Christian College of Engineering and Technology (CCET), Bhilai has led the light of knowledge and illuminated the path of success for young technocrats since 1998. CCET has been a center for advanced learning in the field of science and technology with an emphasis on overall personal growth. For stimulating and inspiring young minds to better adapt to the demands and challenges of everyday life, a motivational lecture on Life Skill was organized at CCET campus on 18 February, 2016. The former Captain of Indian National team, Mr Krishnamachari Srikkanth was the special guest and speaker of this program.

The function was presided by the Executive Vice Chairman of CCET, Fr Jose K Varghese in the presence of eminent personality Mr. K Srikkanth together with the Principal of CCET, Dr. Dipali Soren, Education Officer of MGM Group of Institutions, Fr Joshi Varghese, the Bursar, Fr Aju K Varghese, Vice President of Encyclopedia Britannica, Mr. Ved Prakash, HODs of various departments, faculty members and students. On this occasion the legendary batsman, motivational speaker and proficient writer, Mr K Srikkanth unveiled a series of books named “Steps of Life: Value education & Life Skills” to impart age appropriate value education and understanding of life skill for school students.

In his Presidential address, Fr Jose K Varghese welcomed Mr Krishnamachari Srikkanth and expressed his gratitude for the presence of former Captain of Indian team despite hardship and short schedule. He appreciated the first visit of Mr K Srikkanth to the Steel City Bhilai, in spite of his busy schedule. He asked the gathering to diligently absorb and incorporate the words of the former chairman of selection committee of BCCI, as it is the fruit of his accumulated life experience. Mr Krishnamachari Srikkanth motivated and encouraged the young and budding engineers of CCET by ingeniously integrating his life experience and expertise as a cricketer, Chairman of selection committee and an electrical engineer into an awe inspiring speech. He emphasized the role of positive energy, attitude, innovation, discipline, adaptability and self-belief in achieving ones dreams. He urged the younger generation to curtail their ego and to setup goals that are on par with greatest achievers of our time. He said that to go beyond ones aspirations and succeed in present competition, one must be willing to observe and learn from others. He advised the new generation to accept criticism and restrain the fear of failure, without which any invention and innovation is impossible. He shared the life experiences of sports persons and imminent personalities like Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli, Sania Mirza and Steve Jobs to stimulate the hidden potential within a student.

The Vote of Thanks was proposed by the Principal of CCET, Dr Dipali Soren. She expressed heartfelt gratitude on behalf of CCET family for an exceedingly fruitful session by Mr K Srikkanth. She said that such words of wisdom by him had empowered the students and faculties alike to tide over the challenges posed by life. Mrs Dhanya Vineesh, Assistant Professor, ET&T Dept. was the anchor of this event.