Padmashree V. V. S. Laxman
Former Indian cricketer
The students of Kristu Jayanti College had the privilege to interact with Padmashree V. V. S. Laxman, a former Indian cricketer. Vichaarmanthan - is a platform provided by Kristu Jayanti College for the students to interact with leading global and national visionaries. This 13th edition of Vichaarmanthan enlightened the students on how choosing your passion can bring about a change in the society.
Rev.Fr Jose P .J. Principal & Head, Social Work Department; Rev.Fr. Augustine, Head Dept of Computer Science; Prof. Aloysius Edward , Head, PGDM program; Prof. Mohammed Umair and Brother Sajan, Principal, All Saints High School, Hyderabad were also present.
V. V. S. Laxman conducted an interactive session with the students, giving them an opportunity to question him and receive valuable life lessons.
His bold decision to choose cricket over medicine as his career inspired a lot of students. He said that his goal was to become a cardiologist, but his dream was to become a cricketer and represent India. His journey was not smooth, but of ups and downs, but his passion for cricket is what got him going. It is important to realize your dreams, said Mr. Laxman.
"Don't look at what people give you, see what can you give them", said Laxman, a man of practice and not theory. Communication, Teamwork and the ability to handle defeat are the key elements that will help you become successful. As the questions progressed, Laxman shared his opinion on the current Indian team and the undying spirit of M. S. Dhoni. He spoke about the pressure he went through when he scored 281 against Australia that helped India win the test match.
When asked about the future of Indian cricket in test, one day and T20, he said, "T20 gives both sport and entertainment which is much liked by the present generation whereas ODI's is facing a pressure while test will always remain as it challenges a cricketer's stability, credibility and endurance".
"I plan to open a school and a cricket academy because I believe education and sports must go hand in hand", said Laxman when asked about his future prospects.
Mr. Laxman concluded by encouraging the students to become leaders in their respective field and bring a change to this nation