Mr.Dangayach,MD Sintex Shares Experiences

A session by Mr.S B Dangayach, Managing Director, Sintex Industries Limited.

“Power is never shared, only trust is imparted”, said Mr. Dangayach, MD, Sintex Industries Limited, while addressing the students of Shanti Business School on Thursday under the guest talk series. A management graduate from IIM Ahmedabad, and having 38 years of industry experience, Mr. Dangayach began with discussing his early struggle days, his determination to get into IIM Ahmedabad and how his risk taking ability and foresightedness helped him to achieve the current stature.

He shared his opinion about what according to him is the difference between entraa-prenuer and entrepreneur. To him the former meant investment in terms of hardwork & commitment and the later meant investment in terms of hardwork as well as money.

Mr. Dangayach shared live examples of his journey and discussed about the rise of Sintex Industries.

He told the students that how only advertisements or market knowledge does not help if your product does not meet customer expectations. He also explained that how despite the presence of license raj & scenario of economic control, Sintex managed to be the household name it is today. He also discussed the pros and cons of being in the business which is all of the B2B, B2C and B2G.

He discussed that how being a socialist at heart, he always thinks for the betterment of the masses. That is the reason why under his leadership Sintex diversified into affordable housing, renewable energy i.e. portable biogas plants and Rain water harvesting. He explained how even waste could be converted into resources.

Talking about the current approach of students towards their career limiting it to just placement figures, which according to him is disappointing, he said, “Have a broader vision, be grounded & flexible, have common sense and work hard. Don’t be deterred by failures coming on your way, if not now with continuous work, honest efforts would succeed”, said Mr. Dangayach.

Mr. Dangayach departed by leaving the students pondering over his parting words. He said that most of the solutions come from simple thinking and not by making it a web of complexity. He personally believes in Sintex philosophy of creating solutions that are technically correct, practical and are close to common sense. He also said that he desires a developed and equitable society.

The Asian Media Information and Communication Centre, Singapore ties up with Shanti Communication School

Ahmedabad: The Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC), Singapore will soon open a resource center at Shanti Business School, Ahmedabad. This would be the first of its kind resource center in Ahmedabad which would not only benefit the students and faculty of Shanti Communication School but also media professionals, policy makers and people from other universities.

Chairman, Board of Directors, AMIC, Prof Ang Peng Hwa, in his letter sent to SCS on April nine mentioned that AMIC would benefit from the resources and flexibility that SCS has to provide. It would also enrich SCS, as well as the educational hub of Ahmedabad in general.

The resource center will also serve as a bookstore for AMIC’s books and publications making available to SCS teachers and students a collection of reading materials on media and communication with Asian perspectives.

The center also plans to serve as a training venue for professionals, educators and students on various skills in communication research, journalism, media management, ethics, social media, etc. It can also provide a forum for discussing relevant issues through discussions, symposia and conferences.

Professor Ang Peng Hwa who also teaches at Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University visited Shanti Communication School and Shanti Business School on a two day visit in February 2012 and interacted with students.

Speaking about the tie up, Founder Dean, Shanti Business School, Alan D’Souza said, “This is another feather in the cap for the Shanti Educational Initiatives. Our attempt has always been to push the envelope further as far as management education in India is concerned”.

AMIC is a non-profit NGO and a registered charity in Singapore with the mission of spearheading the development of media and communication expertise in Asia within the broad framework of economic, social and cultural development.

AMIC was established with seed funding support from the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), a private non-profit, public-interest foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany. FES provided AMIC with seed funding from 1970 to 2000. FES is a key partner and continues to extend its support through limited project funding. AMIC is located within the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at the prestigious Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. As part of its support for AMIC, the government provides the office premises to AMIC free of cost.

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Gen-next of SBS and SAS comes to save sparrows

Hoping to home the sparrows, students of Shanti Asiatic School and Shanti Business School in Shela waited patiently under the blazing sun to get their share of claynests for sparrows on Thursday. Despite a long queue, everyone on campus was excited to be part of the Mirror-Mirchi Save the Sparrow campaign. 

“We have always believed in living close to nature. Since children are very meticulous, we decided to encourage them to shelter sparrows,” said Ved Prakash Chiripal, Chairman of Chiripal Goup that instituted Shanti Educational Initiatives. 

Braving the scorching sun were not only little students but also the management students of SBS, faculty and other staff members of the institute. “I am eager to see sparrows live in my nest. I will ensure there is enough food and water for them,” said Aarya Gajjar (7), a Class 1 student. 

SAS students displayed their creative side by designing inspiring posters on the theme of ‘Save the Sparrow’. They also sang a song on sparrows. 

“This year, our activities focus on ‘save the sparrows’ theme. Such an initiative will make students aware of the extinction that these little birds face,” said Anita Verma, Principal of SAS. 

We have forgotten nature. We must use technology to save them, not destroy them. We must stop being selfish. 


Source : View Original Article on Ahmedabad Mirror Here

Dr.Vrajlal Sapovadia from Shanti Business School would be visiting as Speaker at 2012 International Summit of Cooperatives,Canada.


To mark the United Nations’ International Year of Cooperatives, decision-makers and influential figures from the international cooperative and mutualist community will be meeting in Quebec City, Canada, to participate in the 2012

International Summit of Cooperatives 2012 has Invited Eminent Speakers Including Dr. Sapovadia. To see the list of speakers,please click here.

The Summit’s theme is “The Amazing Power of the Cooperatives”, and its mission is to offer solutions that will promote the development and performance of cooperatives and mutuals worldwide.

The International Summit of Cooperatives will be a must-attend event for current and future leaders committed to consolidating the influence of the cooperative and mutualist movement on
the global economic and political stage.



The global cooperative movement:
• Aggregate turnover of US$1,100 billion (Global 300 –2008)
• Some 1 billion members
• Jobs for over 100 million people, 20% more than multinationals
• Source of income for half the world’s population
• Economic power equal to the 10th largest economy in the world

The cooperative business model represents a tangible solution for the economic, social and environmental challenges of our time. That’s why it must extend its reach beyond the rural and local communities where it began and assert itself as a global economic model, while staying true to its original principles. In this context, it could very well become the fastest growing business model in the coming years.

1. Allow persons of influence from cooperatives and mutuals around the world to discuss current and future business issues and identify initiatives that will help promote the sustainable
prosperity of cooperatives and mutuals.
2. Build a global network of cooperatives and mutuals to create a powerful source of influence in economic and political circles.
3. Make the Summit the place for cooperative and mutual leaders to meet by helping to make it a regular event.
4. Get young entrepreneurs interested in the cooperative business model.

1. The role of cooperatives and mutuals in the global economy. What role do cooperatives and mutuals currently play on the global economic stage? What should their role be?
2. The performance of the cooperative and mutualist business model How to maintain productivity and profitability while staying true to cooperatives values? What growth levers are available
to cooperatives and mutuals to ensure their sustainability?
3. The evolution of the cooperative and mutualist business model How do cooperatives and mutuals remain agile and innovative in constantly changing markets? How do they respond
to their members’ interest in the competition’s products and services? How do they encourage their members to use the services of their cooperatives and mutuals and participate in
the life of their association?
4. The global socio-political influence of cooperatives and mutuals How can cooperatives gain more recognition and exert their fair share of influence on socio-political decision making?
How can the nature of their participatory governance influence other types of businesses and be a model of shared leadership?

• Presidents, CEOs, and members of the boards and management committees of cooperatives and mutuals worldwide
• Managers and future officers of cooperatives and mutuals
• Members of governments, diplomats and consuls of countries where the cooperative model is in place
• Representatives of the regulatory authorities and various supranational organizations
• Academics, researchers and economists interested in the cooperative and mutualist business model
• Representatives from industries that use the cooperative and mutualist business model, such as agriculture, forestry, retail,insurance, banking, goods and services, health, etc.
• Media representatives

To View Dr.Vrajlal Sapovadia profile please click here