Published On : Wed, Jan 23rd, 2013

Extraordinary work is done by ordinary people like me – Padmashree Dr. Vijay Bhatkar

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Nagpur News: Dr. Bhatkar is best known as the architect of India’s national initiative in supercomputing where he led the development of Param supercomputers  .150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda brings him to Nagpur  where he strongly mentioned of changing and including spiritual education as a part of the curriculum. A strong follower of Swami Vivekananda claims that yoga, meditation and spiritual education will change the future of the country. He recollected the time when the US said no to India to give a supercomputer where it felt humiliated the three questions from the present Prime minister that time Mr. Rajeev Gandhi gave Dr. Bhatkar and others to ask 3 years more to come up with an Indian Supercomputer.

Adding to his spiritual beliefs Dr Bhatkar said his brother got him books of Swami Vivekananda from Ram Krishna Math, which inspired him in what he believes “The synthesis of science and spirituality for the service of the society “

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Looking at the present scenario of lakhs of engineers passing every year and clueless with their careers Dr Bhatkar thinks it’s high time now that we understand that there is a need of entrepreneurs than engineers. On asking his interest in Hindi cinema and specifically has he seen Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots the Padmashree Awardee confirmed his likeness towards the thought of the film on following your dreams.

I m sure you all would like to know that if  Dr Vijay Bhatkar might not have been an ace engineer what he might have been is a Farmer.

He ended his conversation with a note of respecting everyone who earns their own bread with honesty. Well after reading this you would too say that the man who is called the Supercomputer is really a Superman, while his reply is simply, “I’m an ordinary man who wants to do extra ordinary things”.

 

 

Dr. Bhatkar is best known as the architect of India’s initiative in supercomputing. It was under his leadership that the Center for Development of Advanced Computing, developed India’s first supercomputer PARAM in 1980s. He recollected the time when the US denied India the technology for supercomputers. This humiliation prompted Mr. Rajeev Gandhi, the then prime minister of India, to give Dr. Bhatkar and his team, three years to come up with an Indian Supercomputer. With a lot of hard work, the first Indian supercomputer PARAM was developed. PARAM supercomputer was technologically so advanced, it placed India 2nd, just behind US, among all the nations with a supercomputer.  

The 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda brought him to Nagpur. A strong follower of Swami Vivekananda, he claims that yoga, meditation and spiritual education will change the future of our country. He advocates for a change in the school curriculum to include spiritual education as a part of regular schooling.
Dr. Bhatkar said his brother brought him books written by Swami Vivekananda from Ram Krishna math which inspired him and helped him develop his life’s principle of  “The use of science and spirituality for the service of the society “
 Looking at the present scenario where lakhs of engineers are graduating every year and still clueless with their careers, Dr. Bhatkar thinks it is time we understand that the need of entrepreneurs is much more than engineers. On asking about his interest in Hindi cinema and what he thought of the movie 3 Idoit’s made by Rajkumar Hirani, he replied that even he shared in the same belief of following your own dreams and added that it doesn’t matter how much money you earn, and that he respects a man who earns his bread honestly much more than he would respect a dishonest millionaire.  
 Well after reading this, you too would say that the man who made the Supercomputer in India is really a Superman and his reply is I am an ordinary man who wants to do extraordinary things in life.

 

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