WAD Winter 2019

The 31st Edition of Workshop on Aptitude Development (WAD), a seven-days workshop was inaugurated with exuberance at Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering & Management, Nagpur on 23rd December, 2019. Mr. Kirit Joshi, Co- Founder of Spacewood, India’s leading premium brand and manufacturer of Modular Furniture and an alumni of VNIT Nagpur, was the chief guest of the inauguration function.

Dr. S.D. Mohgaonkar, Dean- Second Shift, RCOEM and Dr. Rashmi Shahu, Convenor of WAD were present on the dais.

Over 210 delegates from various colleges across Vidarbha have participated in the Workshop. Dr. Rashmi Shahu, Convenor of WAD, in her opening remark said that the aim of such an endeavour was to explore the latent potential in each of the participant and help them to reach the highest altitude. She stated that WAD is a platform which gives one space to let yourself out. Dr. S.D. Mohgaonkar, Dean- Second Shift, RCOEM, said that times are changing, and so is the pace of changing world. He also said that WAD is a Workshop delegated for nurturing culture of discipline and character building.

The Chief Guest Mr. Kirit Joshi in his address to the delegates said that he wanted to be a part of the youth, calling it a wonderful age. He talked of the journey of his company, Spacewood Furnitures from rags to riches when his company started with an initial investment of 1 lakh Rs. and is now the second largest furniture company in India. He also said that it is not only important to be successful but the speed of success has also become critical . Next 25 years will be full of opportunities when India has largest upwardly moving society, he mentioned. He gave a few learnings from his journey, that included qualities of being humble, focused, courageous and having faith in oneself. He advised the delegates not to compromise on one’s value system. He concluded by saying that, “Success is to be renewed every year. It is never permanent.” He ensured WAD’s success and gave best wishes to all the delegates and organisers.

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