Chennai, September 12, 2012: Aircel, one of India’s leading telecom players, today, organized Aircel – ‘The Power of Inspiration’ lecture series in Chennai aimed to stimulate the young minds towards idealism and community participation. The lecture series, organized in partnership with Tehelka, one of India’s foremost news magazines, was held at TP Ganeshan Auditorium, SRM University, Chennai. Renowned Indian classical singer Shubha Mudgal, along with famous activist and filmmaker, Stalin K, were the guest speakers and addressed over 400 students of the university. A book titled Aircel – ‘The Power of Inspiration’, comprising 25 inspiring stories of people who have brought a positive change in the society, was also launched on the occasion. The lecture series is planned across 25 weeks targeting educational institutions in 25 cities of the country.
Aircel ‘The Power of Inspiration’ initiative is designed to motivate the young brigade of India to help them identify, evaluate, and obtain understanding of the Indian political and moral framework. The series is conceptualized on the strong belief that change is sparked when we listen, learn, question, think, interpret, share and act. Activists from across the country will address the youth and initiate discussion on live subjects which impact their intellectual & social lives.
Mr. I V J Pradeep – Regional Business Head, Chennai & ROTN, Aircel Limited said, “With the country grappling with so many socio economic issues, the future of the nation depends on the youth who must step forward and take the responsibility of bringing about a positive change. Through Aircel ‘The Power of Inspiration’ we hope to inspire and empower the youth of this country to take up this significant challenge.”
“We are extremely happy to collaborate with Tehelka in this unique and meaningful initiative. The initiative reiterates Aircel’s commitment towards building a nation of character and strength. We are confident that this series will bring about a positive change”, he added.
The event witnessed active participation from students, faculty and staff at the SRM University who were seen actively engaging with the speakers.