Former Cricketer Madan Lal Visits AMU, Speaks to Mass Communication Students

Aligarh, May 24: Former all rounder and member of the 1983 Cricket World Cup winning Indian squad Mr. Madan Lal enlightened the students of the Department of Mass Communication, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) with his insights into cricket by sharing several anecdotes.

Delivering his talk at the Frank and Debbie Islam Auditorium of the Department, he urged the students to work hard and remain disciplined in pursuit of excellence.

During his visit to the Aligarh Muslim University, the former cricketer, along with Mr. Vikrant Gupta, sports journalist, India Today, and other dignitaries also called upon the AMU Vice Chancellor Prof Mohammad Gulrez and had a courtesy meeting with him.

Addressing the students, Mr. Madan Lal said “in life, we should know what is right and what is wrong. Then comes discipline and honesty, as success in life can be achieved only by better time-management and strict discipline”.

Exhorting the students he said “I first teach discipline and cultured conduct to my students so that they become good human being, and also excel as a cricketer”.

Senior sports journalist Mr. Vikrant Gupta shared his journalism career and experiences with the students. “I am an accidental journalist who wanted to become a cricketer. One thing I have learned in my career of 26–27 years is that hard work, honesty and dedication towards your work and profession pay rich dividends”, he said.

“If you want to be successful, you have to consistently work hard”, emphasized Mr. Gupta.

Addressing the students he pointed out “if you want to move forward in sports journalism then you have to be jack of all and master of two. Gone are the days when a little knowledge of everything was the rule. Nowadays with some knowledge of multiple things, one has to become master of two”.

Prof Pitabas Pradhan, Chairman, Department of Mass Communication, extended thanks to both the key speakers.

Prof Shafey Kidwai explained the rules of sports journalism and narrated some interesting incidents from cricket history.

The programme was conducted by Dr. Huma Praveen.

Research scholars and other students of the department attended the programme.

Mr. Madan Lal also visited the cricket ground and historical buildings of the University.

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