CHENNAI: A bevy of inspiring speakers were brought together to enlighten young minds at the day-long
SYCON 2017, the Youth Conference of SSN College of Engineering that was held at the Justice Pratap Singh Auditorium on campus on Tuesday.
An initiative of Lakshya, the entrepreneurship development cell of SSN College of Engineering, the conference was organised to inspire youth by getting esteemed speakers from different fields to talk about their success stories, challenges they faced in life and how they overcame them.
The inaugural session had the Bharatanatyam dancer Padma Subrahmanyam, IPS officer Sylendra Babu and Chandru Kalro, MD, TTK Prestige, speaking of their respective fields and the values they gained from them — including their affinity to family and leadership lessons.
The second session had Lakshmanan Krish, entrepreneur coach, start-up advisor and avid travel enthusiast, talk about the importance of pushing boundaries, which he learnt from a 17,000 km journey he took to touch four corners of India by road.
“The important values to have happiness in your life are the 3CP — confidence, courage, common sense and patience. If you learn to be more tolerant, it will make you unstoppable,” he said.
Also speaking was G Annadurai, prominently known as ‘Auto’ Annadurai, who gave a quick-fire and an entertaining talk on how he moulded his entire enterprise, giving the best experience to his customers — even going ‘digital’ with PoS machines more than two years ago for the benefit of his customers.
Malathy K Holla, noted para athlete, also gave a moving speech of her struggle to overcomie her disability. “I was struck by polio when I was just 4. But yet, after 33 surgeries and so many years, here I am before you, as the queen of my chariot,” she said, drawing much applause. She advised youngsters to grab opportunities as they came.
“We have to change the way we see the world and forget about our insecurities and inferiorities. After all, strength doesn’t come from physical capacity, it comes from an indomitable will.”
The speakers for the third session included the band Kurangan, Kirthi Jayakumar from the Red Elephant Foundation and Shravan Krishnan from Hotel for Dogs.