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Yaduveer Wadiyar charms audience at the launch of #findyourmojo competition

Mysuru, June 29:- Mysore Royal Academy (MYRA) School of Business hosted custodian of Mysore royal family Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar for the official launch of #findyourmojo competition.

Speaking on this occasion, Yaduveer lauded MYRA and its team for this unique initiative and also struck a chord given his passion to make education more holistic and meaningful as it is both a means to an end and an end in itself.

Speaking on the occasion, Yaduveer espoused the idea of ‘Joint Custodianship’ of the heritage of Mysuru, Karnataka, and India brought a whole new perspective to the roles and responsibilities of citizens and every stakeholder towards heritage. Youngsters in the audience threw some curveballs with their tough questions. Unfettered he handled some very tough questions from youngsters with aplomb and humility.

Answering a question about the Mysuru royal’s ‘curse’ he connected it to the British rule of ‘Doctrine of Lapse’ and the probable scientific reasons of endogenous marriages within the small community of the Ursu/Royal and the irrationality of the curse.

Yaduveer, Dr Shalini Urs and Dr Sudhindra Seshadri, Dean, MYRA then took the stage to felicitate the first batch of 8 Mojo Wizards.

From a 13-year-old young scientist who is redefining agricultural innovation and a student who secured a perfect 625 in SSLC; to a champion who is getting trained for the Winter Olympics. MYRA was instrumental in identifying these young Mojo Wizards who could be best described as inspiration to the next generation of young Indians.

Bearing the Mojo Wizards flag for the first year of launch are young talents from across domains – Adarsh AS, young scientist from Uppinangady, Akanksh A Manjunath, Ancy Jasmine D’Mello, and Anudeep S, all 2018 PU College toppers; Akash Aradhya, ice skating international champion; Pranavi Urs, international golf champion; Tulsi, national chess champion and Yashas MS, 2018 SSLC topper.

The eight Mojo Wizards shared their mojo and what helped them get there. Each one of them attributed their success to their parents and trainers and the outcome of hard work. They stated that hours and hours of practice sessions and studies are the key to success.

#findyourmojo envisaged by Dr Shalini Urs, founder and chairperson, MYRA, would be an annual platform for young Mysureans to showcase their talent and compete for the Mojo Wizard award. The platform now open aspires to establish itself as a movement to identify and applaud the inner being that drives tomorrow’s citizen.

#findyourmojo is now open for high school and college students in the city who wish to explore their talent; and will run for 30 days from the launch, when students can enrol, participate and showcase their mojo.-KK

 

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