Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan. Today was the first time I heard of him. Honestly. It is amazing how many intellectuals just pass us by without us even knowing they existed! I was listening to actor Siddharth, apparently his son and I found out only after I reading about JP in Wikipedia and who also has magnificent oratory skills, when he kept mentioning what a great speaker JP was. So being curious I googled JP and found these videos below. I was awestruck just listening to him. Flawless and superb fluency of his speech kept me mesmerized throughout. Him being a politician made it sweeter! I never expected it. I then looked him up in Wikipedia and found out what a great leader and human being he is.
A few extracts about him (from Wikipedia)
- Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan, widely known as JP, is a noted Indian politician, social reformer and columnist.
- He is a physician, joined public administration after making it to I.A.S. in 1980 standing all India second. He worked on agriculture, irrigation, technology and youth rehabilitation projects in various capacities in various districts of Andhra Pradesh.
- Dr. JP’s experience in government convinced him that the faulty governance process is the biggest hurdle in India’s path of progress. He resigned from the I.A.S in 1996, as he wanted to work on grass roots for good governance.Jayaprakash Narayan, an optimistic individual, talks about the efficacy of reforms in the governance, Economy of Andhra Pradesh among several other issues on various platforms in educational and political institutes
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Videos below of his talk (2007) qt Mumbai University.