First of all many congratulations to you for being chosen as the very first Rubaru Mr India – Top International Model 2017. How do you feel about it?
Thank you so much for the congratulatory note, it means a lot to me.The feeling is still sinking in and I am really excited and looking forward to the upcoming Top International Model Of The World pageant starting from 20th September 2017 in Bulgaria. It’s almost like a dream come true when you have been chasing your passion for long and you get an opportunity to represent your country at such a huge platform where the competition takes you to a next level and the best among the lot is coming to give of their best.
Were you expecting something like this to happen?
During the competition I trusted myself and my capabilities. I gave my best and it came up to me as a big return of all my hard work and sacrifices. It took me a while to sink in the feeling but then I enjoyed my moments of glory. It was a feeling that all my efforts that I have put in has been appreciated and loved. Of course, Rubaru Mr India contest is nation’s biggest male pageant and being associated with it is a very big thing.
Tell us a bit more about yourself.
I belong to one of the most beautiful and serene cities of India, Jammu. My Dad was in Army (later retired with CISF), I had an opportunity to travel the nation while he was serving the Indian government. Visiting different part of the country and living in different states of India gave me a great sense of understanding about the different diverse cultures that we have in India, along with all this I made some of the greatest friends and met various influential personalities. I am currently based in New Delhi and working with Ernst & Young LLP, Gurgaon as a Research analyst. Apart from my work, I enjoy regular work out and swimming sessions to stay fit and healthy. I also host events as corporate emcee and have successfully hosted corporate events as I share a fascinating & creative bond with stage presentation and managing events.
How has your journey been so far with the Rubaru Mr India Organization?
The journey has been stupendous and I have learnt so many different things. I would specially like to thank Mr Sandeep Kumar, the president of Rubaru Mr India Org. and Mr Pankaj Kharbanda, the vice president of Rubaru Mr India Org. for showing faith and potential in me of doing full justice to this prestigious title of Rubaru Mr India 2017. Also, I would like to thank all my well-wishers and supporters who were there for me and will always be there to support me.
Soon, you will be representing India at the Top International Model of the World 2017 competition in Bulgaria. What would you like to say about that?
There are no short-cuts, just hard work and persistence with focus. A lot of passion and hard work has gone in preparing for this big event. I am determined to give my best and will surely give my best.
From being a research analyst to becoming a Mr India and now representing India at an international level. How would you describe this beautiful transition that took place in your life?
Honestly, best part about my journey was the transition which has happened while managing both the roles and responsibilities. And by syncing both of them well, I was able to explore the multi-tasking and more responsible side of my personality. The transition has actually given me a sense of accomplishment with satisfaction to strive hard for more, which is yet to come.
How are the preparations going on for the big event to take place in Bulgaria this year?
I would say it’s a series of hard work and grafting preparations with rigorous grooming and physical exercises to put all of my best, physically and mentally both at the competition.
Your biggest support.
My family, friends and the support and guidance from my mentors that I have been getting throughout my preparations. Everything means a lot to me and cheers me up every day when I wake up and step up for the training.
Your inspiration in life.
My father. He is the person I always look up to. He has taught me not just to challenge my abilities to conquer the toughest times but also to be a calm individual during the time when there comes a need to make some of the most rational decisions.
Any quote or saying that has profound impact on you.
I believe and live by the statement: “The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel, are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events around us.” I believe that we all have the capability to win and feel the uniqueness of our true being. All we need to do is to step out of our comfort zone and see the magic happening.
Any message for the readers.
Dreams do come true if you put all in, whatever you have. If you ever wish to succeed with your dreams, start taking your baby steps and make it a glory.