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A Journey to Remember

Farish, a BTech graduate from Kuttiyadi, Kozhikode is one of the 450 students selected from across the country to join the Jagriti Yatra 2013

Published: 25th December 2013 10:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th December 2013 10:16 AM   |  A+A-

Farish

Farish C V has embarked on a journey that is bound to change his life forever. This BTech graduate from Kuttiyadi is one of the 450 students selected from across the country to join the Jagriti Yatra 2013.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I am really looking forward to it,” says an  excited Farish.

The Jagriti Yatra 2013 is being organised by a non-profitable organisation called Jagriti Sewa Sansthan. This programme is also part of the Google Entrepreneurs initiative.

Farish graduated this year from KMCT College of Engineering, Kozhikode. He filled the application for the Jagriti Yatra two months ago and since then there has been no looking back for this young achiever. “I was selected through a three-step process. We had to fill an application that pretty much summed up our attitude and aptitude. A panel of 20 experts will go through our applications and select us.” Besides this, he is one of the few whom the organisation has agreed to sponsor for the entire journey.

The train journey was flagged off from Mumbai on December 24. The team plans to halt at 13 destinations, including Hubli, Bangalore, Madurai, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Deoria, Delhi, Tilonia and Ahmedabad.

“In this journey we will get to meet our role models, entrepreneurs who can guide us in our field. My selected field is Communication and Technology. The journey is basically an interactive session,” explains Farish.

Through this journey these young entrepreneurs will be exposed to individuals and institutions that develop unique solutions that will be instrumental in the developmental changes in the country.

Farish, who is currently serving as the organiser of Google Developers Group, Kozhikode chapter, speaks of the encouragement he received from his former institution and from his family, and says, “The encouragement I received both at the academics and home front was tremendous. I have had a wonderful student life there.”

On asking who his role model is, Farish did not have to think twice, “I had to answer this same question during the aptitude test to get selected for the journey. My role model is my father, for a number of reasons. He is currently working abroad. I have always followed in his footsteps and all my achievements are a result of that.”



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