Inspiria was indeed humbled with the gracious presence of Colonel Vembu Shankar, a serving Indian army officer and an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and the Indian Military Academy. Mr. Shankar’s brief interaction with the students of Inspiria was indeed inspiring and motivating for all present. He shared his real life battle field experiences and the courage displayed while fighting militants in the jungles of Jammu and Kashmir in 1998 for which he was awarded the Saurya Chakra by the President of India for displaying conspicuous bravery.
He laid down the significance of time management, discipline and concentration to achieve success in life. He stressed on the importance of a never give-up attitude which can ensure tremendous success.
A linguist he can speak five different languages. An avid quizzer and quizmaster, he was the participant in the prestigious quiz show “ BBC mastermind India” and been an expert in the popular TV Show Kaun Banega Crorepati. Collecting autographs of famous eminent personalities for over 25 years is his passion..