Global Citizen

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Lets not start with Jai Jai Garvi Gujarat or Jai Maharashtra, rather Jai Mahagujarat !!

  • May 1 has left its impression on the stones of History. Many important events, births and deaths are associated with this May day.
  • The formation of two states Gujarat and Maharashtra is an important event in Indian History.

Not boasting much on how two states are better than each other, I am interested in how two states can contribute together to Indian, Asian and Global economy. Recently in a magazine interview a question was posed to me: “Nirajbhai, would you also help students outside Gujarat ?” After a thought, I answered: “Only people from Gujarat didn’t contribute to the knowledge gained by me”.

If we think, we owe the gathered knowledge over years to many individuals and many territories. For e.g. I being a Gujarati, have studied in a college built by a Maharashtrian, learning from a Bengali professor, from a book written by an American over research by a Chinese scientist. Many others may have contributed in bringing up of these professors, writers, scientists etc.

It has always been our passion of travelling to different lands for pleasure, expanding business beyond the borders of our territory, earning in foreign currency etc. but its time to share our strength (knowledge, money, physical strength etc.) to help remove our weaknesses and in all building a better world around to live.

Bordering your mind to territories, borders your success .
Broadening your mind beyond the boundaries, brings success to all.

I feel really happy to see the initiatives of MIT and IIT for their open courseware web portals (MIT courseware, IITB courseware), from where you can get reading and lecture materials for all the subjects of their expertise. We also can’t forget TED free seminars on web on vast number of topics. I thank to all such initiatives taking place globally.

Saying all this, I remember the last words of the Alexander the Great:

“Bury my body, do not build any monument, keep my hands outside so that the world knows that person who won the world had nothing in his hands when dying.”

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