R Madhavan Speech: India in 2030

Avatar English Speeches | October 10, 2019

Watch this famous R. Madhavan Speech. The actor addresses the 14th edition of the Indian Conference by Harvard Business School, which is one of the largest student-run conferences with a focus on India in the US. Madhavan spoke on the conference’s theme – India: 2030. He is an Indian award actor, writer, and film producer who has worked predominantly in Hindi and Tamil-language films. Enjoy our Speeches with big English subtitles and keep your English learning journey.


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R. Madhavan Quote:

Don’t waste too much time analyzing what went wrong. Reliving your failures only chips away at your confidence.” R. Madhavan

R. Madhavan full TRANSCRIPT:

“So, first of all, thank you very much for having me here at the Inspire Series. It’s worked dramatically, I’m already inspired to be addressing this really August intellectual gathering of people from Harvard, a place that my mother thought I will never reach.

But you know what, lot of people have spoken before me and eloquently and described their dreams for India and given figures and facts that either are skeptical and like, Mr. Omar says, aspirational. But I’m just an actor and I’m going to just give you my dream shamelessly, because that’s the thing that I can do best.

And by that, I mean when we talk of dreams we have one of our greatest scientists and philanthropists Dr. Abdul Kalam, and he said something which is very interesting. He said, “Dreams are not what you have when you sleep. The true dreams are the ones that don’t let you sleep”.

He said, “When you have that dream once it’s a dream; when you have it twice it becomes a desire. And when you see it for the third time consecutively, it becomes a passion, an aim and a goal”, and that is the passion with which I want to see this fantasy that I have for India 2030.

And Abraham Lincoln also was a dreamer and you know, but he said one thing that makes most sense in trying to achieve this goal that I have dreamed for my nation. He said, “If I have six hours to cut down a tree, then I would spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.” There’s a great philosophy in that.
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