Shri Ram College of Commerce’s annual Youth Conference of 2015 ended on 19 September with the theme, “..and the victor carries on..” after seeing eminent speakers from various fields address and inspire the students.
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Mr. Kaushal Mehtani, Director Finance with the BIG 4 was the first speaker of the day. He advised students to have a clear goal in life but also not to follow it blindly but rather, cautiously.
The crowd was visibly excited at the entry of legendary veteran cricketer, Mr. Kapil Dev. Talking about how playing for the nation was the best thing he did in his life, he asked students to follow their passion just the way one falls in love. This speaker session was a rather interactive one where audience got an insight into Mr. Dev’s life and ideas.
The main attraction, arguably, of the day was Mr. Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Being an exemplary actor and with the ‘unconventional’ (a word he claimed to dislike) choices of roles he makes, the actor talks about his early days and how getting just a 40 seconds scene in a movie seemed momentous then. What made him stand apart from the rest was the fact that when others lost hope, he carried on like a real victor.
“I thought people would welcome talent with open hands when I moved to Bombay. After 5 years in the industry, I got to do two scenes in Black Friday. I decided that even if I get a single scene, I would do it with utmost honesty,” says Bollywood actor #nawazuddinsiddiqui, talking about his days of struggle at @srccyouthconference Image Credits: Tanya Agarwal for DU Beat #srccyc2015 #du #srcc
The next speaker was Ms. Shikha Sharma, CEO Axis Bank. She said, “In a competitive world like this, forget your gender. Don’t consider yourself unequal and also don’t expect any privileges. Companies run on purely on talent.” She spoke of her vision of 33% of rural India going digital in the coming few years.
The one man orchestra and record holding beat boxer, Vineeth Vincent, stole the show and many hearts (surely those of boys too) with his fine tunes and funny stories. After which, the founder of the company Alma Mater, Varun Agarwal took over the stage. He talked about his bestselling book, How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-founded a Million Dollar Company and gave the audience some tips on how to stop procrastinating.
Once the side-kick in the Pretentious Movie Reviews, Biswa Kalyan Rath is certainly a world- class comic in his own right today. Keeping up with his style of comedy Biswa this time targeted the overly enthusiastic festival celebrations that nobody can escape. In spite of being the last speaker of the day, Abish Matthew was delightful as ever with his tongue-in-cheek humour. He also presented a song for the audience with a guitar about how youngsters shouldn’t waste themselves over drugs. “Bob Marley and The Who are who they are because they drank doodh,” went the lyrics.
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