- How you describe your own Personality and Persona.
I was born into a family of hardworking individuals who raised me with the values of integrity, responsibility and gratitude. I have lived in several cities in India and also briefly in abroad, which shaped my personality. I am simple, independent and a person of self-belief that makes me confident. Empathetic, transparent and fun loving are the words that I get to hear from my friends and colleagues.
- Your Achievements that makes you feel high.
It is said that “airports have seen more sincere kisses than the wedding halls”. Air Traffic Control (ATC) is rated as one of the most stressful jobs globally. Being a certified ATC, gives me a sense of responsibility, while I ensure the flight safety even in the worst situations and at the same time gives me immense satisfaction that I am able to become a reason for someone’s smile, when they meet their dear ones at the airport.
- Define the true beauty.
True beauty is inner beauty which is a reflection of our soul. It has much relevance with principles, personality and morality. If we have a positive mind and a compassionate heart, we all are beautiful.
- Do you consider yourself to be a giver or taker?
I believe that nobody is completely a giver or a taker, even I am not. But I still find myself inclined to be a giver, not because of necessarily donating money or volunteering something but because I look forward to help others, give advice, mentor and share knowledge. I prefer to be at the contributing side because it gives me immense happiness and a meaning to my life.
- What is your favourite Idea of Holidaying?
My idea of a holiday is to go to a new destination, interact with people, get familiarized and soaked in their culture and rituals. During my honeymoon in Malaysia, I tied the knot again with my life partner as per Malay rituals. I also would love to attempt things I have never done before. I have explored islands in Ibiza, Camped with Siberian Huskies in Norway, walked throughout the city of Rome with Chinese friends, Cruised in the frozen Baltic sea in Finland and danced to Flamenco in Barcelona. Bhutan is one place, I would love to explore. From people to terrains, from architecture to being the carbon sink of the world, I’m fascinated by this beautiful kingdom.
- Why you are participating in Mrs India Earth?
I believe that Mrs. India Earth is the most prestigious and dignified pageant with a cause, which provides a platform to voice the environmental issues that leave a great impact on the society as well as the environment. I wish to use this platform to promote more social and environmental awareness to protect mother earth.
- What do understand by Global warming and how can it be reduced to save earth?
Global warming is the rise in temperature on earth, caused by greenhouses that have the ability to trap heat, when radiations falls on earth, leading to strong heat waves, melting glaciers & ice caps and raising the sea level. Most of this is due to human activities such as industrialization and dependence on fossil fuels. I believe that small efforts can result in great impact. Global Warming can be controlled if people work together for a better tomorrow. Educating people and spreading awareness, planting trees, reducing waste and more focus on reuse and recycling of products promoting eco-friendly technologies, investing in energy efficient appliances, and preferring to walk, cycling and car pool over high emission vehicles could be a few steps in this direction.
- The Quote or saying that encourages you?
You are the masterpiece of your own life. You are the Michelangelo of your own life. The David you are sculpturing is you (Joe Vitalae)
- If you were selected as a Charity Ambassador what Value addition would you like to make for our Society and how?
As citizens of the world, we have a responsibility to bring and support the changes which makes a world better place to live. As a charity ambassador, I would focus on five major pillars Peace: I would meet the leaders of world and appeal to maintain peace, unite against terror and support nuclear disarmament. Health: I would promote the national health programs in 3rd world countries, especially Africa. Food: I would raise the awareness on food wastage across the countries and would request the governments/NGOs, corporates to donate the surplus food to the starving nations Education: I would encourage the children across the world, from Africa to Afghanistan to go to school and appeal the international agencies like UNICEF to initiate programs on education Environment: I would raise awareness about the impact of global warming, oil spills and other hazards that plaguing our environment.
- Why do you think giving back to society is important?
The great Muhammad Ali said "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. We rise by lifting others, giving back builds hope and when there is hope there is always a future. I came into world as a mere vulnerable child and was lucky to have a community that nurtured me for all these years into the adult I became. The majority of people anywhere don't usually have much of a voice or any influence. One should give back because it teaches us to find compassion within ourselves and to stay attached to values that are linked to the common good.