Which young celebrity is a role model for todays young Indian women?I tore the paper with disgust and hurled it right across the room. That was the sixth time in a row. Will I be able to pursue my M.B.A. dream?-I was trying to answer the question when my eyes hit upon an article.
It was about Sarath Babu, a 27 year old who did a management course at IIM-A and started his own food firm. I would have passed it on as an another story of a talented boy but the twist was that- he was from the slums of Madipakkam,Chennai. Sarath knew nothing except studies in his younger days and even poverty didnt stop him. He had no plans for his future but only to earn money and help his family. How many people we know have this determination? This became his greatest strength-not willing to give up.
The story went on stating that he had a very humble beginning, studied at Kings Matriculation school and after topping the twelfth board, joined BITS Pilani.His pitiful childhood and his mother were his greatest inspiration. His mother, Mrs.Deeparamani raised her four children by selling idlis on the pavements and helping in preparing mid-day meals at a government school. Sarath till now owes his entire success to his mother.
A straight forward and a genuine goal to provide employment and benefit the poor people. A bold mindset, confidence and gratefulness to people around is what we need to learn from him.
I collected the papers strewn all over the place. I am going to realize my dream, become an entrepreneur and do what it takes to get ther glancing at the article again I said loudly, just like Sarath>An inspiration is instilled and I am learning from him.