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A 23-Year-Old Indian’s Powerful Speech at UC Berkeley Is Winning Hearts for All the Right Reasons

He urged everyone to “make use of their education to go beyond themselves to make the world a better place”.

A young man from Chandigarh with his heartrending speech during his graduation ceremony at University of California, Berkeley has been winning hearts and you cannot afford to miss it!

Angad Singh Padda, a 23-year-old Indian student, was bestowed with the UC Berkeley Leadership Award.

Angad during his speech. Source: Youtube.

Following which he made a speech that blew the crowd over with the intent and conviction that the he spoke with.

Starting with a small tabla rendition, Angad made the best use of the platform to voice the concerns that weren’t just his, but the ones that concerned the entire planet.


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From talking about the losing of friends to drug abuse to unifying the world , he urged everyone to “make use of their education to go beyond themselves to make the world a better place”.

Angad is also the recipient of the Poets & Quants’ Best and Brightest Business Undergraduate Award, apart from being a National Jack Kent Cooke Scholar.

You can watch Angad’s funny yet powerfully evocative speech here:

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Written by Lekshmi Priya S

Shuttling between existentialist views and Grey's Anatomy, Lekshmi has an insanely disturbing habit of binge reading. An ardent lover of animals and plants, she also specializes in cracking terribly sad jokes.