Dear young friends,
At the outset, I would like to congratulate the Winners, Runners and all participants of all co-curricular, extracurricular events - you made us proud. I also congratulate all members of student's forum and the faculty incharge of various committees for the outstanding programmes that were arranged by them throughout the year. Success is one of the most sought things for everybody. A successful person is looked as role model by many and may be envious to many more. People say see how lucky, He is, Had I been equally lucky, I would have been equally successful. But is this always true? God grace which is the other name for luck is definitely most important but what about hard work, dedication etc. In his book on "The story of success" Author Malcolm Bradwell has logically analyzed the various parameters of success, I feel I should share these parameters for benefit of all of us. The time of birth, place of birth, family etc. are important parameters which shape the personality of an individual. But these parameters are not in control of any individual we cannot choose when to be born, where to be born, and to whom we should be born. So, even if these parameters affect success, we cannot control them. So, let us concentrate on those parameters which are in our hands. The first parameter is time spent on the activity in which you desire success. The person may be very gifted but if does not spend time on the activity he may not be able achieve anything. A person may have high IQ, so he can grasp things very fast but if he does not put required time and effort he may not achieve success. On contrary a person with average intelligence & hard work can be a grater achiever. The golden rule is '10,000' hours, which is logical analyzed figure. If you put 10,000 hours, in any activity, you are sure to achieve success. The 10000 rule was instrumental in success of Great Personalities like Bill Gates, Bill Joy etc. So my dear young adults, put in 10,000 hours into any productive activity which you like, you will surely succeed.
The next equally important parameter is practical intelligence. Practically intelligent person knows where to speak, when to speak and what to speak. He sees the result of his communication and then speaks. Suppose a student goes to a faculty with his answer paper and says - "Sir you have given me less marks for this answer and given more marks to my friend". What will be the reaction from faculty? Suppose the same student says - "Sir, please tell me what more should be written for this answer so that I can score full marks". What shall be the reaction in the second case. Practical intelligence helps in guiding through difficult situations.
There is a Chinese saying "A person who wakes up before dawn will always have wealth for this family". Many times wealth is related to maths. A person who relates well to maths is thinking logically. This logical way of thinking helps in distinguishing various situations in life. I know you all love maths - we all are Engineers so maths is on our fingertips so we satisfy this parameter which is important for success. A Chinese farmer who wakes before dawn, cultivates his land with sheer hard work, calculates the amount of grain for a plot of fertile land is sure to have a wealthy family. A student who wakes up before dawn exercise, studies maths & other subjects is sure to get highest marks and knowledge.
I wish all students of our institute a grand success in their life and pray to god. – "God! Give us strength to overcome temptations, difficulties and doubts in order to do your will rather than to do our will" – H. H. Radhanath Swami, The Journey Home.