Mr. Abhijit Pawar, Managing Director, Sakal Media Group (SMG) and Founder & Chairman, Delivering Change Foundation (DCF) hosted a curtain raiser event for the Global Inspirators Network (GIN) in the city of Karlsruhe, Germany. A mix of 30 top students and young working professionals from Karlsruhe were invited to the curtain raiser event of this network.
The evening started with everyone getting to know each other, post which Mr. Abhijit Pawar shared insights on the DCF model, its value proposition, it’s unique model for Nation Transformation and successful ongoing Global initiatives. He also briefed them on The Tanishka Foundation with case studies on work undertaken by the same in India and Mexico and also introduced the The Global Inspirators Network.
The Global Inspirators Network encourages students and young working professionals to evolve into an important pillar of the society thereby playing an active role in Nation Transformation. To involve and promote young adults in the process of Global Impact, Mr. Pawar provided insights on prominent trends in local innovation that grew and evolved exponentially through multi level community based emotional connect and led to positive change and Transformation not only at a National but a Global level. He also made an announcement that an award of 100,000 Euros would be given to youth and young working professionals who would like to seize this once in a lifetime opportunity to come up with innovative, implementable ideas and solutions -that collectively address community issues & problems in an inclusive, high impact manner that brings about transformational change.
He also enlightened participants on the advantages of being associated with a network that helps in nurturing their Personal, Professional and Societal spheres. Young adults can unleash their talent and potential, collaborate with like-minded peers, be exposed to global industry trends and be mentored by domain experts, take part in transformation activities that have a large impact on the society and avail many more life changing and enriching opportunities.
Dr. Amir Kfir, the world famous ‘Forum Coach’ graced the event as a guest and instructor. Dr. Kfir introduce the methodology of GIN and demonstrated some of its fundamental concepts via an interactive session with the young adults who were full of enthusiasm and took keen interest in the forum process. Dr.Kfir asked students to proactively come up with their issues, questions and articulated wishes(for.eg. “how can I start my own venture in micro finance?”) within small groups wherein the others in the group would provide only experiential feedback. This would be based on their own exposure, perception, knowledge and understanding of the specific issue, thereby leading to a participative session where each member “related” to the issue concerned in a highly personalized yet empathetic manner. The problem was thereby explored from different angles and mode of addressing the problem was facilitated.There was also an informal but highly interesting Q&A session between Mr. Abhijit Pawar and the students and young working professionals. The evening came to a fun filled culmination with the musical beats of Indian tabla maestro Dhruv, who enthused everyone with his energy and had members grooving to his fusion rhythms.
The attendees showed great enthusiasm and expressed their interest in joining and being associated with this network. The Karlsruhe chapter will officially be launched in September, 2015. Around 20-25 students and working professionals will be selected by the GIN team for mentoring.