Thursday, 9 February 2017

Inspire to Innovate Storytelling Movement- Letter to Student Series Volume 2 Issue 6

My Dear Student Friends,
This is Dr. Ravi Saripalle, Founder, Inspire to Innovate (i2i) Storytelling Movement. Welcome to “Letter to Student Series- Volume 2 and Issue 6. Hope you enjoyed reading my previous letter. These letters are e-transmitted across the country, for one good cause, spreading inspiring stories of amazing people. Our mission is to inspire youth by sharing positive stories of people who made difference in life in various domains. Today these letters are reaching to all 686 districts across the country to build positive dreams and act as catalyst to youth aspirations.

Why should you read this letter? Your time is most precious.
I am writing to you for a cause of individual and global importance. I request you to give me 5 minutes of your valuable time by reading this letter and consider for implementation if you find any merit. Today, children of 11-21 age group are highly aspirational. If these aspirations are not properly supported by inspirational information and support system, these aspirations deviate. After through research and multiple observations, we are confident that following solution may work for this critical problem. I humbly appeal to you to implement following 2 steps systematically.
1.      Read / hear one inspiring story per week of any individual / situation
2.     Write a physical post card letter / formal mail to someone you trust in
every 6 months. It helps in setting up vision for life.

Trust me, continue this process for some time, it impacts  reticular activating system of human brain. We can expect amazing results. I truly wish your story becomes another inspirational story and positively influence all of us.  Please view my message at

To facilitate this process, we devised vision setting survey form. You can answer survey form at and help yourself setting up your own vision. I encourage you to respond.

Recently I read an article in Times of India ( Feb 7, 2017)- "Indian economy projected to overtake US by 2040 in purchasing power parity terms the report published by PwC". I believe India is the country to experiment, energize and for encouragement. My dear friend, you being at right time and right place, you should not miss this wonderful opportunity. You must win. You will win!

There are wonderful people around us. I read an article on Benedict Jebakumar, a software engineer based out of Bangalore (famously called as nail man), worked selflessly towards the cause of picking up nails which were thrown on the roads and causing puncture to the vehicles. He did not earn money through this unnoticeable work! But he might have saved hundreds of people's time and improved productivity. In 5 years time, Kumar collected 75 kg nails from city’s roads. You can read the complete story at

If you have good idea, you really don't need to worry about job and money. I got thrilled when I read about Nishant, Avneesh Khanna and Kumar Sambhav, alumni of IP University and co-founders of The Testament. Started as university journal and transformed it to training and development company.Today Testament reached to the level of 30 lakh revenue and expected to reach Rs 1.2 crore in the current FY! What kind of commitment these guys must be having? Instead of blaming people and country for not providing opportunities, we should pursue our dreams with passion and commitment. I am sure we will be successful. I suggest you to read the full story at .

I always enjoy reading articles on The Weekend Leader, a magazine promoting positive journalism. I read about  U S Mahendar, 44, Founder of Hatti Kaapi, a fast-growing South Indian filter coffee chain based out of Bengaluru. I got excited to see the transformational growth from 100 cups daily at a 30 sq ft room to 40,000 cups per day across 46 outlets in Bengaluru and Hyderabad with 15 crores revenue! What kind of determination and vision, Mahendar must be possessing? If you read the full story, you will definitely agree with me!

Age and Qualification are never the criteria for success. You will echo me if you read the article published on Trishneet Arora, who built a multi-million dollar business, at the age of 21. He just failed in 8th standard. He started an organization called TAC Security, which is working in cyber security domain. He quit his regular schooling and dedicated to his passion. Today Reliance, CBI, Punjab Police, Gujarat Police, Amul and Avon Cycles etc are his customers! Amazing story right? If you want to read the full report, please read at

My Dear Friends, Appreciate your valuable time. See you in my next letter. Thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity to write to you and help me to learn, unlearn and relearn. I personally thank all websites, authors who are publishing / writing such an inspiring stories for common good and contributing for better world. Letter Writing is the powerful tool to establish vision in our life. Please do write to someone you trust / your role model. You can reach to me @ 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 or

Previous letters are available at

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. 

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