Nachiketa is a brilliant student and he grasps all the details of Agni vidya in the very first time he is taught by Lord Yama. He repeats it with understanding. Lord Yama is pleased and offers him an extra boon. Vedantic significance of this episode is also covered in the talk
How does Nachiketa ask in the second boon? Does heaven exist? Why people want to go to heaven?
How does Nachiketa go to meet Lord Yama? Why does he wait there without food or water? Why Lord Yama grants 3 boons to Nachiketa? Whats the first boon that Nachiketa asks?
In these mantras the inspiring qualities of Nachiketa are covered along with the importance of no-compromise attitude, tradition, conduct of wise people in the present.