DPS R.K.Puram had the proud privilege of a visit from Senior editor and known talk show host, Mr.Prabhu Chawla on 10 August 2016. Mr.Chawla is the Editorial Director of The New Indian Express, a Chennai-based newspaper in India. Earlier he was the Editor-in-Chief of the same newspaper. Prior to his assignment with The New Indian Express, he was the editor of Language publications in India Today news magazine. Before holding this post, he worked as the Editorial Director of the magazine for 24 years until August 2010. While at India Today, he hosted a popular talk show ‘Seedhi Baat’ on Aaj Tak channel where he grilled prominent personalities. He is one of the top Talk show hosts in India and his weekly show “Teekhi Baat” on the IBN7 channel had one of the highest ratings for a news-based programme. Currently, he is hosting “Sachchi Baat” on National Voice.
The Principal, Ms.Vanita Sehgal warmly welcomed Mr.Chawla to the school. Also present was Dr.Shachindra Sharma, the Representative for Class 12. Addressing the senior students in DPS R.K.Puram, Mr.Chawla traced his journey in life, as a refugee, as a lecturer of Economics in Delhi University and finally as an editor and talk show host. Through various anecdotes, he shared his experiences with various people whom he encountered in his interesting life. He exhorted the students to have a vision in life and shared his view that one should always be a learner in life for there is always something new one can pick up. According to him, “there is no age for learning and learning is a continuous process.”
After the lecture, he interacted with the students giving them an insight into his personal experiences and his best interviews. According to him, all the eminent personalities whom he interviewed brought something new and valuable to the table. All in all, it was a very entertaining, informative and fruitful session for the students.