2012 Bala My Passion 12Bala

My Life, My Passion: Love for the Elephants – Binoy Behera

 Binoy Behera, ADGP Bhuvaneswar had an excellent Interaction with the students in the guest lecture – My Life, My Passion.

He stressed the importance of means to reach the goal rather than the goal itself. Motivated students to study and become what they love. Asked the students to have a proper role model by giving the example of Lal Bahadur Shastriji’s life. Giving a comparison between the American and the Indian societies in perspective of caste, creed and language, stressed the need to have a new perspective for India and told well how corruption can destroy the state and the values of its citizens. He reminded the students the words of Martin Luther King that the values learned from the classroom today will decide the governance laws of tomorrow.

Beheraji presented his passion for wildlife by showing his studies on elephants that he has been doing since the past 25 years and how he survived an elephant attack.

Some feedback from the students

The goal is important but the aim to achieve the goal is furthermore important. His passion. He taught us that we should take forward our career, not by killing our passion, instead, career and passion should go hand in hand. This will make us happy in life. – Megha, Karwar

Life is not about job, money and family. You cannot be happy with just money. You need to give time for your passion. – Dhanush B

This session was truly filled with enthusiasm and fun. We got to know how to have a passion for certain things we love in our lives and it doesn’t really matter what you are passionate about. – Sinatra, Karwar

He taught us we should not be scared when we face any difficult problems – T Shashank Yadav

It was very exciting. I learned how to defend myself when I am attacked by an elephant. – Rohan K, Bangalore

He was alive even after being attacked by an elephant. This inspired me a lot. – Akshay S Prasad, Karwar 15