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.
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.