Isn’t the Hero Honda Sleek cool? Yes it is. The bike is good-looking from the outside and is a lucky charm for me from the inside. The story of this bike starts with the journey of setting up of KIIT and KISS, institutions of international repute, bread and butter to millions. I got the Hero Honda Sleek as a second hand purchase in the year 1991-92.
Like I mentioned before, it has been my lucky charm and has never given me any trouble. I was riding an average of 300 kilometers for the first 15 years and executing all works for KIIT and KISS in its formative years.
Believe it or not, this bike has a lot of contribution in the establishment of KIIT & KISS. By this time, everyone is aware of the fact that KIIT and KISS were started from the ground with no backup from family or bank. I had no entrepreneurial background. I didn’t have a silver spoon. But this bike was my support. Travelling for 300 kilometers every day to achieve the tasks of KIIT and KISS is something this bike has delivered with ease. It is a testimony to our rise. It was exhausting and at times, impossible, but this bike was my aid, always by my side.
I could never let go of this bike. I still keep my bike intact at my house, performing all the regular servicing and washing to keep the bike alive and new. Twice every year, we perform puja of the bike. I take it for a small ride reminiscing the days of my past struggles and successes. Though I would love to ride the bike again, the circumstances don’t support my intent anymore. The work pressure I have, the responsibilities and the mental pressure that I carry, riding a bike regularly isn’t advisable for me. Even my well wishers ask me to be cautious.
On a lighter note, I can proudly say that, back in the day, my friends would ask for my bike to take their girlfriends out on dates. And 30 years later, these couples are married with children, so yes, this bike has been help to those budding lovers too.
For me this bike has meant to be my partner at work. It’s been 30 years and counting that I have treasured this. Nowadays, I have no scope for riding two wheeler, but I have highest regard for it. Today, KIIT has over 300 light and heavy vehicles, including many high end premier vehicles. But, I am indebted to the Hero Honda Sleek. It has a life and a soul of its own, a witness to my incredible journey. This will definitely be kept in KIIT museum in future.
This blog is in two parts. The second story of the bike will be uploaded the next week. Stay glued to my blogs.
Read the blog Sir.
Heart touching real life story which can be picturised!
The role of second hand Hero Honda Sleek in Your life needs to be treasured.
It has given You full Support & help during Your Struggling days , the Journey for building KISS & KIIT single-handedly without any family background or Bank Support.
A friend in need is a friend in deed!
Here friend does not mean living being but a machine ( bike) which was Your Best Friend during Your hard times.
You have rightly mentioned::
“. But, I am indebted to the Hero Honda Sleek.
It has a life and a soul of its own, a witness to my incredible journey.
This will definitely be kept in KIIT museum in future.”
Sachcha Saathi, True Friend!
The support in the odd days is carried forever and admired. This is the indication of a person with humbleness and humanity. Hats off to you Sir.
A friend in need is a friend in deed!, Sachcha Saathi, True Friend! Old is Gold. I have remembered that day Sir, You had given sweet to us for this Hero Honda Sleek .
Very nice Blog sir in your struggle life really heart touching.you are My ideal person sir. Heartly Thank you sir for your incredible journey and as a good social worker.
Truely inspired example .we should hold dear to the inanimate thing also as it has given service to us quite long .
Enjoyed n shared the story .
Being bike friendly & a bike as a freind seems as if a very touchy realistic practice & hats off to the ideas it gave to find out where to get started, for a journey to goal. IT’S NOT WHAT WE HAVE IN LIFE, BUT WHO WE HAVE IN OUR LIFE THAT MATTERS.
Sir it’s really heart touching.
It was a moving story and thoughtful.
I wish the bike remains in the family in the years to come also.
Incidentally,i am reminded of my Hero Honda sleek,same color ,which I bought in 1994,second hand,to commute to court,when I started my law practice,as a first generation lawyer.It was with me for all my initial years ,ups and downs faced by a first generation lawyer .I was emotional and thrilled to read this blog as i could relate my life with it.How i wish my passionate Honda sleek remained with me till date since I was constrained to part with it to get a motor bike for my son when he entered college in the year 2008.
Thanks for rekindling my yesteryears.
As the proverb goes, ” A Friend in Need is A Friend Indeed”, your Hero Honda Sleek is your true friend. It has helped you in your hard times so it is so close to your heart.
Enjoyed reading it Sir.
A religious relationship
It’s really great that some things are so important in life as they are in with us in all phase of life. May be a person or thing.
The emotions involved with that bike can be felt well only by you sir. A friend in need is a friend indeed.
The Blog narrated by Dr Achyuta Samanta Sir, Hon’ble Founder, KIIT Group of Institutions, is a spontaneous overflow of internal and hidden passion, love, affection and moreover the ownness towards the Motorbike. Unforgettable memory.
The journey of setting up KIIT and KISS University has statered with Hero Honda Sleek bike in the year 1991-1992. Notably, the huge contribution of Hero Honda Sleek bike plays a vital role in the establishment of KIIT and KISS. Really, this bike has a life and a soul of its own, a witness to the incredible journey of Dr Achyuta Samanta Sir, Hon’ble Founder, KIIT Group of Institutions,.
Very nice blog 🙏🙏🎉💐
Sir, you have rightly highlighted how things bought in our formative years at times have a huge impact in our lives. It is so heartwarming to read your journey with Hero Honda Sleek. Looking forward to the second part of the blog.
Pranam Sir 🙏
Motorcycling culture is something that riders enjoy no matter how different they are ? Motorcycles are fun and it is a fact. But Your Motorcycle is having a history of helping you along with a bigger role in creation of two world class Institutions KIIT and KISS. You do not matter what you ride, but learn to respect. Your policy is to give respect to get respect. Your Yesterday is history but you never forget to respect them who stand by you during your difficulties that may be this Hero Honda Sleek.
I think there are two periods in your life, one with the bike and another for becoming active on your daily work without a bike. Your bike is like your Gym, your wheelchair, and your temple of work all in one. I know you are missing it as you are not find time to ride it’, but on a lighter note I would tell the Company Hero Honda to thank you for the advertisement it is getting as this Sleek was associated with the growth of a great man like you Sir..
Hon’ble sir namaskar. I read this blog on hero Honda sleek bike. It is very heart touching.
Dear Hon’ble Sir, Really its very heart touching blog. There are so many things in life which has some story behind it. Bike is one of them and this Bike is really lucky for you, so this should kept in Museum.
It is really a example that Old is Gold. It the witness of your struggling days.
Truly, Hon’ble founder has traversed an incredible journey with the Hero Honda sleek as his partner. This will remain as a story of inspiration for future generations & would-be entrepreneurs.
Thank you sir, for sharing some wonderful facts of your journey . This blog is excellent and admire you sir.
It shows the reliability of this beautiful machine in making KIIT and KISS. The work will be perfect if the man and the machine harmony are there. As you told the this never makes your mission to talk a halt during the early age of KIIT and KISS. You and of your beautiful Sleek, the combo contribution in making KIIT and KISS a great institute will be definitely remembered for ever. A great salute to you and your machine.
This shows your are really a wonderful soul , reason being you have that attachment and to your path curators. You attached to your roots. I really appreciate your greatness. I would not fall back in putting you as mount everest of mankind.
I wish I could take (pinch) small part of yours
We do fondly remember our first vehicle. But, great persons like you give the credit to this silent friend for the journey during the struggling period and the success achieved. That’s what differentiate you from others. You never forget the help received from anyone in any form. While many of us have forgotten our first vehicle with time, you have treasure it with all your love. Great personality.
Sir . I read your blog on hero Honda sleek bike. It is very heart touching.I also kept my 1991 Red Sleek in running condition.I have same feeling.
This individual after achieving so much is still down to earth. Therefore any one who forgets his past or forgets people during struggle days is not worth his salt. This is a small example of that. With this small examples it gives me a feeling this person is great. My respect for him is doubled.
I was scrolling through the blogs suggestions by my phone and the moment I saw the sleek I just stopped and got inside the article because I still own a sleek and it’s same way close to my heart. I got it from my Dad in 1993 and it’s my darling bike. I was able to correlate my emotional connect with sleek to that of yours. Very nice blog post sir. A warm hi-5 from a fellow sleeeker..
I saw this bike for the first time when I was in class 6th. I do not remember the date in particular but that model took over my mind. I remember TVS Samurai and Showgun had some what same look from the side to the back. I do not understand why Hero motors cannot come up with such stylish models anymore. They still have some of the best engines but models now days are so un neat. Thanks for sharing it reminded me some of my old days.
I had also Sleek bike purchased first hand in the yr 1991 and still is in use…
In this busy days you have not forgotten your past that’s the great thing on you keep growing achieve million 💕
Lovely journey with Love…. Can I buy your bike to keep as it should be..
It is such an inspirational motivation for us. Generally we sold out our older vehicles and purchase new one but how your journey with the Hero Honda silk to stand our Novel Organisation KIIT & KISS and still the bike is with you is a inspiration for us and a great learning to all of Us.