Whatever happens, happens for a reason. If you hope for a good future & genuinely prepare yourself for it, there’s nothing & no one that can stop you from achieving it.
Being the chief coordinator of The students’ union SRCC AKANKSHA PUROHIT is a source of inspiration. She was also the joint secretary of the commerce society.
In conversation with Astha Mansinghka and Nidhi Bansal. Lets know what is the reason she is so popular and a most look after personality.
1.Tell us about yourself?
I come from a Defence background and so traveling is what I love the most. I feel happy when I meet new people, when I visit a new place, when I do something that makes others happy. I am not a very optimistic person and I don’t believe in unseen powers. My family, my friends, my work and my ethics means everything to me.
2.Who has been an inspiration for you during your time spent at SRCC?
Every single person whom I’ve come across in SR, is kind of an inspiration for me. My friends, my seniors everyone had their own ways to make me follow, believe and idolize them.
3.What are your views on SRCC as you are into your last year of college?
What it seems from outside to the rest of the world, Srcc is much, much more than that. Before leaving, I can say without mending any offence, education might be the last thing I’ll end up gaining from here. Things I have learned from this place, versatility that sustains in here, the creativity that grows with every single day, this place with The most amazing people, makes itself incomparable from other institutions. Srcc might be the most difficult thing I’ll need to move on from.
4.What are your future plans?
Nothing concrete for now, but Film-Making is what I want to see myself into.
5.How did you get into the field of photography? Did you receive a professional for training for it?
Photography has always been something more than just a hobby to me. One random day I was trying to take a normal view of some random monument from my cell phone, the very next moment I realized how one simple view can be turned into a breath-taking shot. And that was it. That was the one thing that used to make me happy those days. And it still does. And since that very moment I knew, this was it. I never took any professional course for Photography, but to pursue it in future, I might will have to learn it the technical way.
6.What are your hobbies?
Taking pictures half of the time, I spend rest of my time reading about things around the globe, knowing things I don’t know about already, reading novels etc. Music is another hobby of mine. Designing sometimes cheers up my mood.
7.Please quote your experience working or infact being a very active member of the students union at Crossroads?
Crossroads was indeed the best thing that happened to me in SRCC. Initially, working for Union was kind of new to me. Gradually, it became the only thing I looked forward to for the rest of the time. Union, Srcc gave me the best of the time, the best of experience and the best of friends that I couldn’t have possibly known this well had it not been for my working in Union. Crossroads became everything to us and by the end of the day, all we could think of was how to make it the biggest thing possible in the history of DU. And after going through tones of breakdowns and nerve breaking tensions, we tried pulling off a good enough show!
8.What would like to say as a guiding line to your juniors to make their college life worth?
One thing I always used to believe in and would like to share with everyone around would be asking them not to think of SRCC as the final destination of their lives. This journey, your life, your career, it’s just started. There’s alot, A LOT of things that you have to do, you should do, before settling down for once and for all. Try out things, visit places, eat things you haven’t heard of before, experiment, define ‘fun’ in your own way, live these 3-4 years of your college life doing everything, and try being a nice person all this while, so at least when you come back to this place after passing out, there’ll be at least one person out in the thousands, who’ll actually be looking forward to meet you and will be happy about it.
9. As being a good friend, what would you like to say about our college president Seerat Gupta?
I have known Seerat for somewhat 2 years now. We have been good friends since our association with the Commerce Society in our second year. To be very honest, Seerat is one person I always run out of words to explain it to people what kind of a person, more than that, how good of a friend he is to me. It took me not more than say a week, to realize what gem of a person he is. President, no president; topper, no topper; whatever he has done so far and what so ever he has achieved in these three years, he has always been the most grounded person I have ever come across. There have been a lot of word of mouths against him specially during our senior year, but the fact is, he is the only and the only person in Srcc for me, whom I heartily idolise, if asked upon. And believe me when I write, friendship is not the only thing I base my facts upon. Seerat might be a lot of things for a lot of people, all I know is he is one of the very, very few people in our college I have blind faith in. It’s more of an honour than sheer luck to have to have a friend like him. It’s not just everyday that you come across a person like Seerat.
10.Do you consider yourself successful? Seeing where I am right now, I don’t think I am even a cent close to what it’s called being a successful person. There are a lot of things I still have to do and achieve in my life.
11.what is your philosophy towards life?
The only thing I truly believe in is that whatever happens, happens for a reason. There have been a lot of ups and downs in my life, but what kept me going was this and this very thought. If you hope for a good future and genuinely prepare yourself for it, there’s nothing and no one that can stop you from achieving it.
12. What was the toughest decision you ever had to made?
I guess the decision of coming to SRCC was one of the toughest decision I ever had to make. Commerce was never my field, and Srcc was never my dream, to be honest. What I wanted to pursue after high school was very different from what I am doing right now. Now, at the end of my third year, I am happy with my decision, but initially, deciding if it’s the right place for me was a very huge step for me.
13.How do you deal with criticism?
Criticism is something I welcome with an open heart. It’s not something that demoralizes me but act as a
tool for me.
14. Did you have any failures in your life?
Yes. Tonnes actually. Big or small, there have been loads of disappointing moments in my life, but I am pretty used to it. Everyone is, I guess, at a certain level. It’s all about how you try to overcome them.
15. Did you know about CKK before and please give us your feedback on it?
Yes I did. I go through the blog on a frequent basis. What you guys are trying to do here is pretty commendable. Try keeping up the good work and all the best for the future!
We would like to thank her for taking time for us and she is seriously a very nice girl from whom we can learn a lot.
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