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MP turns life coach for youngsters
- Ajoy Kumar asks college girls to channel willpower and cross hurdles

Students of Graduate School College for Women in Sakchi got lessons for life from Jamshedpur MP Ajoy Kumar on Wednesday.

Kumar addressed 500 college students as part of the cradle’s National Voters’ Day celebrations.

Doctor-turned-SP-turned corporate executive-turned politician, Kumar eloquently spoke on diverse issues pertaining to education, career, safety of women and how to choose whom to vote in polls.

The MP shared his own experiences to explain students how determination and hard work could guide one to success. He spoke of Harsha Bhogle, who was always the 12th man in school’s cricket team, but went on to become a great commentator.

“Poverty never affects education. Look around the difficulties faced by people around you and you will forget yours,” said Kumar.

When students asked the MP questions regarding unemployment in the country, he replied it was due to glitches in the Indian political system.

On the safety of women, Kumar said: “Rape is always about power. Ninety per cent of people committing crime against women are known ones. Try and be cautious and avoid dark roads at night.”

The MP also stressed the importance of voting sensibly.

“Had we voted wisely, our present and future would have been different. Choose better leaders. If all options are corrupt, choose one who is least corrupt,” he said.

Students, on their part, felt motivated.

“It was a good speech and we learnt a lot. It is always inspiring to know success stories of people who have made it big in life,” said Rani Kumari, an intermediate student.

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