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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 

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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

https://www.agrowon.com/agriculture-agricultural-news-marathi-success-story-rice-crop-milind-vaidya-rildistratnagiri-31699

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

https://www.garjemarathi.com/member_details.php?member=Sanjay-Paithankar

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

  • GMG Saksham

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

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=77-Seconds-are-enough-

Hon’ble Minister Nitin Gadkari ji is GMG Saksham’s Mentor-Guide.

  • 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 IA LaunchPad Program

 

GMG Innovation Academy offers ‘Free’ Acceleration Program for Early Stage Startups, thanks to selfless contributions by ‘Governing Team’ and ‘Expert Mentors’

The Program is announced  on Saturday 01 May महाराष्ट्र दिन

GMG IA LaunchPad is the first structured program designed to meet the goals of GMG Innovation Academy

GMG IA LaunchPad 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

  • 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 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

 


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 …

 

 

Supply Chain Advisory | Talent development & Placement | Speaker |Writer     

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sanjaydesai.sld@gmail.com  | sanjay@humanainternational.com

+65 9842 6150  | +91 99203 62633

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanjaydesai63/

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Sanjay runs a supply chain advisory consulting practice working with start-ups & small medium enterprise organizations.  He also runs Humana International, handling Talent Development and Executive Placement Services in Asia, based out of Singapore.  Prior, he has spent his entire career leading diverse and world class supply chain verticals for MNC like VeriFone Inc, Huntsman Inc, ThermoFisher Scientific, JohnsonDiversey, DELL Global, Apple, Exxon-Mobil, MOTUL, Rhone-Poulence and UniLever Brothers.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University and a Postgraduate in Materials Management from premier Indian Biz School.  He also holds a CPIM certification from APICS, USA. He has completed formal Executive Leadership management courses at INSEAD, Singapore

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Asmita Patwardhan's interview by Pradnya Punekar

https://youtu.be/ueh0acgoj38

Asmita Patwardhan  is a Consultant Gynaecologist in Leicester and is based primarily at Leicester Royal Infirmary. She is the lead for office Gynaecology at University Hospital of Leicester andprovides adolescent Gynaecology services for the East Midlands area.

Asmita is a Consultant Gynaecologist in UK since 2009.She has worked in India, Australia and United Kingdom and has clinical experience in Gynaecology for more than 22 years.

She graduated in 1993 from Pune University and completed MD in Pune prior to relocating to UK for higher studies.She did a Fellowship in Fetal Medicine in 2003 in Adelaide. She obtained specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in London and advanced training in Laparoscopic surgery and Assisted Reproduction from University hospitals of Wales.

Asmita regularly performs major and minor Gynaecological surgery with excellent patient outcomes and feedback. She is a trained laparoscopic surgeon and runs a cancer diagnostic one stop unit.

Asmita is well liked by colleagues and patients.  She is very approachable and, patients find her easy to talk to.  She is a competent and safe surgeon.

Asmita is an excellent clinical teacher and mentor for Gynaecological post graduate trainees and has been recently nominated for National Trainer award.

Apart from routine gynaecological work, lifestyle Gynaecology, preventionof diseases and improving health through lifestyle modification is her passion.

Outside academic work, she has a passion for wild life, nature walks, music and literature. She is actively involved in women’s health charity which works predominantly empowering rural women to becomeself-sufficient and healthy.

Qualifications: MBBS, MD, FRCOG

Current principle role:

Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician at University Hospitals of Leicester

Medical educator role:

College tutor for post graduate trainees in Gynaecologyat Leicester Hospitals

Regional role:

Designated Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecologist for East Midlands

National role:

Tier 4 Medical Educator for RCOG

Faculty for standard setting committee for MRCOG at Royal College, London

Faculty for advanced Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy training with BSGE

Charity Role (voluntary):

Life member for BhaginiNiveditaPratishthan Pune

The charity which works for empowering women from socially and economically challenged background enabling them to become self sufficient and healthy.niveditapune.org.in

Community Role (voluntary):

Founder member of East Midland Marathi Association

The organisation works for bringing community together.  Motivating fitness and health promotion activities, along with introducing Marathi roots to our children.

Professional memberships:

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist

British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy

British Society of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecologist

Academy of Medical Educators

Hobbies and other activities: Indian classical music, Outdoor nature walks and bird watching.

Literaturerelated : Published Souvenir book, Anubandh for European Marathi Sammelan 2012

 

 

 

 

 


GMG Career forum Germany

Congratulations! – The fact that you’ve come to this page is a testament to your efforts of venturing beyond your comfort bubble to seek something more! Just like you, at some point in time, we too were venturing beyond the comfort of our homes – some for studies, some for jobs, some for entrepreneurship ventures – all with somewhat a similar focus on mind – to explore the world beyond! We do understand the challenges that come along the way and we would like to help you….

GMG Career Forum Germany is formed to guide those from Maharashtra (1) who wish to come to Germany for education, (2) those who have come to Germany and are in need of support  and  (3) those who are about to finish education/ have finished education and are entering into job market / are needing guidance for ‘what next?’

Introduction to GMG Career Forum Germany , presented by Shreya Pathak

https://youtu.be/Z98gJvCpBko

 

GMG has offered a platform for individuals with similar focus – of giving back to the community (volunteer led-not for profit) - to come together, pool our resources and streamline the help and content we provide. We’ve put together a team of diverse individuals – from students - to industry leaders, from cultural experts to finance experts to help you on your quest. Though there will never be a single path and definite formula for success, we’ve tried to put together an effort that will help you navigate this path a bit easily. Through this page, we hope to elucidate how we plan to drive this initiative. So, let’s get started – explore on!

We’ve divided our initiative into 3 major categories:

  1. Academics
  2. Career development and
  3. Entrepreneurship (freelancing included)

We will be making available a plethora of content via static and dynamic resources* such as:

  1. Webinars
  2. Panel discussions
  3. Expert webinar sessions
  4. Interactive online workshops
  5. Static resources such as PDFs, consolidated links, curated resources, etc.

We will not provide:

  1. Financial support
  2. Logistical support (accomodation, airport pickup and drop)
  3. Physical support with administrative tasks (city registration, bank account opening, insurance)
  4. Support for filling and submitting academic/job/unemployment applications

Some topics* that we feel are important for you to make a successful transition abroad are:

  1. Future of work/Skills required for future
  2. How to build/curate a network of sponsors, mentors, local champions, etc.
  3. Know your own Ikigai (Know what you want)
  4. Guidance on:
    1. LinkedIn profile writing
    2. Resume/CV writing
    3. Social brand building
  5. Cultural immersion via expert webinars
  6. Webinars/panel discussions with Subject Matter Experts on diverse set of topics such as:
    1. Data Science/AI
    2. ADAS
    3. Design Thinking/Innovation
    4. Transferring skills such as CA, ICWA, LLB, LLM to Germany
    5. Attaining financial independence
  7. Guidance on marking career transitions such as industry change, function change, etc.
  8. Student resources:
    1. Different types of universities, course selection, compatibility mapping, etc.
    2. Structure of courses such as Graduation, Masters, PhD, etc.
    3. Short duration courses
    4. Research possibilities (theoretical and industry integrated)
    5. Scholarships
    6. How to build your profile and apply to companies to increase your effectiveness and impact
    7. Interview prep
    8. Internship/Working Student/Thesis/Job, etc. guidance
  9. Resources to navigate systematic/bureaucratic hurdles:
    1.  City Registration
    2. Insurances (health, professional, legal, etc.)
    3. Language school and German language coaching
    4. Taxation
    5. Infrastructure (mobile & internet connection, accommodations, etc.)
  10. Exigency resources:
    1. Job loss
    2. Exit package negotiations, inputs on employee rights, etc.
    3. Unemployment registration, unemployment compensation, etc.
  11. Miscellaneous

With all the aforementioned resources at your disposal, we hope to give a meaningful “Shidori” as you embark on your journey. 😊

* (May change in the course of delivery)

Frequently asked Questions - FAQs 

Moving to Germany? Some Handy tips to enable a smooth settlement

  • Generic questions about living in Germany. Any information available in English 

The "Hotline Working and Living in Germany" offers all the required information, in English too, related to specific  topics like for work life in Germany, employment and career opportunities in Germany, acceptance of educational qualifications & certifications from abroad, arrival and living in Germany and about learning German language & culture. Reach out to Federal Employment Agency’s advisory service: make-it-in-germany@arbeitsagentur.de  

  • Important checklist to move into a new accommodation in Germany

Here are some important & basic checklist for accommodation.

  • Where should I register my place of residence and what documents are required?

You have to register in Einwohnermeldeamt / Bürgeramt

  • How do I open my Bank account in Germany?

To open a bank account in Germany. Please follow the required instructions to "Open a bank account in Germany"

  • First Steps in Germany

Here are some suggested "First Steps"

  • Important tips for daily life in Germany

Here are some tips for daily life in Germany

  • Cost of living in Germany

As per 2021 this is the cost of living in germany

  • How is the work life balance in Germany? 

The Better Life Index 2017 by the OECD sees Germany at position 8 of 38 in the               Work-life balance ranking

  • How is the culture, traditions & lifestyle in Germany

Here is some vital information on culture, tradition & lifestyle in Germany

  • How to make friends in Germany ?

Some important tips on how to make friends in Germany : Link I, Link II

  • Stereotypes & cultural shock for indian students in Germany

Some of the personal experiences of expats regarding the typical stereotypes & cultural shocks specifically for indian students are

  • Things to learn before you come to Germany

These are the top things to do before you entry to Germany

  • Packing list for students to travel to Germany

Following is the checklist required for packing your bags to travel to Germany

Employement in Germany

  • Are you a qualified professional and want to live and work in Germany?

Reach out to the local partners & institutions In India

  • How to find jobs in Germany ? Is job hunting very difficult in Germany?

To get some additional support & advice to  in your job-hunting efforts by calling our “Hotline Working and Living in Germany” under the telephone number +49 30 1815 1111 or you can send an email to make-it-in-germany@arbeitsagentur.de

  • What are the top Job opportunities are currently "in demand" in Germany

Information Technology , Engineering , Physicians , Scientists, Nursing, Craftsmen

  • Common job application process in Germany for any position, any level, any industry

These are few generic & common tips for individuals who want to pursue "White Collar Jobs in Germany"

  • How does my standard Job contract in Germany look like?

Following are the list of pointers which MUST be included in your Job contract

  • What are the chances of getting a Job after completing Masters / bachelors in Germany?

Here are some possibilities, what you can expect for seeking employment in Germany

  • Are there any unemployment benefits in Germany?

Following are some unemployment benefits what people get in Germany

  • Part-time & internships in Germany

Some Learn & earn options

Education in Germany

  • I would like to get my existing education & other qualifications recognized in Germany. Who can help me with this?

The central information platform for getting your education certified & recognized in Germany is “Recognition in Germany“.  If you have further questions, you can write to us by writing on the contact form. Alternatively, you can get advice by phone. Information about the hotline is available here.

  • Which universities / colleges suits the best for my educational background / interests / specialization

Visit the following link : DAAD.de

  • I would like to study or do a doctorate / PhD in Germany. How much will it cost?

Follow me to find a suitable doctorate / PhD Program in Germany.

  • Which Course or degree programme suits me the best? What is the procedure to find career opportunities in Germany suitable for my profile?

You can find the procedure of how to find a suitable Course or degree programme here

  • Can I do vocational training in Germany? What type of vocational training?

Here is the quick checklist for vocational training & the training process

  • If you are looking for a Ph.D. How to obtain Ph.D & its types

Some important information for the Ph.D enthusiasts regarding Ph.D opportunities & finding doctoral positions in Germany 

  • Top 5 reasons why to study in Germany?

Here is the link

  • Are there any international programmes & short courses in Germany?

Here is some information on how to find the suitable international programmes & short courses

  • How to find the suitable programme or the right university in Germany?

Login to Study in Germany & German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

  • How to organize yourself in your student life ?

Organizational tips for students

  • Are there any financing & scholarship options available in Germany?

Here is the link for scholarship options & top 10 scholarships for indian students in Germany

  • Is education in Germany is Free of cost? 

You can find more detailed  information under these two links Link I , Link II

  • Documents required to apply for bachelors / masters in Germany

Following is the checklist required to be in place before you apply for education

Immigration (Temporary, Permanent, Family ReUnification)

  • What type of visa I need to work in Germany

To get more information regarding visas under here you is the link "Visa"

  • I work in Germany. Can my family come with me in Germany?

There is a specific type of Visa required. To have more information please login to "Family Reunification"

  • What are the benefits of the "EU Blue Card" ?

The EU Blue Card is a stay permit for academics from non-EU countries, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Here you can find out detailed requirements you have to fulfil to get an EU Blue Card.

  • A check-list to get qualified to work, study, start a business & participate in research & scientific programs in Germany

To fulfil the key requirement & to start one of the above mentioned activities in Germany, you can check out the latest information on our Quick-Check

Everything on Garje Marathi is of high value and ‘free of Cost’ for our community. GMG expects nothing from those who wish to be benefitted from this an excellent platform but must follow principle of

देणाऱ्याने देत जावे, घेणाऱ्याने घेत जावे । घेता घेता एक दिवस, देणाऱ्याचे हात घ्यावे

 

*Please read ‘Disclaimer statement’ on Garje Marathi website www.garjemarathi.com is applicable

Introduction to Garje Marathi Global Career Forum Germany by Anand Ganu

 

https://youtu.be/raXOhhbpcGo


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 (https://www.garjemarathi.com/member_details.php?member=Milind-Medhekar ).

**‘ART OF NEGOTIATION’**

Dr. Milind  Medhekar is GMG’s guide and supporter. He leads GMG Australia

National University Students' Skill Development (NUSSD) programme, a flagship programme of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), is an innovative skill development initiative that embeds itself within colleges, especially those that service low-income communities, and provides job readiness and domain skill training to the students, thereby allowing them to graduate with a degree and a diploma in a job-relevant course.


SafeLight

Transforming hygiene with continuous visible light disinfection

SafeLight reduces germs in hygiene-sensitive environments using continuous visible light disinfection.

 

Conventional disinfection technologies are episodic in nature, i.e. they can be used only once in a while. This is because they are either impractical to be applied continuously, e.g. chemical sanitizers or unsafe to be used around humans, e.g. UV light. Therefore, their effects are temporary and bacteria, which can double in as little as 20 minutes, return to their original levels almost immediately after cleaning.

SafeLight’s patented visible light technology can kill bacteria, fungi and viruseswhile being completely safe to humans. Hence, it can be used continuously to supplement episodic cleaning and keep germ levels constantly low. It can be used in hospitals to prevent hospital acquired infections, in the food supply chain to minimize food spoilage and in offices and airports to reduce the risk of infection. SafeLightis currently in the process ofcommencing pilot trialswith partners in the healthcare, real estate andhospitality sectors. In the future, it also plans to expand to public transport and F&B.

Vinayak Ghate PhD  Founder & CEO SafeLight. PhD Food Science and Technology National University of Singapore is member of Garje Marathi Singapore Chapter.

https://www.garjemarathi.com/member_details.php?member=Vinayak-Ghate

References

 

  1. Ghate, VS, Ng, KS, Zhou, W, Yang, H, Khoo, GH, Yoon, WB, Yuk, HG. 2013. Antibacterial effect of light emitting diodes of visible wavelengths on selected foodborne pathogens at different illumination temperatures. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 166 (3), 399-406.
  2. Ghate, V, Kumar, A, Kim, MJ, Bang, WS, Zhou, W, Yu, HG. 2017. Effect of 460 nm light emitting diode illumination on survival of Salmonella spp. on fresh-cut pineapples at different irradiances and temperatures. Journal of Food Engineering. 196: 130-138.
  3. Ghate, V, Zhou, W, Yuk, HG. Perspectives and trends in the application of photodynamic inactivation for microbiological food safety. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety. Review Article. 18(2): 402-404.


Chai with High Commissioner UK.

High Commissioner Gaitri Issar Kumar met virtually with representatives of Maharashtrian communities of UK. Learned of their activities, achievements and aspirations, discussed forthcoming  community events and consular issues.

Ravidra Gadgil, ( Founder Garje Marathi UK/ Garje Marathi Global Core Team) participated in the meeting.

Ravindra Says,

It was great honour to receive audience with Her Excellency Ms. Gayatri Kumar Issar, High Commissioner, High Commission of India, London to have informal chat on the "Chat with Maharashtrian Community" E-meet on 4th March 2021. Her Excellency listened patiently to the activities, aspirations, and commitment of the Maharashtrian Community and its immense contribution within the UK.  

Her Excellency kindly provided guidance and advice about various initiatives of HCI to serve the community. The issues raised by the community representatives were addressed in an orderly manner by Her Excellency.

Her Excellency wished all the success and promised continued cooperation with Maharashtrian Community.

Overall, the 1 hour 40 minutes (original schedule was for 1 hour)  spared by Her Excellency was most 'Value-Added' and all the representatives felt honoured and satisfied with the E-meet.

Key takeaways as seen by me - HCI and Her Excellency's good office is happy to work with communities and it is up to communities to make most of it.

I am sure Maharashtrian Diaspora across the world would reach out to High Commission in their country of stay and establish working relations with the good offices thru such meetings.


INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY (ICT) 

In Conversation with Prof. B. N. Thorat - Director of ICT - IOC Odisha Campus, Bhubaneswar

 

“It's very simple. You're as successful as your team members are and you are as weak as the weakest member of your team.”

Along with his phenomenal intellect, such simple yet highly effective ideologies make Prof. B.N. Thorat the inspirational academician that he is today!

We were honored to have such a vibrant personality who is also an alumnus of our institution for a brief chat in collaboration with the Bombay Technologist

Prof. Thorat has been a teacher, researcher, consultant and policymaker for the past 3 decades. He is one of the most sought-after Chemical Engineers when it comes to innovation and research in India centric sustainable technology development and has several innovations to his credit.

He and his student research team has more than 10 patents, with 100% commercialization, to their name. Some of his well-recognized research work includes natural convection and direct type solar dryers, CassavaTech and HaldiTech, Solar Conduction Dryer and Atmospheric Air Dryer.

Prof. Thorat believes in incorporating science to tackle everyday situations and make life easier.

We were extremely motivated and humbled by the determination Professor Thorat has been showing; and continues to show every single day.

Watch entire Video :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjILW3aSiDA

Published with permission from Prof. Bhaskar Thorat.

Dr. Thorat is GMG’s mentor and guide. He is connected with our mission from very beginning.

 

 


Garje Marathi Global Health and Pharma Technocrats group

Vision: 

Bringing together Garje Marathi Global members who are involved and interested in Biotech, Pharma-tech and Health-tech to form a synergistic, symbiotic network of academics, professionals, researchers, entrepreneurs and students, to foster innovation and entrepreneurship.

Mission:

  • Establishing a global network of Pharma-health-tech professionals of Maharashtrian origin for knowledge sharing and collaborative partnerships for research projects, product and business development, project and operational management, R&D, commercialization strategy and marketing, Patents and patent applications
  • Providing guidance to Startup from Ideation-Incubation- Acceleration 
  • Facilitating Mentor-Mentee connection making it a perfect avenue to ‘Give Back” to the Next Gen Scientists-Entrepreneurs from Maharashtra

The above mission will be achieved through GMG’s Innovation Academy, Networking events, Webinars and Panel-group discussions, Online monthly publication.

Membership: 

This is a membership group, and the membership is free but by invitation and by application

Governing Body: Coordinator: Anand Ganu

  • Sameer Kawatkar (Pharma-Research)
  • Raghuveer Kini (Pharma Manufacturing and Regulation)
  • Bhushan Bonde (AI Drug development)
  • Avinash Kale (Medical Devices/AI/Health)
  • Udayan Apte (Academics)
  • Anita Kant (Research Instrument Supply chain industry)
  • Ameet Sule (Pharma- India-UK)
  • Suneeta Sule: (Pharma- India-UK)
  • Pallavi Limaye Apte (Contract Research Organization)
  • Sachin Patil (Pharma Start up)

GMG Technocrats: The Association of Bio-Health-Pharma technocrats  was officially launched on  19 December 2020 by Hon'ble Dr. Amit Telang Consul General of India Frankfurt. 

https://youtu.be/fjp2AFthfUk 

      Parent Body:

(1) Garje Marathi Global Inc. Non-profit registered in the state of California USA

(2) Garje Marathi Global Foundation, Non Profit , section ‘8’ company , registered under Indian Companies Act 2013.

Organization:

This is a forum of Garje Marathi Global members who are involved and interested in Pharma-tech and Health-tech

This forum is open only to those who are officially admitted as the members of GMG Bio-Pharma-Health Technocrats.


Garje Marathi Global Health and Pharma Technocrats group

Vision: 

Bringing together Garje Marathi Global members who are involved and interested in Biotech, Pharma-tech and Health-tech to form a synergistic, symbiotic network of academics, professionals, researchers, entrepreneurs and students, to foster innovation and entrepreneurship.

Mission:

  • Establishing a global network of Pharma-health-tech professionals of Maharashtrian origin for knowledge sharing and collaborative partnerships for research projects, product and business development, project and operational management, R&D, commercialization strategy and marketing, Patents and patent applications
  • Providing guidance to Startup from Ideation-Incubation- Acceleration 
  • Facilitating Mentor-Mentee connection making it a perfect avenue to ‘Give Back” to the Next Gen Scientists-Entrepreneurs from Maharashtra

The above mission will be achieved through GMG’s Innovation Academy, Networking events, Webinars and Panel-group discussions, Online monthly publication.

Membership: 

This is a membership group, and the membership is free but by invitation and by application

Governing Body: Coordinator: Anand Ganu

  • Sameer Kawatkar (Pharma-Research)
  • Raghuveer Kini (Pharma Manufacturing and Regulation)
  • Bhushan Bonde (AI Drug development)
  • Avinash Kale (Medical Devices/AI/Health)
  • Udayan Apte (Academics)
  • Anita Kant (Research Instrument Supply chain industry)
  • Ameet Sule (Pharma- India-UK)
  • Suneeta Sule: (Pharma- India-UK)
  • Pallavi Limaye Apte (Contract Research Organization)
  • Sachin Patil (Pharma Start up)

GMG Technocrats: The Association of Bio-Health-Pharma technocrats  was officially launched on  19 December 2020 by Hon'ble Dr. Amit Telang Consul General of India Frankfurt. 

https://youtu.be/fjp2AFthfUk 

      Parent Body:

(1) Garje Marathi Global Inc. Non-profit registered in the state of California USA

(2) Garje Marathi Global Foundation, Non Profit , section ‘8’ company , registered under Indian Companies Act 2013.

Organization:

This is a forum of Garje Marathi Global members who are involved and interested in Pharma-tech and Health-tech

This forum is open only to those who are officially admitted as the members of GMG Bio-Pharma-Health Technocrats.

 


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.

Dr. Ajay Rane ,Townsville, Australia MD, University of Poona India, MSc UroGynaecology, PhD, FRCPI

  • Strong supporter of mission Garje Marathi
  • 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

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According to the International Association for Ambulatory Surgery (IAAS), ambulatory surgery should be defined as 'an operation/procedure, excluding an office or outpatient operation/procedure, where the patient is discharged on the same working day'. The rise of ambulatory surgery has been driven by technological advances that reduce the need for overnight hospital stays, enhanced recovery programmes that advocate early mobilisation, and the need for economic efficiency. Recent experience has shown that redistributing surgical procedures from the inpatient setting to ambulatory centres can be done without impacting quality.

The majority of people requiring urologic surgery are now treated as day/outpatients – thus requiring a different level of care from inpatients. Ambulatory Urology and Urogynaecology is the only book that combines urology and urogynaecology focuses on outpatient management. Packed with learning points, practical hints and tips, and boasting an international group of contributing authors, this book is co-edited by world-leading pioneers in urologic and urogynaecological surgery.

Ambulatory Urology and Urogynaecology is ideal for urologists, urogynaecologists and gynaecologists, as well as specialist urology nurses and surgeons. With more and outpatient procedures being performed, this book is the perfect step-by-step guide to consult time and time again.


Congratulations to Alok More, promising young man from Garje Marathi South Africa

After a stellar performance in the OneHealth Hackthon 2020 competition, placing second in Malaria Track Alok More from Glenwood High School, Durban South Africa has been selected to be on the executive committee of the OneHealth Hackthon


Dr. Hemraj Yadav awarded prestigious Ramanujan Fellowship  2021 by Government of India

Congratulations to Dr. Hemraj Yadav. (https://www.garjemarathi.com/member_details.php?member=Hemraj-Yadav )

Dr. Yadav leads Garje Marathi Seoul Chapter.

विज्ञान आणि अभियांत्रिकी संशोधन मंडळ भारत सरकार यांचेकडून प्रतिष्ठित रामानुजन फेलोशिपसाठी कोल्हापूरचे  सुपुत्र डॉ. हेमराज  यादव यांची निवड.

भारत सरकारच्या विज्ञान आणि अभियांत्रिकी मंत्रालयाकडून परदेशात संशोधन करणाऱ्या भारतीय शास्त्रज्ञांना प्रतिष्टीत अशी रामानुजन फेलोशिप दिली जाते. यावर्षी या प्रतिष्टीत रामानुजन फेलोशिपचा मान मूळचे कोल्हापूर जिल्ह्यातील असणारे आणि सध्या दक्षिण कोरियातील डोंगुक विद्यापीठ सेऊल येथे संशोधन करणारे डॉ. हेमराज  यादव याना मिळाली आहे.

डॉ. हेमराज  यादव, सध्या डोंगुक विद्यापीठ सेऊल, दक्षिण कोरिया सहाय्यक प्राध्यापक म्हणून कार्यरत आहेत.    भारत सरकारच्या वतीने दिल्या जाणाऱ्या या शिष्यवृत्तीचा पुरस्कार जगभरातील हुशार भारतीय शास्त्रज्ञ आणि अभियंत्यांना देण्यात येतो,  जे परदेशातून भारतात परत येऊ इच्छितात आणि भारतभरातील वैज्ञानिक पदांवर व्यस्त राहू इच्छितात अशा शास्त्रज्ञना हि फेलोशिप दिली जाते. जगभरतील भारतीय शास्त्रज्ञमधून अतिशय  मर्यादित वैज्ञानिकांना हि फेलोशिप दिली जाते. 

डॉ. यादव यांनी दक्षिण कोरियामध्ये ऊर्जा, पर्यावरण आणि जैव-चिकित्सा या विषयावर सात वर्षांपेक्षा जास्त काळ काम केले आहे. त्यांनी सण २००६ साली दूधसाखर महाविद्यालय बिद्री येथून रसायनशास्त्रात पदवी तर २००९ साली शिवाजी विद्यापीठ कोल्हापूर, येथून उपयोजित रसायनशास्त्र विषयात पदव्युत्तर पदवी घेतली आहे. सन २०१४ साली प्रा. डॉ. सागर डेळेकर आणि  प्रा. डॉ. एस.एच. पवार (माजी कुलगुरू डी.वाय. पाटील विद्यापीठ)  यांच्या मार्गदर्शनाखाली डी.वाय. पाटील विद्यापीठ मधून रसायनशास्त्रात पी.एच.डी. केली आहे. त्यानंतर त्यांनी २०१४ ते २०१७ मध्ये दक्षिण कोरियाच्या सेऊल विद्यापीठात पोस्टडॉक्टोरल रिसर्चफेलो म्हणून काम केले होते. २०१७  पासून डॉ. यादव डोंगगुक विद्यापीठ सेऊल येथे सहाय्यक प्राध्यापक पदावर संशोधनाचे काम करत आहेत. तसेच त्याणी काही काळ क्लीन सायन्स अँड टेक्नॉलॉजी प्रा.लि. मध्ये दौंड येथे रासायनिक कंपनीमध्ये रसायनशास्त्रज्ञ पदावर देखील काम केले आहे. तसेच डॉ. बाबासाहेब आंबेडकर विद्यापीठ उपकेंद् उस्मानाबाद येथे देखील संशोधन केले आहे. डॉ. हेमराज यादव यांचे आत्तापर्यंत  ७० हून अधिक आंतरराष्ट्रीय शोध निबंध प्रसिद्ध झाले आहेत, तसेच ३ आंतराष्ट्रीय पुस्तकांमध्ये अध्याय लिहले आहेत.  त्यांनी ३०  हून अधिक राष्ट्रीय आणि आंतरराष्ट्रीय परिषदांमध्ये संशोधन सादर केले आहे. कॅटालिसिस आणि पॉलिमर एमडीपीआय प्रकाशकातील विशेष विषयासाठी त्यांनी गेस्ट-एडिटर म्हणून काम करत आहेत. ते एशियन रिसर्च नेटवर्क, कोरिया आणि अमेरिकन केमिकल सोसायटीचे सदस्य आहेत. तसेच ते गर्जे मराठी ग्लोबलचे आणि  मराठी मंडळ कोरियाचे सदस्य आहेत. त्यांच्या  संशोधन कार्यामध्ये फोटोकॅटालिसिस, नॅनोमेटेरिल्स, बायोमेटीरल्स, ड्रग डिलीव्हरी, सुपरकैपेसिटर, इलेक्ट्रोकेमिकल सेन्सर, गॅस सेन्सर इत्यादींचा विषयांचा समावेश आहे. आपल्या मायदेशी परत यावे आणि आपले कौशल्य येथे वापरावे अशी त्यांची  तीव्र इच्छा आहे. रामानुजन फेलोशिप अंतर्गत ते आपले पुढील संशोधन  शिवाजी विद्यापीठ कोल्हापूर येथे लवकरच सुरु करतील. रामानुजन फेलोशिप मिळवून शिवाजी विद्यापीठमध्ये संशोधनाचे कार्य करणारे डॉ. यादव हे  पहिलेच  वैज्ञानिक असतील. डॉ. यादव अर्जुनवाडा (ता. राधानगरी) या गावाचे असून त्यांच्या शिक्षण आणि संशोधन कार्यासाठी त्यांचे कुटुंबीय, शिक्षक, मार्गदर्शक, मित्र-परिवार यांचे सहकार्य लाभले. तसेच रामानुजन फेलोशिप मिळवावी म्हणून शिवाजी विद्यापीठाने डॉ यादव तसेच भारत सरकारच्या विज्ञान आणि अभियांत्रिकी संशोधन मंडळास अगदी कमी वेळेत योग्य ते सहकार्य केले.

For details about Ramanujan Fellowship : http://serb.gov.in/rnf.php


8  Weeks workshop, Let's get ready for Investors

Organized by Garje Marathi Global Innovation Academy

Under the leadership of Mangesh Wadegaonkar.

Mangesh Wadegaonkar is a senior executive and founder at several high growth startups at different stages, from pre-revenue all the way to PE-backed $200MM firm, running product, marketing, sales, governance, operations & raising money. As a co-founder of the Startup Leadership Program (global startup accelerator), Mangesh has enabled 3,600accelerator Fellows across 12 countries to raise over$2.4 Billion in the past 12 years.

1.       The program will be 8 weeks long. 2 hours every Saturday starting from 01 May

2.      The applications for the program should be submitted via Google form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0xEsYRJjpO6qXf9nEkTSno52KTC1WkFazUd2RVbx2UPUe7Q/viewform?usp=sf_link  )

3.      Under the program , in each cycle 20 entrepreneurs will be admitted . The selection is at the sole discretion of Mangesh Wadegaonkar.

4.      The entrepreneurs will be split  into their own groups (if multiple founders), or based on industry – will have 3-4 cohorts per cycle

5.       All selected entrepreneurs will work with the team to go through the different parts of the pitch deck - one major part per week, and give them 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;

This will evolve into Investor day in the future, where we will invite real investors to listen to these pitches.

8.      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.

The last date of receiving application in the Google Form: 15 April  2021.

The 2 hours per week- 8 weeks workshop starts from Saturday 01 May 2021.

At the end of the program, those who are ready to raise money, will be connected with the ‘Investors’

 



Pratap Tambe, London: Talk on Blockchain/DLT and Cybersecurity
Watch YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD9IqpWIehI

Pratap Tambe (https://www.garjemarathi.com/member_details.php?member=Pratap-Tambe )

Master’s Degree Investments and Securities Indian Institute of Science ,

B.Tech. Computer Science and Engineering Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Head of BFSI Blockchain Consulting, UK and Europe at Tata Consultancy Services London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Starting from 5 minutes 49 seconds onwards in this video is Pratap Tambe’s  talk on Blockchain/DLT and Cybersecurity
This is the viewpoint that you will find refreshingly new and critical to our shared future.
The last slide is very important. So please watch right through to understand the significance of this viewpoint in full.


Mrs. Chitralekha Potnis declared International Brand Ambassador of Vidarbha Pride Book of Records and awarded with VPBR Social Reformer Award.

Garje Marathi Global, and Garje Marathi Toronto Chapter congratulates Chitralekha Potnis 

Chitralekha spent her childhood in Nagpur and from here B. Did the take. He worked as professor in various colleges in Nagpur, Pusad and Baroda. He moved to Toronto, Canada in 2003 He started his career as a professor and went through different stages. On the force of all these experiences, he founded his college. Today, he serves as President of Peel College of Professional Studies in Ontario, Canada.

Potnis has written about 52 research papers on various topics and has also worked as a consultant at various international conferences on engineering, education and management. He is also invited to give lectures in various institutions around the world including India and Canada.

Chitralekha Potnis was among the selected entrepreneurs selected by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India for Women Entrepreneur Training. She was an executive member of the Marathi Language Board in Toronto. To date, she has been awarded various awards. In 2018, she was awarded the Women's Hero of Education Award by the Indo-Canadian Arts and Culture Initiative. He was also honored by the House of Commons in Canada for his work. In addition, he was also honored by the government for his social service during COVID-19 He was awarded the prestigious Kotler Award at the World Marketing Summit last year.

Lack of employment and education makes it difficult for many women to stand on their feet. She has helped many Indian and foreign women who have come to Canada.

′′ There are many women who have been cheated and tortured by their husbands abroad. I educated them in my college and gave them a job.

But, Free never gave anything. Pay as much as you can for education, but the urge to do it builds self-esteem and confidence in them, ′′ That's my experience -- Chitralekha Potnis

′′ I try to educate and employ women to help them stand on their feet. Doing so, I make sure they are not overwhelmed. No matter how much needed, I never gave free education and a job without qualification. My constant effort is to make them feel the satisfaction of getting something on their own ′′

-- Chitralekha Potnis

Living in Baroda, Chitralekha started working on a project of UNICEF. The project was to bring street children and child workers into the stream of school education. While doing so, she came in contact with 13-14-year-old girls who were pushed into prostitution. Contacting these girls, convincing them and their parents, facilitating their education and earnings, explaining about the dangers of their work, she was active in such various things. Also, he worked for the education of child laborers.


I am glad to present to you Gaurav February Newsletter. 

Shri. Raghav Sadekar of Kuwait is an invited honorary editor and he has created this issue.

It is in a ‘Flipbook ‘ format:- ( swipe finger across the screen to read next page. Also Table of Contents can be used to navigate to desired page) 

*GARJE MARATHI Gaurav February 2021 issue *
https://online.flipbuilder.com/syda/tvbx/


Dr Uday Bodhankar elected as Deputy Chairperson of Commonwealth Health Professions Alliance (CHPA)( FIRST ASIAN ON HIGHEST CF BODY)

Dr. Uday Bodhankar is Mentor-Advisor to Garje Marathi Global.

The CHPA is an alliance of SEVEN Commonwealth Health Professional Associations and highest policy advisor in Health Related Issues  to commonwealth foundation and 54 commonwealth countries ,

The CHPA consists of following seven commonwealth Medical Associations VIZ; Commonwealth Medical Association,Commonwealth Association for Health

and Disability.commonwealth Association for Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition,Commonwealth HIV and AIDS Action Group,Commonwealth Dental Association,Commonwealth Pharmacists Association.Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation.

CHPA Head quarter is in London, UK and HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN ELIZABETH OF ENGLAND is the PATRON OF COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION .

Members of the CHPA consider that by working together they can more efficiently and effectively represent and support health professionals in 54 Commonwealth countries and promote high standards of care and equity in access to care for Commonwealth peoples.

The CHPA also consider that by working together they can be more influential in advocating on behalf of Commonwealth health professionals and Commonwealth peoples in Commonwealth forums, including meetings of the Commonwealth Heads of Government and Commonwealth health, finance, education and womenís affairs government ministers

MISSION AND VISION ;

The CHPA will have as its primary focus working in the area of health in 54 Commonwealth countries.

The CHPA will work together to improve the health of people in underprivileged Commonwealth countries.

The CHPA will work together to raise awareness of significant health issues affecting people in Commonwealth countries.

The CHPA will work together to support and strengthen health professionals in Commonwealth countries.

The CHPA will work together to represent and advocate for health professionals in Commonwealth forums.

The CHPA will collaborate on joint projects, communicating and sharing information with each other.

Honorable Governor of Maharashtra Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari ji honoured Dr Uday Bodhankar Executive Director of COMHAD UK AND Deputy Chairman of CHPA UK with COVID WARRIOR AWARD at Raj Bhavan For his distinguished sefless service with humanity for the welfare of suffering community during COVID Pandemic situation.

Also Dr Uday Bodhankar was congratulated for being elected to the Highest Coveted International Position of Deputy Chairman of CHPA UK an NGO of All International Commonwealth Foundation UK.


Full-time MBA at Frankfurt School: My Reflections

Congratulations! – The fact that you’ve stumbled upon this blog, is a testament to your efforts to venture beyond the comfort bubble and try to carve out a niche for yourself. Every MBA story and thereby the overarching professional quest is a highly tailored chronicle and thus does not offer a blanket “formula” for success. Moreover, to encapsulate all the learnings garnered over a larger part of a decade in a short blog seems nothing short of a herculean task! Well, come to think of it, it rather seems an apt task for a Full-time MBA grad – parse through the clutter, boil down to the key “lessons learnt” and present them in a simple, succinct format…

As I look back over the years, I can consolidate the whole experience into 3 distinct buckets which I will further explain below:

Know yourself

Though it is always said (and rightly so) that you should come to an MBA programme with an open mind – helping you broaden your horizon with the experiences you garner over the period thereby making you cognizant of diverse opportunities that you may pursue – it is also important to have a pensive understanding about oneself AND have a certain set of broad goals in mind. Though you may change your industry/business function OR take a completely different direction, having certain guidelines will prevent you from wandering astray.

For me, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management was the only business school that I applied to in Germany – It provided the required blend of exposure in – finance, general management, and technology – that I was looking for to substantiate my technical capabilities. FSFM boasts of not just the financial wizardry that it is famous for, but also of the rapidly evolving expertise in diverse business areas as well leading faculties in cutting-edge technologies. The Blockchain & AI Lab was a cornerstone of my MBA application focus.

Improve yourself

From the savvy campus to the sprawling library and from the world-renowned faculty to the bustling metropolis of Frankfurt – you have everything at your fingertips! You will have excellent academic grooming – providing you with all the necessary tools to equip yourself for the practical world out there, but do not let it be your sole focus. Apart from the Full-time MBA programme, FSFM also has equally acclaimed Part-time and Executive MBA programmes and during your entire duration of the programme you will have opportunities to interact with industry executives from innumerable professions. Many activities such as boardroom sessions, panel discussions, speaker series, etc. carried out on the school level lets you have an unparalleled access to networking opportunities.

Challenging case studies, class presentations, thesis, and capstone projects would provide you with ample opportunities to nurture your soft skills. Moreover, many events, meet-ups, hackathons, etc. are being continually hosted by different companies/forums across the city thus providing you a conducive environment enabling you to shed your inhibitions. It is up to you as to how you utilize the resources at your disposal.

Market yourself

Despite the bolstering environment, a large part of your “success” will depend on you! For this, I have 3 simple observations: 1. Map your profile to the market (do a SWOT and identify barriers to entry – eliminate them gradually); 2. Strive for industry immersion via any available opportunity – industry visit, paper presentation, projects, working student, and internship opportunities (if possible) and finally 3. learn German!

I hope this synopsis helps you in some form in your MBA quest.

Akshay Joshi

(https://www.garjemarathi.com/member_details.php?member=Akshay-Joshi)

Published with permission from Akshay Joshi ,

Credit : https://blog.frankfurt-school.de/full-time-mba-at-frankfurt-school-my-reflections/


Garje Marathi Global – Mentoring program SOP

Garje Marathi Global’s  Mentorship program is for connecting  today’s prominent, successful and high achievers Marathi (Mentors) with tomorrow’s prominent successful and high achiever Marathi (Mentees) .

Scope of our program is limited to persons of Marathi descent

Our mentors are our elite members who earned significant achievements in their journey called 'Life', professionally and personally. They are more than happy to help others to select the path and guide to achieve their aims. Garje Marathi Global (GMG) Mentoring program is a unique and carefully designed offering. GMG does not charge any fee to connect you with Mentors and they too are not expected to charge any remuneration for interactions. However, if you decide to work with your mentor on your ideas, projects and need their continued guidance, there could be a commercial arrangement between you and mentor which Garje Marathi Global would never know or will never ask.

Mentors:

  1. Academics
  2. Experts from various professions
  3. Entrepreneurs and businessmen
  4. Social Entrepreneurs

Effective mentoring to include “the ability and willingness on part of the mentor to

  • value the mentee as a person;
  • develop mutual trust and respect;
  • maintain confidentiality;
  • listen both to what is being said and how it is being said;
  • help the mentee solve his or her own problem, rather than give direction;
  • Focus on the mentee’s development and resist the urge to produce a clone.”

The Mentee is the student who needs to absorb the mentor’s knowledge and have the ambition and desire to know what to do with this knowledge. As a student, the mentee needs to practice and demonstrate what has been learned.

Mentees:

  1. Youth from India aspiring to study abroad at post-graduate level
  2. Post Graduate, Doctoral and Post Doctoral students for selection of stream, subject and also for getting internships, getting research opportunities etc.
  3. Young entrepreneurs , Founders, Promoters of ‘Startups’
  4. Individuals wishing to explore opportunities in India to study, Startups, collaborations, social entrepreneurship and community work.

Mentee must show

  1. Eagerness to learn, admission
  2. Ability and willingness to work as a team player
  3. Patience
  4. Readiness to take risk
  5. Positive attitude

Work Model

Key factors

  • Mentee Enrollment – By application.
  • Mentor : By invitation
  • Mentoring style: Traditional 1:1 or 1:2.
  1. GMG will invite experts from various fields to join “Panel of Mentors’. We shall load their short profiles and audio/Video message on the website under ‘Panel of Mentor’
  2. We shall invite the applications from Mentees and those will be forwarded to related ‘mentor’ for consideration.
  3. Mentor is expected to devote not more than one hour per month per mentee or group on mentees.
  4. The mentoring can be done in 1:1 meeting, over phone, Video call or via email. GMG will provide tools for mentoring sessions , arrange conference calls
  5. The mentee needs to practice and demonstrate what has been learned.
  6. Mentee will maintain minutes of the mentoring session and record of progress. This will be shared with Mentor and GMG. Nothing will be shared on open media without permission of all three.

For the sake of proper documentation the program is divided into following headings

  • Agriculture & Farming , Animals & Pets , Veterinary
  • Architecture, Construction & Engineering
  • Art & Photography, costume, Creative design, fine arts , Music
  • Computers & Technology, IT, Communication, Software, Social networking.
  • Economics, Finance & E-commerce
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship, Start-Ups, Business,
  • Environmental
  • Medical sciences, Health,
  • Personal Development
  • Political sciences
  • Social entrepreneurship, Charity
  • Sports, Physical training, Fitness

 


'Ajay Bam, CEO and Co-founder of Vyrill.com and a Garje Marathi community member is currently raising a seed round of funding.  He wishes to share the crowd funding campaign with GMG members.  

Ajay Bam (https://www.garjemarathi.com/member_details.php?member=Ajay-Bam)

Vyrill is developing a google search for videos like product reviews, how-to vides, unboxing videos etc and ability to google inside the video to enable video insights and video commerce for brands and retailers.  Essentially, Vyrill has trained machines with AI to capture videos from social/smartphones, watch, understand, score and help leverage videos for product marketing.  Vyrill was founded at U.C.Berkeley Skydeck program and is backed by top angel investors - Airbnb CTO - Vanja Josifovski and Chief AI Scientist at Pinterest & Top AI professor at Stanford - Jure Leskovec.

With consumer video creation and consumption growing 600% during covid & 200% year to year pre-covid, and with over 85% of consumers mentioning that videos influence their purchase decisions, reduces review fraud and offers a touch free shopping experience,  video has become essential to brand growth.  Vyrill counts many customers like Revlon, Porsche, Sargento, AirAsia, etc. 

Vyrill, based in San Francisco CA, is currently raising a $2M seed round and have decided to open the investment of $1M to friends and family and investors on the crowd sourcing platform - wefunder.com/vyrill .  The minimum investment is $250.  The company has already raised $53K in 3 weeks of launching the campaign.   If you are interested in an investment or would like to be a first time investor in a startup, this is a good opportunity to do so. 


Greetings

I invite you to be the member of Garje Marathi Global, a truly global organization of Non-Resident and Back to Motherland(परत मातृभूमीला) Marathi.

To Join https://www.garjemarathi.com/registrationform.php 

About Garje Marathi Global:-

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

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

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.

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

GMG Saksham

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

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=77-Seconds-are-enough-

  • Hon’ble Minister Nitin Gadkari ji is GMG Saksham’s Mentor-Guide.

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

Our Newsletter:

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter.php

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 

Watch two concise videos to understand our mission.

https://youtu.be/99TxA7sMktI

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 Garje Marathi Global is. https://youtu.be/9M7xRa9p87Q

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.

With Sincere Regards,

Anand Mahadeo Ganu , 001 7327897130, anand@garjemarathi.com

  • 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 )

 


संपादकीय

नवे वर्ष नव्या दिशा ..

विद्या हर्डीकर सप्रे

दोन हजार वीस हे वर्ष एकदाचं  इतिहासाच्या खाईत अक्षरश: पडलं !  पण बारा महिन्यात अनेकांना लोळवून, अनेक उत्पात घडवून,  जगात खळबळ माजवून,गेलं !

आता नवीन वर्षाचं नवं पान सळसळत आहे! जीवदान  देणाऱ्या  लसीच्या सोनेरी किरणात   करोना संकटाची सावली  नाहीशी होऊ पहात आहे!  करोना च्या  जागतिक संकटात एकमेकांना साथ करण्यासाठी , एकमेकांना आधार देण्यासाठी ‘गर्जे मराठी’चा मंच विश्वव्यापी   महाजालावर ठामपणे उभा   आहे !  एकमेकांना आधार देताना, माहितीचं आदान  प्रदान, चर्चा, होतकरू व्यावसायिकांना मार्गदर्शन, आणि समाजऋण फेडण्यासाठी सक्षम सारखे उपक्रम आपण या व्यासपीठावरून गेले वर्षभर करत आहोत. गर्जे मराठीचे माझ्यासारखे अनेक सदस्य ब्यक्तिगत पातळीवरही  आपापल्या देशातील मराठी बांधवांसाठी आणि भारतातील मराठी बांधवांसाठी काही ना काही उपक्रम करत आहेत.

करोनाची महामारी सुरु झाली तेव्हा महाराष्ट्रातल्या .. मराठवाड्यातल्या  स्थलांतरित कामगारांसाठी शिधावाटपाचा प्रकल्प करताना  मला विलक्षण अनुभव आले.. पुण्याजवळच्या वेल्हे भागातल्या बचतगटाच्या महिला “कमी तिथे आम्ही” म्हणत पदर बांधून उभा राहिल्या आणि जनजागृती पासून ते  खेड्यातला भाजीपाला पुण्यात विकण्यापर्यंत त्यांनी जे कर्तृत्व दाखवल ते पहाताना मला थक्क व्हायला झालं. मध्यप्रदेशात काम करणारी नर्मदालय ची भारती ठाकूर उपाशी मुलांची माय बनून त्यांच्या जेवणाची व्यवस्था करू लागली तेव्हा मला गहिवरून आलं. ..

तसेच पोर्टलॅंड ला काही स्वयंसेवक उभे राहिले. त्यांनी एक साधी गोष्ट केली. देणारा दाता , करोना मुळे आर्थिक संकटात आलेली लहान उपहारगृहे आणि  त्यांच्याजवळची  रुग्णालये यांची सांगड घातली.  रुग्णालयातील करोना योद्धयांच्या दुपारच्या जेवणाची व्यवस्था त्यातून होऊ लागली ! महाराष्ट्र, मध्यप्रदेश आणि पोर्टलॅंड ( अमेरिका) या तिन्ही ठिकाणच्या कामाची मी केवळ साक्षी नाही तर या कामांना  सक्रीय हातभार लावण्याची संधी मला मिळते आहे. हे अनुभव गर्जे मराठीच्या मित्राना सांगावेत, जमलं तर थोडी प्रेरणा त्यांनाही द्यावी, म्हणून  हा लेखनप्रपंच !

कारण  लस येऊन विषाणू मेला तरी त्याचे दूरगामी परिणाम भयंकर होणार आहेत. त्यातल्या   आर्थिक परिणामाँचे एक उदाहरण म्हणजे  भारतातील मुलांची शॅक्षणिक उपासमार आणि शाळा बंद पडण्याचे संकट ! यासाठी सक्षम ची मोहीम फार उपयुक्त ठरणार आहेच. पण अन्य संस्थानी सुरु केलेल्या काही प्रकल्पांचाही उल्लेख केला पाहिजे.. ज्ञान प्रबोधिनी फौंडेशन या आमच्या अमेरिकेतील संस्थेच्या वतीने    ‘लर्न  इंडिया’   ही  मोहीम  सुरु केली आहे.  “दिल्याने होत आहे रे आधी दिलेची पाहिजे” हे सूत्र  आहे. डिसेम्बर हा देण्याचा महिना .. तर जानेवारीची संक्रान्तीची देण्याची परंपरा.. “घेणाऱ्याने एक दिवस देणाऱ्याचे हात व्हावे” अशी ती  देण्याची परंपरा आपण येत्या वर्षातही जिवंत ठेवूया. आपापल्या परीने लहान मोठे उपक्रम करूया.. “सर्वेS त्र  सुखिन: सन्तु ।” चा मंत्र म्हणत  जुन्या वर्षाला पाठमोरं  होत  होत.. नव्या वर्षाचं स्वागत करूया..

सोनेरी सळसळत्या उत्साहानं नव्या सूर्याला सामोरं होऊया.. !

विद्या हर्डीकर सप्रे       

संपादकीय

Happy Birthday to you, Padma Vibhushan Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar

www.gmgindia.org

It was an amazing talk! : Written by Sunil Kulkarni Tokyo

Deepak Shinde: Outstanding Contribution Award.

3rd PBD Conference Samir Ketkar,

AI and Deep Learning in Real World Ruplai Deshpande

Innovation Intellectual Property IP Dr Sanjay Bhandari PhD

Ranuka Phadke in conversation with Pradnya Punekar

“Miles To Go Before I Sleep” Prof Ganesh Hingmire Bsc, LLB, LLM,

Dr. Amit Telang ji “Opportunities for cooperation in Healthcare sector in the post Covid world ”

Sanjay Tambe

Rohit Sathe

Entrepreneurial Wisdom: Sanjeev Chitre

Success Story Garje Marathi AI mentoring

Garje Marathi Global Technocrats

Lead By Example Ravindra Kolhe

101 Ph. D. DEGREES SUPERVISED AS A SINGLE SUPERVISOR

Agricultural Industry Insights with Avinash Deshmukh

Ashwini Mokashi Keeps the Blood Flowing

GMG Saksham AI program

Mentoring in AI by Ajit Jaokar

GMG Agri-Tech Workshop

                      

Happy Birthday to you, Padma Vibhushan Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar

पद्मविभूषण डॉ रघुनाथ माशेलकर

०१ जानेवारी वाढदिवसाच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा

जीवेत शरद: शतम

" Dear Padma Vibhushan Dr. Mashelkar, 

 

www.gmgindia.org

Garje Marathi Global Foundation is Non- Profit company, registered under section 8(1)(a), (b) and (c) of the Indian Companies Act, 2013.

Sanjiv Brahme and Sanjay Dhavalika are founders of  GMG Foundation , the India Chapter of Garje Marathi Global.

This chapter is formed to lead and control all India focused activities of Garje Marathi Global , such as . GMG Saksham, GMG Agri-tech and others.

The chapter’s website is developed by Ninad Pradhan of Marathi-Shrushti. The site is live from 01 Jan 2021. 

For more information visit www.gmgindia.org

It was an amazing talk! : Written by Sunil Kulkarni Tokyo

The other day there was a talk organized by Garje marathi & the speaker was none other than Dr. Prof. Mashelkar. In his talk the line that caught my attention was "Scarcity and high aspiration is a potent combination" and that when he was a child he was experiencing the scarcity while his mother induced aspiration by probing/pushing him towards learning and higher education.  (her mission was to have him reach the highest degree that can be achieved - so when he told her that he did his masters by then she  had found that there is something called PhD and she inspired him / asked him to do it and so on) .. It was an amazing talk !

While listening to it, I realized that when we were trying to inspire or motivate our kids or induce aspiration, we were wrongly trying to tell about scarcity (that we had seen but which they didnt see). We often would tell them about the chawls, cycle, travel by bus and ration shop etc while they would be puzzled (as they experienced none). On the other hand we should have focused more on aspiration side - which can be still seen and observed. It need not be just Bill Gates or Tatas etc. It could be the doctor in your family circle who worked throughout the pandemic or the cousin who joined military leaving a corporate job or the ISRO scientist who launched the satellites and so on..

Aspiring to better yourself continuously or aspiring for something bigger and better with a noble cause in itself could be a good inspiration and motivator..

Secondly we can cover up for the scarcity part by rather giving more exposure - in terms of travel / internships / visibility / experience of working with NGOs and learning on social platforms from early age and so on ..

Good aspirations and exposure to different /diverse things at a young age can also be a potent combination I think ..

Tiger moms (for good aspirations) and elephant dads (for good exposure) could be an ideal balanced combination ..

Deepak Shinde: Outstanding Contribution Award.

The 10th Conference and Exhibition - China Sourcing Summit On Petroleum & Chemical Equipment ( CSSOPE 2020), jointly organized by TOPCO and Alibaba Group, was conducted # in Hangzhou China on 17-18 December 2020.


Deepak Shinde was facilitated by Outstanding Contribution Award.
This year's theme was Oil & Gas 4.0: Digital Procurement and Supply Chain Management in the Post-epidemic Era.
Large number of domestic and International participants took part in the conference, like SINOPEC Engineering, Alibaba, Saudi Aramco, SABIC, BASF, Linde Engineering, Schlumberger, Marie Tecnimont, Wison , Wanhua Chemical, Enppi Petroleum, CNPC, ADNOC and so on. Presented to the august gathering, which in addition to large physical presence also had over large numbers of virtual attendees.

3rd PBD Conference Samir Ketkar,

https://www.garjemarathi.com/member_details.php?member=SamirManohar-Ketkar

( Founder Garje Marathi Muscat Chapter)

3rd PBD Conference:  Panel Discussion on India and the Gulf arranged by MEA, Government of India.

Samir participated in this important panel discussion recently as a representative of GCC Oman  & India relations with  strategic investment focus and its relevance for ensuring energy security of our “Atmanirbhar Bharat” vision.

The main part of his viewpoint is covered in 12 minutes clip from 45 minutes onwards for at this video link on :

Facebook: https://fb.watch/2j0PnSnzlo/

YouTube: https://youtu.be/50OsdzqGuw8

Jai Hind!

Samir Ketkar,

Upstream Economics & Strategy Consulting practice, EMEA

(based in MiddleEast/Muscat).

AI and Deep Learning in Real World Ruplai Deshpande

https://youtu.be/r2mWOEsEYps

Rupali Deshpande - Global Partner Business Manager, Medical Instruments, NVIDIA In this talk, Ananth and Rupali From NVIDIA will dive deeper into one of the modern approaches of AI – Deep Learning (DL). This talk will cover basic fundamentals of DL, how the DL ecosystem has evolved, how different industries are adopting this technology including for the fight against COVID-19 and how it is changing and impacting the world in 2020. Tune-in and learn about building relevant skillsets and ways to be part of this new industrial revolution.

Innovation Intellectual Property IP Dr Sanjay Bhandari PhD

https://youtu.be/f0ozDjmbAKs

- What is "Intellectual Property(IP)" and what are the different forms of IP

- Why is Innovation & Intellectual Property so critical for the growth of your organization

- How to spur innovation and strategies for filing patents

Dr. Sanjay Bhandari: Semiconductor industry Executive with over 27 years of Industry experience in building and managing global development teams. Exemplary track record of delivering commercially successful products leading to high volume shipment in fast paced environments.

Ranuka Phadke in conversation with Pradnya Punekar

Mrs. Renuka Phadke , MSc CeMap Owner and Director of V R Mortgage Solutions Ltd

https://youtu.be/f1WO9ioLo6M

Renukas Phadke

( https://www.garjemarathi.com/member_details.php?member=Renuka-Phadke ) Interviewed by Pradny Punekar, leading member of Garje Marathi UK Chapter,

Miles To Go Before I Sleep” Prof Ganesh Hingmire Bsc, LLB, LLM,

https://youtu.be/g7JxXeEKL8A

Interviewer : Anand Ganu, Founder President Garje Marathi Global Inc. www.garjemarathi.com Prof. Ganesh Hingmire (https://www.garjemarathi.com/member_details.php?member=Ganesh-Hingmire)

"Law Professor of The Year 2020 (IPR), By Indian National Bar Association!

Dr. Amit Telang ji “Opportunities for cooperation in Healthcare sector in the post Covid world ”

https://youtu.be/fjp2AFthfUk

“Opportunities for cooperation in Healthcare sector in the post-Covid world.” Hon’ble Dr. Amit Telang MBBS MD, Consul General of India, Frankfurt_ - Organized by Garje Marathi Global www.garjemarathi.com

Sanjay Tambe “Opportunities for cooperation in Healthcare sector in the post Covid world ”

https://youtu.be/D9Spa4q_nJE

Rohit Sathe “Opportunities for cooperation in Healthcare sector in the post Covid world ”

https://youtu.be/6Iwky1F7Rgs

Entrepreneurial Wisdom: Sanjeev Chitre

https://youtu.be/KS5VumyCs-Y

Sanjeev has had a tremendously successful industry career of starting, growing, and executing the liquidity of several small and medium size companies. In 2004, he founded The U-Group LLC, a strategic and M & A advisory firm focused on Exit-Engineered Execution including cross border leverage in transactions. The U-Group LLC has successfully implemented several value-enhanced exits for medium sized technology firms through product, technology, market expansion, and financial re-positioning in both domestic and global markets. 

Success Story Garje Marathi AI mentoring

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Success-Story-Garje-Marathi-AI-mentoring-

Garje Marathi Global Technocrats:

Association of Bio-Health-Pharma technocrats

GMG Technocrats: The Association of Bio-Health-Pharma technocrats  was officially launched on  19 December 2020 by Hon'ble Dr. Amit Telang Consul General of India Frankfurt.

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=GMG-Technocrats-

Lead By Example Ravindra Kolhe

Ravindra Kolhe MD. PhD. FCAP. Vice Chairman, Pathology. Physician | Scientist | Educator. Augusta, Georgia, United States

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Lead-By-Example-

 

101 Ph. D. DEGREES SUPERVISED AS A SINGLE SUPERVISOR

Padmashree Professor (Dr). Ganpati Yadav

B.Chem. Eng. Ph.D. (Tech.), D.Sc. (Hon. Causa, DYPK), FTWAS, FNA, FASc, FNASc, FNAE, FRSC (UK), FISTE, FIChemE (UK), FIIChE, FICS

Garje Marathi is blessed to have Prof. Ganapati D. Yadav as our ‘Guide- Mentor’ (https://www.garjemarathi.com/member_details.php?member=Ganpati-Yadav )

EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF EMINENCE

J.C. Bose  National Fellow (Govt. of India)

Former Vice Chancellor and R.T. Mody Distinguished Professor and Tata Chemicals Darbari Seth Distinguished Professor of Innovation and Leadership

INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY MUMBAI

Padmashri Awardee

Conjoint Professor, University of New Castle, Australia

Adjunct Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

Adjunct Professor, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Founding Chair, ACS India International Chapter

President, Maharashtra Academy of Sciences

Former President, Catalysis Society of India

Former President, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers

Council Member, Indian National Science Academy (2019-)

In top 0.2% of researchers in Physical Chemistry in the World, at No. 66 (Stanford Uni Nov 2020)

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=101-Ph.-D.-DEGREES-SUPERVISED-AS-A-SINGLE-SUPERVISOR-

Agricultural Industry Insights with Avinash Deshmukh

Avinash Deshmukh

https://www.garjemarathi.com/member_details.php?member=Avinash%20-Deshmukh

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Agricultural-Industry-Insights-with-Avinash-Deshmukh

Ashwini Mokashi Keeps the Blood Flowing

First Responder Spotlight: Ashwini Mokashi Keeps the Blood Flowing

Ashwini Mokashi

https://www.garjemarathi.com/member_details.php?member=Ashwini-Mokashi

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Ashwini-Mokashi-Keeps-the-Blood-Flowing

GMG Saksham AI program

 Program Leader: Prof. Ajit Jaokar London, UK

Organized By Garje Marathi Global Innovation Academy

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=GMG-Saksham-AI-program-

Mentoring in AI by Ajit Jaokar

After successful completion of first program ‘Mentoring in AI’ (https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Success-Story-Garje-Marathi-AI-mentoring- ) Prof. Ajit Jaokar announces second program ‘Mentoring in AI’.

His noble mission ‘Give Back’ continues.

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Mentoring-in-AI-by-Prof.-Ajit-Jaokar

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

GMG Agri-Tech Workshop 

Garje Marathi Global ( www.garjemarathi.com ) has organized four weeks Agri-Tech workshop for the benefit of students, young entrepreneurs, startup entrepreneurs and farmers from Maharashtra.

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Garje-Marathi-Global--Agri-Tech-Workshop-

 

अंकासाठी लेखन पाठवण्यास संपर्क: editor@garjemarathi.com 

अंक दर  महिन्याला   प्रसिद्ध होतो.

अंकात व्यक्त झालेल्या विचारांशी आणि मतांशी संपादक सहमत असतातच असे नाही.

                                                गौरव या अंकासाठी काही सूचना 

  • या अंकासाठी आलेल्या सर्व लेखनाची पोच  देणे वेळेअभावी  शक्य होणार नाही. 
  • या अंकासाठी आलेल्या लेखांवर संपादकीय संस्करणे करण्याचे  आणि निवड करण्याचे सर्वाधिकार संपादकांकडे रहातील.
  • अंकातील कोणताही मजकूर, छायाचित्रे, ऑडिओ , व्हीडीओ   कोणत्याही प्रकारे अथवा माध्यमात पुन्हा व्यक्त करण्यासाठी लेखकांची अथवा संपादकांची  लेखी अनुमती आवश्यक आहे.
  • अनुमतीने पूर्वमुद्रित करतानाही “गर्जे मराठी” आणि “गौरव” चा उल्लेख केल्यास आनंद होईल.
  • गौरव साठी साहित्य पाठवताना ते स्वतः:चे असावे आणि ते पूर्व पसिद्ध झाले असल्यास मूळ प्रसिद्धी चा दिनांक आणि नियतकालिक अथवा माध्यमाचे नाव संपादकांना कळवावे. 
  • अन्य लेखकांचे साहित्य पाठवल्यास, कृपया त्या मूळ लेखकांची अनुमती घ्यावी. आपल्या साहित्यात कोणाची अवतरणे घातल्यास कृपया मूळ लेखकाचा उल्लेख योग्य प्रकारे  करावा.     


GMG Agri-Tech Workshop  

Garje Marathi Global ( www.garjemarathi.com) has organized four weeks Agri-Tech workshop for the benefit of students, young entrepreneurs, startup entrepreneurs and farmers from Maharashtra.

  • To encourage digitization in agriculture: robotics, sensors, and Big Data analytics platforms
  • To promote Urban/Indoor farming, soil-less farming and Hydroponic farming.
  • To guide and encourage students and young entrepreneurs
  • To Mentor Agriculture startups: Idea generation, opportunity identification, finance, Incubation and acceleration.

Webinar Series:

  1. Saturday 16 January 2021, 7.30 PM IST :  

Vivek Damle Ph.D Biotech/Agribusiness Management, Chairman SAVIDA Agri- Com Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai India

Ashwin Abhyankar Business Mentor, Ideas, IT and Execution San Diago

 

  1. Saturday 23 January 2021  7.30PM IST:

Chinmay Soman PhD Interdisciplinary Materials Science Co-founder and CEO at EarthSense, Inc Illinois USA

Girish Chowdhary, Ph.D.  Associate Professor and Donald Biggar Willet Faculty Fellow, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Computer Science

 

  1. Saturday 30 January 2021, 7.30PM IST :

Avinash Deshmukh  MSc Horticultural Science, VP Marketing - BASF Asia Pacific Singapore

 

  1. Saturday 06 February 2021, 7.30 OM IST 

Dr. Mandar Godge PhD Plant Molecular Biology Research Scientist Singapore

Moderator: Ashwin Abhyankar

Mentors may assist the deserving candidates on individual basis beyond webinar series

Application Form:

The desirous entrepreneurs, students, farmers and individuals  from Maharashtra can apply in Google form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_249qxtABFrbwVGy-006hvXPrN8drVmNMQCdW5XxzCJLADA/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

 

 

 

 


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.

The purpose statement

  • To encourage digitization in agriculture: robotics, sensors, and Big Data analytics platforms
  • To promote Urban/Indoor farming, soil-less farming and Hydroponic farming.
  • To guide and encourage students and young entrepreneurs
  • To Mentor Agriculture startups: Idea generation, opportunity identification, finance, Incubation and acceleration.
  • To create a symbiotic network of Agri-Tech and allied subjects experts, professionals, academics, and entrepreneurs. 

Founder Mentors:-

  • Vivek Damle Ph.D Biotech/Agribusiness Management, Chairman SAVIDA Agri- Com Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai India
  • Ashwin Abhyankar Business Mentor, Ideas, IT and Execution San Diago
  • Mandar Godge PhD Plant Molecular Biology Research Scientist Singapore
  • Avinash Deshmukh, MSc Horticultural Science, VP Marketing - BASF Asia Pacific Singapore
  • Chinmay Soman PhD Interdisciplinary Materials Science Co-founder and CEO at EarthSense, Inc Illinois USA
  • Girish Chowdhary, Ph.D.  Associate Professor and Donald Biggar Willet Faculty Fellow, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Computer Science

Garje Marathi Global invites Agri-Tech and allied subjects experts, professionals, academics, and entrepreneurs  to join the forum.

For more details, contact Anand Ganu 0017327897130, anand@garjemarathi.com  


 

After successful completion of first program ‘Mentoring in AI’ (https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Success-Story-Garje-Marathi-AI-mentoring- ) Prof. Ajit Jaokar announces second program ‘Mentoring in AI’.

His noble mission ‘Give Back’ continues.

Fill in and submit Google form for application: (Program Admission by Selection) https://forms.gle/XxYYGDzsf1YrneyF6

 


GMG Saksham AI program

 Program Leader: Prof. Ajit Jaokar London, UK

Organized By Garje Marathi Global Innovation Academy

(Email your applications along with short CV to garjemarathi@gmail.com. Admission at the discretion of Prof. Ajit Jaokar)

•        Three month program starts from  Saturday 20 Feb 2021.

Introduction

Module schedules

Module details

Introduction to Core Python

Python libraries for machine learning

numpy

Pandas

ScikitLearn

Matplotlib

End to End Problems

End-to-End Machine Learning Problem: Regression

End to End ML Problem: Classification

Team

Ajit Jaokar

Dr Amita Kapoor

Kajal Singh

Aditya Jaokar

 

Introduction

AI is one of the key skills today. The Saksham AI mentoring program offers an opportunity to learn AI using your coding knowledge. Set up by education experts in the UK, the program has the following highlights

  • We start three month from  Saturday 06 Feb 2021.
  • The objective is to teach AI (machine learning and deep learning) using coding in Python
  • We expect the participants to know some coding but not necessarily Python
  • You will need a laptop and a browser 
  • Team and acknowledgements: Ajit Jaokar + TBC

 

Module schedules

  • Feb 1 Introduction to core Python (details below)
  • March 1 Python libraries (numpy, Pandas, Matplotlib, SKlearn)
  • April 1: End to End classification and regression problems
  • Submissions as ipnyb notebook format

 

Module details

Introduction to Core Python

  • Notebook interface(Colab)
  • Variables
  • Data types
  • Assignment
  • Decisions
  • Functions
  • Files 
  • Object Oriented Programming

 

Python libraries for machine learning

numpy

•             Creating Arrays

•          Accessing Arrays

•          Other properties of Arrays

•          Performing operations on Arrays

 

Pandas

•             Series

•          Dataframes

•          Dealing with missing values

•          Statistics, Group By

•          Feature Engineering, Apply functions

 

ScikitLearn

•             Rescaling and Standardizing data

•             Model evaluation and metrics

•             Classification and Regression model instantiation

•             Regularization

•             Optimizing Parameters

•             Ensemble models

•             Building Pipelines

 

Matplotlib

•             Basic Plots

•             Customising plots, subplots

 

End to End Problems

End-to-End Machine Learning Problem: Regression

  • Define the Problem Statement
  • Analyse and Preprocess data
  • Split the data
  • Choose a Baseline algorithm
  • Choose an evaluation metric
  • Refine our dataset
  • Split data into train and test
  • Run baseline model on refined dataset
  • Test Alternative Models
  • Choose the best model and optimize its parameters
  • Use to predict and evaluate 

End to End ML Problem: Classification

  • Define the Problem Statement
  • Analyze and Preprocess data
  • Split the data
  • Choose baseline algorithm
  • Train and Test the Model
  • Choose an evaluation metric
  • Refine our dataset
  • Test Alternative Models
  • Choose the best model and optimize its parameters

Team

Ajit Jaokar

Based in London, Ajit's work spans research, entrepreneurship and academia relating to artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT).

He is the course director of the course: Artificial Intelligence: Cloud and Edge Implementations. Besides this, he also conducts the University of Oxford courses: AI for Cybersecurity and Computer Vision.

Ajit works as a Data Scientist through his company feynlabs - focusing on building innovative early stage AI prototypes for domains such as cybersecurity, robotics and healthcare.

Besides the University of Oxford, Ajit has also conducted AI courses in the London School of Economics (LSE), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and as part of the The Future Society at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

He is also currently working on a book to teach AI using mathematical foundations at high school level.

Ajit was listed in the top 30 influencers for IoT for 2017 along with Amazon, Bosch, Cisco, Forrester and Gartner by the German insurance company Munich Re.

Ajit publishes extensively on KDnuggets and Data Science Central.

He was recently included in top 16 influencers (Data Science Central), Top 100 blogs (KDnuggets), Top 50 (IoT central), and 19th among the top 50 twitter IoT influencers (IoT Institute).

His PhD research is based on AI and Affective Computing (how AI interprets emotion).

Dr Amita Kapoor

Amita Kapoor is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics, SRCASW, University of Delhi, and has been actively teaching neural networks and artificial intelligence for over twenty years, and she is an active member of ACM, AAAI, IEEE, and INNS.

Amita completed her masters in Electronics in 1996 and her Ph.D. in 2011.

During her Ph.D she was awarded a prestigious DAAD fellowship to pursue a part of her research work in Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany. Amita was awarded the Best Presentation Award at the Photonics 2008 international conference.

Amita has more than 50 research publications in international journals and conferences, and has co-authored four books, including the best-selling “Deep learning with TensorFlow2 and Keras” with Packt Publications.

 

Passionate about using her skills for the betterment of society and humankind, Amita spends her spare time in various AI-related IoT and healthcare open source projects. She was recently awarded the Intel AI Spotlight Award 2019 for her work on the early detection of Acute Myeloid Leukemia using AI.

Amita’s present research areas include Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Deep Reinforcement Learning, and Robotics.

Kajal Singh

Kajal is a Machine Learning Engineer working with Machine Learning and AI projects for a large global consultancy.

She has worked on use cases like anomaly detection, sentiment analysis, classification, transactional AI assistants, complex big data processing, data analytics, document digitisation etc. Kajal also has been a part of multiple hackathons conducted within and across IT industries.

She is also awarded with Amazon Pride Card for her research contribution to “Women In AI” project of IIIT, Bangalore

She has won special recognition for her project 'Transactional AI assistant'. She also has been honoured as 'Master Hacker' in Makeathon at a regional level in India.

Kajal has also been leading a research project (non-commercial) working with a German company on pricing optimization using Reinforcement Learning (RL).

Her project involves working on RL on pricing optimisation strategy for revenue increase and customer retention using a mixture of algorithms based on Markov Decision Processes (MDP).

Aditya Jaokar

Aditya Jaokar is a student of Computer Science in London. He will be responsible for the development and evaluation of the coding submissions

 


First Responder Spotlight: Ashwini Mokashi Keeps the Blood Flowing

Despite the pandemic, the all-volunteer Montgomery Emergency Medical Services (MEMS) sponsored six blood drives in five months, thanks in large part to Ashwini Mokashi.                  

“We collected a total of 158 units of blood, which could save 474 lives,” says MEMS Sergent Ron Gerschel. “I am extremely proud of our organization for being able to have such a tremendous impact on so many people beyond the borders of Montgomery despite such difficult times. Ashwini made this possible.”

Gerschel also thanks The Montgomery News, township officials, and, of course, the donors, who also made it possible.

Considering the extreme strain on the nation’s hospital networks, blood banks are desperately looking for blood donors. Simultaneously, indoor gatherings’ restrictions required scheduled blood drives to be canceled, including the Montgomery EMS March drive.

As COVID cases and hospitalizations increased, the blood-stock in the hospitals dwindled, Gerschel said. Mokashi took on this challenge with aplomb and conquered it, organizing some of Montgomery’s most successful blood drives — despite the pandemic.

Mokashi simply says she got advice from her scientist husband about making blood drives safe for everyone. She then talked to Vitalant, the vendor that performs the Montgomery blood drives, and discussed plans with the MEMS executive committee. She also made a case to local newspapers, and then started organizing the blood-drives.

The response from Montgomery Township residents was tremendous. The drives were “sold out” a week in advance, and people would beg to get in on the list, Gerschel says.

Montgomery EMS was lucky to have been able to work with the Princeton Elks to host some of the drives, to take advantage of their extensive space. “Everyone felt good about doing something meaningful for the community,” he said.

Thanks to Mokashi, community members were able to safely donate blood during an especially needy time. The stories are heartwarming.
 

One Montgomery man donated blood as a gift on his 50th wedding anniversary.

A 72-year-old woman who hadn’t stepped out of the house for months, donated for the first time — signifying how important it is to give blood now.

Mokashi began volunteering at MEMS in April 2018. Within a month, she was organizing the blood drives. She also looks after the program of loaning medical equipment (wheelchairs and such) to residents who have a short-term need.

For a time, Mokashi also trained to be an ambulance driver. Even though she finally discontinued it, she says her driving skills improved to the point that her kids noticed, and they were surprised at how well she drove after four months in the program.

Fun apart, the emergency calls she took during that time taught her life lessons.

“Every call was an education on how people react in critical times, how they got into the crisis, and how helpless people can feel,” Mokashi said.

She says she realized her doctorate thesis in philosophy helped her to understand the practicality of philosophy — specifically how one can obtain happiness through perspective and positive thinking.

Her book, Sapiens and Sthitaprajna, was published in 2019. Her volunteer work with MEMS inspired her to start a business in 2020 called “Philosophy and Happiness,” where she coaches or counsels individuals philosophically.

She also is available for speaking engagements on philosophy. She plans to start philosophical workshops for young people and to advise organizations on how to streamline their ethical concerns.

In short, the EMS work goes hand-in-hand with her philosophical beliefs. She says she is grateful she gets the opportunity to help the community along with all her wonderful colleagues at Montgomery EMS.
 

Visit her website at: ashwinimokashi.com.

Source: https://www-themontynews-org.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.themontynews.org/amp/first-responder-spotlight-ashwini-mokashi-keeps-blood-flowing

Published with permission from Ashwini Mokashi

https://www.garjemarathi.com/member_details.php?member=Ashwini-Mokashi

Listen to Ashwini Mokashi : “Pursuit of Happiness in Lock down and beyond”, Hosted by Garje Marathi Global

https://youtu.be/9nZUwxabi60


Avinash Deshmukh

https://www.garjemarathi.com/member_details.php?member=Avinash%20-Deshmukh

Welcome back to the Marketing Expert Series! In this issue we venture into the fields and minds of some of the most important people on Earth: our agricultural experts. Most of us do not give much thought to how the agricultural industry works, and how they have adapted to the changes in technologies and consumer trends. Who among us has stopped to think about how the agricultural industry has adopted new technology to improve the quality, quantity, and sustainability of the food that ends up on our tables.

Meet Avinash Deshmukh, Vice President for Marketing for BASF Asia Pacific, a man not only passionate about the agricultural industry but also about humanity. Well-traveled, vastly experienced, Avinash has worked in agriculture for most of his life, and takes us on a fascinating journey of digital transformation and adaptation in an industry that we really should all be paying more attention to. 

Disclaimer: The views expressed below are personal and should NOT be interpreted as BASF views, although several references have been made to BASF.

Welcome, Avinash, it’s great to have you on our Marketing Expert Series. To get started, can you tell us a bit about yourself? How did you end up in your current role? 

While growing up in Mumbai, India, I visited my uncle’s farm every year during the summer vacation. This led me to study agriculture and has become both a passion and my life over the years. 

I am grateful for the  opportunities in my life, which has taken me around the world – circa 10 years in the UK while also working across Europe, around another 10 years in the USA, followed by 6 years in Germany, and now 4 years in Singapore looking after Asia-Pacific marketing. 

In agricultural business, I meet many farmers and associated colleagues. I’ve visited places that you tend not to find in the ‘Top 100 Must-Visit Tourist Places’ and I enjoy every bit of it. I have met farmers who farm more than 10,000ha and farmers who farm less than 1.  I find amazing similarities in all their passion for food production and their feet-on-the-ground approach. 

On a personal side, my wife’s support has been the most critical success factor in living around the world, travelling +50% of the time and bringing up our son in so many different places. Currently, my son is pursuing his PhD in Astrophysics in Germany and I am hoping that he will contribute to agriculture in the Space 😊.

Was there something that first drew you to marketing? Was it something you always wanted to do?

I started my career with a passion for agriculture and a strong desire to work internationally. Flexibility, attitude, and respect for humanity have been my key companions in this journey. I’ve been a salesperson, logistic coordinator, regulatory affairs manager, product manager, commercial (export) manager, strategic manager, a leader, helping M&A etc. I never looked at any of these roles as being less important than others. I don’t even have a formal MBA in marketing, and my MBA was achieved over 30+ years interacting with farmers, professionals, colleagues in real life across various roles & with differing responsibilities.

At the moment you work with BASF Asia Pacific, what kind of work does BASF do? 

We create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. 

Our portfolio is organized into six segments: chemicals, materials, industrial solutions, surface technologies, nutrition & care, and agricultural solutions. I work for the Agricultural Solutions segment where we firmly believe that farming is the biggest job on Earth – and it’s getting bigger and more complex. The challenge is to give our growing population access to enough healthy, affordable food, while reducing its impact on the environment for future generations. At BASF, we not only take up this challenge but also aspire to  lead the way forward for agriculture by finding the right balance for success – for farmers, for agriculture, and for future generations. 

To sum up in 6 words: “The Right Balance For Better Yield”.

Is there something in particular you enjoy most about your role at BASF?

Several things actually, but to name just a few: 

First and foremost, the people-oriented culture & creative working atmosphere.

Secondly, the diversity of businesses, people and cultures throughout the organization.

And lastly, for me personally, the unmatched opportunity to interact, learn from and contribute to the farmers, professionals, and colleagues who ensure there is enough food on our table.

When I first approached you about joining this Series, you mentioned that agriculture is the latest frontier being disrupted by digitization. What’s it like working in the agriculture industry as a marketer? 

We could talk about this for hours. Digitization is changing the world at a much faster pace, especially with the COVID-19 situation. Although we use digitization as a generic term, I want to focus on three areas: automation, outreach, and convenience. 

Agriculture has always been people’s business and will stay that way, but the way we do business is changing. 

Examples of automation in the industry include GPS-guided farm machinery allowing precision sowing/seeding,  harvesting, etc.. Machine learning and algorithms are also helping provide prognoses and solutions for future problems, while computing allows us to access and record farm data.

In terms of outreach: traditionally, a new product training or piece of information was disseminated through face-to-face meetings. This method is time-consuming and less efficient. Today we can reach an audience of 50,000+ in one go through online platforms. 

With regards to convenience, many farmers can now buy and sell their produce at a click of a button. They can spray their crops using drones – making the operation both faster and safer for the operator. BASF has recently announced a joint venture with Bosch in the field of smart seeders and smart sprayer technologies. Additionally, through BASF’s Xarvio digital platform, we are already helping thousands of farmers identify crop-specific problems and solutions – all through a simple app on the smartphone.

Agriculture is undergoing tremendous changes this decade as many genius minds and organizations are focusing on this sector. Personally, I believe that all these changes will contribute to sustainable agriculture that we will all be proud of.

Has being involved with agriculture impacted your marketing style in any way?

Absolutely. I deal with farmers, channel partners, and professionals who live either on the farm, usually in rural places and small villages. There are many special  traits of the farming community. For example, this is the only community that consistently sees sunrise every day. In my travels many of my meetings have started at 6am. Also, farmers buy everything retail but sell their produce wholesale. And lastly, farming is still the most unpredictable, largest scale operation in the world that is totally at the mercy of mother nature – you can not control rain, shine, wind, hail, cold, hot…… I can go on 😊.

Having worked with this community over the years makes me appreciate their challenges, contribution, and needs. BASF is a trusted brand all over the world for that very reason, because every employee is in it to find that right balance.

Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic, has there been any strain on the industry? Have you had to adapt your marketing strategy to any changes?

Fortunately, agriculture is one of the least affected industries because food production is the basic need. That said, the industry has suffered from supply delays or additional freight costs, shortages, volatility in currency rates, trade barriers, low commodity prices etc. Closure of restaurants, public places, and state boundaries has affected demand for fruits, vegetables and perishables. I am confident, however, that the resilient farming community is overcoming these pressures.

For us, not being able to meet our customers face-to-face has been the most important challenge. We are adapting our interactions to online platforms, virtual trial tours, permissible small face-to-face meetings, and various other means. Digital Marketing has become extremely important, especially content creation. So we are adapting our digital marketing outreach. For example, BASF Agricultural Products has one of the largest Facebook follower communities in Asian agricultural markets.

What about for you, personally, when this pandemic is over, what’s next for you?

Well, first and foremost, I would like to see my family and friends face to face. Then I will take as much time as required to connect with the farming community “in person” and fill my lungs with farm air – honestly, I miss it. The majority of the food is and will be produced on the farm for the foreseeable future and I cannot wait to get out there to find that right balance for success – for farmers, for agriculture, and for future generations.

Any advice you’d give to young and aspiring marketers? 

I would not call it advice, but rather a sharing of what has worked for me. 

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Flexibility, attitude, and respect for humanity have been my key companions in this journey. In any business, it is important to identify and resolve the pain points of the customer, and/or to create a new “wow” experience. It is vitally important that the marketed product meets the value propositions assured by an organization. Always remember that customers will ultimately figure out the authenticity of your product/service promise.

There will be rapid changes all around us but as long as you have a big heart, open mind and a strong character,  you will always come out better.

Thank you, Avinash, for sharing these insights and experiences. How can people connect with you if they’d like to know more?

You can always reach me at +65 8139 6153 either by phone or WhatsApp, or they can always email me at avinash.v.deshmukh@basf.com.

 

Source: By Olwen Van Dijk-Hildebrand

https://2stallions.com/blog/avinash-deshmuhk-agricultural-industry-insights/?fbclid=IwAR0Q6AF2NK8VKoICm9-M_3nYWjdvXxcBauXijBMiyCZCF4e_YUP2usGFDn0

Published with permission from Avinash Deshmukh.


 

101 Ph. D. DEGREES SUPERVISED AS A SINGLE SUPERVISOR

Padmashree Professor (Dr). Ganpati Yadav

B.Chem. Eng. Ph.D. (Tech.), D.Sc. (Hon. Causa, DYPK), FTWAS, FNA, FASc, FNASc, FNAE, FRSC (UK), FISTE, FIChemE (UK), FIIChE, FICS

Garje Marathi is blessed to have Prof. Ganapati D. Yadav as our ‘Guide- Mentor’ (https://www.garjemarathi.com/member_details.php?member=Ganpati-Yadav )

EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF EMINENCE

J.C. Bose  National Fellow (Govt. of India)

Former Vice Chancellor and R.T. Mody Distinguished Professor and Tata Chemicals Darbari Seth Distinguished Professor of Innovation and Leadership

INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY MUMBAI

Padmashri Awardee

Conjoint Professor, University of New Castle, Australia

Adjunct Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

Adjunct Professor, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Founding Chair, ACS India International Chapter

President, Maharashtra Academy of Sciences

Former President, Catalysis Society of India

Former President, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers

Council Member, Indian National Science Academy (2019-)

In top 0.2% of researchers in Physical Chemistry in the World, at No. 66 (Stanford Uni Nov 2020)

Total No. of Ph .D.s guided as a single supervisor December 15,  2020): 101

• From 2012 onwards- All degrees awarded by ICT, Mumbai as a separate Deemed University (39)

• From 1991-2011- All degrees awarded by University of Mumbai; the entire work was done at UDCT/UICT as integral part of University of Mumbai (62)

 

 

  1. 1991 Sagar A. Trailokya  Novel techniques of enhanced/improved oil recovery: Mechanisms and applications to Indian reservoirs
  2. 1992 Pramod S.  Kumbhar  Catalytic hydrogenation of carbonyl compounds: (a) role of metal support interaction  and catalysts, (b) theoretical aspects of metal catalysis  
  3. 1992 K. C. Narayan    Pore structure, reactivity and fractal properties of Indian coals: Analysis by mercury porosimetry, gas adsorption and computer vision
  4. 1992 Manoj R. Kharkar Studies in catalytic hydrogenations:  (98) bimetallic catalysts, (b) metal support interaction
  5. 1993 K. N. Subramanian  Enhanced oil recovery: effect of wettability and pore structure of natural cores and artificial  cores
  6. 1993 Pranav H. Mehta  Solid acid and phase transfer catalysis  
  7. 1993 Ashok B. Dixit  Pore structure and network 1co-frien: Reservoir rocks, catalysts and reactions
  8. 1993 Bhagyashree  V. Haldavanekar (now Dixit) Supported catalysis: Phase transfer and acid catalysis
  9. 1994 Tushar S. Thorat Heterogeneous catalytic reactions: Preparation of solid acids and superacids
  10. 1994 Mushtaq M.B. Mogal  Multiphase reactions: (a) 1co-frien and simulation of absorption of chlorine in aqueous calcium hydroxide slurries:  desorption of hypochlorous acid gas, (b) theoretical and experimental analysis of selectivity in catalytic oxidation of benzyl ether  to benzaldehyde by using NOx
  11. 1995 Nagarajan Kirthivasan Heterogeneous catalysis: Preparation, characterisation and application            (adjudged as the Best Thesis amongst 42 theses submitted in the UDCT during 1995-96)  
  12. 1995 Jaideep J. Jadhav Coal utilisation processes: Synthesis and performance evaluation of carbon molecular sieves and engineered composite media in catalytic reactions
  13. 1995 Deepak V. Satoskar Synthesis of aldehydes and their derivatives
  14. 1998 Suguna S. Naik Insights into catalysis: Multiphase transfer catalysis  
  15. 1998 M. S. Krishnan  (Krishnan Pillai) Heterogeneous catalysis in synthesis of organic reactions: synthesis and applications of mesopore zeolites & zeotypes (adjudged Best Thesis amongst 47  theses submitted in the UDCT during 1997-98)
  16. 1998 Nirav S. Doshi Catalytic reactions: Alkylations, oligomerizations and hydrogenations of industrial importance
  17. 1999 Jayesh J. Nair  Design and synthesis of catalysts and their applications: Eclectically engineered catalysts in the synthesis of organic chemicals
  18. 1999 Ajit A. Pujari  Catalytic organic reactions: Acid and phase transfer catalysis
  19. 1999 Sonali Sengupta Selectivity engineering via catalysis: Novelties of multi – phase transfer catalysis and cascade engineered phase transfer catalysis  
  20. 1999  K. Manjula Devi Catalysis in organic synthesis: Immobilised lipase catalysis in non-aqueous media in esterification, trans-esterification, and hydrolysis for production of fine chemicals  
  21. 2000 Cyrus K. Mistry   Selectivity engineering in catalytic reactions: Phase transfer catalysis in oxidation   reactions
  22. 2000 M.S.M. Mujeebur Rahuman Development of catalytic process for fine chemical manufacture    
  23. 2000 Ashutosh V. Joshi  Catalysis in the synthesis of pharmaceutical and bulk intermediates
  24. 2001 Yogeeta B. Jadhav  (now Akerkar) Insight into catalytic synthesis of fine chemicals
  25. 2001 Pradeep K. Goel Catalysis in organic synthesis    (adjudged as the Best Thesis amongst 47 theses submitted in  UDCT during 2001-02)
  26. 2002 Navinchandra S. Asthana   Forays into organic synthesis using catalysts
  27. 2002 Seetharaman Subramanian  New insight into catalytic application for pharmaceutical syntheses
  28. 2002 Haresh G.  Manyar Synthesis and applications of inorganic materials 
  29. 2004 Ambareesh D. Murkute Development of new materials and their applications   (adjudged as the Best Thesis amongst 54 theses submitted in  UDCT during 2004-05)
  30. 2004 Priyal  M.  Bisht Catalytic organic synthesis of industrial relevance
  31. 2004 Ramesh D. Bhagat Selectivity science and engineering
  32. 2004 Suraj A.  Purandare Insight into eco-friendly catalytic processes
  33. 2004 Sanket  S. Salgaonkar Prowess of modelling and simulation to develop 3cofriendly processes and   products
  34. 2004 Piyush S. Lathi Insight into biochemical processes for pharmaceutical and fine chemical  industries
  35. 2005 Sharad V. Lande Catalysis in multiphase reactions of industrial relevance        (adjudged as the Best Thesis amongst 53  theses submitted in ICT during 2005-06)
  36. 2005 Ganesh S. Pathare Insight of catalysis in green chemical processes
  37. 2005 Neesha M. Desai   New concepts in waste minimization, green chemistry and technology
  38. 2005 Umesh P. Gaikwad  Design, development and applications of novel catalysts for industrial processes
  39. 2005 Ginish George   Insight into nanocatalysis for industrial processes
  40. 2006 J. Leo Ceasar Cascade engineered catalysis and green chemistry 
  41. 2006 Ashwini D. Sajgure Biotechnological applications in pharmaceutical industry
  42. 2006 Shrikant B. Dhoot  Biotransformations  of industrial relevance
  43. 2007 Omprakash V. Badure Waste minimization and selectivity engineering aspects of   green and benign processes
  44. 2007 Smruti P. Tekale Design and synthesis of inherently safer chemicals via green  processes
  45.  2007 Aduri Pavankumar Insight into catalytic green chemistry and technology  of  industrial  relevance
  46. 2008 Bhavana  G. Motirale Selectivity engineering in the synthesis of fine chemicals 
  47. 2008 Indrakant V. Borkar Insight into industrially relevant bioprocesses 
  48.  2008 Shashikant B. Kamble Development of  commercially relevant   green processes for  alkylation reactions for  fine chemical industry
  49.  2008 Vijay V. Bokade Heteropolyacids and their modified versions as catalysts for development of benign processes 
  50.  2009 Rajubhai  K. Mewada Insight into green processes of  industrial relevance
  51.  2009 Anup A. Kadam New catalysts and processes for sustainable chemical    technologies 
  52.  2009 Rajesh  V. Rajeshirke Synthesis of commercial molecules  through green    chemistry
  53. 2009 Ashish R.  Mishra   Friedel–Crafts chemistry for green  synthesis of  pharmaceutical intermediates 
  54.  2009 Rajesh V. Sharma Renewable resources as feedstock for green   synthesis of value added  chemicals
  55.  2009 Suresh S. Jain Benign chemical synthesis: role of water, microwave irradiation and phase transfer catalysis
  56.  2009 Santosh R. More Synthesis, characterization and applications of novel solid acids in fine chemicals and pharmaceutical industries
  57.  2011 Payal A. Chandan Waste minimization strategies with novel catalysis and  green chemistry 
  58.  2011  P.R. Sowbna Insight into multiphase reactions using catalysis, micromodels and microwaves 
  59.  2011 Jyoti B. Sontakke Enzymatic catalysis  for synthesis as well as  separation of chiral compounds using conventional and unconventional techniques
  60. 2011 Ashwini B. Nirukhe Insight into hydrogen production by inorganic cycle and  its storage on nanomaterials
  61. 2011 Prakash  Parhad Fundamentals of hydrogen production using cu-cl cycle
  62.  2012 Devendra  P.  Tekale Production of value-added chemicals from renewable resources using green chemistry     

AWARDED BY THE  ICT, MUMBAI AS SEPARATE DEEMED TO BE UNIVERSITY (2008 onwards)

  1.  2012 Prasad S. Surve Synthesis characterization and application of novel nanocatalysts
  2.  2013 Devendran Saravanan Selectivity engineering in biotransformation of industrial relevance
  3.  2013 Sandeep V. Pawar Selectivity engineering in pharmaceutical and API synthesis using enzymatic reactions
  4.  2013 Akhilesh R. Yadav Synthesis, characterization and applications of microporous and  mesoporous materials and nanocatalysts   (Adjudged as the Best Ph.D. (Sci.) thesis in ICT submitted in 2013)
  5.   2013 Suresh M. Doke Synthesis and applications of nanomaterials
  6.  2013 Somnath  D. Shinde Chemo and biocatalysis in synthesis of valuable intermediates and drugs
  7.  2014 Suraj O. Katole Green and clean bioglycerol based chemicals and their derivatives
  8.   2014 Gajanan   B.  Kunde Synthesis of nano-materials and membranes for separation and catalysis
  9.   2014 Moreshwar P. Hude Utilization of renewable resources for the production of biofuels, bioenergy and biopharmaceuticals 
  10.  2014 Mandar  G. Kulkarni  (Deceased in May 2018) Applications of phase transfer catalysis in multiphasic green reactions
  11.  2014 Rahul   P.   Kumbhar Functionalised and tailored nanoparticles as catalysts in organic transformations
  12.  2014 Godfree P. Fernandes Green chemistry & sustainable processes based on biomass
  13. 2014 Pooja  Ashish Thorat Novel approaches in biopharmaceutical synthesis and separation
  14. 2015 Prasad V. Mandade Evaluating the life cycle environmental and economic aspects of tropical biofuels
  15. 2015 Saurabh C. Patankar  Novelties in cascade engineered catalytic reactions
  16.  2015 Satish K. Kabra Sustainable catalytic syntheses of chemicals using carbon dioxide as feedstock
  17.  2015 Manishkumar S. Tiwari Selectivity engineering in organic synthesis using mono and multifunctional catalysts
  18.  2015 Bapu A.  Gawade Design and development of novel catalytic processes for fine chemical industry
  19. 2015 Akhil V. Nakhate Synthesis of bio-active molecules using heterogeneous catalysis
  20.  2016 Shivaji L. Bhanawase Valorization of biomass into chemicals using heterogeneous catalysis      
  21. 2016 Jeetendra Y. Salunkhe Waste minimisation through development of novel catalytic process
  22.  2016 Anil  B. Gawade Valorization of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural by green    processes
  23.   2017 Kalpesh H. Bhadra Green processes for industrially important   phenolics and fine chemicals
  24.  2017 Manoj P. Kamble Selectivity engineering in synthesis of biotechnological products and pharmaceutical intermediates
  25.  2017 Kalidas B. Rasal Insight into catalysis in utilization of carbon dioxide into chemicals and solvents
  26.  2017 Gunjan P. Deshmukh Green synthesis of agrochemicals 
  27.  2017 Jayaram Molleti Design and synthesis of safer chemicals by benign green routes
  28.  2017 Deepali B. Magadum Selectivity engineering of enzymes in synthesis of industrially relevant chemicals
  29. 2017 Pooja R. Tambe  Sustainable catalytic syntheses of chemicals using carbon dioxide as feedstock
  30.   2018 Pravin D. Patil Microbial assisted valorization of lignins: Use of  white-rot fungi and laccases
  31.  2018 Dhiraj O. Katole Design and synthesis of safer chemicals for commercial  applications using novel strategies
  32.  2019 Kalpesh V. Bhavsar White biotechnology and applications of  green chemistry in environmental and fine chemical industries
  33.  2019 Radhika S. Malkar Fundamental and experimental analysis of cascade engineered catalytic reactions of speciality chemicals
  34.  2019 Ashish D. Shejale Sustainable hydrogen production from various biomass derived feedstock  using steam reforming: Effect of support and multi-metallic compositions on activity and selectivity profiles
  35.  2019 Amarsinh L. Jadhav Modified hydrotalcites with zinc and titanium: Influence of combustion synthesis method  on activity and selectivity of industrially relevant reactions
  36.  2020 Harshada M. Salvi Process intensification using biocatalysis in synthesis of fine chemicals
  37.  2020 Dipti P. Wagh Insight into Development of Green Processes for Fine Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries
  38. 2020 Devendra S. Pisal  Design and synthesis of multifunctional novel micro- and meso-porous catalysts for the synthesis of fine chemicals
  39.  2020 Kumudinee V. Marathe Life Cycle Assessment of Industrial Products and Process: A Scientific Approach to Sustainability

 

115 MASTERS THESES GUIDED IN ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

• Total No. of Masters Degrees Guided as a Single Supervisor (Feb 2020): 115

• Degrees Awarded by University of Mumbai (up to 2010) and by Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai from 2011-12 onwards

 


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"Innovation & Intellectual Property (IP)" 

- What is "Intellectual Property(IP)" and what are the different forms of IP

- Why is Innovation & Intellectual Property so critical for the growth of your organization

- How to spur innovation and strategies for filing patents

Dr. Sanjay Bhandari:

Semiconductor industry Executive with over 27 years of Industry experience in building and managing global development teams. Exemplary track record of delivering commercially successful products leading to high volume shipment in fast paced environments.

 


1]

Looking for a strong SAP Solution Architect with experience in Media particularly in Studios. Should have at least 10-15 years of experience in building solutions and managing SAP ECC system alongwith integrations to Rights Management, Avails and CRM. Has experience in migration of SAP ECC to SAP Hana. 

Location: US

Start Date : Immediate 

2]

Looking for a strong AVID Architect with experience in Post Production workflows. Should have atleast 10-15 years of experience in managing AVID Media composer and migration of AVID to Cloud.

Location: US

Start Date : Immediate

3]

Looking for a strong Solution Architect with experience in Data and Analytics in Media and Entertainment Space. Should have at least 10-15 years of experience in developing solutions on data management, data lake, data visualization and analytics. Implementation of AI/ML solutions will be an added advantage.

Location: US

Start Date : Immediate

Contact:

Anand Ganu

Or

Uday Ghare : Vice President, Global Delivery Head, Media and Entertainment Business Unit at Tech Mahindra and Member, International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, presents the International Emmy Awards


Ravindra Kolhe MD. PhD. FCAP.

Vice Chairman, Pathology. Physician | Scientist | Educator. Augusta, Georgia, United States

https://www.garjemarathi.com/member_details.php?member=Ravindra-Kolhe

"I was lucky enough to receive the 1st dose of the Pfizer vaccine today. My team works closely with thousands of COVID19 samples daily and we all were fortunate enough to put ahead in line for the vaccination. I still see people skeptical about the COVID19 vaccine including some of my colleguaes in medicine. I would encourage all of them to look at the science and body of evidence for mRNA vaccines rather than baseless claims. 
Hopefully, this is the beginning of the end of this pandemic".


Garje Marathi AI mentoring: A pioneering initiative from the Garje Marathi innovation academy

Background

Today, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is impacting all areas of our life.

I teach AI at the University of Oxford. I have been mentoring students and start-ups at Oxford for AI.

So, when Anand proposed to me the idea of creating an AI mentoring programwithin the Garje Marathi Innovation Academy, I was happy to set it up from a technical perspective.

We started with some simple guidelines for the AI mentoring program

  • A social / community led initiative
  • The mentorship program ran for three months
  • Work towards a demo in three months (specific objective for each participant)
  • Two weekly zoom calls
  • Work with real AI models(NLP, Computer vision etc.)
  • Create tools, best practice, templates etc. for future use
  • The start-up owns the intellectual property

Observations and Insights from mentoring

• We received a wide range of applications from farming, personal feedback,

fraud/anomaly detection

• Youngest participant only 19!

• All five participants completed the program and have a demo

• Selection criteria was based on practical feasibility(building a baselineproduct in three months)

• The initiative required time and effort with regular follow up

Initiatives

The selected initiatives and members were:

Farm Assistance Device for fruit farmers to improve farmproductivity while reducing use ofirrigation & fertilizers. – by Sanket Kedar. Objective: Develop AI & IoT based intelligent farm assistancedevice for farmers. Uses time series data

Object detection utilizing AI and Secure Edge ComputingByShreyas Panditrao. Objective: Use computer vision to detect the presence of hardhats (PPE) in the field in hostile environments(ex: mines). Uses computer vision on edge devices

Public Grant Prediction and Fraud DetectionBy Samir Gujar & Yuwaraj Shinde. Objective of this project is to learn the grant makingpattern/model for EU grants and Applications. Using thesepatterns/models we will be helping the Organization to catch thefraudulent attempts and to predict which application will begetting the grants. Uses natural language processing.

YouBetterMe Personal feedback tool –by Amol Parab and Akshay Sankpal. Objective - To enable important conversations and feedback. Uses natural language processing. 

To develop an anomaly detection toolBySagar Warke. Objective: Develop models for anomaly / outlier detection for IoT Data. Uses supervised and unsupervised anomaly detection models

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Conclusions. Lessons learnt and Next steps

  • The program was a success and could serve as a model for future mentoring (AI or non-AI programs)
  • We need more women applicants for next time. That’s an area where improvement is needed
  • The next program will commence in January 2021
  • We will be investing in our own tools and platform to scale up
  • Many thanks to Anand Ganu and Ravindra Gadgil for the guidance!

By

Ajit Jaokar

https://www.garjemarathi.com/member_details.php?member=Ajit-Jaokar

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajitjaokar/


संपादकीय -----!

 

दीप म्हणजे दिवा आणि आवली म्हणजे रांग ! दीपावली म्हणजे दिव्यांची रांग ! दिवाळी म्हणजेच दिव्यांचा सण ! येणार येणार म्हणता म्हणता दीपावली आली आणि संपूनही गेली !  ’न भूतो ‘ अशी ही यंदाची २०२० ची दिवाळी होती.कोरोनाचे भयानक सावट ह्या दिव्यांच्या सणवार पडलेले होते.लाखो लोकं मृत्युमुखी पडली आहेत,

उद्योगधंदे बंद आहेत,लाखो संसार उद्ध्वस्त झाले आहेत,उद्याची चिंता प्रत्येकालाच भेडसावत आहे.पण या संकट काळातही महाराष्ट्राची संस्कृती,परंपरा जपणाऱ्या मराठी माणसाने भविष्याची उज्ज्वल स्वप्ने मनाशी बघत मोठ्या जिद्दीने,उमेदीने दीपावलीच्या दिव्यांच्या माला प्रकाशित केल्या. 

 

२०२० ची दिवाळी ही  विशेष महत्त्वाची आहे.कारण यंदा जे दिवे आपण प्रज्ज्वलित केले आहेत ते फक्त आपल्या स्वतःच्या जीवनात आनंद आणणार नाहीत तर त्यांचा प्रकाश हा इतर अनेकांचे जीवन प्रकाशमय करणार आहे.कोरोनाच्या ह्या महामारीच्या काळात अनेक आव्हाने निर्माण झाली आहेत. आणि त्याला यशस्वी पणे सामोरे जाण्याचा मार्ग दाखवणार आहेत दीपावलीचे हे प्रज्वलित दिवे !

 

कोविड १९ ने ‘ नाते ‘  ह्या भावनेला पुनर्जन्म दिला आहे. माणसातील ‘ माणुस ‘ खडबडून जागा झाला आहे.माणुसकीच्या नात्यांचे बंध दृढ होत आहेत.आणि ह्या माणुसकीच्या नात्यातूनच जन्म घेतला आहे ‘ सक्षम ‘ ह्या गर्जे मराठीच्या  ----प्रकल्पाने !कोविड १९ च्या ह्या संकट काळातील मोठे आव्हान म्हणजे ‘ ई लर्नींग ‘ ! महाराष्ट्राच्या पुढील पिढीचे भविष्य हे ‘ e learning ‘ वर अवलंबून आहे.पण आजही महाराष्ट्राच्या खेड्यापाड्यातील मुलांना ई लर्निंग साठी लागणारे साहित्य,बदलत्या शिक्षण पध्दतीतील लॅपटॉप ,कम्प्युटर ,स्मार्टफोन इंटरनेट,अशा सर्व सुविधा उपलब्ध नाहीत आणि ही तर आजच्या काळाची मोठी गरज आहे.आणि म्हणुनच ही सर्व साधने उपलब्ध करुन देणे ,तसेच त्यांना मार्गदर्शन करणारे शिक्षक,आयटी इंजिनिअर्स स्वयंसेवक,समाज कार्यकर्ते अशी टीम उपलब्ध करुन देणे हा या प्रकल्पाचा उद्देश आहे.

 

दीपावलीच्या शुभदिनी अतिशय आनंदाची बातमी समजली की ह्या आपल्या प्रकल्पाला राजाश्रय मिळाला ! ऑस्ट्रेलिया स्थित ,गर्जे मराठीचे मार्गदर्शक,श्री विजय जोशी यांच्या प्रयत्नांना यश आले.१२ नोव्हेंबर २०२० रोजी,विजय जोशी याना ,भारताचे पर्यावहन मंत्री,माननीय श्री नितीनजी गडकरी यांचे पत्र मिळाले गर्जे मराठीचे सल्लागार आणि मेंटॉर म्हणुन सहयोग देण्याचा प्रस्ताव नितीनजींनी मान्य केला आहे.आणि जातपंथ ह्या भेदाभेदांच्या पलीकडे असलेल्या ह्या पवित्र प्रकल्पाला सर्वतोपरी मदत करण्याचे आश्वासन दिले आहे.

 

थोरामोठ्यांचे शुभाशीर्वाद लाभलेला ‘ सक्षम ‘ हा प्रकल्प यशस्वी करण्यासाठी आपल्या सर्वांच्या मदतीच्या हातांची आवश्यकता आहे.आणि म्हणुनच दीपावलीच्या शुभमुहूर्तावर आपण सर्वानी ‘सक्षम’ प्रकल्प यशस्वी करण्याची,एकमुखाने शपथ घेऊ या आणि महाराष्ट्राचे नाव उज्वल करु या !  

 

स्वस्थ रहा ,सुरक्षित रहा !

 

जय मराठी ,जय महाराष्ट्र !

 

 

मेघना वर्तक ,दुबई ----meghana.sahitya@gmail.com

 

 

 

Young Eco Hero and Social Entrepreneur : Riva Tulpule Dubai UAE

Ways to Evolve from Mangers to Entrepreneurs. Nitin Paranjape

Dr. Samir Mtragotri., Core Faculty,Wyss Institute at Harvard University

Cancer in simple words By Dr. Sulochana Gawande

“Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Universe” Dr. Rachana Bhatawdekar,

OptraLABS receives ICMR clearance for its COVID 19 Recovery Test Kits

Maharashtra Education Society Turns 160 this year

Humanity in the Desert

ATMANIRBHAR BHARAT :An Overview By Prashant Girbane

Decoding Artificial Intelligence with Dr Bhooshan Kelkar मराठी मध्ये MCCIA

“Thank You, Sudhir Joshi, Christchurch, New Zealand.”

Maya CARE, The Next Best Thing to Family

LinguaSol Linguify Your Business

Proud of you, Prachee Gokhale

Students’ struggle during the pandemic , Hong Kong Story

Chief Mentor and Adviser GMG Saksham

My Thoughts Ashok Sapre PhD

 

 

Young Eco Hero and Social Entrepreneur : Riva Tulpule Dubai UAE

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Young-Eco-Hero-and-Social-Entrepreneur-:-Riva-Tulpule-Dubai-UAE

Ways to Evolve from Mangers to Entrepreneurs. Nitin Paranjape

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Ways-to-Evolve-from-Mangers-to-Entrepreneurs.-Nitin-Paranjape

 

Dr. Samir Mtragotri., Core Faculty,Wyss Institute at Harvard University

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Dr.-Samir-Mitragotri-

 

Cancer in simple words By Dr. Sulochana Gawande

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Cancer-in-simple-words-By-Dr.-Sulochana-Gawande

“Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Universe” Dr. Rachana Bhatawdekar,

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=%E2%80%9CUnraveling-the-Mysteries-of-Our-Universe%E2%80%9D-Dr.-Rachana-Bhatawdekar,

 

OptraLABS receives ICMR clearance for its COVID 19 Recovery Test Kits

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=OptraLABS-receives-ICMR-clearance-for-its-COVID-19-Recovery-Test-Kits

 

Maharashtra Education Society Turns 160 this year

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Maharashtra-Education-Society-Turns-160-this-year

Humanity in the Desert

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=-Humanity-in-the-Desert

ATMANIRBHAR BHARAT :An Overview By Prashant Girbane

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=ATMANIRBHAR-BHARAT-:An-Overview-By-Prashant-Girbane

Decoding Artificial Intelligence with Dr Bhooshan Kelkar मराठी मध्ये MCCIA

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Decoding-Artificial-Intelligence-with-Dr-Bhooshan-Kelkar-%E0%A4%AE%E0%A4%B0%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%A0%E0%A5%80-%E0%A4%AE%E0%A4%A7%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%AF%E0%A5%87-MCCIA

“Thank You, Sudhir Joshi, Christchurch, New Zealand.”

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=%E2%80%9CThank-You,-Sudhir-Joshi,-Christchurch,-New-Zealand.%E2%80%9D

Maya CARE, The Next Best Thing to Family

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Maya-CARE,-The-Next-Best-Thing-to-Family

LinguaSol Linguify Your Business

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=LinguaSol-Linguify-Your-Business

 

Proud of you, Prachee Gokhale

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Proud-of-you,-Prachee-Gokhale-

 

Students’ struggle during the pandemic , Hong Kong Story

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Students%E2%80%99-struggle-during-the-pandemic-,-Hong-Kong-Story

Chief Mentor and Adviser GMG Saksham

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=Chief-Mentor-and-Adviser-GMG-Saksham

My Thoughts Ashok Sapre PhD

https://www.garjemarathi.com/Blog/newsletter_details.php?newsletter=My-Thoughts--Ashok-Sapre-PhD

 

अंक दरमहिन्याला प्रसिद्ध होतो.

अंकात व्यक्त झालेल्या विचारांशी आणि मतांशी संपादक सहमत असतातच असे नाही.

                                   

गौरवसाठी लेखन पाठवताना…

 

आपले लेखन मराठी, हिंदी अथवा इंग्रजीत पाठवता येते.

 

  • या अंकासाठी आलेल्या सर्व लेखनाची पोच देणे मात्र वेळे अभावी शक्य होणार नाही. 
  • या अंकासाठी आलेल्या लेखांवर संपादकीय संस्करणे करण्याचे आणि निवड करण्याचे सर्वाधिकार संपादकांकडे असतात.
  • गौरवसाठी साहित्य पाठवताना ते स्वतः:चे असावे आणि ते पूर्व पसिद्ध झाले असल्यास मूळ प्रसिद्धीचा दिनांक आणि नियतकालिक अथवा माध्यमाचे नाव संपादकांना कळवावे. 
  • अन्य लेखकांचे साहित्य पाठवल्यास, कृपया त्यामूळ लेखकांची अनुमती घ्यावी. आपल्या साहित्यात कोणाची अवतरणे घातल्यास कृपया मूळ लेखकाचा उल्लेख योग्य प्रकारे करावा.   
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अंकातील मजकुराच्या पुनर्प्रसिद्धी विषयी

          हा अंक तुम्ही आनंदाने वाचा आणि मित्रानाही वाचण्यासाठी उत्तेजन द्या. परंतु ….

  • अंकातील कोणताही मजकूर, छायाचित्रे, ऑडिओ, ,व्हीडीओ कोणत्याही प्रकारे अथवा माध्यमात पुन्हा व्यक्त करण्यासाठी लेखकांची अथवा संपादकांची लेखी अनुमती आवश्यक आहे.
  • अनुमतीने पूर्वमुद्रित करतानाही “गर्जे मराठी” आणि “गौरव” चा उल्लेख केल्यास आनंद होईल.

 


My Thoughts On                 

Using Cultural Affinity to form Professional Relationships and Mentor-ships Among Marathi People: A Guiding principle of Garje Marathi Global.

Ashok Sapre, PhD, Caliofornia, USA, sapre@aol.com

Perhaps, the most important bond among people, other than the blood relation, is the language, especially their mother tongue. For us it is Marathi.

We may be in any corner of the world, in any setting, large or small, with any group of people, when we hear even a word, much less a phrase, a sentence or a dialogue, in Marathi immediately our ears perk up and we look in the direction where that sound came from. Our brain goes through some kind of a quick assessment and alerts us,  “Look, there is a friend nearby. He speaks your language. Go talk to him”. What a great pleasure to go through that experience! We the NRIs have gone through that exhilaration at least a few times in our lives.

Wherever Marathi people have migrated, they have formed Marathi Mandals to keep their ties to Marathi culture alive through language, music, dramas and of course the cuisine. Many volunteers work tirelessly to keep these Marathi Mandals on-going and vibrant. Hundreds of Marathi schools staffed with volunteer teachers have been established in North America alone to teach Marathi language to the next generation.

Many Marathi NRIs publish literature written in Marathi.

Thousands of Marathi people come together for 3-4 days for attending Marathi Conventions in North America every other year. European countries also hold well attended Marathi Conventions biannually. 

Many Marathi NRIs have invested time and money to help people in Maharashtra. They have started schools, colleges, libraries, student hostels etc. Charity organizations have been established by Marathi communities in many countries to raise money for the benefit of people in Maharashtra and India. Many Marathi NRIs have donated money, and done volunteering in urban and rural Maharashtra. 

Such is the bond Marathi NRIs have with their motherland and especially with their tongue.

Accomplishments of Marathi NRIs around the world in the field of science, technology, medicine, engineering, and even business have been too many to count. 

All in all, Marathi migration has been a huge success story! Something that each Marathi person in the world would be proud of.

So, where do we go from here? How do we build on these glowing successes?

One idea that has been proposed in some corners is to use the existing strength of the cultural affinity among Marathi people as a foundation to specifically create an Organization to promote connections and networking among Marathi scientists, professionals and business men /women around the globe. Currently, there is no such formal Organization. Marathi Mandals are limited in scope. They are mainly focused on cultural activities, although some informal professional networking may take place concomitantly.

The purpose of thisproposed Organization will be to facilitate networking, forming partnerships, mentor-ships, guiding/advisory relationships, and helping hands for the deserving and the needy, etc. It is envisioned that thisOrganization will be a powerful force to promote excellence and overall well being of the Marathi community at large, and particularly in Maharashtra.

Is this idea of a professional, rather than a cultural, Marathi Organization viable and would it in fact deliver what is expected?

Culture, and for Indians their mother tongue, is a powerful force to bring people together, as history has proven over and over again. But it does have boundaries. It limits the group. You are a member of the group if you have the same mother tongue. Otherwise you are an outsider. The language is the binding force.

The fields like science, technology, medicine, and even arts and business have grown tremendously especially over the last few centuries. One of the reasons for their glorious success is thought to be that they broke the traditional barriers of culture, community and geography and became increasingly global in nature. For example, scientists from different parts of the world collaborate on projects. Doctors without Borders is an organization supported by Medical Professionals from various nations to provide medical services in many disadvantaged parts of the world.

In these cases interest in the subject matter is the binding force, not Mother tongue, nationality, or cultural identity. Indeed, if the latter became important considerations the progress will be slow and limited.

Therefore, arts, science, technology etc should--must-- not be bound by a language, much less by a mother tongue. 

And that is the real world experience. I talked to several people, Marathi and non-Marathi, who have done mentoring. Unanimously, they said that there was no major consideration other than the merit when they chose someone to mentor. Personally I had mentors who were Americans, and I have mentored people in my limited way without considering where they were from or what language they spoke. I believe that many NRIs have the same experience. Indeed, I believe that this kind of open-mindedness contributed to the success of many NRIs.

Even the disciples, beneficiaries of the mentor-ships whomI talked to concurred. They chose a Guru based on the merit and not on their cultural compatibility. If cultural compatibility happened to be there, that was coincidental, or at best a ‘gravy’.

Instead of the mother tongue or the culture, subject matter is the pulling force. That is to say that traditional languages based culture was replaced by subject matter or expertise based culture.

Even in this subject matter culture the importance of geographic regions has not been lost. For example, there are local subject matter associations along with National and International Associations.  Together these Associations promote sharing of knowledge,  networking, partnerships, mentor-ships etc. 

Mother tongue based cultural affinity breaks the barrier of the  subject matter. That is to say that the subject matter does not play a role in that culture, only the mother tongue does. Similarly, mother tongue does not play any significant role in this subject matter culture.

In this environment of subject matter cultures what role can the traditional language based cultural play?

So, if the envisioned Organization doesn’t seem viable or even desirable for professional connectivity, in what way can we to exploit the strength of the Marathi cultural community?  

A few ideas come to my mind.

1. Promote excellence in science, technology etc. especially in rural Maharashtra by identifying and supporting gifted students early, and making it possible for them to attend good educational institutions.

2. Create scholarships for deserving and gifted Marathi students to pursue their interests.

3. We,  the NRIs who have been blessed with good life can, and should, do more to improve educational opportunities, health care, child care, women empowerment, and perhaps most important, employment in Maharashtra. Invest in Maharashtra.

4. Raise money to support deserving projects in Maharashtra.

There is lot more that can be done. But what we should not do is to limit ourselves.

Ashok Sapre, PhD, Caliofornia, USA, sapre@aol.com

https://www.garjemarathi.com/member_details.php?member=Ashok-Sapre


“Hon’ble Shri. Nitin Gadkari ji  Chief Mentor & Adviser GMG Saksham, your blessings and guidance is our strength.”

Hon’ble Shri. Nitin Gadkari ji, Minister Roads, Transport and Highways, MSME , Government of India, has most graciously accepted to be Chief Mentor and adviser for Garje Marathi Global’s philanthropic initiative ‘GMG Saksham’

GMG Saksham is a technology driven knowledge dissemination platform open to students of Maharashtra. GMG Foundation Saksham’s vision is to create a platform for connecting deserving and desirous students from Maharashtra to the global community of professionals, academics and entrepreneurs. The platform will help these students via regular webinars, tutorials to learn, gain knowledge and be future ready. The GMG’s Foundation Saksham aims to bridge the digital divide by enabling economically disadvantaged students from Maharashtra by providing them with the right equipment, right guidance and prepare them for the right opportunities.
Saksham aims at providing 25,000 digital devices by 01 August 2021. On successful implementation of the program it will be repeated for the following three years.

Hon’ble Minister Nitin ji has said that he will guide us and will help us in every possible way.

With his guidance and support about GMG Skasham we are confident that “We Certainly Will’


Students’ struggle during the pandemic – Hong Kong Story

 

In the wake of the pandemic it has been incredibly difficult for students across the university to keep up with academic commitments, job applications and even their social lives at the University. In Hong Kong, university campuses have not been normal since 2019 when the protests took place. Many international students have been stuck in their own countries for a year and the entire landscape of education has changed. Personally, I find it difficult to keep up with online classes as there are limitations to interactions, social life in university has changed and as a final year student I will be entering an extremely uncertain job market.

Student led activities have also been affected on campus due to the protests and the pandemic. Last year, I was elected as the Chairperson for Amnesty International Student Club at the University of Hong Kong. The club aims to raise awareness about human rights issues on campus, however we were unable to organise events and activities for an entire year. This month, we decided that we will not let this hinder us and we decided to start organising online events to help students.

As we spoke to more students, we realised that the exceptional circumstances have not been ideal for everyone and have taken a toll on student mental health. This was a problem that the majority of the students were facing. As this semester is also available online, many students felt like they did not have a social setting or an avenue to discuss their mental health or academic problems. To help open this discussion up, we decided to conduct a forum to allow students to discuss their issues and hopefully feel like they are not alone during this tough time.

The first step was to fight the right resources: our panelists included an award winning professor from the Faculty of Business and economics, an academic counselor, a youth development professional and a mental health professor. I moderated the panel myself and asked questions about personal, professional and academic advice for students. The forum was conducted over zoom and other participants also had the opportunity to ask questions. As professionals, the biggest piece of advice that the panelists gave was to be able to build relationships at an uncertain time like this. One of the panelists shared that the job market was also extremely uncertain when they graduated from University, however meeting the right people and network efficiently got them the job that they currently have. Another important piece of advice was to be able to share your mental health problems with others and seek the right kind of help to understand that you are not alone at a time like this.

No matter what your personal, professional and academic standing is, organising events like this and opening up discussions is the only way for all of us to successfully get through a time like this!

Sanika Kulkarni, Hong Kong

Nov 15, 2020


Prachi Gokhale , Wellington New Zealand, ( https://www.garjemarathi.com/member_details.php?member=Prachee-Gokhale) was honored with ‘Community Service Award’  in recognition of her contribution to the Federation and Multicultural communities of New Zealand.

Prachee is Founder-director of Garje Marathi New Zealand Chapter.


LinguaSol Linguify Your Business

Information Technology & Services Pune, Maharashtra

Language Translation and Localisation Solution for Websites, Enterprise Technology Platforms and Mobile Applications.

LinguaSol is a rare breed of company – on one hand it builds innovative localization products based on cutting-edge technology, on the other it offers full spectrum of translation services.

LinguaSol inherited the Linguify product stack and a highly specialized team through LinguaNext acquisition.

LinguaSol continues with the philosophy of completely external non-disruptive localization middle-ware products. These products are complemented by the translation services. The collective effect is Linguify – the one-stop solution: technology for completely external #localization and fully managed solution.

Linguify your business: globalize your website, #localize your applications or #translate your documents – quick, easy and painless.

Website http://www.linguasol.net  

Sunil Kulkarni

President at Fidel Technologies, Tokyo, Japan is very esteemed member of Garje Marathi Global family. He has featured in Garje Marathi Book 2. He has actively supported mission Garje Marathi Global.

Sunil is an entrepreneur with a passion for creating new products and markets.

Fidel Technologies (www.fideltech.com) is a mid-size firm with verticals focused on - Enterprised Software development, FinTech solutions (www.fixsol.com), IOT solutions(myrakshak.in), Product Localization (www.filose.com) & Bilingual Consulting (www.fidelconsulting.com).

Specialties: FinTech, FIX, Blockchain, IoT-M2M, Enterprise software, Localization, OpenSource, Web, Mobile, Mobility

 


Maya CARE Foundation has conducted over 10,000 free visits to senior citizens across India over the past 11 years and has continued to work relentlessly through the pandemic. The purpose of these visits is to offer the elderly convenience, independence and happiness while continuing to live in their own homes or in assisted living. Services have ranged from accompanying the elderly to chemotherapy sessions and sitting outside the ICU to bringing Ganpati idol home or assisting them in writing books or operate gadgets even when their eyesight does not support their desire to remain active.

Maya CARE has been funded so far through the salaries of its founders Abhay Joshi and Manjiri Gokhale Joshi. Abhay and Manjiri are members of Garje Marathi UK Chapter.  It is their fervent wish that Maya CARE continues to serve beyond their work lives, make it self-sustainable through donations and available in all cities of India (currently present in 12 cities) and 3 UK cities.

We seek your support in reaching out to senior citizens grappling with loneliness and helplessness that severely impacts mental health.

To volunteer, champion the cause, suggest a senior citizen who could use the service, or donate, write to service@mayacare.org. India helplines: +91- 9552510400 or 9552510411. UK: 0044-7768941251 or 7835347697.


“Thank You, Sudhir Joshi, Christchurch, New Zealand.”

The Founder-Director of Garje Marathi New Zealand Chapter, Shudhir Joshi organized a special meeting of Marathi Community in Christchurch, NZ.

The meeting was attended by nearly every who’s who from Marathi community. The very attentive and involved gathering appreciated the ‘Mission Purpose’ of Garje Marathi Global presented by Sudhir Joshi.

Prachee Gokhale, Prashant Belwalkar, Shirish Paranjape and Sudhir Joshi are Founder-Directors on Garje Marathi New Zealand Chapter


https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=CLZUF-E03N4

 

अमित परांजपे, अध्यक्ष, आय. टी व आय. टी. ई.एस समिती,एम.सी.सी.आय.ए, यांनी लेखक, इंडस्ट्री ४.०-नव्या युगाची ओळख, डॉ भूषण केळकर यांच्याशी संवाद साधला. आर्टीफिशियल इंटेलीजेंस आणि इंडस्ट्री 4.0 यांचा थोडक्यात आढावा देऊन त्यातील पुढील संधी देखील सांगतात. येत्या काही वर्षात नवीन टेकनॉलॉजी शी जुळवून न घेतल्यास काय काय परिणामांना सामोरे जावे लागू शकेल ह्याचाही अंदाज आपल्याला ते देतात. एआय आणि इंडस्ट्री 4.0 लघु उद्योगांना कशी मदत करू शकतील यावर देखील बोलतात. शेवटी डॉ. केळकर आपल्याला या दोन विषयांबद्दल अधिक जाणून घेण्यासाठी उपलब्ध असलेल्या वेगवेगळ्या संधींबद्दल देखील सांगतात.

Amit Paranjape, Chairman, IT & ITES Committee, MCCIA In Conversation with Dr. Bhooshan Kelkar, Director at Neuflex Talent Solutions Pvt. Ltd. and Director at MoebiuSutra Consulting Pvt Ltd And Writer of the book ' Industry 4.0 - नव्या युगाची ओळख' in the Seventh Episode of MCCIA series 'Decoding Artificial Intelligence with Industry leaders' but the First one to be in Marathi. The conversation shed light on It also gives a brief overview of Artificial Intelligence and Industry 4.0 and its future opportunities. They Also talk about how AI and Industry 4.0 can be extremely beneficial to SMEs and MSMEs and How they can Implement These Technologies and Methodologies. Tune in to find out about ​​the consequences of not adapting to new technologies in the next few years. Contact Us Website www.mcciapune.com Email info@mcciapune.com Phone +91 020 2570 9000 Head Office Address 505, A-Wing, MCCIA Trade Tower, ICC Complex,403, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune-411 016 INDIA.


ATMANIRBHAR BHARAT is as much about the broader philosophy of making India realize its potential to be self-reliant without cutting off from the world as it's about the COVID-19 response package. 

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The 'Atmanirbhar package' was announced in three tranches over the past six months from 12th May 2020 to 12th Nov 2020,  that covered monetary and fiscal stimuli. During this time, a set of reforms were also announced.

On the monetary stimulus front, The RBI did the heavy lifting with suitable and adequate measures that were announced and executed proactively. The Government also did its share by supporting the creation of liquidity through schemes like the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS). Given the constraints of available fiscal space and the uncertainty of the pandemic, the Government of the day has used an incremental approach towards the fiscal stimulus as against the UBI (Universal Basic Income) approach of one-time cash deposits in the account of every citizen to boost aggregate demand.

There were significant hardships caused during the reverse migration of labour as unemployed migrant workers yearned to be with their family back home in the times of stringent lockdown and utmost uncertainty. However, schemes like the PM Garib Kalyan Yojana and the Top-Up on MNREGA ensured that any significant distress incidents in rural India were avoided.

Urban India, that houses much of the Industry and services sector experienced an unprecedented negative impact due to the pandemic. Still, the larger companies in most sectors are recovering as the unlocking gained pace in Q2 of this Financial Year (FY). The Q2 financial results of more than 3000 listed companies in India indicate that their revenue is already more than that of Q2 in last FY and the profits as compared to previous financial year showed a phenomenal rise of more than 30%. 

The most impacted segment that has yet to gain a similar pace of recovery is the informal sector, the MSMEs of whom more than 50 mn do not use formal credit and hence did not benefit from the schemes. It is these firms that also recruit the highest number of informal employees without social benefits and contribute to more than 90% of job losses in the pandemic. Notwithstanding the challenge of beneficiary identification in this segment, the Government needs to find innovative ways to avoid the impending distress in this informal sector.

Apart from monetary and fiscal, the third leg of the stimuli was 'reforms’—the reforms announced during the pandemic were in the fields of, Labour, Agriculture and the National Education Policy.  Each of them holds great potential to help India enable growth in the medium to long term. A lot now depends upon the state governments who need to take these forward.

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'Atmanirbhar Bharat' the philosophy, however, builds on earlier announcements of 'Make In India'. In the recent past, many major economies, including the US and China, have not just announced the promotion of domestic manufacturing but have supported the intent with detailed blueprints and significant resources towards realising it. India's announcement of about a dozen PLIs (Production Linked Incentives) to create not just national but global champions, many of them in sunrise sectors is a positive step in that direction. Over the next five years, PLIs have a budgetary allocation of $26 bn to deliver $520 bn of production, and much of that is expected to be exported. The first PLI focussed on ‘mobile phone and electronic components’ is already delivering very encouraging feedback.

For India's merchandise exports to realise their potential, our role in Global Value Chains (GVCs) needs to be significantly larger. As we aspire to tap into much larger foreign demand (exports) as compared to domestic demand, we need to be open to import the intermediaries that enable exports.

Hasty and indiscreet increases in import tariffs in union budget announcements do not support overall exports. While the claims of some commentators on tariffs heading back to pre-1991 levels are an exaggeration, the average of 18% tariffs in 2020 is undoubtedly higher than 13% in 2014  while being far lower than 125% in pre-1991.

While some sectors and sub-sectors (especially strategic ones) on occasions do justify increased import tariffs, the overall journey of tariffs needs to be on a downward gliding path.

Our industries need to become efficient and competitive not by the protection of increased import tariffs but with the Government's help in a) reducing the compliance burden through further ease of doing business, b) reducing the cost of logistics from 14% of GDP to a globally competitive single-digit number, c) reducing the cost of energy through open access to renewable energy and d) reducing the cost of capital through increased competition of private sector banks while reducing Government role in PSBs. These steps will help India boost its inner strengths that will make us further self-reliant.

Integrating India into GVCs also means deepening our trades with other countries, and in an era where the WTO is dysfunctional, FTAs play an essential role. We must judge each FTA on the merits of its terms. While RCEP seems to have undesired China centricity, our FTAs with the EU, USA and UK have been in the works for long and deserve urgent attention.

Like any other policy narrative, 'Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan' also needs to complete the intent to implement a journey that has just about begun. On its way, it must cross the following milestones-

  •  Further, increase ease of doing business rank from 63/190 (79 places improvement since 2014) to Top 50 and then Top 30
  • Attract investment and improve its contribution to GDP that has declined from 40% in 2012 to 32% in 2019
  • Step up in merchandise manufacturing (especially labour intensive) exports that have recorded almost no cumulative average growth since 2013.
  • Increase share of manufacturing in GDP that has declined from 17% in 2008 to 14% in 2019
  • Increase India's share of global exports to upper single-digit % from a mere 1.7% today

Prashant Girbane

Director General at Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries & Agriculture - MCCIA, Pune

Prashant Girbane has always supported Garje Marathi Global in advisory capacity 


वाळवंटातील मानवता----!

By: Meghana Vartak

काही काही गोष्टी अतर्क्य असतात,अनाकलनीय असतात,कल्पने पलीकडच्या असतात आणि त्या फक्त स्वप्नातच घडू शकतात.सूर्य उगवलाच नाही असं कधी सत्यात घडले आहे का ? अर्थातच नाही,ते फक्त स्वप्नातच घडू शकते.तसेच जग स्तब्ध झाले आहे,एका जागी थांबले आहे असे सुद्धा फक्त स्वप्नातच होऊ शकते.२०२० साल उजाडले आणि एक प्रदीर्घ ,कल्पनेच्या पलीकडचे ,आकलनाच्या बाहेरचे असे हे भयानक स्वप्न जगाला पडले !

आजपर्यत जग कधीच थांबले नव्हते ! पण हे स्वप्न होते वाऱ्याच्या वेगाने धावणाऱ्या जगाला थांबवणारे ! मागे वळून बघायला लावणारे ! जातधर्म ,उच्चनीच, गरीब श्रीमंत, शिक्षित अशिक्षित अशा सर्व भेदाभेदांच्या पलीकडे नेणारे ! लाखो जिवांचा बळी घेणारे ! लाखो जिवांचे जीवन उध्दवस्त करणारे ! अशा या ‘ न भूतो ‘अशा स्वप्नाचे नाव आहे ‘ कोविड १९ ! हे कोणा माणसाचे नाव नाही.हा आहे एक छोटासा जिवाणू ! कोणी त्याला कोरोना असेही म्हणतात.हे स्वप्न म्हणजे आहे जगाच्या इतिहासाचे एक दुर्दैवी पान ! कोविड १९ नावाच्या लेखणीने निसर्गाने लिहिलेले ! आजपर्यंत मानवनिर्मित दहशतवादींनी जगात हाहाकार माजवला होता.आज निसर्गनिर्मित दहशतवादींनी म्हणजेच कोरोना या रोगाने जगाची झोप उडविली आहे.मृत्यूचे तांडव सुरु आहे.लाखो लोकं मृत्युमुखी पडली आहेत.लाखो संसार उद्ध्वस्त झाले आहेत,आर्थिक  व्यवहार ठप्प झाले आहेत.लोकांच्या नोकऱ्या गेल्या आहेत,उद्योगधंदे बंद झाले आहेत.हातावर पोट असणारी माणसे उपाशी मरत आहेत.वाऱ्याच्या वेगाने धावणाऱ्या जगाला जणू खीळ बसली आहे.जगाच्या पायात कोरोनाच्या बेड्या पडल्या आहेत जगभर लॉक डाऊन जाहीर झाला.हजारो प्रश्न निर्माण झाले. विमानसेवा अचानक बंद झाली आणि विविध देशात अडकलेल्या परदेशी नागरिकांना विविध आपत्तींना तोंड द्यावे लागले.प्रत्येक देशाच्या खिडकीतून आत डोकावले तर देशकाल परिस्थितीनुरुप प्रत्येक देशाचे भयानक चित्र दिसले.

पण एक मात्र नक्की अशा ह्या अनाकलनीय स्वप्नात दिसले की ,निसर्ग निर्मित कोरोनाने माणसातील माणुसकीला जागे केले होते.दररोजच्या यंत्रवत जीवनातील स्पर्धेमध्ये माणुसकी लोप पावली होती.  प्रत्येकजण स्वार्थी झाला होता.कोणाला कोणासाठी थांबायला वेळ नव्हता,दुसऱ्या माणसाचा विचार करायची गरज वाटत नव्हती,चार प्रेमाचे शब्द तोंडातून उमटत नव्हतें.किंवा दुसऱ्याच्या दुःखाने मनाला पाझर फुटत नव्हता .सर्वांच्या वागण्या बोलण्यात बेगडीपणा आला होता.पण या कोविड १९ च्या जीवघेण्या संकटामुळे माणूस खडबडून जागा झाला आहे.त्यातील विरुन गेलेल्या माणुसकीचे नव्याने दर्शन होऊ लागले.कोविड १९ ने ‘नाते‘ ह्या भावनेला पुनर्जन्म दिला आहे.

आणि या भयानक स्वप्नात आखाती देश दिसले.आखाती देश म्हटलं की पहिले नाव डोळ्यासमोर येते ते दुबई ! !वाळवंटातील नंदनवन ! दुबईच्या खिडकीतून आत डोकावले तेव्हा मनात संभ्रम निर्माण झाला की आपण दुबईच्या खिडकीतूनच आत डोकावलो ना ? की कोणत्या दुसऱ्या देशाची खिडकी होती? वर्षाचे ३६५ दिवस २४x ७ ,रणरणत्या उन्हाळ्याचीही  पर्वा न करता जिथे विविध कार्यक्रम चालू असतात,ओसंडून वाहणाऱ्या धबधब्याप्रमाणे जी सदैव आनंदाने उत्साहाने परिपूर्ण असते,अशी ही पहाटे तीन चार वाजेपर्यंत जागी असणारी दुबई ह्या स्वप्नात आता दिवसरात्र झोपलेली दिसली.जगाच्या कानाकोपऱ्यातून येणाऱ्या हजारो प्रवाशांच्या आगमनामुळे जिचा विमानतळ सदैव फुललेला असतो तो विमानतळ स्मशानवत भासत होता.टप्याटप्याने लॉक डाऊन सुरु झाला.आणि बघताबघता संपूर्ण दुबई बंद झाली.एक महिना लोकांनी घरात बसून काढला पण जसजसे दिवस जाऊ लागले तसतशी अस्वस्थता वाढू लागली.कामे बंद झाली होती.आणि हातात पैसे येणे बंद झाले होते.भीती आणि टेन्शनचा पारा वाढत चालला होता.प्रत्येकाच्या समस्या वेगळ्या होत्या.दुःख विविध होती.

दुबई हा प्रगतशील देश आहे,अजून सुधारणा चालू आहेत.त्यामुळे इथे कामगार वर्ग मोठ्या प्रमाणावर

 आहे.आता कोरोनामुळे नोकरी नाही पैसे नाहीत,खायचे काय घराचे भाडे कसे द्यायचे,कर्जाचे हप्ते कसे फेडायचे,परत भारतात जावे तर विमान वाहतूक बंद ! भारतात शहराकडे आलेली लोक मैलोनमैल चालत तरी आपल्या गावाकडे परत जात होती.पण इथे हा पर्यायही उपलब्ध नव्हता परदेशात एकटे,कोणाकडे तक्रार करायची,कोणाकडे मदत मागायची,कोण आपले दुःख समजून घेईल,लिहिता वाचता येत नाही,अशा प्रकारच्या अनेक प्रश्नांनी त्यांची झोप उडाली होती.

व्हिजिट व्हिसा काढून नोकरी शोधायला येणाऱ्या लोकांची संख्याही खूप होती.सर्वांचे आवडते पर्यटन स्थळ म्हणून प्रसिद्ध असल्याने टुरिस्टची संख्याही प्रचंड होती.कोरोनाचे हे संकट आले आणि ह्या सर्वांचे हाल सुरु झाले.व्हिजिट व्हिसावर आलेल्यांची व्हिसा संपलाय हातात पैसे नाहीत,नोकरी मिळण्याची तर आशाच नाही.तीच गत टुरिस्टची ! दुबईत मजा करायला म्हणून आले पण वेगळ्याच चक्रव्यूहात अडकले आणि बाहेर पडण्याचा मार्ग माहीत नाही ! दयनीय अवस्था झाली होती अनेकांची !

जगाला पडलेले स्वप्न अधिकाधिक गडद होत चालले होते.पण त्याचवेळी दुबईच्या ह्या वाळवंटात वाऱ्याची एक सुखद झुळूक आली.यंत्रवत झालेल्या जगामध्ये हे अघटितच घडत होते.मनाला पुन्हा समजावले की स्वप्नात काहीही घडू शकते ! निरपेक्ष बुद्धीने एक मुलगी सर्वाना मदत करण्यासाठी धावून आली.वाळवंटातील जणू देवदूतच ! माणसाशी माणुसकीचे नाते जोडणारी,मुलगी म्हणजेच धनश्री वाघ पाटील ! यंत्रवत जीवनात लोप पावलेल्या माणुसकीला जागे करुन माणुसकीचा अर्थ नव्याने सांगणारी ही मुलगी !

 

दुबईत अडकलेल्या अनेकांचा आधारस्तंभ झाली होती.जणू घरातील वडीलधाऱ्या माणसांप्रमाणे तिने दुबईतील महाराष्ट्रीयन लोकांची जबाबदारी स्वीकारली.अनेकांचे डोळे तिच्याकडे आशेने पाहात होते.कारण तिने सर्व प्रथम मानवतेचा यज्ञ प्रज्वलित केला.आणि नंतर त्यातून स्फूर्ती घेऊन दुबईतील अनेक व्यक्ती संस्था यांनी मानवतेच्या या यज्ञात प्रयत्नरुपी समिधा अर्पण करुन तो यज्ञ प्रज्वलित ठेवला आणि सर्वानी मिळून सामूहिकरित्या दुबईच्या वाळवंटातील मानवतेचे दर्शन घडवले.परदेशात गेलेला मराठी माणूस एकमेकांचे पाय ओढत नाही तर एकमेकांना संकटकाळी कशी मदत करतो हे जगाला दाखवून दिले.धनश्री पाटील सारखी मुलगी केवळ मदत करुन थांबत नाही तर त्यांच्या दुःखाशी समरस होते,त्यांच्याशी भावनिक जवळीक साधते,कारण आत्ताच्या ह्या संकटात मानसिक आधार हा अतिशय महत्त्वाचा होता.संकट काळात लोकांना माणुसकीच्या नात्याने मदत करण्याच्या वेडाने झपाटलेल्या धनश्रीला मी विचारले ,तुला ही स्फूर्ती कशी मिळाली ? स्वतःला सावरत तिने बोलायला सुरुवात केली--

 

माझ्या वृध्द सासऱ्यांना पुण्यात हार्टचा त्रास सुरु झाला होता.त्यासाठी आम्हाला तातडीने पुण्यात जायचे होते आणि अचानक फ्लाईटस बंद झाल्या.मी दुबईतील इंडियन कोन्सुलेट मध्ये गेले होते.त्यावेळी तिथे एक साऊथ इंडियन फॅमिली भेटली.नवरा बायको दोघेही बोलण्याच्याही मनःस्थितीत नव्हती.त्यांचा एकुलता एक १८ वर्षांचा मुलगा ल्युकेमियाने दुबईत गेला होता.त्यांना त्याचे अंत्यसंस्कार बँगलोरला करायचे होते कारण त्या मुलाच्या आजीआजोबाना नातवाला एकदा शेवटचे बघायचे होते.पण दुर्दैव असे की त्याची बॉडी जाऊ शकत होती पण आपल्या लेकराला अखेरचा निरोप देण्यासाठी आईवडील मात्र त्यासोबत जाऊ शकत नव्हते.विमानसेवा नुकत्याच बंद झाल्या होत्या.लॉक डाऊनची ही तर नुकतीच सुरवात होती.त्यामुळे धडपणे नियम झाले नव्हते,त्यांची अंमलबजावणी होत नव्हती भारतीय दूतावासातही सर्व गोंधळ होता,व्यवस्थित पणे कोठे काहीच माहिती मिळत नव्हती.

 

मुलाच्या आईची भकास नजर अंतःकरणाला चीर पाडत आरपार छेदत जात होती.वडिल फॉर्म समोर ठेवून नुसतेच मूकपणे बसून राहिले होते.मी पटकन उठून पुढे झाले,आणि त्यांना  मदत करायला सुरवात केली.लेकरु चालले आहे महायात्रेला आणि त्त्याच्याबरोबर खांदा द्यायला आई वडील जाऊ शकत नव्हते.ज्या मुलाला बोट धरुन चालायला शिकवले,त्याचे बोट अर्ध्या वाटेतच सुटणार होते.खरे म्हटले तर मुलाचे अंत्यविधी ते दुबईतही करु शकत होते.पण आजीआजोबांच्या भावना त्यांना समजत होत्या आणि म्हणून मनावर दगड ठेवून लेकराची बॉडी पाठवायचा कठीण निर्णय त्यांनी घेतला होता.वडिलांनी अखेर फॉर्मवर सही केली आणि मुलाच्या अखेरच्या कर्तव्यातून ते मुक्त झाले.

तो सर्वच प्रसंग मन हेलावून टाकणारा होता.मनात आले कोरोनाच्या या संकटात कुठे नात्यातील बंधही जपले जात होते ! कोरोनाने जगाला घडवलेले माणुसकीचे दर्शन ! मातृपितृ नात्याचे अनोखे रुप !

हा सर्व प्रसंग माझ्या मनात खूप खोलवर रुजला.त्याचवेळी मी मनाशी निःश्चय केला की ह्या संकटकाळात निराधार,अडचणीत सापडलेल्या आपल्या माणसांना सर्वतोपरी मदत करायची.

धनश्री पुढे बोलतच होती,पण तिला मधेच अडवत मी म्हटले आणि त्या आईवडिलांप्रमाणेच तू धन्य आहेस या संकटकाळात हजारो लोकांशी माणुसकीचे नाते जोडून नात्याना नवीन अर्थ दिलास !

धनश्री सांगू लागली --मी प्रथम माझ्या व्हाट्स अँप ग्रुपवर आणि माझ्या फेसबुक पेजवरुन दुबईतील महाराष्ट्रीयन लोकांना आवाहन केले की लॉक डाउनमुळे महाराष्ट्रातील ज्या व्यक्तीना जेवाणखाणं राहायला जागा किंवा ज्यांना भारतात  परत जायचे आहे अशा अडचणीत सापडलेल्या लोकानी संपर्क साधावा. माझा msg गेला आणि अक्षरशः दिवसभर माझा फोन वाजतच होता.सर्वांच्या मनातील भीती इतकी गडद होती की त्या रात्री मला क्षणभरही झोप लागली नाही ! मेघनाताई आजपर्यंत ह्या दुबईने लाखो घरात प्रकाश पसरवला आहे,अनेकांची स्वप्ने पूर्ण केली आहेत.पण आज ह्या कोरोनामुळे अनेक स्वप्ने उद्ध्वस्तही झाली आहेत.आणि वाळवंटातून नंदनवन निर्माण करणारी,सर्वाना सहनशीलता आणि आशावाद शिकवणारी ही दुबई आज हताश होऊन बसली आहे !

हे सांगतानाही तिच्या आवाजात कातरता होती.डोळे भरुन येत होते.मी हलकेच तिला म्हटले धनश्री  अग ह्यालाच तर जीवन म्हणतात ना ! जीवनाच्या प्रवासात हे चढउतार असतातच ग ! 

स्वतःला सावरुन ती पुढे सांगू लागली,मेघनाताई सर्व प्रथम मला एक गोष्ट सांगावीशी वाटते की मी जे हे कार्य करत होते ते एकटीचे कार्य नाही.त्याला अनेक मदतीच्या हातांची जरुर होती.दुबईतील अनेक व्यक्ती ,मंडळे,ग्रुप्स यांनीही या कार्यात पुढाकार घेतला. प्रत्येक ग्रुप स्वतंत्र काम करत होता,पण अंतिम ध्येय एकच होते आणि स्वतःच्या घरातील कार्य असल्याप्रमाणे सर्वजण सहभागी झाली.परदेशात निर्माण झालेल्या ‘ आम्ही मराठी ‘ ह्या भावनेचे अनोखे दर्शन जगाला घडले !

कोविद १९ चे हे स्वप्न अधिकाधिक धूसर होत होते.माझा विश्वासच बसत नव्हता की आजच्या काळात एखादी व्यक्ती आपल्या कार्याचे श्रेय स्वतःकडेच ना घेता इतरांनाही योग्य ते श्रेय दे