“I’m a Nabardian first and I thought it’ll be fun going back to the institution from where I started,” recalls Harsh Kumar Bhanwala as he settles down in his chair. Seated comfortably in his 1,000-sft corner office at the idyllic Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai, he elaborates, “Mujhe laga ki, mein ne jo seekha hai, woh kuch kaam laga sakthe hai kya?” (I thought I could put whatever I had learnt to good use). A farmer himself, it was a logical step for Bhanwala, who was working with State-run IIFC, to grab the opportunity to take a shot at history.
The man from a small town in Haryana didn’t think twice. It was a chance to head Nabard and apply his academic knowledge for a meaningful rural transformation. After all, it was what the 55-year-old had been preoccupied with for most of his life..................Read more
Source: The New Indian Express