Invest In Your Passion, It Has Much More To Give You Back Than You Can Ever Invest – Vipul Goel – Best50 – Class Of 2017
I’m a student at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi currently pursuing an MBA in International Business. I did my summer internship at GEP Worldwide as a Senior Consultant and was awarded a pre-placement offer during the two months stint. Prior to joining IIFT, I worked with ZS Associates, Gurgaon for about 3 years. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Hindu College, University of Delhi. I spent my formative years in a beautiful city, Dehradun and completed my schooling from Brightlands School. Apart from a decent track record academically, I also take keen interest in a lot of extra-curricular activities. During my under-graduation, I was exposed to various forms of theatre and it was love at first sight. As a member of the Dramatics Society of Hindu College, Ibtida, I got myriad opportunities to perform at over 50 different places across the country to much applause.
These two years at the dramatics society instilled confidence in me and allowed me to travel extensively presenting a new side to India abound with a plethora of ideologies, cultures and traditions, thus broadening my horizons. I developed a love for travel and now make it a point to explore a new city at least twice every year to keep my wanderlust at bay.
What is your x-factor?
I was a science student who pursued dramatics extensively during my graduation at Hindu College. I have a passion for travelling with an interest in management. I had worked in a pharmaceutical sector but had a dream to start a theatre cafe of my own. I think this is my x-factor i.e. the diversity of experiences that I possess. Because of this, I easily accept the fact that every human is different. It has given me an ability to settle in with all kinds of people and easily make friends with them. I believe it is one characteristic that has helped me in various aspects of life.
If you had a magic wand, what is the one problem in India that you would magically wish away? Explain why.
The biggest problem of today’s India is its primary education. And I am not talking only about the enrollment rates or dropout rates, but also about the quality of education that is being delivered. Today, we are very proud of our demographic dividend and regularly quote it in our debates and arguments. However, if primary education is compromised, the same demographic dividend will prove to be a burden for the economy. Primary education instils the ability in a child to at least earn his/her living. It is also necessary to ignite the passion, curiosity in a child to study more in future. A quality primary education in itself will reduce the dropout rates.
Out of my interest, I have visited few NGOs and public schools for teaching. And I have shared my experience here with utmost embarrassment and concern. To save the future of India, we have to provide this generation with future.