Vinayak becomes a star through 'Mann Ki Baat'; appreciated by PM Modi
Kochi: When Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked Vinayak if he had a message for the students appearing for board exams, he replied without even thinking, ‘Work hard. Make use of all the time you have’.
The Prime Minister was interacting with students who secured top grades in their board exams during ‘Mann Ki Baat’. Vinayak M Malil, student of Neriamangalam Jawahar Novodaya Vidyalaya, was the only student from Kerala who got the opportunity to appear on ‘Mann Ki Baat’ program. Vinayak topped the CBSE Plus Two commerce stream in Kerala region. He scored 493 out of 500 in his board exam, including full marks in three subjects.
The interaction was aired on Sunday at 11 am through All India Radio. Vinayak spoke to the Prime Minister while sitting at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Kadavanthra. He was given two minutes to speak. Vinayak had to overcome lots of struggle to secure this victory. He is son of Thodupuzha native Manoj and Thankamma. He has a brother named Vishnuprasad.
The Prime Minister also asked him how many states in the country he has travelled and whether he received sports training in school. He replied that he gets sports training from school and plays badminton.
Vinayak wants to do Bachelor of Commerce from Delhi and his ambition is to be a Civil Service officer. After his appearance in ‘Mann Ki Baat’, he hardly finds time to put his phone down due to the congratulatory messages pouring in from all quarters. Suresh Gopi MP called him and wished him over phone while Dean Kuriokose MP presented him with a gift visiting his home.
“The stories of people who fought enthusiastically even in adverse environment gives us inspiration. I wanted to speak with a lot more young friends. However, time is limited. I urge all the young friends to share their stories and their messages which can inspire the country" the Prime Minister said during 'Mann Ki Baat'.