The hangover is not yet over, 11th Nov has surely etched into the memories of all those who could make it and those who watched the live streaming of the same.
I found one particular batch of friends who loved each others company and was bubbling with a lot of energy.
I got them to write a small note about themselves and whew!!! they have energy, untapped energy, here is there note……..
“We are the batch of 1989 (X std) and 1991 (XII std) for quite a few who stayed on in Kendriya Vidyalaya Jalahalli -1 to complete our XII std.
Like several batches before us and after us, our batch mates have gone across the world and have done exceedingly well in several professions, which have made a difference to India and also in the world.
We have folks working in the Armed Forces, Corporate world, the social sector, fine arts, medicine, engineering ( the list is not comprehensive by any means); our batch mates have in the past and will continue to make a difference in the future.
Our batch is special in some sense, the timing of our batch graduating from school coincided with some defining moments which have changed our Nation forever. The economic crisis of 1991 which led to liberalization if our policies, the explosion of Indian IT outsourcing industry, the use of Internet by common people(albeit with a 9.6 kbps dial-up modem in those days)…. Just to name a few.
We are special because we got the best of both the worlds; the earlier India; rich with its traditions, values and everything that we cherish and hold dear along with the best of modernity, advancement and growth.
We are the batch of 1989 K.V.J No 1 Jalahalli West.”
Let me introduce you to them, from the left is Rajbala, Dr. Jyothirmayee, Premlatha, Stanley, Avaneesh Akhoury (School Captain 89), Ranjan, Vivek, Bindhu, Prabind, Alka, Anil, Preethi, Binu, and Col Neeraj Singh.
Brief intro and their advice to the youngsters have been captured here
Rajbala R, Bsc, MA, MEd, Teacher, Advice – Enjoy life as it comes …, you never know where the bend is hidden….. move on in the journey with less regrets and more memories
Dr. C S Jyothirmayee, PhD in Life Sciences, Senior Scientist @ Novozymes South Asia pvt Ltd
Advice: never say never…accept every challenge and go for it. We all have genius hidden in us…our life is to bring that out and shine in the world.
Career Guidance: Listen to your gut…it will show you the way what works for you.
Alka Snehi, M.com, Fashion Designer Advice to youngsters: Don’t follow the crowd….Stand out n shine
Bindu Prakash, MBA Finance, AVP & Business Head
Advice to youngsters : live every moment and be yourself. Be a good human being everything else will fall in place.
Vivek chandramouli, Bsc, Volunteer in NGO’s and an avid marathoner.
Be charitable and pursue your passion. And most important “be yourself” everyone is unique and special.
Avaneesh Akhoury, B.Tech, MBA, Present occupation : SVP & Head – Healthcare, AXA Business Services Ltd. Advice to youngsters : Live your life as a student to the fullest, you won’t get back these years. So, study hard and play hard! Most importantly, make good and lasting friendships, they will stand you in good stead for the rest of your life…
Col Neeraj Singh, MSc, Armed forces
Hardwork always pays, even if you may lose in the beginning, but do not lose the lesson which has been learnt during this effort.
Be honest and do good 😊. Never compare yourself with anybody. Be happy with what you have.
Here are few of their moments captured for ever………….