did you participate in this essay competition and what is
your feeling for having won the first prize?
A: I am
excited on hearing the news that the Jury committee headed
by an eminent person like Prof. Y S Rajan has selected my
essay for the first prize. I am greatly honoured by
this. It was the inspiration and support given by my
cousin Mr Premanand, a student of Electronic Media in Anna
University, Chennai and my English teacher Ms Kaveri
prompted me to submit my essay. I cannot forget the
encouragement given by my Principal Prof. Paranjothi and my
How much time you spent for preparing this essay and did you
refer any books?
A: I had
spent more than a week for preparing this essay.
During the preparation of the essay, I read lot of works of
Swami Vivekananda, Dr Kalam and Mahatma Gandhi. I have
reflected the inspirations I got from them in the essay.
When you talk of inspiration, whom do you consider roll
model for you in the life?
Swami Vivekananda and Dr. Kalam have inspired me for their
positive thinking and outlook. They motivate you to
think in an optimistic way. I have great admiration for
Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Theresa for their simplicity and
do you feel about the youth of today? What are the strengths
and weakness of today's youth?
youth is the future of India. Hence they have to
prepare themselves to shoulder the responsibility in
future. Unlike the elder generation, the younger
generation has got enormous potentiality, but unfortunately
they are not tapped fully. They have not understood
the potentiality. They are diffident and lack self
confidence. They need to be motivated well.
Today's youth look for jobs. More and more job
opportunities are to be created. This is possible only
if more youth come forward to become entrepreneurs.
What do you propose to do after completing your Engineering
would like to do MBA after the Engineering course. If
I am not getting suitable job, I prefer to become an entrepreneur
and create more jobs. Definitely, I am not going to
leave the country. I want to work for my Nation and to
become a good citizen of this great country.
What are your hobbies?
like reading good books. Whenever time permits, I
engage myself in painting and arts and crafts. I read
lot of magazines to have the first hand knowledge of the
happenings. I watch TV.
What is your message to the youth of this country?
optimistic and think positive. We have a lot of
potentiality within us. Try to explore and achieve
great things in life. Let us together build the