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Earthsoft Foundation of Guidance (EFG) is working as an NGO for students - Education & Career guidance and for Professionals for soft skills enhancements. We are working speading , sharing knowledge; ...

Earthsoft Foundation of Guidance (EFG) is working as an NGO for students - Education & Career guidance and for Professionals for soft skills enhancements. We are working speading , sharing knowledge; experience globally.It has uploaded important presentations at www.slideshare.net and search using key word - earthsoft Read http://tl.gd/jm1gh5 and view picture http://twitpic.com/cept60 http://www.slideshare.net/rrakhecha/efg-activities-of-one-year27-mar2013 Be mentor using your education, knowledge & experience to contribute for a social cause & do conduct free training/ workshop seeking help of existing platforms Kindly spread to your friends.Thank you! - Earthsoft Foundation of Guidance
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  • 1. Earthsoft Foundation of Guidance 1, Lotus Enclave, 98 Anand Park, Aundh, Pune 411 007 India www.myefg.in Extract of conversation of Sam Pitroda and Nandita Das dated 15th Dec 2013 Questions on following topics were covered 1. Election 2. Nirbhaya 3. Supreme Court-377!- Its a human right issue more than sexuality issue, its hard to pull-off what individual wants. Let people decide what they want to live. Its hard to police private life of people. Reservation - In a family if someone is less capable, or underprivileged, it is responsibility of family to take care of that person. We need to consider reservations from the bigger family. If you are well-off, you need to give. If you are too centered on yourself, then you tend to say look, I am loosing something. In fact you are supposed to be saying, its my job to give. Also sense of sacrifice is a part of responsibility of majority. Self should be more in giving Democracy and human rights are fundamental issues, foundation of our society. Need to understand privileges we have, right to move, right to speak…we take these granted. It is a responsibility. Democracy brings lot of responsibilities. Discuss more on democracy, privileges we have, discuss in schools, local groups and various forums. It will add great deal to their understanding. People are not feeling good about themselves, so they always find faults with others. That's the reason people do not feel good about others. More conversation seen as How right I am I, how wrong you are! TV debate in India, everybody is mad at everybody. Media is promoting views - for and against, in black and white? Tolerance to opinion of other people is getting less and less. Caste and politics - politicians may do over since it is their currency. A book written by Anil Bhat. We need soul searching; lesson learnt from Mahatma Gandhi is that Self is very important. We need to build a strong self. Prakash Desai - Everybody is very concerned and sensitive about 4 key words- man-apmanabhiman-sanman (swa-man). Learn to deal with these then you create a better world. You do not worry someone insulting you. Because our system is hierarchical and feudal, so people are sensitive, like people are insulting me, not giving me respect, etc. If you are stronger self, you never worry about these things.
  • 2. Earthsoft Foundation of Guidance 1, Lotus Enclave, 98 Anand Park, Aundh, Pune 411 007 India www.myefg.in In India everyone, at all level people are worried, why you said-what you said-when you saidhow much you said...etc as a result you do not have good conversation. How am I going to change? Have confidence on self. We almost had nothing and as a nation, we have come a long way. We should be proud of what we have done. We built institutions, colleges, universities, we built democracy, etc We have lost a lot..our life used to be very simple life, values were very Gandhian, we had little needs, not very possessive. Society has gone materialistic, following western idea of happiness, to acquire more. Get engage things happening around you, to make a big many people do not take smaller steps Thoughts-brain storming-actions We can make the difference. There is a reason for a change, and Change will happen Can we be part of the process? We need lot of soul searching and community involvement. Actions can come from an individual. Why someone should act, you act? Everyone expects govt to solve the problems Problem is not outside, its inside, ultimately self and community are two important areas in democracy. We are not looking at these and passing the buck at Government, bureaucracy, etc Other area we should focus on is community involvement, do not expect somebody or government to solve your problem If we can have our young people realise that most important thing for them in life is to built strong self, comfortable self, build a self respect human rights, self building democracy, self of giving, self that does not get shaken up eazily, self that respect other views If you are worried about your garbage, go and clean your garbage, clean your toilet, do not complaint. these are imp lessons we need to learn, practice and act Real strength of India is in its democracy, its diversity and we need to build on it. Do not walk away and say we need dictatorial attitude, and we need strong person, etc. Strength has to come from within and not from outside. Each book, person, movie..each one influences us. Its time for self introspection What kind of value education? information based? Which education teaches to be sensitive to be good human being? Opportunity is an open choice, you need to work at it. You need to search for it. It does not come to your door, u need to search for it. People say harder you work, luckier you get Lot of people look at somebody’s success and would say oh! he is lucky, not true and also success is not about money. it is unfortunate that people equate success with somebody who is rich. There are so many rich people who are so unhappy in their own life, fighting with
  • 3. Earthsoft Foundation of Guidance 1, Lotus Enclave, 98 Anand Park, Aundh, Pune 411 007 India www.myefg.in relatives, fighting with family, they are on drug, off course it is good to have economic freedom. it is good to have enough money to live comfortably but once you get money, it is not going to guarantee happiness People have right to elect, is not concept overrated? People have to make their choices, some are capable, and some are not capable Proper- not proper, fair - not fair, right – wrong, we get what we deserve One needs to work at local level, need not have to look at Delhi. Thought has to come from the bottom level. Connect with people; get involved with local schools, people, local library, local discussions. We need strong self - we need strong community. We need conviction and passion