Mrs. S N Shah
- A Brief about yourself and how you describe your own Personality and Persona.
I am a 29 year old double post graduate who celebrates the essence of being a woman. A firm believer in the saying, “Respond to every call that excites your spirit”, I always listen to my heart. A balanced outlook towards life helps me manage my roles well – be it a successful career woman, a caring daughter, an encouraging sister, a doting wife or a responsible daughter-in-law. A meritorious scholarship holder with an excellent extra-curricular record throughout academia, I am a confident, enthusiastic individual who believes in healthy competition. Hailing from a small placewhere people struggle for basic amenities, I always feel responsible and do my bit for the society. I am an active social volunteer and serve as a trustee for an NGO working for the betterment of the children with special needs. Never the one to shy away from challenges, I love trying and learning new things.An artist by nature, I believe with every hardship life throws at me, I get chiseled to a finer and polished version of me. I believe in living a life which will be an example and inspiration for generations.
- Your Achievements that make you feel high.
Each of my achievements so far has been special for me and has opened up multifold opportunities and has made me even more ambitious in life. I would rather choose to call each of the journeys I have been through to achieve different milestones in life as my achievements since they have helped me groom to a newer and improved version of me. Right from graduating with flying colors, gold medals and scholarships in all my academic courses to being selected as the finalist in Miss Universe India pageant and serving as a judge in various events related to women and youth empowerment, from winning awards for my work as an advisory to the Government of India to closely working with different NGOs for various social causes, from getting honored by various national bodies to serving as a role model to the youth around my city, each of my journey has been a great achievement for me. When I reflect upon my life, all these achievements make me feel high and super confident.
- Define the true beauty.
True beauty for me is a person with a confident smile, a healthy body, a caring heart and a noble soul who spreads love around him or her. I feel that the people who have identified their greater purpose in life and are working towards it are truly beautiful.
- What makes a complete, healthy and happy family for you?
For me, a complete, healthy and happy family means a family which stays united, come what may…. rain or shine, where elders are respected and children are brought up with love and care and are taught about sharing, where each one believes in forgiving, heeds others’ opinions and encourages others when things are not so rosy. My complete, healthy and happy family comprises of not just my husband, parents, siblings and relatives, but also all the good souls with whom I share a bond of trust. It has nothing to do with money or fame but by the fact that we are able to enjoy and cherish the small joys in life.
- What is your favourite Idea of Holidaying?
I love traveling to different places with friends and family and trying out the local cuisine, exploring the scenery and nature, interacting with the local people, learning about their history and immersing in their culture. For me, the idea of exploring new places with my loved ones would make a perfect holiday.
- Why you are participating in Mrs India Queen of Substance ?
I am encouraged to participate in Mrs. India Queen of Substance since it is not a routine beauty contest, but a pageant with a purpose. It celebrates the essence of womanhood and gives a platform with a plethora of opportunities to shine. It truly epitomizes the woman of today, who successfully balances and outperforms her professional and personal responsibilities. Further, working towards the betterment of children and women is a subject close to my heart and HCWA, the organizer of this pageant is doing an excellent job in community services for the underprivileged and is also focused on women empowerment. I would love to be associated with HCWA and be a part of their noble activities. I would love to WIN this title and be a source of inspiration to millions of people especially womento achieve their dreams. I aim to utilize this platform to create a difference in the lives of many people. More than just the title and crown, I also look forward to deliver all responsibilities that come along with them – like inspiring and guiding thousands of youngsters to achieve their dreams, working for the empowerment of women and betterment of children.
- What bothers you most about what is happening in the country today?
Working as an advisor to the Government, I am happy with the way things are improving and progressing in our country India. A bright golden future awaits our country ahead. But despite the progress, I feel the major problem that is troubling not only our country but also the world is that the energy of our youth is not effectively utilized which cascades into a lot of problems – intolerance and hatred, lack of empathy and respect for our fellow living beings, crimes, substance abuse, malpractices, etc. India has around 65% of population under the age of 35 years, which has tremendous potential that is currently not harnessed properly. In my opinion, this problem can be curbed by encouraging general and moral education among the masses. Education would help to broaden the mindset of our youth and would help bring more opportunities which utilize their intelligence. This would in turn help in channelizing their tremendous zeal into productive and constructive outcomes. When our youth learn to contribute to the development of our country, our country will truly shine and outperform the current biggest powers of the world.
- The Quote or saying that encourages you?
I am truly inspired and encouraged by the Latin quote ‘Viam Inveniam Aut Faciam’ which means, I will either find a way or make one. When things don’t go as planned, this quote helps me to stay determined and keep on believing in my abilities and reach my goals successfully. Like every cloud has a silver lining, I believe that every obstacle in life is a test of patience, perseverance and belief. It is just a matter of time, once you make it firm in your mind, the forces of the universe help you to overcome it and emerge as a winner.
- What is true “Sportsmanship” for you?
Sportsmanship to me means living life and doing actions which are the epitome of unity, responsibility, integrity, discipline, benevolence, and respect for fellow beings. According to me, it doesn’t matter whether you win or lose, what is important is that you play it fair, backed by principles, values and with the right spirit.
- If you were selected as a Charity Ambassador what Value addition would you like to make for our Society and how?
As a Charity Ambassador I would devote my time and energy to the causes I strongly believe in. I would love to provide better opportunities in terms of education and livelihood to the less privileged andsupport to the needy and weak I would love to spread love and happiness around and help in creating awareness about education, hygiene and fitness. I also see myself opening a non-profit vocational institute which will groom people from weaker sections of the society and make them financially independent in today’s world, helping them lead a good and happy life. Also, using the social media like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, I hope to meet many like-minded people, who share the same noble cause as mine, and in turn help me reach out a wider section of society.