City lad,Gaurav Chhibbar,has been adjudged the Best Speaker of India and has won a gold medal at the National Youth Festival,which was recently held in West Bengal. Eight speakers from across the country made it to the finals. The festival was organised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports,Government of India.
Gaurav,who is a final year student of UIET,Panjab University,attributes his success to his parents and said,My parents have always supported and guided me.
Gaurav has conducted sessions on the art of public speaking in over 50 schools of the region. He has also held workshops at the British Council,Punjab Engineering College and Rotary Internationals Chandigarh Central chapter.
Gaurav wishes to pursue a career related to speaking skills. He adds: I believe that each one of us should have passion for one or the other thing and should honestly work to achieve it. One should always be positive in approach and believe in himself. I believe that hardwork pays.
At present,Gaurav is getting ready to attend the SAARC conference,to be held in February,where he is expected to speak.
Gaurav believes that reading and speaking go hand in hand and that parents should help children inculcate reading habits. He adds,Reading and speaking helps in increasing ones inner confidence.
A former student of St Stephens School and DAV College-10,Gaurav idolises his school principal Harold Carver.
He expressed gratitude towards his teachers for allowing him to participate in extra curricular activities.