“Those are remembered the most, who have the purpose in life, and a story to tell”
In the first lecture series, Mr. Tanmaya advised the students to go against the flow of the commons and create a story. The third lecture of the Lecture Series organised by Institute of Management, Nirma University on 13th July, 2018 started on a similar note. This time, in a first, IMNU hosted Mr. Manish Advani, Head of Change management and Marketing at Mahindra- Special Services Group. He has also been a TedX speaker for six times.
He started the session with an interesting question: “How to become a millionaire?” Wherein, he busted the general myth of relationship of millionaire and money by saying that “Being a millionaire is having a reach among the masses, and for that the money will be a by-product”. Going deeper into the subject, he illustrated the personalities existing amongst us through many movie titles like 3 Idiots, Manjhi, Chak de India, etc. He then came to the core of his subject where he focused on story telling.
He enlightened the students with the fact that all of us had stopped being a story teller after standard 5! In fact, one needs to be a story teller throughout his life. He started with the stories of Mr. Jamshedji Tata, Oprah Winfrey, etc. and showed students how these stories can be used to derive the meaning of life and set our goals. Stories makes it easier for a person to remember something that is difficult to remember normally. The importance of stories in life is so significant that most of the daily things which we do are memorized by us in some or the other forms of a story.
He then described a tragic accident of his life which he also narrated to the traffic authorities in US which was later used as an awareness against slippery roads or Hydroplanes. And then came the most interesting part of the session wherein Mr. Advani himself went to the students to listen to their stories. The incidences in students’ life and the stories associated with it gave the session a new dimension of interactivity.
The session ended with stories of students and Mr. Advani advising the students through the thought that “Those are remembered the most, who have a purpose in life, and a story to tell”.
This article is contributed by Rohit Bhat-
Picture Courtesy: Pratikriti- The Photography Club