— Internship at Quantela
I completed a two-week internship with Quantela in December 2020. As an intern, I got the opportunity to work on a project for the municipal corporation of Mumbai who was preparing an online platform for the authorities of Maharashtra to store and analyze COVID data.
I examined various KPIs and understood the different aspects of the platform. I attended various meetings to discuss data collection, insertion and use to draw conclusions which would help in deciding the next steps. I visited their office and prepared a project report with suggestions on the design and methods to effectively analyze the collected data.
— Community Service
I am a regular teenager who dreams and aspires for success. But in this journey to my destination, I remember to value all that I have and all those who have supported me. Community service has been something I have not been doing for credit or certificates, rather out of the upbringing I have received and the values that have been instilled in me.
The family upbringing taught me to keep supporting people around me. When I travelled to Kolkata in March 2021 to appear for SAT, I found out that my old driver required Rs. 50,000 to repair his house destroyed by a cyclone. So, I stepped up to assist him by donating the profit I had earned by trading in the capital market. Similarly, I bought my house-help’s son a smartphone so that he could continue online education without hindrance during the lockdown in 2020.
Self-discovery is the highest form of satisfaction but in the pandemonium of teenage I haven’t reached that stage yet. One thing I have realised is that smile is contagious and so is kindness. Privileged people always have something to offer which someone needs. So, I try to go out, offer what I have because materialistic things are the success of one person but compassion and kindness is the success of humanity as a whole.
—A. No Child Sleeps Hungry (2015-2021):
The first time I served the community in its true sense as I recall was when I visited my golf coach’s foundation “No Child Sleeps Hungry” in Kolkata and interacted with the underprivileged children there in 2015. Since then, it became a routine for me to meet them and teach them, not for a reward or recognition, but for the simple joy of interaction and mutual learning.
Although I shifted to Mumbai later in 2018, these interactions were formative in shaping my character and I did not lose touch with the foundation. I taught children regularly and also raised fund for the organization. I conducted webinars on financial literacy and prepared online learning resources in 2021 summer.