Abhijit Pawar, Chairman of Delivering Change Foundation and Managing Director of Sakal Media Group, has stressed on the need for a change in the mindset of people to bring about a positive change in society.
Speaking on the first day of the YIN Assembly in Mumbai on Wednesday, Mr. Pawar said that in these fast changing times, it has become imperative to make use of high-end technology to develop various business models.
“There is a doubt whether the current day education will be sufficient to meet demands like bringing about change and development in the country. It is necessary to remain abreast with the developments taking place in the neighbouring countries.
There is a need to change our mindset in order to bring about a positive change in the society,” he added.
The two-day YIN Assembly got underway at the Yashwantrao Chavan Pratishthan here on Wednesday. During these two days, students who will act as ministers will deliberate various issues and problems facing the society.
While interacting with the elected YIN members, Mr. Pawar dwelt at length on the changing business models and the fast evolving technologies.
“The world is changing rapidly wherein there is going to be a huge change even in the career opportunities for the youth,” he said.
According to Mr. Pawar, newer business models are coming up, which is also worrying established companies. Citing examples, the Managing Director of Sakal Media Group said that services like Uber Taxi and AIR BNB, which do not possess a single taxi or a hotel, are thriving only because of their outstanding business models.
“This has taken them several places in the world. If you think of the government sans politics, then the democratic model can be best suited for governance,” Mr. Pawar explained.
Citing an example of Israel, he said that there is an university in that country where 50 students from across the world studying from Class IX to XII are trained under one roof in modern technology for business. “This training is enabling these students to enter Fortune 500 in very little time. It is our ambition to start such a programme in India through YIN. Aspiring entrepreneurs will be sent to Israel after which they can work towards improving the society wherever they live,” stated Pawar.
Mr. Pawar said that there are 90,000 polling booths in the state and there will be one YIN representative per booth, who will be responsible for 150 families. “Additionally, Tanishka members network will also be involved and together the youth and women can display great work,” he said.
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