It was indeed a swashbuckling conference engineered by one of the most putative institution of Delhi University – Hindu College to mark culmination of its celebrated annual flagship event “Hindu Youth Summit 2014”, this friday i.e. 7th February in D.U. Conference Institute (near Arts Faculty) , North campus , D.U.
People of great eminence like Arnab Goswami, Major General (retd) G.D. Bakshi, Saleel Pulekar, Alok Dixit and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore aggrandized the event as guest speakers. For no doubt, this event already became talk of the town because of such eye-riveting guest list who actually accentuated the event to the next level.
The first session started exactly at 10:00 a.m. with one of the most prolific journalist that India has ever seen- Mr Arnab Gosawami , Editor-in-Chief and News anchor of the Indian news channel Times Now.
He recounted his golden old days when he used to be a student of sociology at Hindu College. He had an interactive talk with the students on the topic- “ What has shaped the India today ?” emphasizing the fact that youth is too focused for career and unfocused for their own nation. He requested the students to discover their voice which is somewhere lost after sixty-six years of independence rather than digressing it.
Priya Sharma, student of Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, said- “Arnab is someone who connects and inspire us the most. He is the one who has changed my perspective as an Indian citizen through his acumen and wit”
The next session was presided over by Major General (retd) G.D. Bakshi who seemed despondent over present defence system of India. He said- “ We have fractured ourselves in a much greater way than Britishers could have done” pointing towards apathy manifested by Indian government over strategic issues and expressed his deep concern on security of India. He raised the issue that defense sector needs better allocation of funds to ensure safety of Indian economy in near future.
Mr Saleel Pulekar, famous for his teachings in spirituality took the third session where he stressed upon the fact that doing anything in a relaxed manner makes you reap desired results , otherwise everything goes in vain. He urged students that how spirituality and meditation can enable them to achieve established goals in a stress free manner, thereby actually “empowering” them.
There was lunch-break for all the delegates after three consecutive sessions.
The fourth session started at around 2:00 p.m. that saw entry of Mr Alok Dixit ,journalist turned social activist who talked particularly about women empowerment and increasing cases of acid-attacks over them. He highlighted the utility of internet in current scenario as a medium to facilitate information and increase awareness related to such unethical practices prevailing in the society. He has initiated campaigns like- “Save your Voice” , “Stop acid attacks” and “A black rose in protest of love”,the recent one.
The last session was attended by Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore , Indian shooter and politician, who spoke about his journey from an army personnel to shooter and then to a politician.
When asked that why India is not able to bag more medals in Olympics, he simply replied- “Mann nahi karta isliye nahi jeet te, Jis din iraade kar lenge us din jeet jayenge”. He motivated students by his talk and advised them never to give up and display spirit of true sportsmanship.
After completion of fifth session, the conference came to an end but Hindu’ites promised to bring much bigger and better event next time !!!
But the fact can’t be denied that this conference conferred a very rare opportunity for the students to have interactive discussion with some of those great personalities that India have ever seen.
Two cheers for Hindu College !!!