As a part of Ranbhoomi- The Annual Sports Fest of IIM Indore which was held at the Institute from February 5-7, 2016; a motivational talk was organized on February 20, 2016 marking the presence of First Formula One Motor Racing Driver from India- Narain Karthikeyan. The talk was organized by the Institute in association with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, which gave the participants of Baja, an All Terrain Vehicle Racing Challenge to interact with Mr. Karthikeyan. Baja the ATV racing challenge held in Indore was open to participants from all engineering colleges across India. A few selected participants got to interact with the ‘Racing Icon’ Mr. Karthikeyan.
Sharing his passion for car racing, Mr. Karthikeyan mentioned that he loved racing since he was eight. ‘One should always pursue his/her dream. I am happy that I am doing what I dreamt and I made my passion my profession’, he noted. He encouraged the students mentioning that focus and concentration are equally important as your passion. ‘When I decided to become a racer, there were no training academies, nor could any person teach me the same efficiently. However, I stayed focused and kept working hard till I achieved my dream’, he said.
The talk gave a chance to the participants to speak to their idol, who answered all their questions enthusiastically in front of a jam packed auditorium at IIM Indore.