Lead Leadership Program 23.06.2014 to 02.07.2014
We met Mr. Adam (CEO of KSV). Adam’s journey at KSV is exceptional. He has been with KSV since the past 10 years and visits his family in England every year.
As students of LEAD, we thought of helping the school. During the monsoons, pathways become muddy, so
we decided to make a pathway with stones which would make it easier for them to walk and also prevent soil erosion. The feeling was much more than just happiness. It was a time for a display of talent by the students at KSV. They performed classical dance, classical music using various musical instruments. It was time for us to say goodbye to the students of KSV. With a heavy heart, we left KSV at 5 pm.
An interesting session came our way on the key factors of our life. The three factors are Direction, Alignment and Commitment. Direction would describe the path one would follow to succeed. Alignment would define the way in which the target would be accomplished and commitment would label the dedication an individual has to make in order to complete that objective. Any imbalance between these three elements would make your path to success more difficult.
At 5 pm, Mr. Rajan Patel shared his journey of becoming an entrepreneur. At Stanford University, he got the opportunity to make an incubator for babies which does not use electricity and is much cheaperand could be kept with the mother. His innovation along with his team proved that there is a solution to every problem as Deshpande foundations tag line says “Problem starts with they, Solution starts with I”.
An hour of workout was followed by an extremely exciting game, ‘Zip-Zap-Zoom’. A lot of concentration and alertness was required to win this game. After breakfast, Mr. Adithya (Founder of Innovations 101) had a very interactive session on Entrepreneurship and the prerequisites required to start – up.
Post lunch, Students were given an opportunity to introduce their friends with certain questions after which we were divided into 4 groups and asked to prepare a skit within 15 minutes. Students displayed their talent in drama and highlighted many social issues prominent in today’s world. After dinner, Ms. Aasha (Entrepreneur), delivered a talk to the students about her journey and the need for more entrepreneurs.
Our next visit was to Agastya Foundation. We all had some idea about the objectives of this organization. The best part about Agastya foundation is their mobile labs. They have over 60 mobile labs that go to different villages with different models and spread the wonders of science. Each mobile lab visits a school thrice in a year. Agastya Foundation is well established in more than 5 states and teaches almost 5, 00,000 students each year.
Active leaders shared their testimonies of LEAD journey– Mr. Aarya Y.S, (Student- Menchanical Engineer, 2nd year) shared the experience about the project and the feeling that he had after the project was completed. It was indeed a nice time to know about the young man as he has contributed something more than the expectation. We had lot of question to him for which he patiently answered for each one of them.Most of us fear to face the public and speak to the crowd. Mr. Sai Pakash (Lead student) conducted a session and gave a clear picture about Public speaking and how one has to present themselves before the crowd.
Post lunch, Ms. Deepashree Ram Mohan (LEAD-Program Manager) conducted a session on creativity, She explained about what is creativity? How it helps in our learning and our life. With many examples she quoted to what extent a man can think on creativity. She than assigned the task of creating things through modules, painting, best out of waste, Bags etc. At the end of the day students made best out of waste and created models in a creative way at the graduation day.