Actor R Madhavan visited Boston recently to address the 14th edition of the Indian Conference by Harvard Business School, which is one of the largest student-run conferences with a focus on India in the US. Madhavan, who had been specially invited for the occasion, spoke on the conference’s theme: India: 2030.
The two-day event hosted at the Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School by the graduate students of Harvard University, had a host of business leaders, entertainment professionals and other distinguished guests to talk about India’s path to global leadership.
Namrata Saraogi, a Harvard Kennedy School student and one of the organisers, says, “The audience was really looking forward to hearing Madhavan, and he did not disappoint his fans. He shared his vision for India 2030 and what Indians and students at Harvard could do to achieve this vision. He also shared stories about his life, movies and dreams which inspired everyone in the audience to work hard and conquer the world.”
Saurav Patyal, a first year MBA student at the Harvard Business School says, “Mr Madhavan’s talk focused on catalysing change at the ground level to transform India by 2030.This left the all of us at the India Conference at Harvard deeply inspired. Moreover, it resonated with Harvard Business School’s own mission to educate leaders who make a difference in the world.”
Sunandi Chopra, PhD. MIT adds, “Madhavan’s thought-provoking message to the students had a perfect balance of gravity and wit. With his eloquent speech, charming demeanour, eclectic thoughts and humble personality, he left an indelible mark on the students. His earnest vision for India 2030 where he is hopeful that all of us would cherish and be grateful to the contributions of our mothers in nurturing us, immensely resonated with me. We were honored by Madhavan’s presence and appreciative of the knowledge he shared with us.”
Truly, the actor has lived up to his reputation of being an excellent motivational speaker.