Captain Akhilesh Saxena is not one to be chained to his desk. Now, Vice President of Tata Communications and founder of the motivational speaking platform ‘Inspiring Mantra’s’ had two decades ago, led a team of Rajputana Rifles to capture the ‘Three Pimple’ peak, in one of the Indian Army’s most pivotal missions during the Kargil operations. The capture of Tololing, led by Captain Saxena and other military legends, such as Captain Vikram Batra and Captain Vijayant Thapar. (Both of whom he has served with) The actions of these young officers, who are now household names, changed the face of the Kargil war. Severely wounded in Kargil, Captain Saxena started his second inning corporate, after being awarded a Gold medal from FMA.
Despite being a senior corporate professional, Captain Saxena has always gone out his way, to motivate the youth. Imparting some of the most critical leadership lessons he learned from the battlefield. To do so, he along with his wife Mrs Sikha Saxena started a popular Motivational Talks forum for youngsters named ‘Inspiring Mantras’. The Saxena’s have been invited as chief guests at the Kargil celebrations, National Cadet Corps programs and have been called in as keynote speakers, during many educational, management and media events. It is through these events that they have strived to inspire the youth to keep national interests in mind.
Two Decades Since Kargil, The Adventure is Still On!
Recently the inspiring ‘Fauji’ couple embarked on a risky adventure! They successfully attempted the dangerous ‘couple jump’ at Victoria Falls.
This extreme sporting activity, notorious for its grave risk, takes place at the scenic Victoria Falls, located between the Zimbabwe and Zambia border. These falls are home to several adrenaline-pumping adventure activities, most notably, the couples bungee jump. The Couples Jump attempted by Captain Saxena and his wife, is said to be one of the most challenging bungee events in the world.
Glimpses From The Jump Of A Lifetime!
Captain Saxena has once again gone on to show that you can’t take the soldier out of an ex-serviceman, no matter their occupational profile.