2nd Oberoi Lecture Series Featuring Mr. Rajendra S. Pawar

Mr. Rajendra S Pawar, Chairman and Co-Founder of the NIIT Group, spoke on “The Joy of Growth” at the 2nd Oberoi-Ritinjali Lecture Series held on Monday, March 3rd 2014. The talk explored what causes the growth of organizations, institutions, society and the individual. Does the individual’s growth drive the organization’s growth or it is the other way round?

The Oberoi-Ritinjali Lecture Series is a unique initiative geared towards young achievers. Organised in association with Ritinjali, the initiative aims at providing them with a platform to engage with eminent speakers from diverse professional spheres.

Limited to 40 in number, these young achievers gather every three to four months at The Oberoi, Gurgaon to listen in to the experiences of those individuals who have attained professional success without compromising on their personal values. It is envisaged that the audience will take inspiration from these interactions by applying the experiences of others towards their own professional growth and in the process, contribute towards society.

As an extension of this aim, these young achievers are expected to share their own personal experiences with the boys at Ritinjali’s Second Chance School or the students of its Night School initiative at INA Market in Delhi. Such interactions would go a long way towards inspiring the Second Chance School boys and the Night School students so that they may go out and achieve their own professional dreams.

The first session of The Oberoi-Ritinjali Lecture Series was held on September 30, 2013 with Mr. Gautam Thapar, Chaiman of the Avantha Group speaking on the topic, ‘Ethics in Business’. Following Mr. Thapar’s talk, he interacted with the audience through an informal Q&A session as well over the course of dinner and drinks that were served afterwards.