ALPAA M. SHAH
- A Brief about yourself and how you describe your own Personality and Persona.
I am a person with full of Passion and Energy to peruse my dreams, born and brought up in a small town of Khamgoan in Vidharbha region of Maharashtra and settled in the city of DreamMumbai from last 20 years –made me a person with rich blend of Culture, Customs and diverse Lifestyles. After a Graduation in Commerce and Diploma in Business Management my passion for creativity drove me towards taking up Degree in Commercial Arts from Raheja’s Mumbai and now successfullyrunning my own Graphic Design Studiofrom last 14 years. I am Traveller and Adventurous by nature and like to take new challenges,love water sports and been regular at River Rafting and next in journey is scuba diving. I am adaptable, confident, fun loving and believe in living my life to the fullest, and that’s why love to watch Cartoon Network. GoodConversations and making new friends is an integral part of me.Helping the needy makes me complete and satisfied and that could be as small as giving a lift or a hand to elders or working on charitable projects as I am associated with Rotary from last 18 years.
- You’re Achievements that makes you feel high.
20 years ago after marriage getting chance for a further study especially when you belong to typical gujju family, I think that was biggest luck and step towards an achievement.Took a 3 years full timeCourse in Commercial Arts from Raheja’s, started my own business a Graphic Design Studio in Mumbai and successfully running from 14 years coming from such a small town was a dream come true. And reaching here today is my biggest achievement. My love for designs, art, business and meeting people gave me many opportunities to explore life and continue learning. Studied French Languagetill level 2, Certified in Handwriting Analysis. Became champion at Networking that earned me plenty of Certificates and trophies in Business and NetworkingGroups and working on social causes at Rotary gave me lot of awards.
- Define the true beauty.
“Beauty is everywhere you just have to be open to seeing it.” I believe Beauty is not just about having a beautiful skin and face, but it is also about having kind soul and pure mind. True Beauty is in depth of one’s humility, speech and mind.
- What makes a complete, healthy and happy family for you?
A complete family life is all about Loving, Caring and Sharing. Staying Strong together, Supporting each other, Valuing each other's space is most important. Everyone may have difference of opinion but should respect each other’s decision.
- What is your favorite Idea of Holidaying?
Just like Columbus discover new place…not to rush to visit all places at one time. Explore local, soak in the culture of the place and try local cuisines. Idea is to know and experience the beauty of the place and for that mantra is “go slow” . Holiday is about taking time out to create extra special moments to capture and cherish in life, relax your mind, body and soul. Come back rejuvenated.
- Why you are participating in Mrs. India Queen of Substance?
This Pendemic has shaken everyone mentally and emotionally, Life is unpredictable, and very less time to to. No one can go back in time to exchange what has happened? So work on your present to make yourself a wonderful future. Ilived my life so well and now it’s time to return to the society. Mrs. India Queen of Substance since it is not a routine beauty contest, but a pageant with a purpose, which I was always looking for. They are doing very fantastic. I was just one decision away from a totally different Life. 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 women to achieve their dreams. I will utilize this platform to create a difference in the lives of many people. This platform will provide me an opportunity to deliver my message, intentions and vision to masses and be a role model. More than just the title and crown, I also look forward to deliver all responsibilities that come along with them.
- What bothers you most about what is happening in the country today?
Suicide - An overload of information and excessive social media with an easy access on our phones is ruining our life. One fictious post on FB or Insta where someone enjoying in Switzerland can make you jealous, create anxiety and deprived, imagine we are glued to our device 24x7 with viewing tons of such post every day. This is enough to kill someone and you don’t need any additional help of drugs to do that. Over the past decade, suicide has gained prominence across all social groups as the world experienced a significant change in lifestyle with the rise in technological advancement.
- The Quote or saying that encourages you?
You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. – MARTIN LUTHER KING Jn
- What is true “Sportsmanship” for you?
Winning and Loosing are just an event but the real fun is in the process of playing, I think one who understands this is the one having real Sportsman Spirit. Winning is important but when you say you want to win at “any cost” you start loosing the spirit of the game and sportsmanship. Look at the symphony in the Orchestra where each artist appreciates the skills in others and a great piece of music is created. So whether it’s a music, sports or life when we start appreciating each other’s beauty we create a great game of life.
- If you were selected as a Charity Ambassador what Value addition would you like to make for our Society and how?
If I am being selected as an charity Ambassador, the main value addition that I would do for the society is to support two major causes. A) To support cancer awareness in our country. Since my Mom is a cancer survivor. By God grace and her strong will power she survived but it’s very difficult to accept the fact and face, .I completely know the pain of it, specially emotionally how difficult for every family member. I very well understand their pain during and post treatment. So I will be involving myself in creating awareness to the society about cancer and also try to help then all possible ways. B) Another cause would like to support is EYE DONATION, already associate with one of the largest and trusted ROTARY CLUB OF EYE DONATION BANK. If you want to see the world after you left the world then DONATE YOUR EYE.