Quality Circle Forum of India Pune Chapter – 44th Mini Convention
Sanat Sankrityayan 2011-02-16
QCFI – 44th Mini Convention and Valedictory Function
Feb 12, 2011 – 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm at
QCFI, Pune Chapter, Bhosari MIDC, Pune
Mr. Yogesh Vaghani, the Chief Guest receiving Momento of Thanks from Mr. Satish Kalokhe, Chairman, QCFI - Pune Chapter
- Winning Teams at the QCFI Convention
Quality Consciousness is more important than mere Quality - Mr. Yogesh Vaghani, Director, Vedzen institute and Mr. Satish Kalokhe, Chairman, QCFI
The speech given by Mr. Yogesh Vaghani was as follows: –
As the Chief Guest, I would like to welcome all of you, my fellow speakers, guests, dignitaries and participating Quality Enthusiasts.
Mission of Quality is on its way in determining the health of our industrial scene. Just like Continuous Improvement, it is an ongoing journey and not an end in itself. So I believe and I understand from your presence here that we are partners of a great quality movement and shall continually improve towards achieving excellence.
To begin with, let me share some real life stories.
- At a stationery shop, a rich girl bought a packet of pencils for herself. She saw a poor girl coming in the shop when she was about to leave. The poor girl enquired about the price of pencil, and then moaned as she fell short of money. Rich girl immediately took out a pencil from her packet and offered it to that girl. She was happy to receive it, but abruptly broke the pencil in two pieces. Without any hesitation, she turned around and called another little friend in, and shared the other piece of pencil with her. The rich girl was stunned at the simplicity of sharing. All of them laughed heartily.
- One morning while on a stroll, I saw an old woman, who was in her rags, sitting on the pavement. She had some bread, chapatti from the night leftover and sitting around her were a group of street dogs. She tore the bread in equal crumbs and threw it to them, so that each one gets enough share.
- The other day, I was at the temple praying. When I opened my eyes after a hymn, I happened to see the big windowsill. I could see the priest having left some of those sugarcoated lozenges. Ants of all variety were gathered there. Not fighting for the sweet rock, they were actually sharing it with each other, and working together to see that most of others get it.
- Sharing is a universally divine virtue. It makes us infringe the human limits and grow with every sharing we do. I have always liked QCFI and its gatherings. I went to Vishakhapatnam. I could still learn there, just through sharing. It makes me feel a part of the mega-existence, aptly said in “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”.
- Continuous Improvement is eternal and is important for every human being. This is what separates Human Beings from other species of animals. We have Body Mind and Intellect integrated by soul. Intellect is the differentiator. Mind may waver, but Intellect pushes for improvements.
Whenever we make blanket statements like, “I have never been lucky, I cannot get any worse than this”, we are closing the windows of the brain. A ghetto is created within closed walls of Brain. Now consider saying the same thing with, “up until now”. “Nothing will ever get better in my life – up until now”. The moment we accept the present, we block the past to make any negative impact on our future. We open ourselves to change.
Imagine if there were no improvements since the Stone Age and Metal Age. Can you imagine? I am sure you cannot. It is a natural inclination and an inherent mark of a man to improve and move on.
The sincerity in the team effort for ensuring quality at all possible junctures was showing up on the cheerful faces of the people who participated. QCFI promotes the model of Sharing & Learning. I am in awe of this experiential learning approach and wish QCFI all the best for continuing to do so in future.
QCFI has always been a patron of Continual Improvements. I would like to appraise the gargantuan and continuous efforts put in by QCFI to promote the Quality Approach, and would appreciate their kind gesture of inviting me as the chief guest. Thank you all.