Dream Big ! Dream Passionately !
It was sometime around the month of September last year,when accidentally (and luckily!) i chanced upon the World Pulse website online. And, i am glad to say that life has taken a turn for the better since then.
Having left a corporate job in Mumbai, i was looking for opportunities to advance women's rights in my community, to help further the cause of our non profit initiative at Delhi. And Voila ! i stumbled upon World Pulse right then - a powerhouse of assorted stories resonating under one roof.
I loved the fact that World pulse promoted uninhibited accounts of truth on a global level. The passionate stories that women shared, reiterated my thoughts that our rights were still sidelined. By collaborating on solution oriented ideas, i thought we could finally bring the spot light back on us.
I realized that the only way to be heard was to roar. And on World pulse,women were roaring louder than ever.
Every journal that i read left a lasting impression on me. Inspired, i too wanted to break free - from the chains of limiting societal and religious trappings that so often kept us suppressed. I decided to be the change maker and speak for those who were trapped under a largely male dominated, orthodox community. I agreed to be the VOICE FOR WOMEN THAT DIDN'T EXIST.
From there on, my World pulse journey began. Each word of encouragement received,from the staff as well as from the community sisters, reassured me that i was on the right path.Their collective support helped me in honing my confidence and made my voice roar with theirs.
When VOF 2013 application was announced, it came as an opportune moment for me to acquire skills to help others in telling their own stories. It promised me - a life changing opportunity.
The three principle reasons which inspired me to apply:
- VOF as a concept of digital empowerment, is uniquely novel. It provides the tools required to highlight grassroots issues in an effective way. The global exposure that our stories and videos garner, guarantees an exchange of world class solutions, effective in bringing sustainable change in our society.
- VOF serves as a tactful knowledge tool wherein the leadership skills acquired during the process helps us in motivating others to be front runners of their communities and unlock their true potential.
- Besides knowledge, VOF helps in developing lasting friendships. The social and personal connections, teach us to amplify our accomplishments.
My vision for the future is to work with grassroots women to bring their stories to the forefront. I strive for an essentially equitable society where they feel empowered to usher in sustainable growth. My aim is to improve their lives, in totality. VOF serves as that opportunity to actualize my dream and in turn help others to be self dependent, to lead a family and in turn a nation.
" Every calling is great, when greatly pursued "- Oliver Holmes.