In the chain of motivational lectures today it was Maj Gen (Dr) Yashpal Singh Mor, Sena Medal who addressed the students of IIT Kanpur through a video message.



Col Ashok Mor, the Officer In charge NCC at IIT Kanpur told that Maj Gen (Dr) Yash Mor is an alumnus of Indian Military Academy, Dehradooon. Maj Gen Yashpal Singh Mor, SM is a third generation Army officer. Born and brought up in village Bass in Hisar district of rural Haryana. He has done his Schooling from Rashtriya Military School, Bangalore. In school he was an active member of the debating, dramatics and sports teams. He passed out from the prestigious Indian Military Academy, Dehradun in Jun 1985 and was commissioned in one of the oldest Infantry Battalions of the Indian Army. The officer excelled at all sports including Boxing, Basketball and played Handball up to National level.

He represented the country in the United Nations as a Peace Keeper in Mozambique in 1993 to 1994. He is a Graduate from Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and also Command and General Staff College, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He won the Gen Osmani trophy for the Best Dissertation on the course. He has an MSc in Defence & Strategic Studies from Madras University and Masters in Defence Studies from National University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. In addition, the officer has an M Phil and PhD from Osmania University, Hyderabad.

He has experience of fighting Terrorism in Punjab and J&K. He was awarded the SENA MEDAL and Army Chief a COMMENDATION CARD for gallantry during Counter Terrorist operations in South Kashmir.

The officer has widely travelled in Africa, Europe and US. In addition, he has also travelled to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. He is an alumnus of the NESA Centre, Washington DC, a prestigious US think tank on strategic affairs. He has been often invited to speak at many military and civil establishments on Leadership and Motivation.

He commanded 1 GUARDS and an independent Armoured brigade. He has been Directing Staff (instructor) at Staff College, Wellington. He also served in the prestigious Strategic Planning Group in the Perspective Planning directorate in Army HQs.

He was specially chosen to be the first General Officer Commanding (GOC) of a important Administrative Headquarters in Ladakh. Before superannuating in September 20 he was Chief of Staff of a Corps in the Desert Sector. He has taken over as the First CEO of Save the Himalayas Foundation post superannuation recently.

He has been active sports enthusiast even at this age. He has been regularly trekking in mountains of Ladakh. Recently he has started cycling as a new passion and completed 5000kms in a short span of time.

While addressing the students of IIT Kanpur on Leadership General complemented all the students for making it to IIT Kanpur one of the country’s most premier institution. He said that to days generation is the win win generation as the present generation was born in a a New India, a open economy, Digital world and much more and not a India of yester years with poor communication and insecurity etc.

Gen Yash Mor said that you have reached a institution but now remain focused. Life is not a 100mt, s dash it’s a marathon. In his own life he has seen lot of incidents that there were lot of students who were week or could not cope upinitially later went beyond their counterparts. As life is a marathon, please start preparing for it.

Have short term goals which lead to long term goals and long-term goal should be to achieve something really substantial in public sphere. Money will come but you cannot relate money to the success in life with the money you make. Have some mission and ambition for your self in long term. So, achieve that have short term goals to achieve long term targets.

He talked about the nation and said “My idea of India is that It’s a nation of saints, soldiers and lot of communities, people from around the world who have come to India have become Indians and let’s not follow a narrow vision of India. Never see your friend from a narrow vision of cast, religion or community. He gave the example of Defence forces and said that the kind of unique One ness or kind of homogeneity that Defenec forces have should also form part of today’s Indian society for a better tomorrow and for the growth of the nation … Do well do good for the nation … Jai Hind.

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