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His is an inspirational story

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Making a point:Siddharth Jayakumar speaking at a management festival in Hubli on Saturday.— photo: Kiran Bakale
Making a point:Siddharth Jayakumar speaking at a management festival in Hubli on Saturday.— photo: Kiran Bakale

For a person who was affected by cerebral palsy just three days after his birth and sent to a school for special children at the age of 9, going to a normal school and college and, subsequently, occupying the post of Associate Manager in a bank seems almost impossible.

Management students from various business schools across the country, who had congregated in Hubli for the national-level management festival ‘Aavishkar 2013’, got to hear such an inspirational story on Saturday.

Siddharth Jayakumar, Associate Manager, IndusInd Bank, shared his life secrets with management students. Mr. Jayakumar was affected by cerebral palsy when he was just three days old. But he battled against all odds, moved from a special school to normal school and college and completed MA in Economics. Despite scoring good marks in academics, he was unsuccessful in several interviews. However, he did not lose hope and his perseverance finally got him a job.

Mr. Jayakumar gave some valuable insights to students.

During the hour-long session, he asked several questions to students. Emphasising the need to understand and explore oneself, Mr. Jayakumar elaborated some basic aspects that students must keep in mind.

It was no surprise when he received a standing ovation at the end of the session.

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