Aarambh the induction program of AIMSR for the academic session 2019 – 20, concluded with much excitement and spirited energy.
The four day extravaganza, which was cerebral yet entertaining, academic yet motivational, set the tone of the session to come.
Keynote speaker for the first day was Mr Amber Arondekar, whose impeccable storytelling enthused the young students to shed their comfort zone. Recalling the turning point in his life, where a failed 11th standard student goes on to be the merit holder and gold medalist in future academic endeavors, touched a chord with the audience.
Ably complimenting Mr Arondekar, the second speaker for the day – Mr Akhilesh Sengar, borrowing from his extensive experience of capacity building and talent management in the Telecom sector, delved on psychological traits of successful professionals. He also stressed on the pitfalls of modern communication technology which has become an addiction.
The second day began with the inspiring of story of Mr Tarun agrawal, a career banker and a life long learner who currently works for rural financial inclusion and financial literacy. Building on his humble beginnings, he urged the students to realise the ‘value of money.’ Accordingly, he advised a good education is the best investment for an individual which would generate life long returns.
Mr Tony Shukla, a real estate developer, tennis and music enthusiast, enthralled the students with his wit, humor and inspiring talk. Weaving life tales and seeking impromptu motivation from seemingly insignificant objects or situations, made a lasting impression on the young audience.
The third day, Mr Mir Ranjan Negi, the inspiration behind the blockbuster movie Chak De India, conducted a session sharing his personal life which was no less than a Asian games hockey final between India and Pakistan! Surely he changed the life course of numerous students with his words.
Students witnessed the indomitable yet kindred spirit of PadmaShree Janak Palta McGillian on the fourth day. Deriving sustainable from the spiritual and sharing her life journey devoted to the cause of social service, Janak Didi’s simple yet profound, alternative methods, implanted the seed of sustainability in the young minds.