Stu­dents at IIT-Delhi didn’t mind wait­ing for hours just to catch a glimpse of Zucker­berg

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Aditya Dogra aditya. dogra@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

IIT-Delhi stu­dents Sushruti Sen and Meenal are big fans of Face­book CEO Mark Zucker­berg, but the duo seemed highly dis­ap­pointed on Wedned­say af­ter­noon, even as their idol was in cam­pus. Sushruti and Meenal were among those who were not lucky enough to se­cure an en­try into the Town­hall Q&A at IIT-Delhi. How­ever, the girls were con­fi­dent that a glimpse of Zucker­berg would make their day and of course a selfie with him would make them fee feel on top of the world!

The main IIT-D cam­pus wo wore a de­serted look as stu stu­dents thronged Dogra Hall, ju just to catch a glimpse of one of the most fa­mous CEOs of the world. Some were even spot­ted try­ing to make their way around the heav­ily-se­cured area.

While Zucker­berg was be­ing quizzed by some of the bright­est minds in In­dia, the ex­cite­ment out­side was equally pal­pa­ble.

Stu­dents had hud­dled near all the exit gates in the hope that they could see him, or if lucky enough, talk to him. The guys surely out­num­bered the girls dur­ing the hour-long wait.

Tarini Gupte, a fresher, and her friends stuck to their smart­phones for up­dates on the Town­hall. They were wait­ing at one of the ex­its hop­ing to catch a glimpse of Mark and didn’t seem to mind the wait. “I don’t mind wait­ing an hour or even longer. He’s a great guy, is good-look­ing and suc­cess­ful. How can any­one miss this chance!” she said.

An­other stu­dent Ananya Gopala, claimed to be Mark’s big­gest fan, “Mark is an in­spi­ra­tion. We all know his story, how he started with a sim­ple idea and how it has changed the way we in­ter­act. Face­book is pretty much ev­ery­one’s life­line. I would love to meet him, and if I get a chance to have a word, I’ll tell him how much he has in­flu­enced our lives.”

Zucker­berg went for a run around In­dia Gate on Wed­nes­day morn­ing and posted this pic­ture on his Face­book page; (Top) Mark at IIT-Delhi

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