Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Letter to Student Series : Volume 3 Issue 10


My Dear Student Friends,
Greetings!

This is Dr. Ravi Saripalle, Founder, Inspire to Innovate (i2i) Storytelling Movement. Welcome to “Letter to Student Series- Volume 3 and Issue 10. Hope you enjoyed reading my previous letter They are available at http://i2itm.blogspot.in/ and Video Message series is available at https://www.youtube.com/user/Indianrichtalent. The goal of these letters and video messages are to inspire, educate, engage, entertain and empower the students and make them Future Ready.

Padma Awardee Story Series-Episode 4- V.Nanammal, 99 Years Old India's oldest Yoga teacher TamilnaduIndia. : The 99-year old Yoga teacher, trained over one million students in 45 years. Yoga keeps our body, mind and soul connected, healthy and peaceful. Are you ready for Yoga? Are you doing any physical exercise? We all need to be inspired by Nanammal. Request you to listen to her amazing life story at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGe7YMv7A9E and get inspired!

Do You Agree for "Time Bank" Concept, or more specifically "Service Bank" Concept in India? Would You like to Promote this idea?: Time bank is a reciprocity-based work trading system in which hours become the currency. You have certain skill and you render some service to particular community and bank those hours. In response, you will get another service (skill) for the same equal hours which you banked without paid or being paid! What a wonderful concept designed by Prof Edgar Cahn, an American professor of Law in 1980. Today it is the need of hour, especially to the aged people. During their young age, they can do some service, account those hours in a bank and in return, they will receive equivalent service (hours) when they really need it (during sick, old age etc). We need to design this program effectively with the help of Government. This concept promotes social justice, equality, harmony and peace in the society. Hope you all agree with me. Looking forward to see some of you start this Service Bank in your respective communities/ /locations. To more about Time bank, please do visit https://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/time-bank.

IIT Roorkee is developing drones to make Train Journey Safe: IIT Roorkee developed unmanned aerial vehicles to monitor rail tracks. They are getting replaced with erstwhile trolleys pulled by workers. This process helps in during extreme weather and while working in remote places. IIT Roorkee is developing artificial intelligence based software which analyses these drone images and takes appropriate decisions. It saves crores of rupees. Thank you IIT Rookee for developing such a great innovation and helping Indian Railways ! To read more, visit:
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Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, 12 Years Old,   second youngest person ever from Chennai to become a Chess Grandmaster: There is another record to this Child Chess Prodigy! Infact at the age of 10 years, 10 months and 19 days, Rameshbabu had become an International Master—the youngest in history. He had already achieved his first GM norm in the World Juniors 2017. Thank you Better India for publishing this inspiring news. To read more, please visit https://www.thebetterindia.com/147245/chennai-praggnanandhaa-chess-news/

Maharashtra makes it Compulsory to Use Plastic Waste to Lay Roads           : This is the need of hour as plastic waste is becoming big menace to the environment. Government is making all steps to use plastic waste for the construction and repair of bituminous/ asphalt roads. Infact it has been proved that plastic-asphalt tar gives more longevity, better water-resistance and less maintenance when compared to conventional materials. India produces about  25,940 tonnes of plastic waste every day. Fifty per cent of plastic waste is single-use. Generally 1 tonne plastic is used per kilometre. If we can improvise this technology, all roads can be built using plastic-asphalt combination. Though it is currently little costlier than conventional roads, but still it gives lot of advantages.     To read more, please visit https://www.thebetterindia.com/147071/maharashtra-compulsory-plastic-waste-road-construction-pwd/https://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/delhi-is-the-largest-contributor-to-india-s-25-940-tonnes-of-plastic-waste-every-day-and-govt-is-just-sitting-idle-340186.html

Sanivation, a social enterprise is transforming human waste into a clean, affordable fuel in Kenya: Andrew Foote, Founder of Sanivation, transforming fuel industry in Kenya. This company collects human waste from all householders and processes it using a solar thermal technology. They have pending patent for this. After that they convert it to charcoal-like briquettes which can be used in cooking and domestic heating. The interesting environmental innovation in this case is, these briquettes contain lower-carbon and becomes long-lasting alternative to charcoal. They produce 1/3 of the carbon emissions of conventional briquettes. Interesting alternative right? This company produced more than 70,000 tonnes of briquettes which approximately saving more than 6,000 trees. It is also potentially averting diarrhoea. Kenya's charcoal market is worth of $1.4bn. Foote is tapping this market. Thank you Foote for establishing transformative energy enterprise. Thank you Positive News for publishing this inspiring enterprise's story. To Read more, https://www.positive.news/2018/economics/social-enterprise/31394/bricking-it-turning-human-waste-into-clean-fuel/ https://www.positive.news/2018/economics/social-enterprise/31394/bricking-it-turning-human-waste-into-clean-fuel/

IIT Roorkee students develop inflatable helmet like airbag:  It is an interesting innovation again by IIT Rookee students! This helmet can open up in less than 100 milliseconds of impact! Marvelous product right? This has been developed by 3 BTech students. It is made of Kevlar, a synthetic fibre generally used to make bullet-proof jackets. They are cheap compared to international helmets (Rs2000-3,000 compared to overseas that cost between $300-600). The traditional helmets safeguard only skull fractures but this can also protect from internal brain bleeding. It can absorb peak crash acceleration (kinetic energy absorbed and slowly releases it) upto 4 times. Great Job Team. Wish you all the best. Thank you HT for publishing such an inspiring innovation. To Read more, please visit https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/iit-roorkee-students-develop-inflatable-helmet/story-mZpNONfpZ3vWxjeY5Ee4TL.html

High School Students developed an App to detect Plant Diseases: Shada Mehdi and Nile Ravanell, high school students, developed an app which can detect plant diseases. This app is called as PlantMD. They used open-source machine learning library for data programming - TensalFlow. They received dataset from PlantVillage, Pennstate University. They studied thousands of cassava plant images and developed a model. Good job team. Thank you techcircle for publishing such an insightful article. To Read more, please visit https://techcircle.vccircle.com/2018/06/25/this-app-uses-google-s-machine-learning-platform-to-detect-plant-diseases

Dear Students, Hope you completed Future readiness assessment. This is to help you to plan your life better and make you relevant in the context of 4th Industrial revolution. Please take this assessment every month without fail. It acts like reminder to 5 important activities- Inspire yourself through positive stories, get mentored from your role model, develop your natural intelligence, manage academics and do physical activity. Request you to answer the following five questions and calculate your Future Readiness.
1. I read / hear stories of amazing people           
 (A) weekly once (10 marks)           (B) monthly once (5 marks)           
(C) Irregular reading (2 marks)       (D)Not Interested (0 marks)
2. I write letter / mail to my mentor (other than parents) for guidance (professional / personal)
(A) every 6 months (10 marks)      (B) yearly once (5 marks)               
(C) Irregular writing (2 marks)       (D)Not Interested (0 marks)

3. I practice my passion or natural intelligence (to know your intelligence https://goo.gl/vgyD54) 
(A) weekly 4 hours (10 marks)       (B) weekly 2 hours (5 marks)        
(C) Irregular practice (2 marks)      (D)Not Interested (0 marks)

4. I manage my academics with consistent percentage or grade 
(A) A Grade and above  (10 marks)            (B) B Grade and above  (5 marks) (C) C Grade or below (2 marks)                  (D)Consistent Failure (0 marks)

5.I do physical activity and maintain good health  
(A) weekly 4 hours (10 marks)       (B) weekly 2 hours (5 marks)        
(C) Irregular practice (2 marks)      (D)Not Interested (0 marks)




Check Your Score and Title


I wish you should be either Performer (your score should be between 40-50) or Challenger (your score should be between 25-40). You should not give any scope to be  Lounger (relaxed) with 10-25 score or Laggard (slower than desired) with score less than 10.

My Dear Friends, Appreciate your valuable time. See you in my next letter. Thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity. You can also reach to me at sdindia2020@gmail.com. I am happy to respond to your letter.
With Best Wishes,
Dr. Ravi Saripalle

About Author:    Dr. Ravi Saripalle is Founder of Inspire to Innovate (i2i) Storytelling Movement and Director, Center for Innovation, GVP College of Engineering (A), Vizag, AP, India. As part of Inspire to Innovate (i2i) Storytelling Movement, Dr.Ravi is trying to instill inspiration through spreading positive stories of amazing people in the form of short stories, embedding them in the form of letters (epistolary form) and sending them to thousands of schools, colleges, universities districts administration across India. Also conducting Storytelling Workshops in select institutions. Providing customized mentoring to inspired students. Dr. Ravi is having 18 years of experience in Industry, Consultancy, Training, Mentoring and Research. Prior to this current mission, Ravi worked with Wipro Technologies for more than a decade.  Ravi can be reached at sdindia2020@gmail,com or http://i2itm.blogspot.in/ or https://www.facebook.com/RaviSaripalle

Previous letters are available at http://i2itm.blogspot.in/    
Videos https://www.youtube.com/user/Indianrichtalent

Disclaimer: The goal of this i2iSM letter series campaign is to inspire students / youth through storytelling and develop innovative leaders to build strong nation. In this process, I have taken several data points from various websites, NEWS articles, books, videos etc. I sincerely thank all the editors for providing such an insightful stories and information. To the best of my knowledge, I tried to acknowledge all the sources. I sincerely apologize for any omissions, grammatical mistakes and hurting any reader’s sentiments. I request all the readers to understand the spirit behind this effort. This effort doesn’t involve any commercials. Letter series is for free distribution.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Letter to Student Series : Volume 3 Issue 9

My Dear Student Friends,
Greetings!

This is Dr. Ravi Saripalle, Founder, Inspire to Innovate (i2i) Storytelling Movement. Welcome to “Letter to Student Series- Volume 3 and Issue 9. Hope you enjoyed reading my previous letter They are available at http://i2itm.blogspot.in/ and Video Message series is available at https://www.youtube.com/user/Indianrichtalent. The goal of these letters and video messages are to inspire, educate, engage, entertain and empower the students and make them Future Ready.

Hope you are having great vacation. I sincerely request all of you to utilize this vacation for a good purpose. Be it internship, Be it music, Be it painting and drawing, Be it Art, Be it prototyping, put best possible efforts. Prove your natural intelligence. Bring best in you.

Padma Awardee Story Series-Episode 2- Dr Abhay Bang and Dr Rani Bang, Revolutionizing healthcare in Gadchiroli district of MaharashtraIndia. : Dr Abhay and Dr Rani are Indian social Scientists and researchers who are working towards healthcare for poor. They have designed and monitored a program called "Home based Neonatal Care" which has substantially reduced the infant mortality rate.  Request you to listen to their developmental story at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBQcbsK1F4Y and get inspired!

Padma Awardee Story Series-Episode 3- Arvind Gupta, who is making Science Learning Fun, Meaningful and Thoughtful : Aravind Gupta, an Indian Toymaker, An alumnus of IIT Kanpur, redefined the science teaching method. He developed many low-cost and high utility toys and educational experiments using thrash and locally available material. His TED Talk is one of the best TED Talks (https://www.ted.com/talks/arvind_gupta_turning_trash_into_toys_for_learning).  Request you to listen to his inspiring story at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWIhqhu0WII and get inspired!

An IIT student used his engineering skills to save a diabetic’s life during mid-flight!- Kartikeya Mangalam, student of electrical engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, was coming back from Geneva to Delhi. There was a medical emergency during the flight. There was a patient with Type 1 diabetes who forgot insulin pump at security counter. His sugar levels reached peak. There was high necessity to pump in the insulin. Though he was carrying insulin cartridges but he didn't have the device to inject them. Though the fellow doctor passenger was carrying insulin pen but it was not fitting the patient cartridge. The plane was planning for emergency landing. But Kartikeya used his engineering skills and provided a temporary fix. Using airplane WiFi, he found the engineering drawing of the pen and found "doctor's insulin pen was missing a spring". He collected ballpoint pens from fellow passengers and identified the right spring. He reassembled the pen and gave it to the doctor for injection. In 15 minutes time, patient came to normal. Kartikeya writes, even engineers can save life! Thank you Kartikeya for your amazing engineering aptitude! Thank you NDTV for publishing this inspiring incident. It will influence many engineering students who are studying engineering using theoretical methods. To read more, please visit  https://www.ndtv.com/offbeat/iit-kanpur-student-says-engineering-skills-helped-save-mans-life-on-flight-1850393

Anu Kumari, mother of a four year old, Sonipat district, Haryana, got the second rank in UPSC 2018: There is no substitute to hard work. There is no constraint for determination. Anu Kumari, mother of 4 years, got second rank in UPSC this year. She fulfilled domestic needs, at the same time, she did good preparation for civil services examination. She did her bachelor's in Physics from Delhi University, MBA from IMT Nagpur. Surprisingly, Anu Kumari did not take any coaching but secured good result. Best wishes to her for many more successes. Today she is a role model for many girl aspirants who got into similar situation. Thank you ET for publishing inspiring stories.      
To read more, please visit  
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/here-are-five-success-stories-of-upsc-toppers-that-can-inspire-you-as-well/articleshow/63954505.cms

Poo to Power, Aditya Agarwal  and Amit Agarwal are making it a Reality: Cow produces green gold in the form of dung and produces white gold in the form of milk. According to Govt., India has ~30 crores cattle population, which produce around 30 lakhs tons of cattle dung, which can produce bio-gas and manure. Aditya Agarwal  and Amit Agarwal without anybody's support, started cattle dung-based power plant which produces close to two megawatts of power daily. In 2018-19, Govt. of India is also planning to setup 700+ bio-gas plants across the country which is  great move. To read more, please visit https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/poo-to-power-rural-entrepreneurs-power-centres-gobar-dhan-scheme/articleshow/63979860.cms

Mumbai Dabbawalas is planning to start courier and parcel service! Hope you all know about Mumbai Dabbawalas. It is one of the world largest human network, which delivers hot lunches from homes to people at work and delivers back! Lunch boxes are marked in different ways- abbreviations for collection points,  color coding for start location, number for destination station, marking for building and floor. Surprisingly approx 175,000 and 200,000 lunch boxes are delivered each day by ~ 5,000 dabbawalas. It is also another record that dabbawalas make less than one mistake in every six million deliveries!! It is six sigma organization right? Now dabbawalas is entering to another service: Courier and Parcels! With the great history and commitment, I am sure this service also becomes big hit! Wish you the best Dabbawalas! To know more about them, please do visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dabbawala and https://inshorts.com/en/news/mumbais-dabbawalas-to-start-delivering-couriers-and-parcels-1526738941132

Bangalore's startup, Ather Energy launches EV charging network : Ather Energy, a startup started EV charging network called 'AtherGrid'. They are offering fast charging facility. They are installed in malls, gyms, restaurants etc. They are planning to setup a facility at every 4 KM distance. To know more, please visit https://inshorts.com/en/read/startup

Not a Good News, Plastic found at world's remotest spot, 2700 km from land: This is not at all good news!  Point Nemo, is  2,700 km away from the land. 26 microplastics per cubic meter were found in the sample sea water. Probably this shows how big the problem we are entering in. When I see this picture, I found a turtle swimming nearby. This poses great danger to flora and fauna as well. We all need to be responsible in using plastic. Otherwise, we all become victim of our own mistakes. To know more about this, please visit, https://www.theguardian.com/environment/shortcuts/2018/may/18/point-nemo-is-the-most-remote-oceanic-spot-yet-its-still-awash-with-plastic?utm_source=inshorts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=fullarticle

Dear Students, Hope you completed Future readiness assessment. This is to help you to plan your life better and make you relevant in the context of 4th Industrial revolution. Please take this assessment every month without fail. It acts like reminder to 5 important activities- Inspire yourself through positive stories, get mentored from your role model, develop your natural intelligence, manage academics and do physical activity. Request you to answer the following five questions and calculate your Future Readiness.
1.         I read / hear stories of amazing people           
 (A) weekly once (10 marks)           (B) monthly once (5 marks)           
(C) Irregular reading (2 marks)       (D)Not Interested (0 marks)
2.         I write letter / mail to my mentor (other than parents) for guidance (professional / personal)
(A) every 6 months (10 marks)      (B) yearly once (5 marks)               
(C) Irregular writing (2 marks)       (D)Not Interested (0 marks)

3.         I practice my passion or natural intelligence (to know your intelligence https://goo.gl/vgyD54
(A) weekly 4 hours (10 marks)       (B) weekly 2 hours (5 marks)        
(C) Irregular practice (2 marks)       (D)Not Interested (0 marks)

4.         I manage my academics with consistent percentage or grade 
(A) A Grade and above  (10 marks)            (B) B Grade and above  (5 marks) (C) C Grade or below (2 marks)                  (D)Consistent Failure (0 marks)

5.         I do physical activity and maintain good health  
(A) weekly 4 hours (10 marks)       (B) weekly 2 hours (5 marks)        
(C) Irregular practice (2 marks)     (D)Not Interested (0 marks)








Check Your Score and Title


I wish you should be either Performer (your score should be between 40-50) or Challenger (your score should be between 25-40). You should not give any scope to be  Lounger (relaxed) with 10-25 score or Laggard (slower than desired) with score less than 10.

My Dear Friends, Appreciate your valuable time. See you in my next letter. Thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity. You can also reach to me at sdindia2020@gmail.com. I am happy to respond to your letter.
With Best Wishes,
Dr. Ravi Saripalle

About Author:    Dr. Ravi Saripalle is Founder of Inspire to Innovate (i2i) Storytelling Movement and Director, Center for Innovation, GVP College of Engineering (A), Vizag, AP, India. As part of Inspire to Innovate (i2i) Storytelling Movement, Dr.Ravi is trying to instill inspiration through spreading positive stories of amazing people in the form of short stories, embedding them in the form of letters (epistolary form) and sending them to thousands of schools, colleges, universities districts administration across India. Also conducting Storytelling Workshops in select institutions. Providing customized mentoring to inspired students. Dr. Ravi is having 18 years of experience in Industry, Consultancy, Training, Mentoring and Research. Prior to this current mission, Ravi worked with Wipro Technologies for more than a decade.  Ravi can be reached at sdindia2020@gmail,com or http://i2itm.blogspot.in/ or https://www.facebook.com/RaviSaripalle

Previous letters are available at http://i2itm.blogspot.in/    
Videos https://www.youtube.com/user/Indianrichtalent


Disclaimer: The goal of this i2iSM letter series campaign is to inspire students / youth through storytelling and develop innovative leaders to build strong nation. In this process, I have taken several data points from various websites, NEWS articles, books, videos etc. I sincerely thank all the editors for providing such an insightful stories and information. To the best of my knowledge, I tried to acknowledge all the sources. I sincerely apologize for any omissions, grammatical mistakes and hurting any reader’s sentiments. I request all the readers to understand the spirit behind this effort. This effort doesn’t involve any commercials. Letter series is for free distribution.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Letter to Student Series : Volume 3 Issue 8


My Dear Student Friends,
Greetings!
This is Dr. Ravi Saripalle, Founder, Inspire to Innovate (i2i) Storytelling Movement. Welcome to “Letter to Student Series- Volume 3 and Issue 8. Hope you enjoyed reading my previous letter They are available at http://i2itm.blogspot.in/ and Video Message series is available at https://www.youtube.com/user/Indianrichtalent. The goal of these letters and video messages are to inspire, educate, engage, entertain and empower the students and make them Future Ready.

The Criticality of Internship in your Future Job Success: Request you to listen to my appeal. It is  intended for all students of Engineering, Medicine, Accountancy and other Professional Courses. Video message is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-xMxw9WoBQ

Padma Awardee Story Series-Episode 1- Damodar Bapat, A Crusader against Leprosy : Damodar Ganesh Bapat , Indian social worker, great warrior, solider and crusader against leprosy is doing an amazing service at Bhartiya Kushta Nivarak Sangh (BKNS) in Janjgir, Champa district, Chhattisgarh. Request you to listen to his story at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t4XN1ZfQ7I and get inspired!

3D Printed Electric Car in 3 Days for 5 Lakjhs!- XEV (An Italian startup) in collaboration with Polymaker, ( 3-D printing material developer)  developed a car using 3D printing. It is now ready for mass production. It is as low as USD 7,500 (Rs 4.87 lakh)!! Amazing right! It is not just car alone. This will create trend for multitude of objects. My Dear Students, if you are learning 3D printing technology, continue to deep learn in this domain. This field looks bright. To understand better, please read at https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/technology/startup-develops-electric-car-that-can-be-3d-printed-and-will-cost-rs-4-87-lakh-2531731.html

Liu Yachao, Chinese Mathematics Teacher became Billionaire through Tutoring!- TAL Education (a leading China based after-school tutoring company) Group Chief Operating Officer,  Liu Yachao, became a billionaire! Interesting right! True. When we are passionate and committed to one particular domain, yes, money is by-product. He is second billionaire in this firm! 36 years old teacher is the first mathematics teacher joined Tal Education and rose to this level. Dr. Liu received his bachelor’s degree in mechanics from Peking University (2003) and Ph.D from the institute of Mechanics of the Chinese Academy of Science in 2008. Initially he joined as director of middle school division in in 2005, became in charge of online courses in 2008, and later became director & senior vice president and also handled teaching and research division. If you want to read more, http://zeenews.india.com/world/this-math-teacher-became-a-billionaire-thanks-to-parents-craze-for-private-tuition-2101920.html

Hyderabad based startup, Uravu, is on mission to produce clean water from air!- Water is scarce. To beat this problem, Uravu, a Hyderabad based startup is working on technology to convert atmospheric moisture into potable water. They are developing this for residential purpose. Swapnil Shrivastav, along with other 5 co-founders, developing proprietary water-absorbing material which absorbs vapour from the air, uses solar thermal energy to convert it into water. This process starts in the night and by next evening, you will have water. The current prototype is producing ~ 50 liters of water a day. They are working to raise it to 2,000 liters a day. They are trying to fit into Re 1 per liter cost model. To know more about Uravu and their mission, please read at https://qz.com/1240668/indian-startup-uravu-eyes-xprize-by-producing-water-from-air-using-solar-energy/

Low cost, voice-controlled wheelchair by NSS College of Engineering in Palakkad, Kerala Students: Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) students of NSS College of Engineering developed low cost (budget of ₹8,000) voice controlled wheelchair. Current model allows 75Kg of weight. They are still improvising this model. Good job team. Innovate or Perish is the mantra of the day. Your team qualifies for former! Good Luck and wish to see better version with more durability and high utility!! If you want to read more, please visit https://www.thebetterindia.com/138867/kerala-students-innovation-low-cost-voice-controlled-wheelchair/

Chennai School’s Holiday Homework for Parents Is Going Viral for the Right Reasons: The Better India published this wonder article at right time. Around the corner, children are busy with vacations! Unless they are rightly engaged, 50 day vacation has no significance. In this context, Chennai's Annai Violet Matriculation & Hr. Sec School circular to parents is eye catching. There is lot of meaning to this circular! It is interesting notice! Though it is internal notice, but this notice serves larger good, hence I am publishing it below. Thank you Better India and Annai Voilet School for giving such important assignment to parents! Please check this below. 













Source: https://www.thebetterindia.com/138922/chennai-school-holiday-homework-parents-viral-post-heartwarming/

Facial recognition system helped to trace 3,000 missing children in 4 days in Delhi!- Delhi police used facial recognition system (FRS) software to identify 3000 missing children in 4 days! Thanks to image processing technology, these children are potential to reunite with their families. So happy moment right! Sometimes technology brings back love and affection. The Ministry of Women and Child Development ran this software on 45,000 children and 2,930 children could be recognized! This software matches with photographs and database available with the Track Child portal, resulting identity of the child established. To know more about this, Please visit http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/facial-recognition-system-helps-trace-3-000-missing-children-in-4-days/577899.html  

Dear Students, Hope you completed Future readiness assessment. This is to help you to plan your life better and make you relevant in the context of 4th Industrial revolution. Please take this assessment every month without fail. It acts like reminder to 5 important activities- Inspire yourself through positive stories, get mentored from your role model, develop your natural intelligence, manage academics and do physical activity. Request you to answer the following five questions and calculate your Future Readiness.

1.         I read / hear stories of amazing people           
 (A) weekly once (10 marks)         (B) monthly once (5 marks)                     (C) Irregular reading (2 marks)     (D)Not Interested (0 marks)

2.         I write letter / mail to my mentor (other than parents) for guidance (professional / personal)
(A) every 6 months (10 marks)      (B) yearly once (5 marks)                      (C) Irregular writing (2 marks)      (D)Not Interested (0 marks)

3.    I practice my passion or natural intelligence (to know your intelligence https://goo.gl/vgyD54
(A) weekly 4 hours (10 marks)    (B) weekly 2 hours (5 marks) (C) Irregular practice (2 marks)   (D)Not Interested (0 marks)

4.         I manage my academics with consistent percentage or grade 
(A) A Grade and above  (10 marks)            (B) B Grade and above  (5 marks)(C) C Grade or below (2 marks)                  (D)Consistent Failure (0 marks)

5.         I do physical activity and maintain good health  
(A) weekly 4 hours (10 marks)    (B) weekly 2 hours (5 marks) (C) Irregular practice (2 marks)   (D)Not Interested (0 marks)

Check Your Score and Title


I wish you should be either Performer (your score should be between 40-50) or Challenger (your score should be between 25-40). You should not give any scope to be  Lounger (relaxed) with 10-25 score or Laggard (slower than desired) with score less than 10.

My Dear Friends, Appreciate your valuable time. See you in my next letter. Thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity. You can also reach to me at sdindia2020@gmail.com. I am happy to respond to your letter.

With Best Wishes,
Dr. Ravi Saripalle

About Author:    Dr. Ravi Saripalle is Founder of Inspire to Innovate (i2i) Storytelling Movement and Director, Center for Innovation, GVP College of Engineering (A), Vizag, AP, India. As part of Inspire to Innovate (i2i) Storytelling Movement, Dr.Ravi is trying to instill inspiration through spreading positive stories of amazing people in the form of short stories, embedding them in the form of letters (epistolary form) and sending them to thousands of schools, colleges, universities districts administration across India. Also conducting Storytelling Workshops in select institutions. Providing customized mentoring to inspired students. Dr. Ravi is having 18 years of experience in Industry, Consultancy, Training, Mentoring and Research. Prior to this current mission, Ravi worked with Wipro Technologies for more than a decade.  Ravi can be reached at sdindia2020@gmail,com or http://i2itm.blogspot.in/ or https://www.facebook.com/RaviSaripalle

Previous letters are available at http://i2itm.blogspot.in/    
Videos https://www.youtube.com/user/Indianrichtalent

Disclaimer: The goal of this i2iSM letter series campaign is to inspire students / youth through storytelling and develop innovative leaders to build strong nation. In this process, I have taken several data points from various websites, NEWS articles, books, videos etc. I sincerely thank all the editors for providing such an insightful stories and information. To the best of my knowledge, I tried to acknowledge all the sources. I sincerely apologize for any omissions, grammatical mistakes and hurting any reader’s sentiments. I request all the readers to understand the spirit behind this effort. This effort doesn’t involve any commercials. Letter series is for free distribution.