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My Life My Passion: In the footsteps of Sri Ram – Dr Ram Avatar Sharma

Dr. Ram Avatar Sharma gave an inspiring talk during the My Life, My Passion session on 7th June 2013. Sharmaji demonstrated from the experiences that he shared that there is no work which is impossible, and also that if we have passion, we can achieve any heights. He taught the audience that, to attain perfection, we should always focus keenly on every action we do. He took the audience on a virtual pilgrimage, following the divine footprints of Sri Ram. He explained Ramayana and gave different perspectives of Sri Ram, as a good leader, a commander, friend, brother, king and husband.

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Get involved deeply in your passion. I learned one thing from him that, ‘if you are not considered crazy by the world then you are lacking in the dedication and passion’, so be crazy and totally involved!
– Prarthana Shedge

It is good to that someone like him are taking steps to conserve our culture. I feel very responsible.
– Thiru Ramakrishnan T

Believe strongly in what you believe. Do not listen to anyone if you know what you are doing is right. Faith and belief in God is a must. He will help you when you need help.
– Vasudevan N

Ramji’s passion to Shree Rama has brought changes in the ideas of my concept about Shree Rama. I learned how God is always there in every step we take and the Lord himself solves our problems.
– Sujith P Shaju

Dedication was only thing i was seeing in his face, rather than devotion. I feel that if we have dedication it will lead to devotion which is key to success where we can find happiness.
– Koushik KKS

Faith and persistent searching with patience are needed to attain the goal.
– Aswathi TS

He proved that no goal is too far if it’s backed with the will to achieve it.
– Pranav S

He seriously took us for a journey.
– Shruti Sreevalsan

– Amrita Sindhu M
We saw almost all the places where Ramavatar Sir went, through the screen and it was a good experience.

He showed us that love can be gained from anything.
– Prabu Vignesh S

Ramji is the embodiment of patience. I felt that his passion to be the secret of his patience.
– Jayadev HR

If we have will we should do it, rest we leave it to God.
– Mopuri Saitheja

His class is interesting and everyone should be like him
– Miryala Akhil Bharadwaj Maharaj

Find happiness in whatever you do.
– Aiswarya PL

He was a great man who’s traveling in the path of RAMA and finding his footprints. He is really great and am so happy to see a person like this in world.
– Priyadharshini J

I realized the importance of knowing the epics and his devotion towards Sri Rama was very inspiring.
– Neeraja Valsan

Patience will help in success.
– Arun Prasath B

It was an amazing session.
– Ruxana VP

He showed us how to be different in life.
– Saranya

The attitude was really something. He is so fixed at his goal and so happy about it!!
– Geethanjali VS

His Dedication and patience is truly inspiring.
– Akhila A

Patience is needed in life.
– Aarathy ER

Overwhelmed with dedication and devotion. It was good.
– Aswathi Krishna RL

I got an opportunity to learn more about Ramji and Sita Mata. His life inspired me to have faith in God no matter what.
– Anjali Anil

You showed us how to follow one’s deepest passion and or culture, and thank you so much for your session.
– Arjun CB

His aim for doing what he was doing inspired me. He wanted to revive the Indian culture.
– Harisankar KH

Hats off to the dedication of Sir Ram Avatar for his patience to roam around following the footsteps of Ram.
– Nishanth Bhat K

Life is a journey.
– Sathyamoorthy A

I learned patience from him.
– Ram Prasath VR

Got information about Rama and learnt to go any distance to reach your goal.
– Prashanth S

I was inspired by the dedication he has towards the work and goal he had.
– Sreeragh

Devotion and will power is what I learnt from him.
– Balakrishnaveni A

Well, I was astonished by the level of devotion. I would also try to be a devotee.
– Gayathri PS

Was amazed by his devotion to Lord Ram! And his session gave us an insight into the long route and that we must protect these sacred places.
– Medhini Menon

From this session I learned that no matter what others say or think, stick to your goal and believe in yourself.
– Parvathy Venugopal

Well I would say that he has got a superb patience and I am touched by his dedication and motivation.
– Anjanikumar Pathak

 

Love for Compost: My Life, My Passion – Peter Ash

On June 6, 2013, Peter Ash told campers that service to nature is the rent you pay for your room here on earth, and hence it is high time that we get back to living in harmony with nature. He taught the audience about organic farming and about how it helps in the growth of crops in a healthier manner than using artificial and chemical fertilizers. He emphasized the need for finding a way to become sustainable because the change is inevitable but the challenge today is to change our entire way of life. He spoke of some of the systems he designed which have been inspired by nature and are a way for the future.

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He taught that nothing in the world is waste. Anything can be changed into a useful thing if it is managed properly and wisely.
– Pranav S

Made us understand how important our soil is, which is now getting spoiled.
– Shruti Sreevalsan

It was good to know that such kind of persons lives on earth. I’ve learnt how to connect with nature.
– Thiru Ramakrishnan T

He showed us, love is not only about living things, it is also with everything. It doesn’t need anything. He also showed that love can change everything.
– Prabu Vignesh S

OM – Organic Matter, living and loving nature is something which we all have forgotten. Must be in harmony with nature. Love heals even the worst experiences of pain.
– Vasudevan N

Peter ash inspired me that how innovative we can be in choosing a passion and enjoying and loving everything.
– Jayadev HR

I am also interested in making a compost at my home. Really he is a legend.
– Miryala Akhil Bharadwaj Maharaj

I wonder if everyone would love earth like this how better it would be. Heaven is not a world above the sky but what we make it here.
– Aiswarya PL

I learnt many things about managing the waste and also decided not to dump the waste anymore.
– Priyadharshini J

The concept of working with sand, dirt and calling it meditation initially put me off. His perception of OM- organic matter, the way he struggled to turn Amrita campuses into a paradise of biodiversity made me feel how insensitive I was too small things around me.
– Daamini Visaalaakshi

I realized how loving a person should be towards mother nature. He is saving the nature just like any one would save their mother.
– Neeraja Valsan

He is a person who works with waste, and the stinky smell!! And he meditates on his work. I have a small organic compost in my garden and I know how difficult it is to maintain it, and how stinky and horrible it gets at times. So hats-off to him.
– Prarthana Shedge

From him, I realized that everyone has a responsibility to take care of nature because she is our mother. If we don’t who will care for her?
– Arun Prasath B

He taught us that we have to give first priority to nature and for that, we have to plant trees. Through his speech, I understood that we can meditate from any place.
– Ruxana VP

How can a single man do all that!! Really inspiring. I’m even thinking about starting a small composting unit in my home.
– Geethanjali VS

We came to know about our mother earth and also the difficulties faced by her due to the lack of waste management. His confidence in making our soil healthy by using organic farming and his dedication towards it makes us confident.
– Akhila A

A person meditating in the organics.
– Aarathy ER

Got to know much about vermi-compost and organic farming. “OM for me is organic material”- really inspiring quote.
– Aswathi Krishna RL

Om- organic material, his class inspired us to do whatever we could in our environment. And I thank him for coming to our country, leaving his family behind and help us reduce one of the main problems that we are facing now (soil pollution).
– Anjali Anil

You were just awesome as you showed me how I can serve my earth to which I belong to. I’d really like to do something meaningful to the world and would like to assist you whenever I can, back in Amritapuri. Thank you so much.
– Arjun CB

Great guy, learned many things. I respect him and keep him near the role models I keep in my heart.
– Harisankar KH

Peterji’s experience and passion were beautiful and touched the core of my heart. I learned that the world doesn’t belong to us, but we belong to the world and we should save out mother nature from deteriorating.
– Sujith P Shaju

Peter ash is one such person which our society needs. He taught about the usefulness of compost, and organic farming.
– Nishanth Bhat K

I felt that if we have interest we can do anything.
– Koushik KKS

I was inspired by Peter Ash’s speech, I came to know about how all waste can be recycled.
– Ram Prasath VR
Truely inspiring, learnt that anything in life can be converted to a happy garden.
– Prashanth S

He is an amazing personality. I’m feeling honored to have met him. I’ve learnt how to connect with the nature.
– Divyaprasaath S

I felt like making a compost pit at my home.
– Sreeragh

At the end of which I was left spell bound. I was amazed at the way with which he could think of the soil as a living being, hope that the world follows in his footsteps.
– Hrishikesh Sivanandan

After his speech I started loving nature.
– Balakrishnaveni A

The things I thought will never be possible in life, was done by him. I felt like I was seeing a live miracle.
– Gayathri PS

His speech was really touching at the same time amazing and inspiring. Was really sad to hear about the destruction we have created towards nature and was so amazed to see the tremendous amount of work he had done for waste management in order to save nature!!
– Medhini Menon

From this I learned that whatever work we do, if we do with full sincerity and concentration it is meditation.
– Parvathy Venugopal

Awesome, awesome, simply awesome man. Just love him. His love for nature and the mother earth is unbelievable. He has the potential of converting a wasteland into a beautiful garden. He taught us the value of organic farming and its advantages. Really grateful to him for coming to India and providing his services and knowledge to us.
– Anjanikumar Pathak

 

Love for the hearts: Dr R Krishna Kumar

Dr. Krishna Kumar spoke to the campers during the My Life, My Passion session on June 5, 2013. In this talk, he urged the audience to accept challenges in life. He said it is important to be constantly challenged in life because it stimulates changes and hence keep us alive. He added that learning is not a time-bound process. He urged the students to put their best in every moment of life to attain the satisfaction that leads to an overall development on a daily basis. He also asked them to develop an attitude of Gratitude in life.

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Follow your heart and have faith in God.
– Aswathi TS

He made us aware of the difficulties and challenges one has to undergo on the path of achieving the goal.
– Pranav S

Krishna Kumar sir told us to never look at the results just go on for ever.
– Shruti Sreevalsan

It was a really touching experience.
– Amrita Sindhu M

His speech was very inspirational. I learnt that if we practice we can achieve anything in life.
– Thiru Ramakrishnan T

He proved that true love can cure anything.
– Prabu Vignesh S

Love what you do unconditionally and be devoted. We should never compartmentalize our life as a happy zone, relaxation and work zone. The purpose of our life should be the means for our happiness.
– Aiswarya PL

I came to know how care and affection are given to the child by the doctor and his team and also about a great service done in AIMS. My eyes started watering when I saw the video shown by him and hats off to AIMS for providing such kind of services with great doctors.
– Priyadharshini J

I never believed in religion like him. but according to him if you meditate on your work the divine helps you irrespective of whether you believe him or not. God doesn’t grade a devotee with the Poojas and Upavasas he does but on the honesty of work and dedication he has. Dare to swim upstream!!
– Prarthana Shedge

I thought he would speak about the medical field. but he made realize about swimming upstream.
– Arun Prasath B

His talk was inspiring and also after hearing his speech I decided to put in hard work for achieving my goal.
– Ruxana VP

It was a wonderful experience to know about the real medical profession.
His determination to achieve his goals, his desire to come back to his mother country and serve it, was and is really inspirational.
– Akhila A

I learnt from him to never wait for rewards. We should be persistent, then we can achieve anything if we believe in that. Be passionate in our career, try to achieve perfection and be positive!
– Aarathy ER

Learnt about hard work, determination, swimming against the current, turning your work into a meditation!! Wonderful.
– Geethanjali VS

It was an apt talk for our session “My life My passion”. That was it. To swim upstream. Indeed an inspiring talk.
– Aswathi Krishna RL

Got inspired by his talk. His love towards the profession is appreciable.
– Silpasree SJ

To have such a doctor in our society is a true asset. His life story was very inspiring.
– Anjali Anil

Thank you so much for sharing with us your experiences in the medical field. You showed us that true success can be achieved only by going up the tide. And thus stay happy by showing true conviction and dedication to that one passion.
– Arjun CB

Glad I attended his session, it’s one of the best things that has happened.
– Harisankar KH

Ramanji session was a profound and astonishing session. The session was one of the best of all. I learned how working as a team is a vital part for every success and how every small role is important in the completion of the job.
– Sujith P Shaju

I have learned that we should not swim according to the stream rather we should challenge it by going opposite the stream and face challenges.
– Rahul Kowshik R

It was a good session with Dr. Raman about Pediatric heart surgery. Through this session I came to know that meditation is not only when we sit with closed eyes. It’s when we involve our self completely, focused on some goal.
– Nishanth Bhat K

I got an idea how to be a successful team leader.
– Koushik K.K.S

If we can make other happy and we will be happy.
– Sathyamoorthy A

I learned how we have to sail upstream and we have to learn for our joy.
– Ram Prasath VR

Learnt, how to plan for my goal.
– Prashanth S

It was the most awesome speech I ever heard. He was very informative and taught us how to find the purpose of our life.
– Divyaprasaath S

A person who taught us the story of the salmon that swims upstream. We’ll never give up sir.
– Hrishikesh Sivanandan

I learnt patience, passion, and dedication from him.
– Balakrishnaveni A

Great, we understood the peak point of love and dedication. I really admire his sense of determination and perseverance.
– Gayathri PS

This person had always inspired me otherwise too as I have heard a lot about him! He had so many points in correlation with Gita and he could inspire so many of the other students too. I had many of them come and tell me at the end of the session. Inspired us to go “up the stream”.
– Medhini Menon

An inspiring session, no words to explain.
– Parvathy Venugopal

Is an inspiration for the youth who like to achieve their passion in life and like going against the flow of river. The way he took the session was really interesting and I didn’t get distracted at all. Love the fact that he came back to India and is serving in AIMS and helping the poor and dejected people of our country. He is one of the few people whom I have seen who doesn’t give a damn to money.
– Anjanikumar Pathak

 

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My Life My Passion: Love for Neurons – Dr Shyam Diwakar

During the session, My Life My Passion on June 4th 2013, Dr Shyam Diwakar spoke to the audience and gave a clear picture on neuropsychology and neuroscience. He explained further the mathematical modelling of cerebellar granule neurons and their network properties. He also elaborated the analogy of computational process with the human brain and the working mechanism of the neural network.

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Dissolve yourself in your passion. Persistently practice for it to attain the perfection. Never bother about the outcomes.
– Aswathi TS

He took us to a world of the brain. He made our brain work.
– Shruti Sreevalsan

I got to know more about pursuing our goal and how to reach it
– Thiru Ramakrishnan T

He proved to us that nothing is permanent and that everything can be changed.
– Prabu Vignesh S

Extremely informative. Negative thinking implants negative actions. So think positive always and be happy.
– Vasudevan N

I felt that this class was more of information. We got to know some good facts about the brain.
– Jayadev HR

Everything in this world undergoes change and is a “closed loop”, a self-sustaining system. If everything in this cosmos is like this so am I.
– Aiswarya PL

Through his speech, I really came to know how our brain works and it was so informative.
– Priyadharshini J

A doctor come engineer is a rare combination. We learnt a lot of technical things about how the brain functions.
– Daamini Visaalaakshi

I was inspired by his scientific research, which was a great achievement, his way of answering questions.
– Neeraja Valsan

He is an ECE engineer but still, he decided to follow his passion as a neurosurgeon. The story is very similar to me. I wanted to be an Aerospace engineer but I landed up in ECE, I had given up my dreams but now I am inspired. It’s never too late and be crazy and follow your dreams.
– Prarthana Shedge

It was so inspiring.
– Ruxana VP

It was a good experience to have a Brain Researcher who is an Engineer coming to our camp for My Life, My Passion. Although he used technical terms which could not be interpreted by us(Commerce Students), it was a nice experience to know about his goals in life and his hard work.
– Akhila A

Nice talk..I wish to know more about brains.
– Silpasree SJ
Sir, you showed us how passion can lead you in life. You made us realize the value of dedication and attention. Thank you so much.
– Arjun CB

Shyamji’s session was good and kind of technical and difficult to comprehend, but was amazed by his life story.
– Sujith P Shaju

I came to know about my own brain (i.e. neurons’) functioning.
– Ram Prasath VR

Knowledgeable. Got know something about what is happening inside our brains.
– Prashanth S

I got to learn about the capabilities of human brain and how we can implement it.
– Divyaprasaath S

A simple, humble and a very avid Guru at dealing with connections and analogies between the brain and the computer.
– Hrishikesh Sivanandan

I learnt confidence from him.
– Balakrishnaveni A

Great. It was a research kind of talk while he also explained about his passion. It poked our sleeping brains making them more focused. Apart from the mechanical part I understood a lot.
– Gayathri PS

A man who is passionate and happy about what he is doing. I love the fact that he has come back to India and is working here. Truly awesome. An inspiration for the youth who think of making a change.
– Anjanikumar Pathak

My Life, My Passion: Love for Law & Order -Sundari Nanda IPS

On June 3rd 2013 Sundari Nanda I.P.S, interacted with the students during the My Life, My Passion session. Her key message to the campers was to hold their faith and believe in the divine power. She said that faith is the most valuable thing in life. She emphasized the need to have a clear goal in life and to face every obstacle in life as a challenge, and challenge oneself. She added that one must be ready to turn the threats and obstacles into fertilizers for success. She encouraged the audience saying the Amma will guide everyone from within.

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Have faith in the God. Follow the Dharma. Love and be happy in everything you do.
– Aswathi T.S.

She made us feel that difficulties are common in the path to achieving the goal but can be overcome if it is faced as a challenge.
– Pranav.S

The investigator was so good. She fought for our nation.
– Shruti Sreevalsan

She shared a good but challenging experience with us. Especially girls will be inspired as she has faced many challenges being a lady.
– Amritasindhu M

I got a good inspiration from her. She is one of the most courageous person I’ve met. Learnt how to be bold in taking decisions in life.
– Thiru Rama Krishnan.T

She lives according to the Gita.
– Prabuvignesh.S

 

Inspiration beyond anything and taught us to choose between what is right and what is wrong. She stood for justice and it was knowledgeable.
– N.Vasudevan

Her life inspired me. The riskier the life more is the happiness you get out of it.
– Jayadev H R

If we have a will, nothing will stop us from doing good work.
– Mopuri Saitheja

I was inspired by her concern towards the duty and the work. Very nice.
– Miryala.Akhil Bharadwaj Maharaj

Incredible! I felt like listening to a crime thriller. But this is so real, her own life. “Have faith in self and never, never, never give it up”, this is what I can say briefly.
– Aiswarya.P.L

By her speech, I really came to know how women should be brave and accept whatever situation comes to us and never give up at any time.
– J.Priyadharshini

A woman in a profession perceived to be MALE DOMINATED, immediately instilled confidence in me. Her thrilling stories reminded me of James Bond movies. Don’t limit your challenges but challenge your limits is now perfectly glued within me.
– Daamini Visaalaakshi

She taught me, that with courage we can win over any challenge no matter what the task is.
– Neeraja Valsan

Very Dynamic. A true hero. If you are true, honest and follow your Dharma then Lord is always there to protect you!
– Prarthana Shedge

Wow wow wow, what a brave woman. She is my inspiration.
– Arun Prasath B

I learned more about the world from her talk.
– Ruxana .V.P

The session helped me to become more courageous. Now I think I am ready to face any challenges.
– Saranya.

I thought I was watching an action thriller! Felt so proud, so proud of that wonderful Indian lady.
– Geethanjali. V. S

Inspirational. Courageous. Humble.
– Akhila A

The roaring lioness sitting humbly and simply in front of us, it was great. But got to know some rare facts, and how to get over tough challenges in our career.
– Aswathi Krishna R.L

After attending her session the trust in the Indian penal code and the police officers was re-installed in me.:)
– Anjali Anil

Ma’am, You are still feared as an Officer free of corruption and by criminals but you amazed me by showing so much love and care to us. Your humility was really an eye-opener for me. You showed me the power of conviction and dedication to one’s duty. Thank you so much.
– Arjun C B

Sundariji’s session was also amazing. She found inspiration in facing troubles and threats, hold on to faith in God and that Dharma will prevail.
– Sujith Paliath Shaju

Great courageous lady and is an inspiration to the society.
– Dilip Kumar.B

Ms.Sundari Nanda is a real life hero who is never afraid to stand against wrongdoings. Hats off to her courage:)
– Nishanth Bhat K

I picked up one quality from her that is “never give up”.
– Koushik K K S

I learned that whenever other than Dharma forces to do any action, in any circumstances, we have to follow Dharma, it leads to victory.
– Ram Prasath V R

Brave!. Never met such a brave personality in my life. I decided to fear nothing for reaching my goal.
– Prashanth S

I learnt about honesty and loyalty.
– Divyaprasaath S

If we have willpower nothing can stop us. I was inspired a lot.
– Sreeragh

A dynamic and moving person who stood her ground when all odds were against her. A person who is a unique blend of motherly love and fatherly sternness. Wonderful to have had a chance to meet you, mam.
– Hrishikesh Sivanandan

Her courage and her dedication towards god made me feel amazed.
– Balakrishnaveni.A

I had wondered about such officers, how could they be so dedicated to serving when they and their family could be in danger. She revealed to us how that could be possible- with a complete sense of duty and surrender to God. I would try my maximum to do the same.
– Gayathri P.S

Is really an inspiration for the youth and especially for the girls. A brave and courageous woman who loves accepting challenges. I was truly amazed by her personality. Awesome session.
– Anjani Kumar Pathak

My Life, My Passion: Love for Dance -Sudha Chandran

Sudha Chandran spoke to the campers in the My life, My Passion session on 2nd June 2013. In her inspiring talk, she spoke about the need to believe in oneself, and to have faith and never give up, even when life puts us at stake. She urged the audience to fight when struggles come in life since life must move on. She also said that youth have powers to manage stress, hence they do not need special stress management. She also advised the students to learn now, since whatever must be learned is best imbibed when young.

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When difficult and unexpected experiences come in your life never give up. Love everything you do and be happy
– Aswathi TS

She taught us the art of turning difficulties of life to stepping stones for success.
– Pranav S

She was a lady who fought for her life, told us to not to give up on life.
– Shruti Sreevalsan

She is really an inspiring personality. She had to fight throughout her life and reached such a good level in which she is happy.
– Amrita Sindhu M

It was nice to see a person who lost one of her legs and still became an amazing personality. Very inspirational.
– Thiru Ramakrishnan T

I think without a leg she did a lot, so she is not physically challenged. The persons who have everything and are doing nothing and blaming others are physically challenged.
– – Prabu Vignesh S

Amazing inspiration. Makes me learn to get back when fallen. Extraordinary.
– Vasudevan N

Sudha Chandranji’s life taught me that accidents are good. They bring out the best in us.
– Jayadev HR

We got to know how she struggled and how she achieved.
– Mopuri Saitheja

Inspiring life! Never allow challenges to rule you but rule them and emerge successfully. Be passionate.
– Aiswarya PL

I was so impressed while listening to her life history. It says us that even though you lost anything in life don’t give up on anything. It conveyed a message that it’s not the end but its just a start.
– Priyadharshini J

Her confidence, boldness, and her convictions inspired me and taught me to strive against all odds. The dance session which followed was a gala time.
– Daamini Visaalaakshi

She taught how to tackle challenges fearlessly.
– Neeraja Valsan

‘A true person is the one who builds a castle with the stones that people throw on them’, I saw this phrase in her. Immense hardworking attitude, passion and faith in God can help you achieve all that you want in your life.
– Prarthana Shedge

Her story was really touching. She wanted something and she achieved it. That’s what I like about her.
– Arun Prasath B

It was a good experience for me because I got a chance to dance with her and her life is so inspiring.
– Ruxana.V.P

The main thing I saw in her is the attitude towards life.
– Saranya

Felt like talking to an iron lady! Her determination and confidence was really something.
– Geethanjali VS

Inspiring life story. It made us realize from her life, to never ever give up your goal no matter what. God always helps you if you work towards your goal.
– Akhila A

Be passionate and challenge ourselves. Then we can do everything. Impossible is nothing!
– Aarathy ER

Such a dynamic personality standing in front of us was a dream come true for me. Got hell a lot of inspiration from her, and not to give up in the hardest of times.
– Aswathi Krishna RL

I got highly inspired by her talk…if there is a will,there is a way..
– Silpasree S.J

Her life was very inspiring for me. The way how she fought even after having met with such a terrible fate was truly courageous. Hats off to her!!
– Anjali Anil

you showed us the necessity of obstacles in life to achieve success and true happiness. You also showed us the power of confidence and dedication and will always stay as one of my favorite idols.
– Arjun CB

She is the role model of my life.
– Harisankar KH

Sudhaji’s session was astounding and mesmerizing. I felt inspired after hearing all she has gone through. I learned that every failure is a stepping stone to success. I learned that I should be independent and not let anyone control my life.
– Sujith P Shaju

Similar to Sudhaji’s story is mine. I was even not able to stand, sit, sleep, walk or do anything for a long time. I think I have to convince my mind and think that she didn’t have her leg and achieved a lot, then so can I. i am very much inspired by her.
– Dilip Kumar B

Well, I have learnt one thing from her, that is to take the things positively.
– Rahul Kowshik R

We learned a lot from her life. I learnt that we should never lose hope when we step into failure and face the situations boldly.
– Nishanth Bhat K

Oh it was amazing. I learnt a lot from her.
– Koushik KKS

I learnt how to overcome the difficulties.
– Sathyamoorthy A

I learned how to be more courageous, ambitious and patient, from her.
– Ram Prasath VR

I really don’t know what to say but she is my inspiration. She has taught me how to “believe in yourself”.
– Prashanth S

I learnt how to overcome the hardships of life.
– Divyaprasaath S

She was great. When I hear about her story I was shocked. Though she lost her leg, her confidence, belief and aim made her achieve her goal. I was happy to dance with her, that gave me more inspiration for the work I do.
– Sreeragh

She personified determination and self confidence and also threw light about how far the support of one’s family can go.
– Hrishikesh Sivanandan

All we need is willpower to be successful in our life. This is what I learned from her.
– Balakrishnaveni A

 

My Life, My Passion: Love for the Plants – Dr P Pushpangadan

Padmashree Prof Dr.Palpu Pushpangadan gave a session to the campers about scientific research. Quoting from his long experience, he demonstrated that learning never stops and is a never-ending process. He told the children that consistent efforts will help to achieve the goal. He explained that if one has passion one must be ready to go out of the way to get started. He also advised the campers to respect their parents and that they are their biggest support.

 

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I am really proud that he is a Malayali. His standard was a little bit higher than ours. – Jayasudha

I really have a doubt that is he a single man or hundred men? He was really inspiring. – K Gayathri

We can understand the interest that he had in his studies. His talents were uncountable. – G.Preethi

I thought he has made an unbreakable record. – P. Neela Sowndaravalli

He is a very good scientist in India after Ramanujam and J.C.Bose. – S.T.Aadithya Narayanan

He is the scientist he has more degrees and he is always happy. – J.Selva Tamil Udayan

Science Encyclopedia in human form. – A.Sivaramakrishnan

I’ve never came across genius like him! – P. Anandh Krishna

He is a great person. His knowledge in chemistry is awesome. – Anoosha M. Bhadauria

Amazing creation of God. I guess he started learning from his mother’s womb. What a person! – Shivankari. P. R

We got to know more about the scientific world. It made me feel that I should opt for a science-based stream. It also created an awareness in me that nothing is impossible if we work for it. – Rahul. C. M

Oh my gosh! I think he studied each and every moment of his life. He had all pain in his childhood and had joy in adulthood, and is a happy and proud man now. My salutations to him, I bow down to your hard work – M.Kousalya

Oh God, he had a list of his profession and of his talents, but I really want to thank him for postponing the operation and coming here for us!! – K.S.Amrita

He was a great scientist I have never seen. He is my inspiration. – B. Bhuvanesh

I was surprised to see a person who has done so many Ph.Ds, and has so many patents, and published so many papers in so many countries. – B. Pavitra

He inspired me because he invited us into the world of medicinal herbs. – S.Sabarinath

A talented man. I’ve never seen someone like him before in my life. He has made his life successful and I like to become like him. – K.S.Megha

Dr.Pushpangadan, this page is not enough to explain about him. I would nominate a person who had memorized his life and achievements. And we were stunned at how he had learned all these degrees. Thanks – Srinath. S

My Life, Passion: Love for the Law and Order – Sundari Nanda IPS

Sundari Nanda I.P.S,  gave a motivational talk to the campers. She advised the campers to have full faith in God, and be brave and face challenges. Through anecdotes from her life, she taught them not to turn a deaf ear and be blind when public issues need to be tackled. She explained that one can reach his/her goals in life if he/she has determination and passion. Listening to intuition is important.

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A police for the people. – A.T Amirtha devi

She inspired me a lot because she is brave, courage and was taking right decision. – Inesh Abisha S

She is the best police officer and she gave many advices. It is very useful to us. – J.Selva Tamil Udayan

She is a role model of all. – M.Chithambaresh

She is a police officer who is honest. – S. Deepak Kumar

She is a brave woman who wants to maintain law. – R. Kowsanth Kalidas

One of the best sessions of the camp. She is an example for today’s youth. Her courage and endurance greatly inspired me. – Chitkala S

A very inspiring session. I want to be like her. – Varija V

The IPS officer taught how to believe in ourselves. – Amrutha Ramakrishna

Her life and her words inspired me a lot. – Divya.R

A born lady, who can make impossible possible. – A.Sivaramakrishnan

She followed what the mind told her and this inspired me. I liked the message and awareness she gave me. – S.Prem Santhosh

Her speech was amazing. She has always had faith and that helped her throughout her life. She believed in her faith. – Rishika Rajkumar

I say she was born to lead. – P. Anandh Krishna

She was a very bold personality. – Hrishikesh. G. Menon

A very judicial police officer – Amrtya Rajkumar

This aunty was really an inspirational figure for the girls because she made them believe anything is possible, even being a lady IPS officer. – Madhav Govind

I have not ever seen such a courageous lady in my life. And I will be surely courageous like her. – K Gayathri

I will fix a goal like her and lead a happy life. – S. Atchaya

To succeed in her life she challenged herself and she had full confidence and faith in herself. – G. Preethi

A very brave woman and she inspired me to be very courageous. – S.T.Aadithya Narayanan

She is a very brave and courageous woman and I got inspired by her very much. – Anoosha M. Bhadauria

She was an amazing woman. I really liked the way she spoke to us. Her talk was really inspiring and I love her answer as to why she is happy. – Vaishnavi G

What a determination and faith – understood woman power. – Shivankari. P. R

She doesn’t look like an IPS. It made me to join in police department. Her speech made me so upset. – P.Palani Pushpam

Her hard work and bravery are 2 important values which inspired me a lot. – Greeshma P

She was a good IPS officer. When we see unrighteousness we should never support that. – Athmika Prajesh

She was very bold to face anything. – Namitha J. Shenoy

She was a brave IPS officer who encountered many incidents in her life and is happy because she wants to be happy. – Shantanu Sriranjan.B

She taught us how faith can help us. – Akash P Rajan

She is a role model for every one. – P. Mukundh Krishna

It helps to be more brave, we can tackle problems as we are informed about it earlier. She serves as an inspiration for me. – Rahul.C.M

She told us about the many challenges that she faced when she was an I.P.S. She worked very hard to save a child of an 8 year old. – Amrita S

I think we were very lucky to interact with her. It was a great experience. – Ramakrishnan P S

Her speech made me to say that “She is one of the most brave and talented person in the world.”. She teaches us to solve problems and she helps us to control fear. – P.Surat Kumar

I like brave women. She is an I.P.S officer and she told her views about how the world has been changed. I loved her speech very much. – R.Saranya

Cooperative and awesome IPS. She created an awareness about what was the present situation in the world and country. – M. KOUSALYA

A brave lady. She also told about a lot of problems in the society nowadays and made us have a good awareness about all those. – K.Jayapreethi

She is a very brave police officer, who stands for justice. – J.S Nandhitha Sree

Her bravery and attitude proved her to be an IPS. We also got to know some safety measures in her session. – K.Adhithy

It was good to have an IPS amongst the crowd. She did give us awareness about the society. – Mrinalini Ashok

I wanted to be an IPS and she has given me so many examples and that shows that being an IPS is something really big and risky. – K.S.Amrita

She was an IPS officer. She told us how to face the problems in the society especially for girls. It gave us the alertness. – M.Rithikaa

Sundari nanda is an I.P.S officer. She has faith in herself. Because of her faith she escaped from many problems. – M.S.Yazhini

Sundari Nanda mam is indeed a great inspiration for today’s girls. Her braveness, confidence and her supreme faith in God inspired me very much. And her quality to balance both sorrow and happiness inspires the most. – G. Sathiyapriya

As an I.P.S officer she discussed about her life and the challenges she faced. – S.Abitha Shree

I liked her courage very much and i learned few things in that session. I liked her interaction with students. – Sangeetha.M.T

My ambition is to become an IPS or IAS officer. She taught me how to work sincerely. – K.R. Dhanush

She was a woman who did not tolerate any injustice done when she was there. – B. Pavitra

She inspired me because she had faith in God. – S.Sabarinath

An inspiring police officer and a woman who speaks everything frankly. If all the police officers were like her there would be no problems in our country. – K.S.Megha

She has got many awards in her life and I think many awards are waiting for her. She is a sincere worker. Her patriotic feeling for this country is known in her speech, I salute her as a citizen. – S.Aishwarya

The IPS who gave us confidence how to handle the problems, which come to us. – Yamini Vijayakumar

She is an IPS officer who had very much faith in her, which saved her life many times. – Chaaran.A

We were first amazed to see a policewoman who was going to lecture us. And we came to know about things which the society thought as bad and did not create awareness among the young, thinking they will be spoiled. But getting spoiled without the knowledge is more dangerous. If they had the knowledge, at least in future they might change. – Srinath. S

As a woman she is serving our country. I was inspired by her. – Hari Chandhana Varma

My Life My Passion: Love for the Society -Praveen Patkar

Pravin Patkar, Founder-Director of Prerana gave a session on “Tribal Bondage”. He awakened the children’s minds to the issues of Tribal Bondage, specifically how the Karakari Tribals are purchased to do seasonal work in charcoal making and in agriculture, and how he walked over 400 km and ventured to rescue the bonded tribal children.

He also enlightened about the commercial sexual harassment in the Red Light area, and how many children are exploited for sexual purposes and organized begging. He also spoke about how he and his wife worked to rescue and guarantee such children a better life. They started the World’s First ‘Night creche’. He told the children to be thankful to God for keeping them safe, and urged them to take a decision that you make ‘everybody safe’. The children were given information about the facility – Child Helpline-1098, and asked them to be alert always to protect themselves.

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I have to say he is my number one inspiration in this world, who saved the life of so many different children from problems like prostitution and drug abuse. – Madhav Govind

I was really sad to know how my brothers and sisters were suffering. I will try my best to help them. – Jayasudha

I surely will put my level best in saving such abused people in society. – S Atchaya

He is also an inspiration to me. – Jeeva.s

His speech made me very aware of the problem faced by children. – P. Neela Sowndaravalli

He is a hero to us. He saved more than a thousand young girls from trafficking -S.T.Aadithya Narayanan

I think he is the real hero. – M. Subash

Shri Praveen Patkar saved 9000 people. He is a real hero! – M. IENIYAN

Even if he is facing a lot of problems, he is saving the girls. He is a great man. We can see that the girls are affecting only in our country. We have to stop this and have to save the girls. – K.S.Akshaya

He is taking so much effort to save the children, I appreciate him. – Kharthick Rham M

I learnt about what is happening in the world. – M.Chithambaresh

He devoted his whole life to save children and women. He has done a great job. – R. Kowsanth kalidas

I love the way he perceives life! He surely has imbibed a lot of Gita in his life. I could see how he is a living example for the Gita. – Chitkala S

His fight against trafficking is a great job .it is an inspiration to me. – Divyadayanand

My most awaited session of Gitamritam camp, an inspiring session. – Varija V

A model couple for society. They are doing such a good work, risking their lives. Their work is selfless. Thanks to the whole family who saved many lives. – Amrita.J.M

All the social service he did is just so great. No one else could save 9000 children. – Amrutha Ramakrishna

I was able to know the problems the children of my age faced. – Divya.R

Human trafficking is unfair. – Sanjan C S

I am proud that he is an Indian. – A.Sivaramakrishnan

He informed a lot about the other side of India and gave me the awareness of what happens in the world. – S.Prem Santhosh

He is an amazing person. He and his wife took care of so many children and helped them to lead a happy life. They got threats but they continued and still continue to help these children as they can’t tolerate the injustice done to these children. – Rishika Rajkumar

It made me flow into tears. – P. Anandh Krishna

I felt he is very simple and humble. The work which he was doing is really great. – Anoosha M. Bhadauria

I was and still, am really inspired by the way he has decided to spend his life. His dedication to helping the people affected by child trafficking is remarkable. – Vaishnavi G

Great. Inspiring. And he is a model of love. I saw 9000 children’s sorrow in an hour. – Shivankari. P. R

He is the role model for me. He inspired me a lot through his speech. – P.Palani Pushpam

He taught me that service to humankind brings us happiness. – Greeshma P

He created an awareness among us. And we got to know more about social issues. -Athmika Prajesh

I would also help like them. – Shantanu Sriranjan.B

He taught us how to face life’s difficulties. – Akash P Rajan

Taught us to help others. – P. Mukundh Krishna

It helped me to understand the present situation. It helped me to be aware of the problems which matter the youth. It made me take a resolution that I would spend at least a few hours for my nation. – Rahul. C. M

He told us a very shocking experience and he reminded us to be alert. – Ramakrishnan p s

He is one of the most important helpers and he saved many children’s lives. He inspired us and through his help, we will also help the children!! – P.Surat Kumar

These days the amount of injustice and abuse did to the girls spreads like wildfire. It was really brave of Mr. Praveen Patkar to take initiative to protect the girls after passing all the hurdles that came through, and by forming organizations. – Mrinalini Ashok

I learned how to help the people. – B. Bhuvanesh

His compassion towards these children was wonderful. – M.Rithikaa

Mr. Praveen Patkar was the person who inspired a lot. His life full of struggles to stop trafficking and prostitution and also his guts inspired me the most. – G. Sathiyapriya

I have seen so many children treated badly and would wonder if there was no one to help them. I thought I would help them but I did not get a chance to help. I was very happy when I saw that atleast one person had the thought to help them. – B. Pavitra

He inspired me because he came against the child labour. He had drudanichaya. – S.Sabarinath

We people usually feel delicate to talk about sex, trafficking etc, but Patkarji explained to us about this, and I will also start serving girls from now on. – K.S.Megha

He was a great man. He is helping the children to grow well and abolish red light trafficking. He has done a great job for his country. Some of the points in his talk made me think that our country is going in the wrong way – Are women themselves ready to do this and do police officers support this act? I felt proud that a single family in this whole of India is helping to develop the condition of our country even after getting critically weak physically.  – S.Aishwarya

Hats off to Mr. Praveen Patkar who help the girls and boys from danger. – Yamini Vijayakumar

In spite of threats to his life, he continued his social work which is to be saluted. – Chaaran. A

He has given us a lesson saying that while you live for others you attain a satisfaction. I would like to follow in his footsteps. – Bharath Biju

He enlightened us about the real society and the real-life situations which we miss. He made us aware of the real situation of our country. Thanks – Srinath. S

He is a courageous person. It was thrilling to hear about his life. – N.M.Tharani Taran

I was inspired by Mr. Praveen Patkar’s speech. – Hari Chandhana Varma

My Life, My Passion: Love for Dance – Methil Devika

Methil Devika gave a lecture Demonstration on traditional dance form of Kerala – Mohiniyattam. Through her speech and beautiful expressions and demonstrations of the dance form, she taught the children to see divinity all around them. She spoke about her journey that started with a fall, about her passion and she told that children that to achieve success one must be a fighter and have one-minded concentration.

She also touched upon the requirements of an artist, saying that any performance must relate to the audience. Elaborating further she explained that when an audience enters a state of bliss or are intoxicated- that is the success of the performer. Through her beautiful dance demos, she gave a practical demonstration of an ideal performer.

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It was the first time in my life that I actually understood a dance. Ha ha ha! – Amrtya Rajkumar

I was surprised to see her expression and the way she answered the questions. – Jayasudha

After seeing her dance only I came to know how interesting classical dance is! – Ayush R

Methil Devika is a good dancer. I don’t like classical dance. But I started liking it after seeing your dance. – Jeeva.s

She is one of the best dancers that I have ever seen dancing Mohiniattam. – M. Subash

Is the most enchanting dancer I have ever seen throughout. Her grace is inexplicable. Her humility and the way she relates the art to the real life was undoubtedly inspiring. Perhaps if everyone is able to relate their learning to their life they would be the most successful ones. – Chitkala S

Her Mohiniyattam bought tears in my eyes. Awesome mam. – Divyadayanand

She was amazing. I was impressed by her passion for dance and love as well. Her dance really made us feel like Lord Krishna was born on the stage – Vaishnavi G.

What a dance! Saw KRISHNA IN HER- it’s really fantastic. – Shivankari. P. R

Her dance, her expression, her beauty, her lifestyle, and her speech made me so much interest in dance. I thank her for coming for this programme. – P.Palani Pushpam

I became a fan of hers after seeing only one dance! – Greeshma P

It was amazing to see her dance with the expression on the birth of Sree Krishna! – Shantanu Sriranjan.B

What a beauty Indian dance has! – P. Mukundh Krishna

It inspired me a lot as I got to know that dance is an offering to God. It also made me aware of the greatness of our culture. – Rahul. C. M

To be very honest, I’ve not seen such a dance in my life. Methil Devika explained to us what the meaning of each step is. – Ramakrishnan p s

After seeing her dance we were surprised and planned to join dance classes!! We thank her for coming and inspiring us!! – P.Surat Kumar

She was fabulous! She spoke through actions. Stories can be told like this too, without words!! I enjoyed it. – K.Jayapreethi

I got inspired to learn Mohiniyattam. – B. Bhuvanesh

I was lost in the dance and her expression. – Sangeetha.M.T

I liked her dance. She is a role model for the children who are learning dance. – K.R. Dhanush

She inspired me because of her dance and her faith in God. – S.Sabarinath

a very good dancer! My passion towards dance started increasing. – K.S.Megha

She is a dancer whose dancing started with a fall. But now she has reached heights and had added many feathers to her cap. – Chaaran A

We were bewildered by her performance. Thanks. – Srinath. S

According to me, she is the best dancer I have ever seen….!!! – Ajay Sarma