Gyan-Lahari 2019
Pune Deccan India Chapter

The PMI Pune Deccan India Chapter is helping in shaping the future of students from remote villages in Maharashtra. As part of this mission, the chapter organizes Student Leadership Conferences under the brand name, Gyan-Lahari – India Meets Bharat.

In its second year in 2019, Faurecia India Pvt Ltd (FTCI) joined hands with the chapter in the initiative. The event was hosted by Pujya Bapuji Salunkhe Vidyalaya in Asawali, Satara. Over 300 students and 20 teachers from five schools participated in it.

Mr. Shyam Bhavsar – president, PMI Pune Deccan-India Chapter, and Mr. Pavan Jayprakash, HR head, FTCI, were the chief guests. Also present were Chapter board members and senior leaders from FTCI.

Gyan-Lahari 2019 had two tracks – Gyan Sagar and Gyan Tej.

Gyan Sagar was an educational track with keynotes and games for students. Experts from defense, automobile, IT, and aviation sectors addressed the students. Mr. Samir Page from FTCI and Shyam Bhavsar from PMI provided an overview of the program. The other speakers and their topics were Mr. Pranav Chitte, director, Aerohub, on career opportunities in the aviation sector, Cdr (retd.); Mukund Joglekar, a veteran from the Indian Navy, on opportunities in defense services; and Mr. Kedar Taskar from FTCI, on the automobile industry. Mr. Harish Honwad, senior volunteer and former chapter board member, and Makarand Hardas, vice president - academics, gave a glimpse into the IT and telecommunication sectors through games.

Gyan Tej comprised an exhibition-cum-sale of products made by students. There were 34 stalls, for which around 80 students worked for a month. PMI Pune Chapter volunteers Chandbee, Anil Gore, and Utkarsh Sharma provided guidance in the form of project management principles. The students demonstrated their creative thinking, planning, and execution skills. This initiative received a huge response from villagers and commendations from the dignitaries. An on-the-spot quiz contest was conducted after every session.

A team of around 10 volunteers from PMI academic outreach and FTCI worked tirelessly to make this event successful.

Translations into Marathi
Localization and translations help in increasing reach and creating a greater impact for any organization. Omkar Gurjar, vice president – development, PMI Pune Chapter, and chapter volunteer Jitendra Walimbe have been contributing to the translation of PMI resources into Marathi. They have completed the translations of:

• The Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
• Ethical Decision Making Framework
• Code of Ethics Value Card

These are currently with PMI for review.

(Chapter news contributors are Nandakumar S., Jayakishore S R, PMP, Akhila Gowri Shankar, PMP, Neelima Chakara, PMP, Komal Mathur, PMP, and Omkar Gurjar, and Makarand Hardas.)