“I was very fortunate to have pretty much everything in my life that I’ve wanted. And maybe in the way I’ve been raised, I might have ignored the importance of small, small things. Or ignored how people are deprived of things. But then I started working for an NGO as a translator. For this, a lot of international students used to come to work for this NGO. I was helping them as an interpreter or translator, and then we used to go to really remote areas like towns and villages. So we used to work on different projects, such as like public health, women and child development and education. And that was my first interaction with the people in such places. And that was the time when I realized that I’ve been very fortunate, fortunate that I’ve had so many things in my life when there are millions that are deprived of basic facilities. And that was the time I decided, that yes, I had to do something to bring a change to this world. That was a turning point in my life. “
Shreyak. 2nd year MSc., Food Science and Technology.
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