Thursday, December 18, 2008

Rise of Sandeep Naik – The Charisma and Vision of a Youth Leader

August 2, 2008,
Sandeep Naik is the leader of Navi Mumbai's tomorrow. And universal in his high pedigree is education, and by default modern thoughts. This can only augur well for Navi Mumbai that too can have its own iconic youth leader in a nation where the majority of the population is under the age of 35. We bring to you a special feature on his birthday.
Youth leaders like Rahul Gandhi, Sachin Pilot, Priyanka Gandhi, Milind Deora, Omar Abdullah and Supriya Sule have taken center stage in national politics - crowned king of the Navi Mumbai is Sandeep Naik, whose political roots are near impeccable. Sandeep Naik’s aim is to make Navi Mumbai a place where one is known and judged by one's work and not caste, creed and religion. Sandeep Naik didn’t start his political career with a bang. Sandeep Naik instead has taken his time to adjust to the pitch of politics, taking one hesitant and even reluctant step after the other only after considerable deliberation. And from a just any other party worker of father’s Ganesh Naik’s brigade rose to become the Standing Committee Chairman of NMMC – for the second consecutive term. Sandeep Naik is a member of the MMRDA committee. It’s been politics from grass root up. Meet voters and meet local party workers.
For someone who has lived in a house of leaders like Ganesh Naik and Sanjeev Naik who have been in power from Navi Mumbai to Maharashtra, Sandeep Naik’s focus has been on understanding social and economic issues at ground level, trying out little development experiments or testing a new technology.
In Navi Mumbai political scene, Sandeep Naik’s brings about a refreshing change. Just be what you are - an appeal to the youth who matter the most, and a bridging of the gap between what is and what isn't.
As someone born into the most illustrious political family of Navi Mumbai, Sandeep Naik has carefully addressed the concerns of Navi Mumbai. Floating a NGO for environment conservation and combating global warming is one of them.
As the Standing Committee Chairman of NMMC, Sandeep Naik has championed various development initiatives in the city – be it schools, gardens, drains, public toilets, Thane Belapur Road concretization work, Kalamboli Digha pipeline work or the ultra modern STP Plants.

A unique trait with Sandeep Naik is that as the Chairman of the Standing Committee at NMMC, he encourages members of all political parties to understand and discuss every issue concerning the city and citizens. Sandeep Naik boasts a lineage of a rich exposure to politics and a deep interest in the cornerstone of India's global competitiveness and information technology. On his birthday, hopes that the young leader will wet his toes from Navi Mumbai to the world of politics – where the young leaders are working for a better and brighter India.
"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality."

Wishing Sandeep Naik Happy Birthday!!

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