An interview with Super Dad Mr. J.S. Shastry

Posted on June 19 2016


Firstly, wish you all a very Happy Father's Day. We spoke to Dad, Mr. J.S. Shastry, as he shared his thoughts. Mr. Shastry is a professionally qualified Cost Accountant as well as Alumni of XLRI. He holds a Masters Degree in Commerce and has completed Part 1 of Operation Research Course (O. R. S. I.). He has more than 24 years post qualification experience in various TATA group Companies in Senior level Finance positions. Read on to find out more about his experiences as a Father!

1) Tell us something about being a father.
Being a Father is a unique experience where we learn more than we tend to teach. It is both fun and challenging raising two kids. Fatherhood has completely changed me for the good.
2) How did you inculcate the habit of learning in your kids?
I used to share great stories related to achievements, new inventions and struggles with happy endings. 
3) Your most special Father's Day.
I almost had tears in my eyes the day my 3 year old daughter gave me one of her favorite teddy's and drew me a handmade card on Father's Day. And when she treated us with Special Dinner with her first Stipend last year. 
4) One moment when you felt like you've made it through as a Father.
The day my children could take responsible decisions without my opinion. 
5) Your advice to all young dads.
Spend quality time with your kids. Let them treat you as their friend. Always go for family outings help them with their studies, play with them. Don't let them forget their cultures and traditions. And most importantly, help them chase their dreams!