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Anandwan: A Journey from Stone to Milestone to Milestone (Part 4)

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SubscribeFiled Under: Export, India,by Neeraj

A detailed essay from my second visit to Anandwan. I had the opportunity to spend some time with Social Enterprise Entrepreneur and Scientist, Dr. Vikas Amte, and learn about the Green and Industrial Revolutions that he has brought about in Anandwan … a journey that Dr. Amte says goes from “stone to milestone to milestone.”

Click for: Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four

One-on-One with Dr. Vikas Amte

We returned back to the office site at around 7:30 AM. Dr. Amte introduced me to his “cabinet” or “close hands” comprising of Dr. Vijay Pole (Leprologist), Mr. Ambudkar, Mr. Kavishwar, Mr. Sitakant Prabhu (Chief Guest Coordinator), Mr. Pramod Bakshi (Guest Coordinator) and Mr. Ashok Mistry (responsible for Tube Wells and Check Dams). It was the synergies of this “cabinet” that has made Anandwan into what it is today. Dr. Amte said his son, Kaustubh, will have to form his own cabinet as all his members are well into their 60s.

Part of Dr. Vikas Amte's "Cabinet" (L to R): Dr. Pole, Mr. Ambudkar, Mr. Kavishwar and Mr. Prabhu

Part of Dr. Vikas Amte’s “Cabinet” (L to R): Dr. Pole, Mr. Ambudkar, Mr. Kavishwar and Mr. Prabhu

I enjoyed meeting Dr. Amte’s cabinet members who all left to start their day after having their morning breakfast and tea. At a time when most people are well into their retirement, Dr. Amte and his cabinet members are still going strong and still working hard every day with so much zest and passion.

Package Holidays

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SubscribeFiled Under: Advertorial,by Catherine

This is an advertorial article by Catherine.

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Parking at the Airport

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SubscribeFiled Under: Advertorial,by Catherine

This is an advertorial article by Catherine.

When you’re looking for airport car parking, whether it’s parking at Stansted Airport or at a smaller, regional airport, there are various options on offer and several ways to book too. It’s just a matter of shopping around and finding the best one for you and your pocket.

Car parks that come with an inclusive shuttle service, including distant long stay and off-site car parks, are often the most affordable. Normally with an on-site long stay park you’ll be required to park your car yourself and then catch a shuttle service to the airport terminal. When it comes to off-site parking however, in most cases your car will be parked for you while you take the shuttle to the airport. Both options are generally fairly affordable, especially when booked well in advance.