Sakal Media Group partners Malaysian PM’s nation/state transformation plan

30 Oct,2013

By A Correspondent

 

The Pune-headquartered Sakal Media Group (SMG) has partnered with Pemandu ( Performance Management and Delivery Unit) of the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to enable a transformation process which can help change a state or a nation in any and every sector within a short-time frame.

 

This methodology has got global recognition from the likes of Harvard, Princeton, AT Kearney, World Bank and 14 countries who participated in the Big Fast Results (BFR) programme of the Malaysian government.

 

Abhijit Pawar

This is perhaps for the first time, that a private sector company like ours is actually partnering with a government entity in this particular field,” said Abhijit Pawar, Managing Director of the media group.

 

Sakal Media Group’s ‘Delivering Change Programme’ has been endorsed by none other than the Planning Commission of India’s ‘India Backbone Implementation Network’ (IbIn), notes a communiqué. “IbIn has made special mention of Sakal Media Group’s successful, Pune Bus Day on its website, http://ibinmovement.in/   with endorsement for the ‘Delivering Change Programme’ also coming from India@75 (http://www.indiaat75.in/),” it adds.

 

“The past one year, has seen the Sakal Media Group undertake several, socially oriented campaigns in Pune and Maharashatra starting with the Pune Bus Day, Tanishka Women’s Dignity Forum, Freedom from Drought, Tandurust Bandobast and culminating with the Delivering Change Programme,” added Mr Pawar.

 

To coincide with this, a 12-pager is being distributed in today’s edition (Oct 30) with Sakal group newspapers across Maharahstra. “Over the last 45 days, the Sakal Media Group has through its initiative ‘Maharashtra’s Expectations’ tried to understand the expectations of the people of Maharashtra about development in different sectors. The discussions not only brought out the issues in various sectors, but also gave the hope that these can be addressed. It is the first attempt in the State and also the first attempt by the media to understand what the people want. While this brainstorming was on, many people wanted to know, ‘what next?’ At a time when everyone only talks about problems rather than solutions, this question is obvious. We will not stop here. Our focus is on finding solutions. We therefore bring you this special issue which talks about solutions and their implementation. It is our ‘Delivering Change Programme’ which will bring about this change. From brainstorming and public awareness, the Sakal Media Group is now moving towards action,” the communiqué signed by Mr Pawar explained.

 

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