I work for social cause: Dr Sheetal Amte

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Apr 2018 09:50:00


Business Bureau,

It was a platform of TiEcon, the annual event of Nagpur TiE, organised here on Saturday with an objective of promoting entrepreneurship. Successfull businessmen across the globe who have created enormous wealth on the basis of their innovative ideas and strategic planning were among the speakers. Complimenting them was the audience eyeing to follow the footsteps of the speakers and become successful.

The general perception was that a person with more money would impress the audience more. But contradicting the perception, a lady speaker who is least interested in making money stole the show. As soon as she finished her 20 minute speech, the audience gave a huge round of applause to Dr Sheetal Amte but the lady also got a standing ovation. Interestingly she was the only speaker on Saturday’s event to get such an overwhelming respose. It was her unorthodox life journey and remarkable contribution to the welfare of society that thrilled the audience.

She categorically said that she disliked the subject of finance right from her early days. “During my college days, many of colleagues had planned to chose carreer paying rich devidends. But it was not my ambition,” she said adding that bringing in positive change in distressed persons was her goal.
Dr Sheetal who is a public health expert, disability specialist and social entrepreneur, is instrumental in transforming lives of thousands of people - especially the negeleted ones. She is granddaughter of Baba Amte and CEO and Board Member of Maharogi Sewa Samiti (MSS).

The organisation has built livelihood capabilities for more than 2.6 million marginalized people, especially those with disabilities like leprosy afflicted, orthopedically handicapped, vision and hearing impaired.
She is also a founding member of Ideagist Blockchain Incubator, Fellow at WIO, INK, TEDx Speaker and an Advisor at Indian Institute of Public Health (PHFI). Swati Thakkar introduced the guest and also proposed the vote of thanks.