What drives me to jump out of bed and the morals and values that I live by.
One of my earliest memories in school was of the morning assembly. The beloved principal made it a point to recite, everyday without fail, this timeless poem from Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali:
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
It has been a guiding light to me ever since
My mother has inculcated in me a sense of gratitude towards everything.
It costs us nothing to be sensitive and forgiving, to approach challenges together, and lift others up along the way. I was a gifted child and thus it became all the more important for me to realize that I must pay forward what I recieve.
I was brought up in a loving and peaceful environment and that is what I will pay forward. My mission is to work for the better of our society as a whole and makes lives better along the way. I am an avid believer in charity and volunteer work and have always, along with my mother and brother, donated food, clothing, books, and education to the less priviledged. I intend to use my abilities as a computer scientist and a business professional to work with the community and solve the issues we face today - big or small.
I take pride in my culture and strive towards perfection while living by the morals I was taught. They have become an inalienable part of me and play a strong hand in the decisions I make. Integrity and non-violence are the biggest parts of my religion and country respectively and I tread the path of my dharma.
My academics lay the foundation of innovation and business strategy which can together overcome any challenge that might be thrown at me. But these two aspects have a great divide that needs to be bridged. Equipped with the ability to do so, I aspire to reconcile these aspects of any organization and thus allow us to march towards progress with undeterring will and ever increasion momemtum.