Published: 23rd April 2019
Karnataka Microbiology tutor gears up to set a Guinness record by taking a challenge of 'longest speech marathon'
Dr T Thipperudraswamy plans to deliver his speech continuously 100 hours with 20 minutes break for every four hours
Here is a tutor in microbiology who is all set to write his name in the Guinness Book of World Records (GWR) by taking a challenge of 'longest speech marathon' continuously for 100 hours between May 7 and 12 with a great intention to introduce a new subject personality development system (PDS) for MBBS students.
Revealing about this challenging and herculean task, to The New Indian Express, the aspirant Dr T Thipperudraswamy said he decided to take up this new task to draw the attention of the need of introducing 'personality development system' as a subject for medical students and the fraternity that would inculcate 'professionalism' in managing their career.
Speaking about the intent of necessity about acquiring qualities like leadership, art of decision making, creative thinking, stress management, conflict management and communication skills, most of the doctors working in rural areas need to be more performance oriented in their work. Dr Thipperudraswamy has submitted a proposal to the Medical Council of India (MCI) for introducing a new subject on personality development system to MBBS students.
Dr T Thipperudraswamy (Pic: TNIE)
Thipperudraswamy plans to deliver his speech continuously 100 hours with 20 minutes break for every four hours. He would speak more than 20 various aspects of personality development including motivation, healthy relationship, healthy mind, Time management, Stress management, critical thinking, group dynamics and decision making, leadership qualities and above all what is personality development system and its necessity to formulate a doctor into a professional doctor.
By virtue of the profession, doctors have the leadership qualities but it has to be fine tuned, failing which the doctors unable to manage and cope up with their emotions. Soon this backdrop the PDS subject has to be included in the curriculum of MBBS said Thipperudrswamy. Answering to a question, Thipperudraswamy clarified that he would not sleep for five days - an uninterrupted speech marathon that would be held from May 7 to 12 at Ambedkar Bhavan in the city.
Earlier Thipperudraswamy, MD in microbiology, was working as a tutor in Shivamogga Institue of Medical Sciences (SIMS) and now he has quit the job, for his dream of entering his name into GWR. He hoped that by developing the personality of doctors, quality of health care facility would improve. This, in turn, would leave a quality service and approach towards patients and society above all it keeps the 'mental health' of the doctors in better shape, he said.
An earlier record of longest speech marathon is in the name of KC Ananth Ram of Nepal who spoke for 90 hours. Thipperudraswamy is attempting to create a Guinness book of world records by delivering the longest speech marathon for about 100 hours.