Keynote addresses by Vireshwar ji:
The problem in the today’s youth is that it cannot find mature friends. Our elders provide us with the experiencing thoughts and it’s our responsibility to work upon them. Being a YUVA is not determined by your age but the zeal which lies within you. People say that it is the circumstances that make a man but it’s not true. The truth is it’s the man who creates the circumstances. We want that the youth to first realize the mystery within him because when we resolve that mystery we can solve any other mysteries in the world. For your success it’s your enthusiasm and dexterous skills which are required for you can’t automatically learn to play cricket with Sachin’s bat. He also laid emphasis on the broader perspective. Do not get deluded with overconfidence because that is the cause of your own destruction. He also talked about the security of women and said that women can protect themselves, there is no need of man to do so. Clarity in the definition of a “successful personality” should be there and one should try to make himself a high efficiency machine which requires less input but gives enormous output. He also talked about utilizing one’s energy in positive direction which can be done by -financial management, time management and thought management.
Keynote addresses by D. Bhanudas:
D. Bhanudas ji presented a ppt. on the issue of how to keep the vigor of social entrepreneurship: the leap over.
He began with the crucial question of what social entrepreneurship actually is. Social entrepreneurship is the process of pursuing innovative solution to different social problems. More specifically social entrepreneurship adopts a mission to create and sustain social values. The basic requirement is that the basic amenities should be taken care of as it’s the condition of the masses that needs to be improved. The nation has ample things to give, all we need is to orient ourselves to give solution to the problem.
The aim of social entrepreneurship is to create Ideal Social Order. And we can do this by knowing that the idea of social entrepreneurship is multifaceted, and is the foundation of the Dharma, Tyaga is also equally important which needs to be coupled with Seva and entrepreneurs should always remember to support the local art culture and the people and also take care of the social problems.
The Dharma Chakra is taking from the society and giving it back through things like karmaphala, Yoga karma, karma and yajna. Karamphala is due to the toil you did and hence only you can take care of your own karmaphala. One must also keep passing to the society, the more you pass to the society, and the more you will be taken care of. Having Faith in your capabilities is the vital part of the life. The next part about it is feeling it from your heart. If we feel about people we will be able to do things in a much better way. We have heart to feel, hands to work upon anything and a head to think rationally. The next is to know the remedy i.e. to take care of the motive.
Karma Yoga is all about being active (Satatam Karma Kuru) and do the ordered duty (Nityatam Karma Kuru). One should do the work efficiently and actively, should plan and put it into work, and should not claim food for himself only. Karmayoga is an Attitude.
Keynote addresses of Dr. R.L. Raina:
Dr. R.L. Raina, professor, IIM Lucknow, talked a lot about the need of the organization of different conventions and conferences in the present hour. On the issue of social entrepreneurship, he stated that it arises from the idea of dictating on your own terms. He also stated that what is required for becoming a social entrepreneur is the innovation and the creativity. He emphasized on the points:
What are the challenges: the situations which are considered a challenge by someone can in turn be an opportunity for someone.
how to convert a challenge into an opportunity:
Labor was the driver of the growth in the era of agricultural economy, Money drive the industries, and knowledge and technology is the current driving factor in the present scenario which will soon be replaced with the creative use of knowledge and technology.
Key notes by Dr. J. Kumar:
Session started with the presentation of the Dr. J. Kumar, Dean College of Agriculture, who presented agriculture entrepreneurship as an emerging sector in today’s context. Various aspects of agriculture entrepreneurship were discussed and are as follows:
1) organic farming which has a good exponential growth in the international market
2) floriculture which has a high scope
3) high tech agriculture which includes cultivation of exotic and off season vegetable
4) medicinal plants, aromatic plants, forestry, seed production which provides the quality crop
5) food processing which is the preferred way for the usage of the crops since a lot amount of the crop get wasted away due to lack of proper storage and its market is expanding be it fast food or organic food.
Farm nutrition is also a new sector in which the farmers can produce variety of compost like vermi- compost, neem based pesticides and medicated compost. Other than this, he talked about other growing fields like Animal Husbandry, Apiculture, and Sericulture etc. In addition to this, e-marketing is the demand of the present world. He quoted the example of E-chapel by ITC Limited which tends to provide an opportunity for the farmers to sell their products directly to the market.
Keynotes by Shri Sudhir Chadha ji:
Shri Sudhir Chadha ji, an eminent social entrepreneurship, believed that innovations are required so that they can accumulate together to form a groundbreaking mind. One needs to research and decide the crop that’s being grown in the particular area. . Innovation is also necessary for the system designing and planning. System designers usually face the challenge of designing the policies that are needed for the development of the society. One also needs to decide the target, then collect thorough information regarding the target and periodically evaluate and compare the plan. We chiefly require fulfilling our country’s rudimentary requirement i.e. food. He quoted the example of the village Thapla where he started the cultivation of custard apple which changed the conditions of the village and it’s inmates. He emphasized of on deciding and defining the targets, getting thorough knowledge about the target, and then a regular evaluation and comparison of the project in order to check the status and growth of the project. One needs to assemble all the components of the information in order to understand the plan better. We need to decide whether we want to be a tractor or a trailer in the life i.e. whether we want to be a leader or a follower.
Keynotes by Suchismita Sengupta Pandey ji:
Dr. Suchismita Sengupta Pandey acknowledged all the students and the organizers for organizing such an event which provides platform to students to express themselves and to learn things. She quoted that the main rush of the student’s life is to attain excellence and this quest of competition has continued since ages. We all remember Vivekanand everytime since he has no end. Vivekanand as a young sage has travelled through various states and territories across the country in order to help farmers and penurious peoplel, he tried to help in every possible way he could. Even during the famine in Punjab, though Swamiji was present in West Bengal but his mind and soul were in Punjab. She stated that you cannot talk of religion in the country where hunger prevails so much. The country that has no food to eat and still indigo and cotton was grown on larger scale to export it all around the world, to talk about religion in that country is unjustified. We all need to be excellent and perfect in our field so that success is ours. We need to work upon the basic amenities in the society only then we can talk about the religion in the country. She also said that once Josephine Mcloid asked Swamiji ‘How can I help you?’ To which he replied ‘Love India’ and these two words shook her, as by loving India he meant making it strong at the even micro level. The reason of anxiety for Swami Vivekanada was that that though we have attained freedom, but it would be worthless if we retain this freedom for centuries without liberalizing our mind. She also asked people to have empathy with the things around them. She alleged that it doesn’t matter much whether you know many things about Swamiji but the lines ”Arise Awake and Stop not till the goal is reached” can create great effect on everyone, all one need is to apply it in one’s life. She also asked the youth to work in the process of nation building.