Gadchiroli April 27 (District Correspondent) ‘The words of Sant Tukaram, Sant Dnyaneshwar, Mahatma Gandhi, Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar are still valid. Their words have meaning, their literature is still guiding the society. However, the meanings of words seem to be changing nowadays. One doubts whether the words with meaning banished from the dictionary or what? Words should reach from ear to heart. A word that is not lived does not stand. Therefore, we should live our words’.
This was stated by well-known litterateur and Gandhian thinker Mr. Chandrakant Wankhade while speaking at Sri Govindrao Munghate College’s Mridangadha Annual Magazine award distribution ceremony at the college auditorium on Thursday.
Noted litterateur, thinker and secretary of Dandakaranya Sanstha Dr. Pramod Munghate presided over the program. Mr. Santosh Mekale, Head of Youth Department of Yashwantrao Chavan Centre, Mumbai, Principal Dr. Rajabhau Munghate, Chief Editor Dr. Dashrath Ade were prominently present.
Yashwantrao Chavan state level college periodical competition is organized by Navmaharashtra Yuva Abhiyan under Yashwantrao Chavan Pratishthan, Mumbai for the past several years for all the colleges in Maharashtra. Govindrao Munghate College of Arts and Sciences, Kurkheda, bagged the state level first award for its annual magazine ‘Mridagandh’.
Mr. Wankhede further said village people are not primitive. In some cases, they are illiterate. But they have complete knowledge about agriculture. Talent is everywhere but these people cannot display talent. Even today, the people of the village predict the weather perfectly. They have a wealth of knowledge. A tree grows not only to provide shade, fruit, flower but for its aspiration to grow up, he stated. Mr. Wankhede praised the literary work of the Munghate family.
Dr. Pramod Munghate congratulated the editorial board of Mridangadha for the award and asserted that the annual is a reflection of the expression of the students. College is not only about reading books, attending classes. Apart from that, it is important to participate in various activities going on in the college, he said and appealed the students to participate in various competitions held in the college.
The happiness that a person gets in educational life is very great, Dr. Munghate said and mentioned the visit of P. Sainath to village Kurud in Gadchiroli district during the Suicide Victims Committee. While farmers were committing suicide in West Vidarbha, farmers in East Vidarbha were happy. This is because they enjoyed the art of drama taking place in a local setting, he pointed out.
Backwardness is a concept. Its definition needs to be changed. It is necessary to erase the concept of Gadchiroli district as a backward district. Start where you are. You don’t follow the people, you should do the work that people will follow you, h4 advised.
Youth Head of Yashwantrao Chavan Pratishthan Santosh Mekale gave information about various activities run by the Pratishthan. Principal Dr. Rajabhau Munghate made an introductory speech and congratulated the editorial board for getting the first prize of Gondwana University for the fifth consecutive time for the Mridagandh. The programme was conducted by Dr.Narendra Arekar and Dr. Dashrath Ade proposed the vote of thanks.
Ms. Shubhdatai Deshmukh, Madhavsheth Nirankari, Adv. Umesh Valde, Yogesh Dongarwar, Prof. Ashok Meshram, all faculty, non-teaching staff and students attended the programme.
For the success of the program, Vice Principal PS Khope, Dr. Abhay Salunkhe, Dr. Bhaskar Tupte, Dr. Gunwant Vadapalliwar, Lokesh Raut, Dimple Borkar, all the faculty, non-teaching staff and students took pains.