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Union Minister Piyush Goyel engages students at Jai Hind College

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Students and professors of SoBo's Jai Hind College were pleasantly surprised by the clarity and articulate thoughts when alumnus and Union Minister (Power, Coal and Energy) Piyush Goyel delivered the inaugural Professor Shivdasani Memorial Lecture.




Union Minister Piyush Goyal addressed the session at Jai Hind College

The event was organised by the Alumni Association of the college in the memory of the professor who was a dynamic leader. Every year one alumnus will address the students. The minister spoke about how good governance can lead to sustainable development.
This was followed by an engaging Q&A session where he addressed a range of queries from the concerns about Monsanto BT's seeds to corruption around Government contracts. Goyal went on to urge the youth to write to the government directly with the promise of action.
The suave minister seemed to have earned quite a fan following post this visit, going by feedback from those who were at the session.

Alumnus Minister Piyush Goyal inspires collegians

Wednesday, October 05, 2016



 
'The Jai Hind Leadership Series' was inaugurated by the Minister,  former alumnus of  Jai Hind College

  On September 30, the 'Alumni Association of Jai Hind College' held an inaugural event of its 'Leadership Series' with a lecture by Alumnus Minister Piyush Goyal on "Transforming India - A road map towards sustainable growth."  The inaugural  "Prof. Shivdasani Memorial Lecture" saw the minister talk at length about how good governance can lead to sustainable development.

The event was organised by the Alumni Association of the college in the memory of Prof. Shivdasani, a dynamic leader who was instrumental in the formation of the Association. "We have amazing alumni in the college and every year we have one alumnus coming to address our students. The first to speak this year is Mr. Piyush Goyal, the honorable Minister " said Mrs. Jyoti Thakur, Secretary of the Alumni Association of Jai Hind College.

Minister Goyal emphasised the  importance of citizen participation and involvement in this sphere of development. He also questioned the value of subsidies as it limits the scope of development. However, a well-planned and holistic approach would always ensure a wider reach, he argued.

In the question and answer session, he explained the recently-launched 'UDAY' scheme and reassured the State's commitment to its people.

In conclusion he remarked, "The true transformation of India is only possible when we change our country's mindset from cynicism and pessimism to one of optimism and confidence and I believe Jai Hind (College) represents that optimism and confidence for a bright future for India," said Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Power, Coal and Energy. The event saw the presence of distinguished alumni from various batches, dignitaries, faculty and students.

Students get by with help from alumni

Shreya Bhandary, Hindustan Times, Mumbai - Updated: Oct 02, 2016 23:50 IST

Goyal says good governance can lead to sustainable developmentOUR BUREAU




MUMBAI, OCT 1:  

The true transformation of India is only possible when we change our country's mindset from cynicism and pessimism to one of optimism and confidence, said Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Power, Coal and Energy.

He was addressing the inaugural Prof. Shivdasani Memorial Lecture organised by the Alumni Association of Jai Hind College in Mumbai last evening. Goyal himself is an alumnus of the college.

Speaking at length about how good governance can lead to sustainable development, Goyal emphasised the need for citizen participation and involvement in this sphere of development. While questioning the value of subsidies, Goyal argued that it limits the scope of development.

A well planned and holistic approach would always ensure a wider reach of those benefits, he said.

(This article was published on October 1, 2016)



Jai Hind College in Churchgate recently started the 'Leadership Series' to inspire its students. (HTPHOTO)


City colleges have set up several in-house clubs to organise extra-curricular activities, but to motivate students, they turn to alumni associations.

Colleges have always sought the help of alumni associations to help their students — be it to fund a deserving student's education or help them find appropriate job opportunities. Of late, many are inviting ex-students to interact with the current batches.

According to these colleges, ex-students can best inspire the curious minds of the current batches.

For instance, Jai Hind College in Churchgate recently started the 'Leadership Series' in memory of their former principal NW Shivdasani. The first speaker at the event was minister of state for power and renewable energy Piyush Goyal, who is also an ex-student of the institute.

"He spoke about transforming India and the road map to sustainable development. It was interesting to know about the ministry's future plans for the country. He also spoke about his college days," said Mihir Jain, a TYBMS student.

Jain added, "As part of this series, the institute will bring in more alumni to interact with college students and motivate them to aim big in life."

At Mithibai College in Vile Parle, the management is trying to rope in their alumni to interact with their current batches of students, especially those interested in film making. "Some of our ex-students are eminent film makers and actors, who are doing very well for themselves. We have always made it a point to have a strong connection with the alumni so that they can regularly visit our institute and interact with the current batches of young students and offer them guidance," said Suresh Wakchaure, coordinator of the Mithibai Alumni Association.

"Our alumni help us with placements and donations. Most of them are passionate about their work and come to college to interact with students to help them excel," added Wakchaure.

The trend has been equally rewarding for ex-students who get to revisit their roots. The alumni of St Andrew's College in Bandra organises a get together every month during which they talk about their activities with the institute. "We have a strong and active alumni association. They are more than happy to help the college and current batches of students," said Marie Fernandes, the college's principal.

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  C/o Jai Hind College, Basantsing Institute of Science & J.T. Lalvani of Commerce, 'A' Road, Churchgate,
Mumbai-400020 India.

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