Saturday, 19 September 2015

Free Sample Chapter ― Professor M.S.Rao’s Award-Winning Book “Student Leaders: Growing From Students To CEOs”

Dear friends,

Here is the sample chapter of my award-winning book, “Student Leaders: Growing From Students To CEOs” I have dedicated this book to Swami Vivekananda on the eve of his 150th birth anniversary. Here are the links to buy this book:  and  You may share your thoughts about this book on social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. Also, I appreciate a review on your blogs, websites, Amazon or other online bookseller sites.  


“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it; live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success - that is the way great spiritual giants are produced." – Swami Vivekananda

Welcome to Student Leaders: Growing From Students To CEOs.   I have authored this book to impart leadership skills in Indian students and groom them as leaders. India has a huge population and there is need for building leaders as per the size of population. However, we don’t find adequate institutions and appropriate ambience to build leadership skills and abilities in Indian students.  Most of the educational institutions don’t provide campus leadership training programs to students. This book endeavors to create awareness about campus leadership training and student leadership and to fill the gap by providing right ideas, and insights to groom Indian students as leaders. I have a dream to see Indian students as good citizens. I have a vision to train and groom Indian students as great leaders. Hence, I have chosen the teaching profession as a career to accomplish my vision. And I am excited to see this book in your hands!

I am passionate about Indian students and youth. I play an instrumental role to shape Indian students as great leaders. I am an ardent follower of Swami Vivekananda who was a symbol of youth power and a youth icon. I have authored this book exclusively for Swami Vivekananda on the eve of his 150th birth anniversary as a tribute to this leadership legend. Therefore, I would like to begin this book with his ideas and ideals. 

Swami Vivekananda’s Ideas and Ideals

In March 2013, I attended a seminar on Swami Vivekananda to find out the latest developments and to know how his messages are spread across the country. His birth anniversary is celebrated as National Youth Day in India as a mark of respect to this youth legend.  I read books about him 25 years ago and acquired lots of knowledge and share it with my students regularly.

Swami Vivekananda is known to every Indian, and most of the Indian youth follow his footsteps.  His initial name was Narendra Nath Datta. He was born in an affluent family in Kolkata on 12 January 1863. His father, Vishwanath Datta, was a successful attorney with interests in a wide range of subjects, and his mother, Bhuvaneshwari Devi.  He was a symbol of true spiritualism, secularism and modernism.  He was the first leader to walk the whole of India to connect with masses and inspire youth. Probably he was the first Indian leader to address the audience as the brothers and sisters of the world. He was the link between the past and present and bridge between the west and the east.

Swami Vivekananda implored Indian youth to possess ‘muscles of iron’ and ‘nerves of steel’ to make India a great country in the world.  He was the proud son of India who awakened great interest about India and Indians globally.  He was a powerful orator whose address at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago catapulted him to fame in the US and attracted many Americans and Europeans to Indian spiritual traditions.  He conquered America without any bullet through his preaching in the Chicago Conference.  He voiced Vedanta as a vision for the spiritual regeneration of India that was fighting for independence from the British Empire.

Swami Vivekananda believed in character building among the Indian youth. He preached to Indians to be original and implored them to enhance concentration to achieve great success. He emphasized not only on good Indians but also on strong Indians who can preserve Indian civilization and values forever.  

Currently the Indian youth are enamored by western culture and technology and it is time for them to change their mindset. It is unfortunate that they believe more in ‘cell-confidence’ rather than ‘self-confidence’.  They must emphasize on inspiration, intuition and innovation to grow India as a strong nation. They must respect and love our culture and at the same time they must take the best from the western culture as all cultures have unique features to understand, emulate and absorb. 

The Indian youth are ambitious and hard working. They have lots of fire and passion but they lack the right direction and guidance. They are carried away by negativity rather than positivity. Hence, they need leadership educators who can handhold, guide and groom them as great leaders.

As you love your mother you must love your motherland. As you love your own brothers and sisters you must love all Indian citizens as brothers and sisters. It is time for the Indian youth to take up the challenge and lead from the front to make an economically vibrant India.

The future of India is in your hands. Swami Vivekananda dedicated his entire life to religious tolerance and universal brotherhood. He emphasized on values among the Indian youth and, as a result, he is remembered forever as a youth leader. He is a legend who lived beyond his times and continues to live forever in the history of India. The present youth must understand his ideas; appreciate his ideals; and apply his principles and philosophies to create a vibrant and great India.

India is the world’s most youthful nation. We need not only youth leaders but also youth-led leaders.  When you awaken the youth you awaken India. Therefore, all stakeholders including educators, parents, elders and NGOs must guide the youth in the right direction to prepare them as good and strong citizens and leaders so that they lead this nation with confidence to make India a Super Power.

“Arise, Awake and Stop not until the goal is reached” –Swami Vivekananda.

Pledge: Believe in fraternity and universal brotherhood.

I Have a Dream
I have a dream that one day the Indian youth will spread across the world and they will be in great demand globally.
I have a dream that the Indian youth will become more responsible with a great attitude to take on the global challenges.
I have a dream that the Indian youth will bring back our past glory by putting India on the top of the world.
I have a dream that we Indians will work and walk as brothers and sisters. 
I have a dream that we Indians will look at the commonalities, not the differences.
I have a dream that we Indians will stay united and become role model for other citizens in the world.
I have a dream that the sun will not set on Indians.
I have a dream that the Indian youth will lead this country from the front and make it a Super Power in the world.
God bless India!  Jai Hind!

Student Leaders: Growing From Students To CEOs

Life is great!

Professor M.S.Rao, India
Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants India
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