NDIM is proud to have Adarsh Chandra, student of PGDM batch 2012-14 who is currently ranked 12th in the “Asian Karate Federation Rankings” and 77th in the “World Karate Federation Rankings” as on 3rd March 2013.
Adarsh who started practicing karate in 1999, admits being not a good player initially but gradually learnt new techniques due to dedication and focus on his passion for Karate. A state level winner of various medals got his first breakthrough in 2005 when he played his first National Game. In 2010 he got selected for World Club Championship held in Turkey, and after that there was no looking back for him. Subsequently he represented India in Commonwealth Championship (Australia).
He represented one of the biggest event of Karate World Championship (Malaysia) which actually changed his life. He made his presence felt in this world making his parents, coach, friends and acquaintances proud of his achievements.
Adarsh is mesmerised when asked to share about his last one year spent at NDIM. He simply feels thrilled to share the experience gained here saying “ It is just unforgettable...NDIM has given me lots and lots of opportunities to present and groom myself making me more confident and stand tall in front of everyone. I still remember my interaction with some big shots in the last one year. Interaction with the German Professor August Predetto is a memory to cherish and interacting with Business tycoon Mr. Subrata Roy (Sahara Sri) , it was an incredible experience in its own.”
He says he clearly remembers when he was busy on the final day of the Annual Festival of NDIM, Spandan on 2nd Feb 2013 but still managed a telephonic interview with ‘Yuva Junction’ correspondent .... He says “ though it was a second interview but I was equally nervous as if I was in my first interview, the whole interview had interaction with two correspondents who focused on 'Problems faced by sportsmen in India' and had thrown some good question at me and asked about my interest in this sport , time of inception , choice between need & passion for Karate, studies and future prospects.”
Earlier he perceived it would be hard for him to balance professional studies with his passion Karate at the same time as both require great amount of time, hard work and dedication but now Adarsh feels good about his decision and thankful to faculty members of NDIM who saw his passion and love toward this sport and encouraged him to pursue the same. He says I have learnt the new Mantra of Life “Find a way, if there is no way then make 'one '.... I thank NDIM for providing me a platform for sharing my achievements, my experience with everyone and appreciate the approach considering my worth showing my credential, such motivational activity will encourage me to perform with best of my efforts everytime...”
Also find below the clipping of the interview of Adarsh Chandra with Yuva Junction published recently focusing on his experience, hardships, studies, journey so far and future prospects.