Author of article:
DR. GAJANAN BHALERAO (PT), PhD Scholor, MPTH NEURO, Certified Adult NDT therapist. HOD Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Dept in Sancheti Hospital Shivajinagar Pune. Associate Professor & HOD PT in Neuro Rehabilitation DEPT at Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Shivajinagar Pune
I believe this world is full of opportunity, it is just that you need to be at right place in right moment of your life.
I feel Iam lucky I was at right place at right time in my life. The place is name as Sancheti institute. My life has changed from the day I joined Sancheti in 2004 for my Masters in Physiotherapy. I am from lower middle class family. My father was a teacher in high school. He dedicated his entire life with the minimal salary for education of his children. We are 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Being eldestamongst all I had to take inchargeof my living hood and education in early period of life. My dad paid my expenses till my graduation. After my Bachelors of physiotherapy I joined in DeenathMangeshkar hospital rehabilitation Centre in Kothrud Pune. I worked there for around 2 years then, I joined CMF College of physiotherapy as lecturer. I dint have any plans of doing Masters in physiotherapy. One day, one of senior Manoj Bora, advised to join Master in physiotherapy. He was doing masters in Sancheti after a gap of around 7-8 year after his graduation. He closed his 3 clinics and joined Masters. He told me the importance of master and advised me to join Sancheti. Today I am grateful to him for guiding at right moment. My batch in Masters was second batch after Pune University launched their Masters course.
Even though I was good in my studies, work and other skills I was not best. The period I spent in Sanchetihelped me take out best out of me. Here, I started believing that I am not just good but I am best among all. My confidence was pumped up which boosted my self-esteem. This made my dream come true. In my graduation days I could not even achieve 1st position in my class and here I topped the Pune University. I feel honored to see my name on University toppers board as we enter Sancheticollege.
I got the opportunity to join as Lecturer in Sancheti college of Physiotherapy just after completion of my master program. I joined college as teacher on 2nd April 2007. Being a teacher is itself a great honor for me. During my teaching experiences, I could also develop my clinical expertise. We developed neuro department in sancheti hospital. In the beginning we used to keep 2-3 hours dedicated for neuro patient. After a year we got a 200 sqft area dedicated for neuro rehab. In 2011 neuro rehab was expanded with 1500sqft area & 3 therapists for neuro and with more patients being referred for neuro rehab. Sancheti was started recognizing by good neuro rehabilitation too.
In this period,Sancheti institute believed in me and supported me in all my all ventures. It is with their support and security I was encouraged to take big steps in my life. I bought my own house within my 2 years of employment. You will be surprised to know that my salary was 19,000/- and my EMI was 15,000/-. At the back of the mind, I always had that, in case of any problem my institute will be always there.Its every man dream to own a house. To buy a house the most important think, is not money, home loan and security but just a small thing called a “guts”. This you get by the environment around you. This conducive environment was Sancheti Institute. Please note I had to work extra hours after the job in evening till eleven clocks in night to pay for my living expenses.
I read in books that to be successful either you invent everything from the scratch and work hard toward the excellence till you achieve it or be a part of successful system. Sancheti institute was already is successful system. So I decided to be a part of successful system and grow together with the institute instead of struggling alone.
I believe each one of has the burning and talent and desire to explain. This zeal of excellence is like a potentially active volcano. If this volcano bursts, it will throw out lot of rocks and debris. Rain is like world full of opportunity. Each drop of rain is a potential opportunity. It will wash away all the debris and rocks will start rolling down the hill. This flow of water creates a river which takes down all the rocks along with the water. This river is like a good system (sancheti institute). The uneven rocks of volcano starts taking good shapes as they roll down with the flow of water. So if you want to be in good shape then you need to flow with the river. So what you need to do is find a good river.
In last two year I got opportunity to serve as Head of Department of Physiotherapy and rehabilitation. It is with Manisha Madam’s support and guidance that I am able to serve the physiotherapy department. Today I am able to do so many activities and carry so many responsibilities just because of the belief and trust of Sancheti institute in me. I thank the entire management team and the institute for shaping me.
Today I can proudly say to all of you, if you have talent and zeal to excel then join the sancheti group.