Lalu Prasad Yadav to teach Harvard
Will lecture students on the turnaround of Indian Railways.
BY A CORRESPONDENT
December 22, 2006
Look what Lalu Prasad is up to. As many as 137 undergraduates from Harvard and Wharton Universities
would gather around Lalu to listen to him on the turnaround he has effected in the Indian Railways.
The Harvard and Wheaton students would assemble at the Rail Bhavan on December 27 for the event.
According to reports, necessary alterations are being made to the conference room to accommodate the
large contingent of visiting students and mediapersons.
Commenting on the forthcoming event, Lalu said it would be a proud moment for the country and the
Indian Railways. However, he was unwilling to disclose what he would teach and what the language of
communication would be.
Meanwhile, Railways officials are now on a number crunching exercise to present the Indian Railways
success story to the students. Lalu is likely to make a powerpoint presentation.
Though officials have been tightlipped about the entire schedule, sources say that the after 'theoretical'
classes, Lalu may add 'practical' classes for these students, as he is reportedly planning to take them to
different railway stations to highlight the changes that he has brought about in the Railways. The foreign
faculties have expressed their desire to know how Lalu converted the loss making Railways into a Rs
2000-crore profit making organisation within two years, without downsizing the staff or increasing the
December 27 might throw up some interesting answers. The undergraduates from Harvard and Wheaton
are sure to return with some good tips on management.