- Why are you running for this role?
I am from India which is a culturally and ethnically diverse land where various minorities co-exist, and I belong to a minority group. All my life, I constantly learned how to balance and conduct myself in a multicultural environment, understanding and analysing various issues faced by the minority groups. This taught me and equipped me to look for a role in the department of ethnic minority as I can relate and understand the value of such a role.
- What course are you in?
MSC – Sales and Marketing, I accepted this course because it will give me a deep understanding about international and Irish business culture and also boosts my past seven years of business development experience in fintech industries.
- Why is it important to have a role in the SU specifically for ethnic minorities?
I believe in pluralism of culture, as it leads to a more sustainable society which is very important for any country, society, college or university and as NUI Galway is one of the most reputed universities in the world, with a diverse student population from all over the world, understanding cultural values of each group becomes more essential for the growth of the university. I have been elected as Vice Auditor for the India Society (2018-2019) and I want to understand the cultures of the world and create a better multicultural environment with better sustainability.
4.What are your aims/goals for the role?
To be a person that understands different minority group requirements and problems and to be able to resolve their issues. I believe that coming from a different cultural background into a different culture can be challenging and different societies may require sudden help from the SU to give them required support. I believe my diverse understanding of culture will help me to be the voice of all the different ethnic societies.
- What past experience will stand to you if you win?
Back in my country, I helped to raise funds for different religious communities and NGOs, which had different organization goals and targets. I worked as an operation member with NLMET (New Life Medical and Educational Trust) to coordinate with a different state of India, and raise funds for people below the poverty line. This enabled me to understand the different cultures of India. I have also worked with MNC which enabled me to travel to three counties which was fascinating as I got an opportunity to meet colleagues from different cultures which has made me excited to learn more about different values.