At 1:30pm, as VIRUS walked on to the stage of the banquet hall a select crowd of about 150 people stood up, clapped, cheered and applauded this multi talented personality. Mr. Irani began by few instances to connect with the crowd and swiftly moved on to a PowerPoint presentation through which he took the entire Young India down the memory lane into his childhood, his failures, his supports, his small joys and how he ultimately turned into a waiter, photographer, ran a food shop and finally how he could make it to theatre and then into films. His two hours talk was loaded with humour and emotions and some value learnings. Finally his session ended with a famous song titled “ my way” of Frank Sinatra which Mr.Irani sang, to a pre-recorded karaoke. The entire hall was awestruck and speechless, as the session came to an end.
All this happened on the annual day celebration of Young India, a unit of Confederation of Indian Industry. The theme of the event was “Inspiring India” and the session began at 11:00am at J.W.Marriot on 25th of February 2017. Mr. Viresh Oberoi ( Vice-President, TIE)shared his entire story of success and how he started from Tata Steel and ended up being an enterprenuer. Mr. Abhik Roy ( Owner, Andre Garcia) spoke how he converted his passion into an International brand. The success stories of these gentleman instilled a sense of pride and the “can do” feeling amongst the “Bhawanipur Chaupal” students who were accompanied by Prof. Dilip Shah on the occasion.