Conclave Award Proceeding
FITTS is registered nonprofit society strongly believes Continuous training, knowledge exchange and management of change are the keys to survival in today’s global competitive scenario where fast technology obsolescence is becoming the routine affair. Adopting new technology and modern knowledge management practices is becoming the survival issue, which can be achieved only through training and knowledge sharing.
“An endeavor to develop inclusive growth through community development & innovation intervention”
Foundation for Information & Technology Transfer Society (FITTS) in association with The Institute of Leadership Development (ILD) (an IFCI initiative) organized Community Leadership Conclave on 23rd February 2013 at ILD Campus, Jaipur (India) during which Community Leadership Award 2012 in different categories were also be given. The awards were meant to provide recognition to community leaders in different stream, thus creating an ecosystem for development and encouragement of leaders for the growth of state through community leadership.
Too often, local community leadership is absent or ineffective. From this problem, many others follow, including lack of economic opportunity, education, and employment, and the rise of crime and substance abuse. Those offspring of the leadership vacuum combine to suppress, depress, and often suppress human lives. Many members of our society are not fully expressing their talents and their potential, do not fully develop as participants in our society, and do not experience the full joys of life. As a result, our humanity and our society unacceptably diminish.
In the inaugural session Chief Guest Shri M.L. Mehta Former Chief Secretary, Government of Rajasthan and now Chairman CUTS and managing trustee Indian Institute of health Management and Research stressed the need to communities role in development agenda and initiative constructive dialogue for the inclusive growth and sustainability. The Theme presentation was given by Shri Ajay Gupta Chairman of FITTS and Managing Director Kamtech Associates Pvt. Ltd., The function was presided by Shri N.K.Chaudhary, CMD of Jaipur Rugs who has received many international awards for social entrepreneurship and community involvement in business. Shri Chaudhary deliberated on his journey of business created through active involvement of marginalized communities and creating livelihood opportunities for them. Shri Rajiv Arora, Vice Chairman Rajasthan Foundation and Social activist was the guest of honor, stressed on the needs of community active participation in awareness for city development, creating samaritan city environment.
In the first Concurrent Session I Community Leadership for Sustainable Development
Shri M.L. Mehta Moderated the session with active participation of prominent panelists Shri Rajiv Arora, Vice Chairman Rajasthan Foundation, Shri Mahavir Sharma, TIE Past President, Leading entrepreneur and social worker Shri R.A.Raghuvanshi, OSD State Planning Board.
Community participation is core element in sustainable development. Community participation requires going beyond consultation to enable citizen to become integral part of decision making and action process. This is not confined to response to initiative or agendas set in motion by politicians and professionals. It reflects the need for the development of more active communities in their own right. Communities’ participation draws on the energy and enthusiasm that exists within communities to define what that community wants to do and how it wants to operate. Government has role of key developmental issues but without active stake holders (communities) consultation the development could not sustain and reap the benefits to its citizens.
In the Concurrent Session II on Community Leadership for Sustainable Primary Health Dr. Prateem Tamboli, Director Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur Moderated the session with other prominent panlist from the Health sector Shri Gaurmandal Dasji, Akshya Patra Dr. Akash Agarwal UNICEF Health sector expert, Shri Sharad Bhargav, Director (A&F) Population Service International and Shri Ramesh Gandhi, Trustee, Gandhi Foundation
Primary health care is the day-to-day care needed to protect, maintain or restore our health. For most people, it is both their first point of contact with the health care system and their most frequently used health service. The primary health care system of the future will ensure the community plays a key role. Communities will have a voice in the design and delivery of the primary health care services that best address their local needs. Primary health care in every community will begin with the community assessing its needs and planning how to meet those needs.
Community engagement is essential to building the trust and relationships required to create an effective primary health care system. This engagement will lead to an on-going exchange of information and ideas with health care leaders, providers and planners.
There was active interaction session from the audience.
In the post lunch Concurrent Session III on Community Leadership for Sustainable Education Shri Ramesh Gandhi, Trustee, Gandhi Foundation moderated the session with panelists Shri Jai Singh Kothari, leading Economist, Prof Amla Batra, Former Principal Maharani College, Jaipur, Fr Augustine Perumalil, SJ Principal St. Xaviers College activiely participates in the discussions;
Sustainable education implies four descriptors: sustaining, tenable, healthy and durable.
• Sustaining – it helps sustain people, communities and ecosystems
|• enable – it is ethically defensible, working with integrity, justice, respect and inclusiveness
|• Healthy – it is itself a viable system, embodying and nurturing healthy relationships and emergence at different system levels
|• Durable – it works well enough in practice to be able to keep doing it.
Sustainable educational leadership and improvement preserves and develops deep learning for all that spreads and lasts, in ways that do no harm to and indeed create positive benefit for others around us, now and in the future.
In the Valedictory session and awards function Chief Guest Dr. Mahesh Joshi, Member Parliament (Jaipur) stressed the needs of constructive role of communities like social, religious and gave example of Khap Panchayats which are also communities but playing role of destructive eco-system in community development. Dr. Joshi called upon the social, cast based and religious communities, institutions to play active role in constructive dialogue and discussions for removing the social evils in the society like dowry, extravagance show of wealth in marriages. Guest of Honour & Key Note Speaker Shri Dilip Baid, Chairman, Confederation of Indian Industry, Rajasthan while congratulating the awards winners deliberated on the important role of communities in economic development and creation of enterprise eco-system for the growth of country
Community Leadership Awards 2012 under different categories were given to winners by Dr. Mahesh Joshi, Shri Dilip Baid , Shri Ajay K Gupta and Lt. Col. Deepak Chaturvedi, head Institute of Leadership development. The program was concluded with Vote of thanks by Lt. Col. Deepak Chaturvedi to all sponsors RIICO (Principal Sponsor) Jaipur Rugs Co- sponsor, and SBBJ for supporting the event. He also gave vote of thanks to knowledge partner Kamtech Associates, health partner Fortis and Profile partner Simply Jaipur and all dignitaries who spared their valuable time for the cause of the community .