A lecture that nobody bunked!

Last Updated 07 February 2013, 16:01 IST

In a gathering of 2,000 students (with girls being in majority), the word youth was used 15 times in the 75-minute speech that Gujarat CM, Narendra Modi delivered recently at Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC).

The chock-a-block auditorium, where Modi was invited for the annual Business Conclave, had students who waited in all eagerness to listen to the orator and were transfixed on his quotes that they reiterated even after the event.

“When Modi held a tumbler in his hand and said that ‘the glass is always full – half with water and half with air’, it was the most inspirational sentence that I have heard from a politician,” shared Aditi Goel, a first year B Com (Hons) student.

She is appreciative of the fact that unlike any other politician, “Modi did not criticise anybody. Rather, he wanted us to change our perspective, which is very appropriate,” she said.

Her classmate, Arunima Bishnoi, seconded her and added, “The focus of Modi’s speech was the business development and industrialisation model of Gujarat which we all know is a success.”

Moreover, being students of Commerce, the young lot could connect to Modi’s address because they heard what was familiar to them and gained confidence too. “The crux of his speech was, ‘One should have complete faith in what one does and harness it to the optimum,” said Sudarshan Tapuriah, vice president of the student union of the college. He feels that the, “Confidence that Modi imparted to the young audience through his oratory, left all those present mesmerised!”

Such was the state of the young minds that now they aspire to become like Modi. Karan Jain, another student of the institute, confessed, “Modi has become my source of inspiration and I want to be like him in future. The self-confidence that he posed and the glow on his face can’t be explained through words!”

Seems the Delhi youngsters truely were left speechless by this speech.

(Published 07 February 2013, 16:01 IST)

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