Lakshmi Mittal proved his college principal was wrong

The mindset and never give up attitude of people who succeeded greatly in life

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Lakshmi Niwas Mittal is renowned as an Indian born steel magnate, based in the United Kingdom. He is the chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel making company. This small story about Lakshmi Mittal tells us the never giveup attitude and hardwork of Mr. Mittal which made him such a giant business man and achieved the kind of success he has.

When he was awarded Global Xavierian award by  St. Xavier college, Mr. Mittal shared  his memories about his college days. He said that  he was honoured  that St Xavier’s had decided to give this award to him. At the age of 16,  he finished his hindi medium school in Kolkata and tried for the admissions in Xavier college.  But the principal and jury denied his admission as he was from hindi medium school, thinking that he may not fit for english medium.  Even though all the remaining colleges were ready to give admission to Mittal,  he wanted to study in St Xavier.  So he kept on knocking the Principal’s door. At last, principal had to gaveup and Mittal promised to his principal that he would be good student.  And he proved it.

He took the challenge and studied well.  It gave him lot of learning and helped him to grow as a  suceessful business man. Proving his Principal wrong, he topped the university.   His dedication, commitment and hard work made him to achieve his aim.  He said that it was a great learning  in business life . We all should have passion on what we are doing.  

At the age of 19 he got lecturer offer from Xavier college.  He told that when he topped the university he proved to jury that they were wrong.  It gave him more satisfaction. He said that everybody will do hard work.  But we should have something to differ from others. 

He said that If he  had to have an alternative career he like to work as  lecturer and he said  parting education and parting knowledge is a great cause for a society and for the students who are future leaders of tomorrow. 

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