Student Leader Interview - Anshika, Daulat Ram College

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1. Tell us more about your role & responsibilities at your college.

The designation of CR comes with a lot of responsibilities. One has to be omnipresent in everything going on in the department. Being the CR you're the voice of your class, hence you ought to develop a healthy relationship with each of your classmates, you definitely need to be regular and disciplined in order to set an example for the rest of the students.

2. How did you rise up to your position and how can a student aspiring the same, approach it?

From the very first day of my Fresher's year i tried to talk to as many of my classmates as I could. I simply talked to them about their problems their experiences or anything in general. I've always been a good listener and it did come handy. I tried to be helpful in whichever way I'd be. So, by the time we had our department elections I was familiar with almost everybody and had their confidence.

3. What's it like to juggle between a leadership role and normal college life?

 Being a CR surely affected my personal college life. In the beginning I barely had anytime to study or to have fun. My classmates usually found me sitting somewhere fidgeting in my phone texting teachers or listening to the problems of the students or making lists for professors planning events bla bla bla...

But with time things got easy to handle and everything became manageable.

4. What have been some of your biggest challenges and learning from what you do?

 Being a CR taught me how to be a better leader and how to tackle problems spontaneously. It also helped me gain more confidence. It was a nice experience altogether.

5. How do your parent's look at you participating in extracurricular activities?

In the beginning my parents were obviously a lil worried as they thought it would affect my academics terribly but within no time they're supporting as anything and things got smooth.

6. What are your career goals and how is what you are doing going to help you with that?

I'm a UPSC aspirant and I think leadership is a quality the commission expects in its recruits. Moreover, the exposure I get provides me various opportunities to try and do different things and I'm sure it's going to be helpful at some point of my life.

 7. How can we encourage more young students such as yourself to take-up leadership roles?

When you have people with leadership potential in roles where they can make important decisions, achieve goals, reach targets and feed the bottom line, you’ll have a thriving and strong organization. More and more students can be encouraged to take up leadership by making them aware how positively it helps building up a strong personality. Also, the experiences that it provides are so helpful and even fun. If you want people to take on leadership roles, communicate with transparency and share information freely. Only when they have information can students make sound decisions, achieve their goals, reach their targets and step up to their leadership roles.

8. What's your message to encourage students to do internships and attend conferences?

 Leadership provides you with versatile experiences and helps so much in building your personality. Moreover, the country needs more and more youth leaders. We need you vision and efforts to make this place a better place for living!!!

Interviewed by - Chirag Pant

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