In this episode, Shri Subhash Chandra, Chairman of the Essel Group and Rajya Sabha Member, interacts with the students of Nirma University, Ahmedabad. The topic of this segment is ‘What is Magic of Belief?’ He explains how each human being has his or her belief system by which they live. “In the dictionary,” he says, “belief means assumed truth. The dictionary also says that belief is an acceptance that something exists…especially when it is made out to be true without any proof.”
Subhashji believes that the various religions of the world are not religions but beliefs. He goes on to speak about the western philosophies about certain things versus the Indian things. He urges, “Please start believing in yourself…have faith in yourself, have faith in your ability to succeed.”
The special guest on today’s episode is Shri Natubhai Patel, a retired superintendent of the Ministry of Planning. Patel runs a marriage bureau for senior citizens, called Vina Mulya Amulya Sewa (VMAS), since 2002. The 67-year-old Gujarati speaks about bringing together the lonely and aged citizens of the country into a union of love, his inspiration being the lives lost in the massive Gujarat earthquake of 2001 and the thought of how their loved ones must be coping with the loss.
“One’s real life starts after 60,” says Patel, in emphasising that life is lonely for a senior citizen who is unmarried, widowed, widower or divorced. They need a “second innings” in life. In 15 years, Patel has got 122 senior citizens married and the number is less because only genuine cases are accepted by his marriage bureau. There are 8,000 lonely senior citizens in queue, he says.
The other special guest on the SC Show is Shri Vaibhav Puranik, Assistant Manager, State Bank of Hyderabad. He has been visually challenged since birth and yet is an achiever. Puranik inspires the students with his thoughts on how a human being is defined by how he or she responds to their circumstances. Subhashji is highly impressed with Puranik’s motivational speech.
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The Show was originally aired on June 24, 2017