Nipun Rocks Harker's Class Of 2013

Posted by Guri Mehta on May 25, 2013
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Nipun just delivered a really powerful commencement address to the graduating class of Harker High School.  I snuck in the back, among the thousands that had gathered in a picturesque vineyard, and heard stories around values that all of us at ServiceSpace share and cherish.  People listened curiously at first, but half way into the talk, there was pin-drop silence of resonance.  At the end, after the heartfelt, sustained standing ovation had subsided, I heard the woman next to me turn to her family and say, "Wow."  That was my sense too.  :-) What a joy to be connected in planting seeds of service and love.


   

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  • Monal shah wrote ...

    Thank you Guri for this wonderful update, I was in Paris for two weeks and have so many wonderful stories as well. Is there anyhow we can listen to the speech? please let us know. a big hug to the wonder couple.

  • Guri Mehta wrote ...

    Hi there Monal, there should be a transcript coming up soon. Will post it here. Love, Guri

  • Nilam wrote ...

    Thank you Guri,for taking me back into last year 2012 UPenn baccleaurate speech by Nipun ! Same initial response of people as to what this young speaker wasgoing to talk ! There were not too many fans of Nipun like me:) but after the speech was over people gave standing ovation and had Wow expression on their faces ! I was so happy to meet Nipun in person then! I was just expecting a hello from this famous man but he walked to me and greeted me so much love and respect ...that connection I cannot put it in words ! Since then Im his # 1 Fan!!!:) and continue to be part of this family !lots of love from aunty!

  • Guri Mehta wrote ...

    The full transcript was published here today :http://www.dailygood.org/story/439/miserable-and-magical-a-graduation-speech-for-paradoxical-times-nipun-mehta/

    Nilam auntie, thanks for such a sweet note. We are happy to have you as a part of the family. :-) Love, Guri

  • JoAnn Baker Paul wrote ...

    Thanks for sharing this, Guri ;~)

  • Alan Zulch wrote ...

    "Powerful" only begins to describe Nipun's address. I can only echo the woman you quoted, Guri: "Wow."