“Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice and is never the result of selfishness.” – Napoleon Hill
The 24-year old Odia Scholar Sesha Kisan, won everyone’s heart with his wise words during his visit to SAI International School on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.
Speaking to the students on the occasion of Teacher’s Day, Shri Sesha shared his four rules for success. Choose your goal and fix it; Reach your goal with a single focus; Don’t give excuses; Don’t let the fire in you die. He advised the students to chase their goal with a diehard will power, changing approaches if and when required but not the goal and never to get distracted with the various diversion on the way.
Narrating his own tale of success, Sesha reminisces the time he appeared for the first entrance of his life. With only a small finger sized pencil, torn clothes, an empty stomach and a die-hard hunger to win, Sesha Kisan gave the exam at the age of 11 to get admitted into Navodaya Vidyalaya at Goshala, Sambalpur. He bagged the top position and since then there was no looking back. One after the other he overcome the various obstacles in his life to pursue the dreams seen by his late father.
A small video tracing his inspirational journey towards success was also showcased on the occasion. The arduous journey traversed by the young man is worth appreciating. From a tiny school in a nondescript village of Balasingha in Sambalpur to the prestigious National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) and finally to the globally acclaimed University of Göttingen as a Research Associate, has proved that the path to success lies in one’s own hand. He was greeted with a standing ovation by the students, teachers and staff of the school.
Dr. Bijoy K Sahoo felicitated Shri Sesha for his success and said that “Every possible moment of Sesha’s life was full of obstacles, but each of them instead of dispiriting him made him more determined and stronger”.
Sesha looks forward to accumulating as much knowledge as possible at the foreign University before coming back to India and work for the welfare of the people. He said, “I am an orphan with no family, so now I must concentrate on intensive research work without getting worried to earn my living’. He added that he would lend help to those students who sincerely wants to pursue their academic career. He also envisions making his village a Smart Village and ensure that each child of Balasingha gets educated.