by BIS Correspondent
CHICHWAD-PUNE, AUGUST 27, 2014: "If there's anyone who does not wish to succeed in life, please raise your hands!" – was the first question Mr. Ravindra Waghmare asked a group of 80 students of the Don Bosco Vyawasaik Prashikshan Kendra when he began his motivational speech in the A.V. Hall at 2:45 p.m on August 22, 2014.
Mr. Waghmare, a motivational speaker from the Kishore Musale Charitable Trust who has been working in the corporate industry for 35 yearsand has been giving motivational talks to corporate houses, management students and vocational trainees for many years was the speaker for the seminar. Aptly titled, 'Progressing for Success,' the objective of his talk to the vocational trainees of Don Bosco Vyawasaik Prashikshan Kendra (DBVPK) was to motivate the youngsters to make good use of the opportunities offered by the institution and succeed in life.
He invited the students to probe themselves and find out why they were there. With the aid of slides he showed, how the choice of course picked at Don Bosco's, the students have made a fundamental choice in changing their lifestyle. From probably playing cricket on the streets or crowding around street corners and wiling away precious time, they have now chosen to spend time learning skills which would soon become their means to earn a living. He also convinced them that by learning a trade they would also gain knowledge, skill, a right attitude, valuable experience and something that would make them different.
Comparing attitude to a magnet, he drew on the fact, that a right attitude attracts positive things in life. He expected each student to have a passion to learn more, eagerness to enhance value in self, gain more knowledge and be a self-starter. Drawing a parallel with a scooter he got most of the students in the audience to believe that success could only be achieved if they themselves developed a drive to push forward. Asking them to be competent he ended his talk listing down qualities one needed to develop in life. During the student feedback, the efficaciousness of his talk was affirmed when, from the many who came upfront and proclaimed their resolution, a student of tribal origin confessed it was the first time she was speaking in public, drawing a loud applause from all.