Friday, June 16, 2017

Marathi gets a magazine devoted to engineering

‘Dhatukam’ - the first ever magazine devoted to Engineering in Marathi


PUNE: ‘Udyam Prakashan’ has launched ‘Dhatukam’ a Marathi magazine devoted to engineering subjects. The inaugural issue of this magazine was  published at the hands of Chandrakant Ninale (Joint Director, ITI, Pune Region). Ashok Sathe (Founder-Director, Udyam Prakashan), Bharat Joshi (Founder-Director, Udyam Prakashan) Deepak Deodhar (Editor, Dhatukam) and Vineet Sathe (Director, Udyam Prakashan) were present on the occasion.

The industry is going through several changes at the technological level. Computer Controlled (CNC) machines are being extensively used in the factories and workshops. There is an increasing need of operators to run these machines. To develop such a labor force for the small and medium sized industry is the need for today and tomorrow. 

Although English is seen to be used everywhere, the number of students who can actually read, write and speak this language is extremely low. It is necessary to make engineering books available in Marathi especially for students who are being educated in the Industrial Training Institutes. The main objective of producing such books is to make all the technological knowledge required for working in a workshop available in regional languages. 

For achieving this, the technical language has to be Marathi. Looking at this need, ‘Udyam Prakashan’ has endeavored to publish magazines and books in Marathi and distribute them to all concerned parties.

This new Marathi magazine is launched on the lines of ‘Modern Machine Shop’, ‘American Machinist’ or ‘Vertigung’. The main job of this magazine will be to convey the latest information about new methods of making machine parts by using machine tools. This magazine will contain information like financial and economic activities, new products and new players in this field. 

For the small and medium scale industry, we would include information which would help their workers and staff to improve work practices and productivity. In every issue of the magazine the officers and owners would get latest updates on new technology and happenings in the industry and also information about new techniques/improvements for increasing the product quality.