Prof. Chetan Srivastava, Director, Office for International Affairs, University of Hyderabad (UoH), was invited as an Invited Speaker, by the “Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL)”, Hyderabad, Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Defence, Government of India, a manufacturing base for guided missile systems (AKASH) and allied equipment for the Indian Armed Forces to give a “MOTIVATIONAL TALK”  on the occasion of  “International Day of Persons with Disabilities” , celebrations at  Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) on  6th December, 2023.

Prof. Chetan Srivastava gave a motivational address on ” I am “THE ABLE – NOT DISABLE….”  from the perspective of The Physically Challenged persons.   Differently Abled employees across the BDL participated in this Programme.

Prof. Chetan Srivastava, said that he was fortunate to be chosen for this noble cause of motivating the differently abled employees, who are serving Bharat Mata.

In his talk Prof. Chetan Srivastava, spoke on how one should never feel that one is challenged physically, as its the supreme nature, which gives them another strength or skill, which will actually help the persons challenged physically to lead an independent life, contributing to the society at large. If one has the will power and strong determination, nothing can prevent them from surging ahead in life.

He spoke on how one can be looking at life with a different perspective, so that persons with physical disabilities will live a happy and fulfilling life.

As a part of his talk, Prof. Chetan, shared stories about some of the inspiring personalities, who have faced the challenges in life and gave a tough fight and emerged victorious without hindrance of any sort because of their physical disability. These persons with strong will and determination touched pinnacles of success and made a positive difference not only in their lives and also became inspiration for others to emulate and march ahead.

Prof. Chetan, then encouraged the participants to discover their inner potential and move in the right direction to harness their potential and lead a normal life, inspite of their disabilities. He also spoke on how the society should come forward in a big way to hand hold and support these persons with disabilities to harness their true and fullest potential.

After his well-received motivational talk, Prof. Chetan Srivastava was felicitated by the organisers.