In 2015, I made a web museum on Indian melody queen Lata Mangeshkar, and this year, I created one on Sachin Tendulkar. Both these individuals, through their outstanding contribution in their respective fields, became legends in their lifetime and received India's highest honor Bharat Ratna. I am very happy and proud that I could do extensive web archives on both these jewels of India." Dr. Mandar concluded

Dr. Mandar V. Bichu

Pediatrician, Author, Communicator, Content Creator, Web entrepreneur and Founder: Right Parenting Lifestyle Guidance program

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Manish Maloji Patil of Jugaadfunda and Garje Marathi Global enter cooperation pact.  

Manish Maloji Patil M.Tech (Eltrx. Design Tech.) and Garje Marathi Global are entering symbiotic relationship.  Jugaadfunda Innovations LLP  will assist in taking GMG IA initiatives to grassroots level. GMG will provide technical guidance and mentoring to Jugaadfunda Innovations LLP.

Mr. Manish M. Patil, obtained his B.E. (Electronics) degree in 1991 from Shivaji University Kolhapur, and MTech. (Electronics Design Technology) from C.E.D.T. Aurangabad Unit in June 2000. He has total teaching and industry experience of 26 years. He founded and successfully operated, Samruddhi TBI Foundation”, to channelize CSR funds from “Samruddhi industries Limited” Sangli. At the same time, he also handled responsibilities in a capacity of CEO for Shivaji Center for innovation incubation and Linkages (SCIIL) Shivaji university. In a capacity of “Head, Research & Development”, he had built R&D team and delivered commercially successful products for “Rajdeep Info-Techno Pvt. Ltd. Pune.” He had delivered Indigenous Highway Traffic Management Solution”. He is founder of “Regional laboratory for Applied Research and Development” and Ergoptix Mediquip Pvt. Ltd. He is exclusively representing Lexicon by Spin-off Program from Singapore polytechnic (Government of Singapore) in India this moment. In collaboration with Fudan University from China, he developed LED lighting solutions through start-up under MIT group of institutions and replaced 37000 conventional tube lights with LED tube lights, saving more than 51% of electricity with more than 5 years warranty of the products.

In his journey as entrepreneur, he initially had failed successfully in 6 attempts of commercialising his business ideas. Today, through his patent, he is the only manufacturer in the country for product “Magnifying Loupes and LED Head Lamp”, under the brand “ERGOPTIX”. ERGOPTIX Loupes and LED head lamp is successful scientific product developed under his leadership. Three More products are in their final stage of commercialization. (www.ergoptix.com)

Understanding the problems of entrepreneur, coming from non-business family background, and need of building entrepreneurial eco system in the society, he has initiated “Jugaadfunda innovations LLP” (www.jugaadfunda.com). With Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture, (Apex Chamber of the State) he is currently implementing “Business Solution Polyclinic Program” BSPP for the state of Maharashtra. Under this initiative he is connecting 5Lac+ MSME with 3000+ academic institutes and 1000+ mentors in next 2 years. Jugaadfunda Innovations LLP is the execution partner with MACCIA for this initiative.

Mr Manish M Patil was very Instrumental and worked with the Samruddhi Industries Limited (SIL) Sangli, to develop the strategic plan for the SAMRUDDHI TBI FOUNDATION (STBI Incubator). As a leader, executive director, he built the culture of the organizations to achieve self[1]sustainability with sensitivity for social benefit. He has laid foundation of motivating employees, volunteers and looked after the entire budget, marketing efforts. He encouraged a positive company culture. Since non[1]profit STBI work on limited budgets, because of his true passion, he translated the mission into getting operational through available limited finances. With these consistent efforts for almost over last 16 years, He was able to present proposal on behalf of MIT Group of institutions Pune and fetched grant of 5 Cr, from Department of Science and Technology. In another attempt, he and management of SIL was able to fetch supportive grant of 5 Cr jointly with Shivaji University Kolhapur through Maharashtra State innovation Society. Under Samruddhi TBI Foundation, out of 9 admitted start-ups 5 were able to successfully commercialize their ventures.

He has successfully developed and delivered more than 8 products for Highway traffic management and Toll Management Systems while contributing as head of industrial R&D through Academic Institution. He also has developed 2 technology Products for surgeons and doctors and commercializing through Channel Partners.

He had initiated and worked on Industry University Interaction Program with support from Intel higher education and CADENCE University Program in India. He has contributed at many Institutes and IITs as a resource person for faculty training. He has published total 19 papers in conferences and journals. He has guided 45+ post graduate students for their M.E. and MTech dissertation. He has indigenously developed many rapid prototyping boards for product development, which also has got accepted in the various technical institutes and industries as trainer modules for fresh learners. He has two design Protections and six trademarks registered under his name through patent attorney.

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Mentee Etiquette Involving Startups

Sudhir Kale PhD Thought Leader | Researcher | Consultant | Keynote Speaker, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia,” As a professor who has taught on three continents for three decades, I have been fortunate to teach and guide thousands of students across various nationalities. Some students have gone on to create their own successful businesses. I have acted as a formal or informal mentor to several of these entrepreneurs in the early stages of their venture. Since I have been an entrepreneur myself, I can, first-hand, vouch for the enormous value a mentor can provide…. Read More:- https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Mentee-Etiquette-Involving-Startups-

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Neha Virkar: Voluntary Community Interpreter in Germany

I am a Mumbaiker, who has grown up speaking multiple languages. Never did I think that I would be selected to work as a voluntary community Interpreter with City of Ingelheim in Germany.

Parle Tilak Vidyalay – Marathi Madhyam is my school. Ruparel college Arts stream was my next choice to complete my BA in English. I am awarded with the Gold Medal from University of Mumbai for securing the highest marks in BA examination. I am deeply thankful to all my teachers.

During my graduate studies, I started learning German- a subject to score more marks 😊 I continued to learn it in Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai and learnt it intensively for 3 years. Max Mueller Bhavan offered me a scholarship to study in Germany for one month. German Academic Exchange Center (DAAD) organizes Literature Competition every year. The topic given was ‘Identities’. Participants were free to write – a story, a drama, a poem or any other literary genre. I wrote a poem and was awarded by yet another scholarship to study in Germany for a month.

My Masters was in German and I chose to do it at the Ohio State University, USA because the OSU offered me full scholarship and an opportunity to teach German to the undergraduate students for 2 years. This was the most challenging assignment. I am a non-native speaker. So, the students were not ready to believe that I could teach them the language that was foreign to me. We proved that the language skills are not inherited by birth, they are acquired by practice😊

These years were fun. But when the time came to live and work in Germany, I experienced that:

  • Language is a cultural element and is embedded in socio-cultural, historical background. People may uses, ab-uses, mis-use it in the social transaction.
  • Situations such as being hospitalized, dealing with government authorities, applying for work permit, residency permit require exceptional communication skills.

There is a great demand for people with language skills. I decided to offer my language skills by taking the role of a voluntary community interpreter. The Migration and Integration office at the City of Ingelheim conducted a seminar to on-board residents of Ingelheim. This seminar focused on skills required while interpreting in complex social situations. The interpreter is involved in the conversation, but needs to stay unbiased. Word-to-word transliteration might not be effective. Additionally, the community interpreters were taught how to interpret jokes, rhetorical questions, anecdotes, abusive words/angry remarks, unfortunate news. This is no simple task involving word-to-word transliteration.

The voluntary interpreters are contacted by the Migration and Integration office to share the information about an upcoming interpretation task. We are neither supposed to share the personal contacts, nor go beyond the assigned task to extend personal help. This can be emotionally distressing in certain situations. So, the Migration and Integration office has kindly offered counselling services to interpreters, who feel stressed.

Through this assignment I have become more humane towards the communication. If you wish to come to Germany to study or to work or to join your spouse, do invest in learning German.

Neha Malshe-Virkar.

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Sanjay Dhavalikar Jt Secretary HEF

It gives me immense pleasure in informing to Global Garje Marathi family that Shri. Sanjay Dhavalikar is appointed as Jt Sec of Hindu Economic Forum.  HEF is Bharat specific arm of The World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF). Read More:- https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Sanjay-Dhavalikar-Jt-Secretary-HEF

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Shirish Rangnekar Singapore: GMG-IA Start-up Accelerator Program :

https://youtu.be/6g4NOb8DIWQ

GMG Innovation Academy has launched first GMG Start-up Accelerator Program for early stage start-ups One of the Founder-Promoter of the program Shirish Rangnekar speaks about (1) need to build community of mentors, experts, learners, leaders;and (2) how we are using easy to use but powerful tools (like Grokool platform) to build, engage & communicate For more details (1) https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Garje-Marathi-Startup-Accelerators- To Apply:- https://forms.gle/jf5kPEuyaJ8yZLxw6

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Surviving A Statrtup : Steve Hoffman

https://youtu.be/qA6Rm9hq_1U

Organized by Garje Marathi Global www.garjemarathi.com: Invited speaker Steve Hoffman. Steve :The CEO of Founders Space, one of the world's leading startup incubators and accelerators. Founders Space is ranked Top 10 in Forbes Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine. Moderator of the event is the person who is instrumental in organizing this event, who mentors and leads Garje Marathi Innovation Academy, Mr. Sudhir Kadam. Sudhir Kadam a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, investor, and start-up advisor with five successful exits in He works with early and growth stage tech companies in US, Europe and Asia to help them scale and grow into thriving businesses with game-changing solutions. His focus areas are: growth acceleration, go-to-market, customer success, partnerships, operational excellence, funding, and exit strategy.

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Teach to Teach

Teach to Teach :- Garje Marathi is creating a platform making it easy to share your expertise for the benefit of our community members. These are tough times and many feel that a crucial period of their life has become non-productive. Financial tensions, feelings of emptiness and helplessness due to pandemic situations are having devastating effects on many. What is Teach2Teach?......Read More:- https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Teach2Teach

 

 


 

  • To Join mission Garje Marathi:

Please join mission Garje Marathi by submitting maximum possible and open to all details. (The profile will be visible to all)

https://www.garjemarathi.com/registrationform.php

About Garje Marathi Global

"Garje Marathi Global is a platform for 'Non Resident Marathi' and 'Back to Motherland Marathi'( परत मातृभूमीला मराठी) who value knowledge, education and entrepreneurship. GMG has four main objectives: Networking, Mentoring, Giving back to society and to our roots, and to celebrate success of Marathi around the world.  

 

Padma Vibhushan Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar is mentor to Garje Marathi Global.

  • GMG Innovation Academy

GMG Innovation Academy is our new initiative,  launched on 16 August  2020 (https://www.garjemarathi.com/innovation_academy.html) by Hon’ble Devendra ji Fadnavis.

MOU with BAMU:

Garje Marathi Global and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University have formally decided to work together for GMG Innovation Academy.

  • GMG Mentoring Program

Garje Marathi Global has also launched the Garje Marathi Mentoring program. The details of the program can be found in https://www.garjemarathi.com/mentor-for-you.php

  • Garje Marathi Bio-Health-Pharma Tech Association

"Fostering Bio-Health-Pharma Tech Innovation-

To form synergistic, symbiotic network of academics, professionals, researchers, entrepreneurs and students from Biotech, Healthtech and Pharmatech.

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=GMG-Bio-Health-Pharma-Tech-Association

  • GMG Agri Tech Forum

The forum is a symbiotic network of Agri-Tech and allied subjects experts, professionals, academics, and entrepreneurs for the benefit of students, young entrepreneurs, startup entrepreneurs and farmers from Maharashtra.

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=GMG-Agri-Tech-Forum

 

Garje Marathi Startup Accelerators

GMG IA LaunchPad Program

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Garje-Marathi-Startup-Accelerators-

Teach2Teach

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Teach2Teach

GMG Career Forum Germany

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=GMG-Career-Forum-Germany

 

  • News about GMG:

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter.php 

Gaurav March Newsletter.

*Garje Marathi Gaurav March 2021 Newsletter https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Gaurav-March-2021

  • Garje Marathi Global Inc.

(Non-Profit registered at California, USA, www.garjemarathi.com )

  • Garje Marathi Global Foundation India

(Non Profit, section ‘8’ company registered in India,  www.gmgindia.org )

  • Videos:

Watch two concise videos to understand our mission.

  1. https://youtu.be/99TxA7sMktI
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOpGHb1i0HM 

20 minutes is a long Video but I request you to watch.

This extemporaneous interview says all about what is Garje Marathi Global. 

https://youtu.be/9M7xRa9p87Q

Mrudula Joshi Purandare of Marathi Global village family in conversation with Anand Ganu, founder-President Garje Marathi Global Inc.

https://youtu.be/HRQz1AlQShU?sub_confirmation=1

Anand Ganu , interviewed by Philanthropist/ Politician/ Senior Journalist Shri. Ajit Chavan on behalf of Tata Institute of Social  Science/ National University Student’s Skill Development program.

https://youtu.be/mKUrtzX6qnA  

Declaration:

Garje Marathi is a non-political, non-commercial and non-profit making mission. Each and every service offered by us is free. Garje Marathi will never seek any financial compensation or contribution from anyone.

The membership of Garje Marathi is free and will always be.

 


 

Teach to Teach

Garje Marathi is creating a platform making it easy to share your expertise for the benefit of our community members.

These are tough times and many feel that a crucial period of their life has become non-productive. Financial tensions, feelings of emptiness and helplessness due to pandemic situations are having devastating effects on many.

What is Teach2Teach?

Many of us have unique skills, expertise that can be taught ‘online’.

‘Teach 2Teach’ is a chain reaction and will make a great social impact. Let us come forward and teach these skills to those who are willing to learn and teach others.

Teaching and learning new things will give mental satisfaction of making the best of the situation. To many it might give a source of income.

Please contact me if you wish to participate in   ‘Teach 2 Teach’. garjemarathi@gmail.com / 001 7327897130 

What you can teach (Only suggestion, the list can be endless)

  1. Urban Farming
  2. Vertical Farming
  3. Digital Marketing
  4. Coding
  5. Creating Online Game/ how to program mobile games
  6. Podcast
  7. How to use whatsApp-FaceBook- Instagram – LinkedIn effectively
  8. Share trading
  9. Online Tuitions
  10. Website creation on Wordpress
  11. Digital Marketing
  12. CPR
  13. Drawing – Madhubani/ Warali /
  14. Project report for bank finance
  15. Learn about Government schemes
  16. Mask making
  17. Hand Sanitizer/ disinfectant making
  18. Marathi
  19. Create YouTube Videos
  20. …….
  21. ……

 

 

 


Garje Marathi Startup Accelerators

GMG Innovation Academy offers ‘Free’ Acceleration Program for Early Stage Startups and Growth Stage Starups thanks to selfless contributions by ‘Governing Team’ and ‘Expert Mentors’

 

Thisprogram designed to meet the goals of GMG Innovation Academy

The Program combines the experience, knowledge and networks of successful Garje Marathi all over the world with the power of the Lean Startup methodology to help young entrepreneurs and students

For Early Stage Startups

  • Undertake "customer discovery" and drive towards Customer-Problem and Problem-Solution Fit.
  • Build a compelling Value Proposition and Elevator Pitch
  • Create a minimum viable product and/or demo to share with the customer segments
  • Turn a product into company with a proper business model; innovate to discover game-changing models
  • Develop an understanding of competitive positioning of products and companies
  • Understand go-to-market strategies and tactics, including concepts around “growth hacking”
  • Understand how to create “value” - as defined by the investors over the life of an early-stage venture
  • Learn to "pitch" a new venture to investors and other stakeholders
  • Understand various types of intellectual properties
  • Gain high-level knowledge of company structure, managing cap table, issuing stock options, etc
  • Learn the financial vocabulary, and understand how to build financial models
  • Gain insights, tools and skills essential to effective leadership in early-stage ventures

Greetings,

On behalf of GMG Innovation Academy, I am pleased to announce that we have launched our first GMG Start-up Accelerator Program Cohort 2022 for early stage start-ups. 

This program will be led by Alankar Joshi, and moderated by Sudhir Kadam.

The ‘Mentors’ for this program are from Garje Marathi’s global network of successful entrepreneurs, experienced professionals, academics who wish to pay-it-forward by mentoring founders of early stage start-ups in our community to lead them on their way to success. These ‘Mentors’ are the drivers of this program.

The details of this program are as follows.

Benefits of the GMG Start-up Accelerator Program

·   A 16 week program that will equip participants with insights, tools and skills essential in early-stage ventures

·   Participants will be honing their pitching skills and have opportunities to present to investors after completing the program

·   Regular guidance from Mentor/s to develop, launch, and scale their business

·   Teams will experience a series of mini hacks, mvp market validation and will present to all the mentors at weekly sessions

·   The entire program is delivered free of cost

Who is it for?

·   Minimum two full-time founders (Single founder start-ups have to bring a cofounder before the start of the program)

·   One founder should be GMG member / Maharashtrian

·   Start-up should be incorporated and have a registered domain and website

·   Start-up should be in early stages of operation

·   Preferably, start-up should have raised F&F investment or bootstrapped with own investment

·   Start-up should have MVP / beta version ready

How to apply?

·   The application form can be downloaded at Step 1 of this link https://forms.gle/jf5kPEuyaJ8yZLxw6

  • The completed application can be uploaded in the step 2 of the same link
  • The application should be accompanied by a 2 minute video pitch by the founders. (to be uploaded in step 2)
  • If you wish to apply but do not meet all the criteria, do connect with us via email!

 

Together, let's build a community of innovators in GMG.

Regards

Anand Ganu

Program for the Growth Stage Startup :

This will be conducted on one to one basis :

For details and to apply contact:  garjemarathi@gmail.com   


𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐩𝐬
Mentee Etiquette Involving Startups

Sudhir Kale PhD

Thought Leader | Researcher | Consultant | Keynote Speaker

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

As a professor who has taught on three continents for three decades, I have been fortunate to teach and guide thousands of students across various nationalities. Some students have gone on to create their own successful businesses. I have acted as a formal or informal mentor to several of these entrepreneurs in the early stages of their venture. Since I have been an entrepreneur myself, I can, first-hand, vouch for the enormous value a mentor can provide.

My experience as a mentor has been a mixed bag. Sometimes, it is disheartening to witness a lack of proper demeanor among mentees. Such thoughtless and often unintended behaviors can sour the mentor-mentee relationship, thus depriving the ensuing startup of valuable experience-driven advice. Here are some dos and don'ts for mentees:

  1. Do keep the mentor regularly briefed on what's happening in the business. Even if you and the mentor are geographically separated, it makes sense to jump on a Zoom call and share short weekly updates with your mentor. It is not smart etiquette to get in touch with your mentor only when you are desperate for help.
  2. If you are going to be offering any financial incentives to the mentor, make these explicit in writing and in agreement with the mentor. Stick with your commitments. The mentor may not necessarily need your money, but providing some tangible incentive signals to the mentor that his/her advice is valued and not taken for granted.
  3. Keep proper notes of your discussions with the mentor. It shows that you are taking the relationship and advice seriously.
  4. Unless the mentor has specifically agreed to work with you for free, limit the free "exploratory" sessions you have with the mentor. Remember, every relationship has a certain number of credits, and you have to be careful as to when and how you use your credits.
  5. Limit your number of mentors and advisors. Having too many advisors indicates that you do not have faith in any one advisor. Besides, the more advisors you have, the greater the chances of getting contradictory advice, thus making the murky startup environment even murkier. The functions of mentorship are to provide illumination and support, not to create confusion and chaos.
  6. Involve your mentor in key discussions with venture capitalists and business partners. Having a highly placed mentor makes for a good story, and stories are at least as important in deal making as financial projections.
  7. In cases where the mentor's advice conflicts with you own judgement, go with the mentor's view unless you have compelling rationale not to do so. Remember, the mentor has seen the world for a much longer time frame than you have. Mentors, in the first place, should be chosen on the basis of their ability to navigate through the greys and present the world in black and white for purposes of decision making. They understand business nuances and are usually very good at sensing opportunities and danger.

The world of startups is exciting and potentially very rewarding. It is also fraught with dangers and disasters lurking at every turn. Most startups fail not for lack of trying but because the entrepreneurs are not mindful or well-equipped to deal with the intricacies of new ventures. Good mentors are worth their weight in gold for aspiring entrepreneurs. As John Maxwell observed, "One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their (entrepreneurial) destination."

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Sudhir H. Kale, Ph.D.,

  • The Founder and CEO of GamePlan Consultants, a boutique consultancy specializing in the gaming industry.
  • Advisor- Mentor Garje Marathi Global Innovation Academy
  • Senior Consultants with FINH, a world-leading firm for family-business advice.
  • On the faculty of leading business schools in the U.S., Singapore, Macau, and Australia.
  • His consulting clients have spanned five continents.

You can write to Sudhir at skale@gameplanconsultants.com


It gives me immense pleasure in informing to Global Garje Marathi family that Shri. Sanjay Dhavalikar is appointed as Jt Sec of Hindu Economic Forum.  HEF is Bharat specific arm of The World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF).

The World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF) was created to bring together financially successful elements within Hindu society, so that each group can share their business knowledge, expertise and resources with their fellow brethren to trigger the creation of surplus wealth and make society prosperous.

The WHEF journey began in 2012 at Hong Kong, followed by successful annual forums in Bangkok 2013, New Delhi 2014, London 2015, Los Angeles 2016, Chicago 2018, Mumbai 2019 and several regional forums along the way. The next annual forum was scheduled to be held in The Hague, Netherlands from 6-8 July, 2020. But due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the government of Netherlands has restricted public meetings

Banking and Finance expert Sanjay says, “I will majorly focus on Mumbai being financial capital of the country and having maximum contribution to Bharat’s economy and future. That will be my focus area as of now. If Bharat has to reach $5 trillion economy, Mumbai has to play a very critical and important and larger role, which I will focus on”

Sanjay Dhavalikar is one of the founding Director of Garje Marathi Global Foundation, a Not for profit , registered Section ‘8’ company in India.


Table of Contents :

Table of Contents :

Anand Ganu interviewed by Ajit Chavan

Anand Ganu interviewed by Mrudula Joshi Purandare

Chitralekha Potnis declared International Brand Ambassador of Vidarbha Pride Book of Records

Pratap Tambe, London: Talk on Blockchain/DLT and Cybersecurity

Dr. Hemraj Yadav awarded prestigious Ramanujan Fellowship 2021 by Government of India

Congratulations to Alok More, promising young man from Garje Marathi South Africa

Congratulations Dr Ajay Rane

GMG Health and Pharma Technocrats group..

Words of Wisdom Prof. Bhaskar Thorat

Ravindra Gadgil Chai with High Commissioner UK

Vinayak Ghate SafeLight Continuous Visible Light Disinfection

Art of Negotiation Dr Milind Medhekar

GMG Career Forum Germany

Sanjay Desai: Now is the right time for Supply Chains to do right things

Pradhyumna Ingle: How Can India Become The Next Manufacturing Powerhouse?

Deepak Shinde:  Overview of China Power and Boiler Industries.

CONGRATULATIONS Dr Vivek Patil

Salute to Tanuja Deepak Mokashi

समतानंद अनंत हरी गद्रे Biography of late Shri Anant Hari Gadre

Webinars/ Interviews of the month March 2021

 

Anand Ganu interviewed by Ajit Chavan

https://youtu.be/mKUrtzX6qnA 

Anand Ganu , interviewed by Philanthropist/ Politician/ Senior Journalist Shri. Ajit Chavan on behalf of Tata Institute of Social  Science/ National University Student’s Skill Development program.

Garje Marathi Global hopes to work in cooperation with TISS for ‘Saksham’ initiative.

Anand Ganu interviewed by Mrudula Joshi Purandare

https://youtu.be/HRQz1AlQShU?sub_confirmation=1

Anand Ganu |Founder, President GarjeMarathi |आनंद गानू |संस्थापक गर्जे मराठी |USA |जगाच्या पाठीवर

Chitralekha Potnis declared International Brand Ambassador of Vidarbha Pride Book of Records

Mrs. Chitralekha Potnis declared International Brand Ambassador of Vidarbha Pride Book of Records and awarded with VPBR Social Reformer Award. To read more……….. https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=.-Chitralekha-Potnis-declared-International-Brand-Ambassador-of-Vidarbha-Pride-Book-of-Records

Pratap Tambe, London: Talk on Blockchain/DLT and Cybersecurity

To Read more……..https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Pratap-Tambe,-London:-Talk-on-Blockchain/DLT-and-Cybersecurity

Dr. Hemraj Yadav awarded prestigious Ramanujan Fellowship 2021 by Government of India

विज्ञान आणि अभियांत्रिकी संशोधन मंडळ भारत सरकार यांचेकडून प्रतिष्ठित रामानुजन फेलोशिपसाठी कोल्हापूरचे  सुपुत्र डॉहेमराज  यादव यांची निवड.

To Read More…….. https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Dr.-Hemraj-Yadav-awarded-prestigious-Ramanujan-Fellowship--2021-by-Government-of-India

Congratulations to Alok More, promising young man from Garje Marathi South Africa

To Read More……. https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Congratulations.-Alok-More,

Congratulations Dr Ajay Rane

Congratulations to Dr. Ajay Rane on publication of the book on the subject which is very close to his heart and which is his life mission.  To Read More……. https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Congratulations-Dr-Ajay-Rane

GMG Health and Pharma Technocrats group..

Garje Marathi Global Health and Pharma Technocrats group launched To Read More….. https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=GMG-Health-and-Pharma-Technocrats-group..

Words of Wisdom Prof. Bhaskar Thorat

In Conversation with Prof. B. N. Thorat - Director of ICT - IOC Odisha Campus, Bhubaneswar. To Read More….. https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Words-of-Wisdom-Prof.-Bhaskar-Thorat-

Ravindra Gadgil Chai with High Commissioner UK

To Read More….. https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Ravindra-Gadgil-Chai-with-High-Commissioner-UK

Vinayak Ghate SafeLight Continuous Visible Light Disinfection

SafeLight, Transforming hygiene with continuous visible light disinfection. To Read More….. https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=SafeLight-Continuous-Visible-Light-Disinfection

Art of Negotiation Dr Milind Medhekar

Garje Marathi Global in conjunction with National University Students' Skill Development Programme and Tata Institute of Social Sciences has organized webinar  by  Dr. Milind Medhekar To Read More…. https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Art-of-Negotiation-Dr-Milind-Medhekar-

GMG Career Forum Germany

To Read More….. https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=GMG-Career-Forum-Germany

Sanjay Desai: Now is the right time for Supply Chains to do right things

To Read More….. https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Now-is-the-right-time-for-Supply-Chains--to-do-right-things-

Pradhyumna Ingle: How Can India Become The Next Manufacturing Powerhouse?

To Read More….. https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=How-Can-India-Become-The-Next-Manufacturing-Powerhouse

Deepak Shinde:  Overview of China Power and Boiler Industries.

To Read More…. https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Overview-of-China-Power-and-Boiler-Industries-By-Deepak-Shinde

CONGRATULATIONS Dr Vivek Patil

To Read More….. https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=CONGRATULATIONS-Dr-Vivek-Patil

Salute to Tanuja Deepak Mokashi

To Read More…..  https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Salute-to-Tanuja-Deepak-Mokashi-

समतानंद अनंत हरी गद्रे Biography of late Shri Anant Hari Gadre

To Read More….. https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Samatanand-Biography-of-Anant-Hari-Gadre

Webinars/ Interviews of the month March 2021

  1. Pradnya Punekar in conversation with Sandeep Sali Trupta Sali . Organized by Garje Marathi UK https://youtu.be/VbjQ-lYc6JM
  2. GMG Career Forum Germany: Introduction by Anand Ganu

https://youtu.be/raXOhhbpcGo

  1. Introduction to GMG Career Forum Germany , presented by Shreya Pathak

https://youtu.be/Z98gJvCpBko

  1. Dr Asmita Patwardhan interviewed by Pradnya Punekar

https://youtu.be/ueh0acgoj38

  1. GMG Career Forum Germany : Inaugural Session

https://youtu.be/O09bC94WyiA

  1. “It is time for US Marathi to speak up and be heard at the political table” Swati Dandekar

https://youtu.be/J_HpsuW9AMs

  1. Successfully Integration into Germany: Hermann Schmidbartl

https://youtu.be/8Pp7VOhzXeY

 


Anant Hari Gadre

अस्पृश्यतेचा हा कलंक मिटवण्यासाठी त्यांनी स्पृश्यास्पृश्य यांचे एकत्रित 'झुणका भाकर सत्यनारायण' आयोजित केले. असे तब्बल साडेतीन हजार सत्यनारायण करून त्यांनी गेल्या शतकात महाराष्ट्र ढवळून काढला. परंतु त्यांच्याबद्दल आज कुणाला फारशी माहिती नाही. '

अनंतराव गद्रे यांनी अनेक क्षेत्रांत मुशाफिरी केली आणि त्या त्या क्षेत्रात आपला स्वतंत्र असा ठसा उमटवला. प्रत्येक क्षेत्रात काम करताना त्यांनी स्वत:ला पूर्ण झोकून दिले. या प्रत्येक क्षेत्रात त्यांनी केलेल्या मुशाफिरीचा आढावा भानू काळे यांनी एकेका प्रकरणात घेतला आहे. पत्रकार, संपादक, नाटककार आणि समाजसुधारक अशा चार क्षेत्रात त्यांनी अफाट कर्तृत्व गाजवले. याबाबत एकेक प्रकरण आणि 'पाऊलखुणा, 'कुटुंबियांच्या नजरेतून', 'व्यक्तिमत्व आणि वारसा' अशा एकूण सात प्रकरणांचे हे चरित्र आहे.

समतानंद अनंत हरी गद्रे' हे त्यांचे चरित्र लिहून सुप्रसिद्ध लेखक भानू काळे यांनी ही उणीव भरून काढली आहे. (Source Maharashtra Times) 

Anant Hari Gadre was the person who coined the word “House Full”, which adorns the closed ticket window of blockbuster movies, and entertainment programs in India and elsewhere in the world.

Anant Hari Gadre was a multifaceted personality. He was special correspondent of Lokmanya Tilak for daily news paper ‘ Sandesh’, he was founder editor of ‘Mauj’ – a popular Marathi publication house, he authored some short duration dramas so as to enable staging drama art to survive the onslaught of short timed movies. It is worth mentioning here that Anant Hari Gadre had chaired ‘Akhil Bhartiya Natya Sammelan’ held in Mumbai in 1930, where he took the charge from Bal Gandharva, who had chaired the Natya Sammelan in previous year.

He is the person who organized more than three thousand ‘Satya Narayan’ Poojas in Maharashtra at the hands of ‘Harijan’ couple, couple from the untouchable casts of yesteryears.

Shri Bhanu Kale – a well known Marathi author -  after a marathon research on the life of Anant Hari Gadre scripted his biography.

Who has read the biography in the audio book? None other than Mr. Dilip Prabhavalkar, the renowned actor of the Marathi stage, television and Marathi, Hindi movies.

The audio book, now available on the platforms as stated below, lucidly narrates the life journey of Anant Hari Gadre.

  1. Snovel :- www.snovel.in,  Product link :- https://snovel.in/product-details/119/samatananda-anant-hari-gadre

Snovel iOS :- https://apps.apple.com/in/app/snovel/id1064404656

Snovel Android :-

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sn.snovel&hl=en_IN   

( Pl type underscore i.e. en_IN)

  1. Bookganga :- www.Audio.BookGanga.com, Product link :- http://audio.bookganga.com/Books/details/4665392903440063625?BookName=Samatanand-Anant-Hari-Gadre#divShareLinkURLBlock  

(Samatanand is one word in above link)

Deepak Gadre, a strong supporter and well-wisher of Garje Marathi Global

Anant Hari Gadre is Grandfather of Deepak Gadre.

Gadre Marine Exports Pvt. Ltd. (Gadre Marine) manufactures fish and fish related products since last 45 and odd years. The exceptional business line, distinct from established family business, was an out of box and courageous initiative by its founder director Deepak Gadre, which was well supported by his family.

As of the date, the company made an indelible mark in processed fish segment on international level.

Gadre Marine is the only Indian Company making ‘Imitation Crab Meat’ and related products. It is pioneer of Frozen Surimi processing in India. Gadre Marine has offices in USA, Hong Kong and Belgium.

Apart from business, Gadre Marine supports many initiatives for social cause, spread of quality education and services for social up-liftment.   

Please visit www.gadremarine.com ; www.meenasurimi.com; www.gadre.co.in to know more about Gadre Marine.

Promoters of Gadre Marine inherit the boundless courage, relentless enterprise, penchant for innovation and more from their earlier generations residing at village Deorukh, a remote place in Konkan area of Maharashtra. The promoter’s grandfather and his brothers were hardcore businessmen and were equally supportive for the social up-liftment, education and services for social cause.   

 


Salute to Tanuja Deepak Mokashi ( Age 9)  who Donated her long locks to provide wigs for cancer patients and children with hair loss

 

कॅन्सर पेशंट बरा होण्यामागे केमोथेरपी या उपचारा बरोबरच त्या व्यक्तीची मानसिकता ही किती मोलाची असते नाही का ? मन सकारात्मक राहण्याकरता चेहरा प्रसन्न असणे चेहऱ्यावरील तेज तसेच राहणे हे आवश्यक असते. पण किमोथेरपी या उपचारादरम्यान डोक्यावरील केस पूर्णतः गळून जातात त्यामुळे आरशात बघताच मनाचे खच्चीकरण होतेमनावर नकारात्मक विचारांचा पगडा वाढतोबाहेरील जगात वावरणे, व्यवहार करणे कठीण होऊन जाते मग पेशंट खचत जातो ह्या परिस्थितीला तोंड देण्यासाठी पेशंट wig  घालून आपल्या चेह-याचे सौंदर्य पुर्ववत ठेवू शकतो. आधीच कॅन्सरची ट्रीटमेंट खर्चिक आणि त्यात हा wig चा खर्च गरजेचा होतोअशा वेळी जर उत्तम wig कमी पैशात मिळू लागला तर ते पेशंटला विशेषतः स्त्री वर्गाला विकत घेऊन तो वापरून समाजात वावरणे सोयीचे होईल मनास उभारी येईल

पण निरोगी स्त्रीला स्वतःचे मोठे केस कापून त्याचा त्याग करणे हे रुचेल असे नाही आणि रुचले तरी ते अमलात आणणे तितकेसे सोपे नाही. आमच्या नऊ वर्षाच्या नातीने म्हणजे तनुजा दीपक मोकाशी ने तिची पुण्याची ईशा काकू देवाघरी गेल्यानंतर तिच्या मनातील विचार "आपले लांबसडक काळेभोर केस पेशंटला देऊ शकतो कामाझे केस कापले तर माझ्या दिसण्यात फरक पडेल पण तेच दुसऱ्या कोणत्या पेशंटला मिळाल्यानंतर त्याला किती आनंद होईल !! मी परत  केस वाढवेन ..  तर मी donate करू शकते काअसे  प्रश्न विचारून तिची इच्छा बोलून दाखवली एवढ्या लहान वयात तिची ही उत्तम विचारांची मानसिकता तिच्या आई-वडिलांनी केलेल्या संस्कारामुळेअसणार हे जाणवलेया चिमुरडीने आपले आई-वडील काहीना काही दान करताना पाहिले असणार त्याचे महत्त्व तिला समजले असेल कारण लहान वयात मुले आई-वडिलांचे अनुकरण करताततिचा हा केस दान करण्याचा मानस तिच्या आई-वडिलांना म्हणजेच माझी मुलगी श्रद्धा जावई दीपक यांनी ताबडतोब त्यासंबंधीची माहिती गोळा करून तो योग्य पद्धतीने अंमलात आणून आमच्या नातीचे केस दान केले गेले याचे आम्हाला खूप कौतुकही वाटले आनंद वाटला अभिमान वाटला

तिच्याशी बोलल्यावर कळले की तिचे बघून बिल्डिंग मधल्या अजून दोघीनी पण ते केले ह्याचा तिला अजून जास्त अभिमान आहे. आज जर अशा प्रकारे स्त्रीवर्गाने केसांचा त्याग केला तर उत्तम wig खरोखरच स्वस्त होतील तनुजाचा हा त्याग आदर्शवत ठरेल

आजी-आजोबा या नात्याने तनुजाच्या या निर्णयाने आम्हाला समाधान वाटले त्यासाठी श्रद्धा दीपक यांचेही अभिनंदन. Hats'off तनुजातुझ्या विचारांची प्रगल्भता अशीच वाढत राहो यासाठी सदिच्छा 

आजी-आजोबा

सुलभा   संजय कुलकर्णी 


CONGRATULATION to Vivek Patil for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation titled 'Stabilization Strategies for Preventing Secondary Reactions During Lignin Depolymerization and Valorization' at Auburn University.

Dr. Vivek Patil says,
“I feel humbled, blessed, and grateful to have had the opportunity to work with and learn from some incredible people over the last few years. Special thanks to my advisor, Dr. Sushil Adhikari, and my dissertation committee members, Dr. Oladiran Fasina, Dr. Brian Via, and Dr. Zhihua Jiang for their help and guidance throughout my doctoral research journey. Also, thanks to my wife Mrunmayee for her constant support and both of my parents for their blessings.
I am also thankful to the numerous people in my life who made this journey wonderful with their help and encouragement!

Dr. Vivek Patil :https://www.garjemarathi.com/member_details.php?member=Vivek-Patil


Deepak Shinde (Head-Supply Chain Management/Sourcing-Greater China/Korea, Larsen & Toubro & Chief Rep of LT-MHPS Ltd.) is one of the founder members of Garje marathi from Shanghai China. He is part of Garje Marathi mentoring program

Deepak belives in the principles and advice the same to youngsters (A) Believe Happiness is a Choice, (B) Get Rid Your Life of Negativity, (C) Look For the Positive in Life, (D) Reinforce Positivity in Yourself, (E) Share Happiness with Others, (F) work hard, complain less, listen more and try learn and grow

Deepak’s article is published in the World Boiler Update March 2021 issue.. It has large circulation base in the Energy world.  Please find the link of an article. https://boilerworldupdate.com/over-view-of-chinas-power-and-boiler-industry/ 


How Can India Become The Next Manufacturing Powerhouse

Pradhyumna Ingle

APAC Head | Industrial Manufacturing & Maintenance | Build Successful Businesses & Teams | Emerging Markets Specialist

For a couple decades, India was the ultimate destination for outsourcing software services as well as knowledge processes, but it is now all geared up to grab the center position as the global manufacturing hub. Mr. Pradhyumna Ingle, Regional Business Head, Asia Pacific, General Manufacturing, Maintenance and Consumer; Construction adhesives businesses, Henkel KgaA shares with Pro MFG Media on how India can position itself as a global manufacturing hub. Currently based in Shanghai, China, he has over 23 years of experience in building and growing successful businesses and teams in India, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Pradhyumna joined Henkel in India in 2001 and has led the Asia Pacific Marketing and Business Development Organization for Henkel’s Adhesive Technologies business in addition to assuming various other strategic roles in India and China.

Q: How can India leverage the opportunity to play a significant part in the global manufacturing supply chain?

Mr. Ingle: India is poised at an interesting juncture that will change the role and position of the Indian economy on the global platform. The Indian manufacturing industry can contribute to the aspiration of India becoming a 5 trillion economy and play a vital role in India’s growth journey. Currently, the manufacturing sector contributes to well under 20% of the country’s total GDP, and we must aspire it to contribute 25% - 30% of the total GDP in coming years. The country has all the right conditions for this growth supported by a combination of young demographics, with more than 65% of India's population under the age of 35, and increasing urbanization and middle class driving massive domestic demand. The growth in manufacturing will not only generate an enormous amount of employment allowing us to leverage our young manpower but also offer great captive local demand to the manufacturers. The changing dynamics of the global economy and the benefits India offers combine as an immense headroom for the manufacturing sector to grow in India.

To harness the opportunity, the required efforts can be encapsulated in the 'SET' framework - wherein the 'S' part represents strategic planning. India will have to choose the potential sector and the segments that offer a strong competitive edge over other nations. While India has already taken its initial steps with various government initiatives such as AtmaNirbhar Bharat and the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme, this further can be enhanced with an end-to-end planning including targets and ecosystem.

In addition to traditional manufacturing, there is also an emerging opportunity to nurture and leverage our technical talent and establish ourselves as a leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. There is a strong start-up and innovation culture - India has improved its ranking from 81 to 52 between 2015 and 2019 on the Global Innovation Index. In 2019 India ranked third in the world in terms of attracting investment for technology transactions.

The ‘E’ part of the framework stands for ‘Enabler’, wherein it stands as a pillar to have the suitable infrastructure and ecosystems. While India has a strong competitive advantage in terms of its low labor cost, captive demand, and well-educated skilled & semi-skilled workforce, to be able to harness the full potential, the country needs the suitable infrastructure in place.

As an example, the whole process of transporting goods from point A to B must be more predictable. In recent times, the country has executed significant strides to achieve the desired output. The turnaround time of movement of goods on ports has come down to under three days in 2019 from six days in 2015. The implementation of GST in 2015 has accelerated the pace of goods movement, and with the development of various freight corridors and highways, the government has set a strong momentum. However, India needs to push the accelerator further in this direction to emerge as a global manufacturing hub.

The second part of ‘Enabler’ also acts as a pillar to source the right resources for the foreign investors, which will help to set up their manufacturing units in India. A lot of companies today consider it complex to find their way through the elaborate maze of laws to cross while setting up their businesses. They expect single-window communication and suitable agencies who understand the challenges involved in setting up a business outside their home country. Government has taken steps like promoting ease of doing business and liberalization of the foreign direct investment norms to attract overseas investors and the results are visible. Additionally, the government is also promoting lateral entry of industry experts in governance. This will infuse fresh talent in bureaucracy and create stronger interface.

And lastly, the ‘T’ part of the framework is about ‘Transparency’, which revolves around reducing corruption and increasing agility, accountability, and predictability. The launch of the Infrastructure Information System portal by GoI is a thoughtful move in this direction where the companies can see what slots and incentive schemes are available at various industrial zones. We are also increasingly becoming Digital which is cultivating a culture of transparency within our system. An accelerated focus, careful supervision, and implementation of the other two pillars of ‘Strategic Planning’ and ‘Enablers’ of the ‘SET’ framework will significantly help India to become a part of the global manufacturing champions club.

Q: Could you shed light on the key elements of Henkel’s strategic framework, ‘Purposeful Growth’? How has your organisation cultivated sustainability as a fundamental factor while developing innovations?

Mr. Ingle: Henkel, a global company with more than 140 years of success with leading positions in industrial and consumer businesses: Adhesive Technologies, Beauty Care and Laundry & Home Care. Headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany, Henkel enjoys a leadership position both in terms of market share and its technological prowess in many of the markets of its presence. Our commitment to relentlessly address the ever-evolving needs of our customers and industry makes us their preferred choice.

The organization is building a solid foundation for the future through its strategic framework that is built around the philosophy of ‘Purposeful Growth’ announced in early 2020. Purposeful Growth in our context means putting the purpose of holistic development beyond financials. It believes in the ideology that when an organization focuses on creating value for all stakeholders, the financial value is the resultant outcome of the same. Henkel’s strategic framework is built around the following six pillars:

We have structured six strategic priorities into our new strategic framework, which will reshape how we drive performance and deliver on our aspiration of purposeful growth, both in the short and the long term.

● Rigorously shape a WINNING PORTFOLIO - we will optimize and shape our portfolio with an aspiration to focus where we can bring most value.
● Accelerate with impactful INNOVATIONS supported by increased investments to shape the markets and create a competitive edge.
● Boost SUSTAINABILITY into a true differentiator
● Transform DIGITAL into a customer & consumer value creator
● Reshape OPERATING MODELS to be lean, fast & simple in every single operation across the company
● Accelerate CULTURAL JOURNEY with our Leadership Commitments at the core.

Henkel believes that sustainability is the cornerstone of its success in all the markets of its presence. It is a crucial part of its DNA and one of the most vital enablers of value amongst the other pillars of its strategic framework. The three focus areas of Henkel to push forward its sustainability agenda is as follow:

To become climate-positive by 2040: The organization plans to reduce its carbon footprint from its production activities by 65 percent and save 100 million tons of CO2 together with its consumers, customers, and suppliers by 2025.
Work towards a circular economy and zero plastic waste in the environment: Henkel has set an ambitious target of 100 percent of its packaging material to be either recyclable or reusable by 2025, and the organization aims to reduce fossil-based virgin plastics in its consumer product packaging by 50 percent.
Enhance positive social impact on communities: The Company plans to create a positive social impact through 100 percent responsible sourcing, by leveraging its more than 50,000 engaged employees, and by helping to improve 20 million lives globally by 2025.

The organization is confident that with sustainability firmly anchored in all its activities, it will not only just deliver positive outcomes for the environment and society but will also continue to hold a leadership position in the market

Source: https://www.promfgmedia.com/how-can-india-become-the-next-manufacturing-powerhouse.php?article_id=200

Published with the permission from Pradhyumna Ingle

Pradhyumna Ingle is the great supporter of Garje Marathi Global. He actively participates in Garje Marathi activities. He guides us on many technical issues and his guidance for project ‘SAKSHAM’ is of immense value to us.  


Without doubt, year 2020 will be etched in the memory as a year of multiple disasterslike Covid-19 pandemic, Trade issues between US-China, Wild fires in Australia, Social unrest in Hong Kongdrastic decline in Oil prices as well as financial markets  and other politically dominated issues in emerging markets. All these events combined, plunged the global economies into multiple catastrophise like global shutdowns, negative economic growth and huge monitory and human losses.  The Covid-19 aftermath is so deeply engraved that in future, we can actually explain this phase  as  (BC / Before Covid-19 and AD / After Disease recovery)

It forced the world leaders, policy makers, businesses to shift their focus in a survival mode for most part of 2020 struggling to meet day to day requirements like employee safety, security of their products, brand and people, in the process manage to generate enough cash flow and retain customers centricity. Let me re-define the Covid-19 disruption and resurrection into 3 broad phases. 

Phase Iwas when (Mar-Aug 20)  it was complete disaster; supply & demand were severely imbalanced and entire world was forced to shut down. 

Phase IIwas when (Sept-Dec 20) China and a few SEA countries started to get back to fair amount of manufacturing capacities and international logistics resumed for essential services, pharma, food, groceries, medical devices, PPE etc. 

Phase III is current period which will drag deep into year 2022 for path to recovery for many industries. In this phase, business and supply chain leaders need to re-visit and re-structure their end to end supply chains.

Challenges caused due to Covid-19, implies Phase I

  • Global geographies shut down reducing exposure of human to human infections
  • Factories for most commodities (other than essential commodities, Pharma, Medicinal / Med Devices, Food & Groceries) were shutdown globally
  • China fully shutdown it is manufacturing output during this phase affecting consumers globally
  • Massive spread of Covid infections all around the globe with high fatalities in all geographies
  • Huge demand supply issues breaking the ever-so-fragile supply chain globally
  • Exposing massive dependence on One Country for most commodities including essential day to day consumer products

Recovery imperatives, implies Phase II

  • In this phase, most top class companies with relatively better supply chains, started to re-access the imperatives required to re-build resilient and agile supply chain
  • A few broad areas were identified as immediate levers to re-adjust and re-design
  1. Upstream planning – Better demand sensing, shifts in customer behaviours, predictive / prescriptive case studies, shift in inventory stocking strategy and customer service
  2. Manufacturing Planning– Agility and flexibility, Capacity planning, shift from Just in Time to Agile and resilient operations
  3. Sourcing – Visibility into Tier I, II and III suppliers, De-risk by developing alternates, Build practical BCP’s (business continuity plans) and China + 1 sourcing strategy
  4. Fulfillment and Logistics execution– Re-design networks, use of multi-modal distribution, collaborate with Tier I and II service providers, optimizing multi-lanes & route planning

Tactical and execution enablers,  implies Phase III

This is the most critical phase where the “Rubber meets the road”. This is THE Right Timefor the world leaders to bring about a changein their supply chains for right reasons.  This change was over-due, and Covid-19 proved to be a catalyst in many ways.  It is NOW or NEVER for Supply ChainsGlobally if they do not put their acts together !!!Highlighted a few execution levers that supply chains globally need to execute and NOW

  1. Changes in the customer profile, their expectationand trust.

 

Pre Covid19, consumers took safety & security of supply as “granted”.  The products they consumed were safe; the venues they travelled&worked were safe.  But COVID-19 has ripped those assumptions apart. Post Covid-19, consumers’ behaviours have changed.  Consumers now want safety, sustainability & transparency more than ever before.  And it is the responsibility of the companies to provide the ecosystem they deserve.


Balancing strategic imperatives such as risk, sustainability and winning consumer trust will challenge & may prevail over pure economics for many years to come.It is important for companies  to have their fingers on the pulse of public sentiment and build a supply chain which will compliment it.

  1. Renewed focus on Glo-Calisation (local execution)

Going forward, companies need to de-risk by rebalancing the supply chain with a more strategic mix of local, regional and global supply chains so if any disruptions happen in one of the supply sources, it will be easier to adapt and fulfil the need with the other. This requires a new strategic  way of thinking and a completely different business sense.  Logistics hubs will re-emerge at the local / mega city level.  sub-system suppliers and component suppliers will source, assemble, and deliver from their own backyards

  1. Escalating freight rates &severe capacity crunch:

 

Air freight rates have sky-rocketed to 7-10  times during Covid-19 period for most commodities. These new air freight rates will come down but at a significantly much higher % in relation to Pre-Covid19 period.  This is an after-effect caused by permanent loss of Air freight capacities globally. Supply Chains need to build this new element in their cost v/s customer service trade-offs & find ways to absorb the escalating costs.


  1. Strategically acquire or merge to increase leverage

 

Covid-19 has forced many companies to either fold over, merge or get acquired across the globe. As the pandemic will slowly start to subside during 2021, the M&A activity will be accelerated many folds.  Multinational companies need to expand their Local footprint using M&A as a hedge to gain competitive advantage in the market place.  This rise in M&A activity will create multiple operating models which will be complex in nature

 

  1. Form collaborative partnerships (horizonal and vertical):

 

There was a time when manufacturers and their suppliers were adversarial – beating up one another over price, specifications, schedules and more. Companies need to better understand the merits of collaborating with their partners vertically as well as  horizontally for a win-win solution.  Companies need to form long term partnerships in their Supply Network for enhanced negotiation ability, better visibility covering their Tier II and Tier III suppliers

 

  1. Trade-off storage needs-capacity crunch &escalating cost with customer satisfaction:

 

As companies work on reshaping their manufacturing / sourcing footprints, it will have a domino effect on their storage requirements.  This is especially applicable to Pharmaceutical /Temperature Controlled products i.e. (Vaccines) where the demand for GDP compliant storage facilities will be at a record high.  Companies need to manage the storag

 

needs v/s costs trade-off while maintaining regional capacities and meeting customer delivery expectations at the back of (local) compliance requirements

  1. Embrace & execute Multi-modal transportation model:

 

In order to reduce cost-to-serve impacts & build visibility of supply & increased resilience across delivery network, companies need to shift away from air freight & resort to multi-modal transportation.  We will see some growth in alternate means of transportation like rail, road & motorways globally during 202

 

  1. There has been a drastic shift in the profiles of customers buying on-line during Covid-19 shutdown especially for essentials,grocery, & medicine supplies.   Most likely a high % of these customers will never return to buying retail and continue buying on-line.  Companies should take this opportunity to invest in eCommerce platform as early as possible to deliver personalized shopping experience.

    Capitalise on the new wave of Contactless / On-line business models:
  1. Portfolio complexity has been a bug bear for many industries(FMCG/ Pharma/ Medical Devices) Companies with advanced supply chain capabilities have learned the hard way to focus only on winning products by adopting an age-old practice called SKU Harmonization or Assortment Simplification. When done right, assortment simplification will unlock significant benefits. First and foremost—and contrary to conventional wisdom-selling less often leads

    Reduce portfolio complexity / adopt SKU Harmonization:

to selling more  !!!  This is a right time for companies to re-look at their product portfolio and invest in product rationalization (harmonisation) methodologies.

  1. Review your customer value preposition:

 

A Customer Value Preposition is a promise of potential value that a company delivers to its customers to stimulate customer engagement.  Your value preposition needs to be in the same language as customers, so they are able to resonate with company’s products & services cajoling them to buy consistently. Competitive analysis should also feed into customer value proposition and can easily be accomplished using AI, Big Data analysis.  To win customers, companies need to define their value preposition and be able to communicate it effectively

 

  1. Train / empower your employees to work from remote locations.

 

The outbreak of Covid-19 has forced organizations into most significant social experiment of the future of work in action, with work from home and social distancing policies radically changing the way we work and interact.  Another imperative for company HR leaders is to evaluate the longer-term impact will have on their organization’s operations, work culture and strategic goals.  They need to identify & assess these trends which will change pre-COVID-19 strategic goals and plans

  1. Re-skill your employees to be comfortable with digital & advanced technologies

 

Leaders first need to recognize the difference between change and transformation before they can lead their companies on a journey of legitimate business transformation.  Transformation is not about technology, but it is about change in employee mindsets and reskilling your employees to feel comfortable with technology.  Your entire organization has to support the chang

 

to help employees’ develop new capabilities they will need to understand the impact on the business, culture and structure.  Companies, who are able to navigate /embrace this change will be in a better shape to mitigate the impacts to their business &continue to sail in troubled waters sustainably.

CONCLUSION

The current pandemic is a catalyst to rethinking how organizations are led, organized, and operated, which will lead to afundamental rebalancing of their supply chain and business operations.One key question business leaders / board members need to answer is What are you going to do to rebalance your supply chain model andensure to design a resilient, digitally enabled, agile supply chain operations of the future ??

The moment is not to be lostfor those organisationswho step up their game will be better off and far more ready to confront the challenges—and opportunities—of the next normal than those who do not.

One important aspect is human dimension will be back, and it will play an important  role in redesigning supply chains of the future. The Toyota Principle of “autonomation” (automation with a human touch) has proved to be the most adaptable during periods of crisis and there is every possible thought that going back to the board once again is the Right Thing to do NOW !!!  Let me end this article with a quote from a great leader …

 

 

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