BCCI President Visits IHS


On 16th July, Sadhguru brought a distinguished guest to IHS – Mr. Anurag Singh Thakur, the incumbent President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the apex cricketing body. Mr. Thakur, a cricketer-turned-politician, is a third-time elected Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, and the National President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is the elder son of former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal. Mr. Thakur briefly gave an introduction to himself and the path that he took to get into public service. The students then asked Mr. Thakur a few questions on a wide range of topics including cricket, politics and the future of India all of which he answered quite optimistically. Responding to queries, he went into details about how BCCI works. In response to the question on what people must do to make India great, Mr. Thakur spoke about the need for the young people to take charge and make things happen. When asked about the challenges he faced for being among the youngest parliamentarians, he responded by saying that there has been an increase in the number of young people stepping into the political arena, and added that future of the nation requires a transgenerational understanding. The session lasted for nearly an hour and left a lasting impression on many students.