Student Leader Interview - Drishti Mediratta, Mata Sundri College

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

I am a Fitness blogger on Instagram and I'm crazy about my health and wellbeing. I started hitting the gym and lifting weights about 3 years ago and there is no looking back. I was told that women are supposed to be skinny and petite and that I shouldn't try to look 'manly'

But lifting is a part of me, it makes me feel confident about myself. Don't let people decide what is right for you. At the end of the day only what you think about yourself should matter.

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

It makes me feel great when random strangers text me as to how I motivated them to Workout and meet their fitness goals. It makes me feel that I indeed am making a difference in other people's lives.

3. What have been some of your biggest challenges and learnings from what you do?

Self-discipline and perseverance are 2 of the skills that I have acquired during my fitness journey. There are times when I don't have the energy or motivation to exercise when the workload at my job is high. But I have trained my mind in such a manner that I try not to skip my Workouts no matter what. Motivation is temporarily but discipline is something that you can teach yourself.

4. What did you do in your current role that makes you feel really proud of yourself?

When I started my fitness blog, initially I used to feel demotivated by checking out other bloggers' content as I would feel like I could never be as good as them. But then I realized we all have our different journeys and I shouldn't be comparing myself to others and I should focus on sharing the best content I am capable of because I am unique and talented in my way.

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

In my school and college years, I also used to participate in various debating competitions especially Model United Nations and that has helped in molding my personality. I have been an introvert almost all of my teenage years and I wanted to face my fears and get rid of the anxiousness that I felt around people. I feel every student should realize their weak points and work towards transforming themselves by participating in extracurriculars, internships, etc.

Interviewed by - Rifka

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