A graduation day speech by Angad Singh Padda, a student at Berkeley College, University of California, has gone viral on social media. In his speech, Angad Singh Padda, is seen speaking on creating a world without borders. The speech by the student of Berkeley College has received over 1,40,000 views on YouTube so far. “That intense beat right there was everybody’s heartbeat right before we opened our admissions letters,” the Indian-origin Sikh said.
Engaging with the audience, he urged everyone present to close their eyes and think about one problem that they think matters the most to them and which they think needs utmost attention to change the world into a better place. Saying that he wants to return to Punjab, he recalled how he lost two of his closest friends to drugs in his home state and how he wants to return to fight drug abuse in the state.
Apart from giving a stirring speech, the UC Berkeley Leadership Award Recipient from Chandigarh also played tabla before his speech to showcase that all Berkeley students want to make a world where there is no I or me “but only us and only we.
Through his emotional speech, Padda appealed to the 400 members of the class which had graduated, to use the education that they had gained to look beyond themselves and put in efforts to make the world a better place.
And not just that. The young man who is also a National Jack Kent Cooke Scholar, and the recipient of the Poets & Quants Best and Brightest Business Undergraduate Award played the tabla before his speech. To highlight that the heart of every “Berkeley student beats with that passion” to make a world where there “is no I or me but only us and only we.”
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