Prajakta P Wankhade
- A Brief about yourself and how you describe your own Personality and Persona.
I would describe myself as 21st century woman with a true blend of new and traditional values. While competing in male-dominated company, I havesuccessfully positioned myself as Senior Manager-Exports. I am honest and confident woman possessing aptitude of balancing both professional and personal life. While enjoying various roles at home like loving mother, affectionate wife and caring daughter-in-law, on professional ground I aman optimistic team player and a strong committed leader.
- Your Achievements that makes you feel high.
A. Volunteered social activity program “WASH- Water, Sanitation &Hygiene” mainly intended for corporation school children. In program I explained, demonstrated importance of hygiene and distributed a leaflet showingcorrect steps of hand-wash. After my session during lunch break, I saw a school boy came towards wash basin,removed leaflet from his pocket, kept it on tap and washed his hands as guided.Thatmoment made me feel so high that I was successful in inculcating some good habit in at least one child and thatway I could contribute in developing a society. B. Another proud moment when amongst 250 employees I was first female employee who got selected as “Fast-Tracker” under company development program.
- Define the true beauty.
According to me, everything which is natural istrue beauty; be it human or nature. Beauty is not only related with one’s apparel or facial beauty but it is a purity, transparency thatreflects from his/her soul. Beauty does not follow boundaries of complexion, appearance, status or gender. A pleasant and enthusiasticsmile on face that makes onefeel good, helps to normalize intensity of difficult situation is a true beauty.
- What makes a complete, healthy and happy family for you?
According to mea strong emotional bonding, a thread of trustthat keep everyone closely knitted makes a complete, healthy and happy family. A house becomes home only by people living in it similarly a family is complete and healthy only when people staying together are emotionally connected with each other. Small moments of life like all family members coming together and enjoying their every day’s meal or everyone contributing to fulfill one’s dream makes home with complete, healthy and happy family.
- What is your favourite Idea of Holidaying?
Spending quality time with my loved ones i.e. my family is my favourite idea of holidaying. For me, holidaying does not relates going out of station every-time. But simple acts like playing and making sand castle with my little one or cooking everyone’s favourite dish, helping mother-in-law for gardening are nothing but ideas of holidaying which energizes me enough to face next day’s challenges.
- Why you are participating in Mrs India Queen of Substance?
Reason I am participating in Mrs India Queen of Substance is to fulfill my self-commitment that one day I will present myself confidently on stage in front of large crowd. Participating in this pageant is an opportunity for me to understand wheream I, what and how I can do better in my life. This journey will also definitely help me to a guide others who has dream to be part of this beautiful event.
- What bothers you most about what is happening in the country today?
According to me, there are two major concerns that bothers me most: A. In today’s fast-moving world - change in behavior, attitude of people is a matter of concern. Everyone seems to in race and just competing each other. Nobody has time or tolerance to listen to other’s problem and intent resolve it. B. Secondly, while we are putting all efforts to develop world class infrastructure, the rate at which our natural assets - tress and forests are cutbothers me most. Everyone is experiencing its adverse effects like low rainfalls, increased pollution levels and decreased ground water levelswhich are ultimately affecting our lives. Unfortunately very few people have alertness and inclination towards taking corrective steps of preserving our natural assets.
- The Quote or saying that encourages you?
“Every cloud has a silver line if you have hopes…” A simple single liner quote but with deep meaning. Be it any difficult situation, whenever I read this line it always helps me to boost my self-esteem and gives me enough strength to face challenges.
- What is true “Sportsmanship” for you?
According to me, ability of admiring opponent’s work with open and unbiased mind is a true “Sportsmanship”. A true sportsman never hesitates to appreciate and celebrate victory of his opponent. He will not have fear of losing a game but instead he tries to improve his performance from experiences.
- If you were selected as a Charity Ambassador what Value addition would you like to make for our Society and how?
If I have been selected as a Charity Ambassador, first step I would take is empowering lower economy class women by creating awareness about education, arranging necessary trainingsthat can boost their inherent skill-sets and can help themselves in setting up own small scale business or job and ultimately make them financially strong, independent and confident women.