Koushik Modi - Jamshedpur, Jharkhand


About Koushik Modi

I am Koushik Modi from Jamshedpur and I have completed my Bachelor of Business Management from Christ University, Bangalore. I have also complete my Graduate Gemologist course from Gemological Institute of America, Mumbai.

Koushik Modi's Story of Change

My Journey with Let's Make A Difference started in the year 2009 when my school first introduced me to this idea. I was in the 11th standard when I first came for this conference and at that time I never used to interact much with people and was a very average student in my school. When I was coming for this conference I didn’t have any clue about what will unfold in front of me in the coming eight days. I was just excited that I am being a part of this conference.

When I first entered Asia Plateau, I was just mesmerized by the beauty of it. Whether it was the chirping of the birds or the calm which this place provided. The first 2-3 days was very stressful for me because I was still getting used to the idea of this Youth Conference and especially the real essence - which is the Quiet Time. In the beginning, I couldn’t think of anything about what to write and how to introspect within. To be very truthful, it took a lot of time for me to really see within myself.

Since I hardly  used to interact much with people, I had a lot of stage fear within me. But when I went through the eight days of conference, that is when I realized where and all I was wrong and where and all I needed to correct myself; and since then the process of change started with me. I still took a lot of time to overcome my weaknesses and build my relationships with people. During the conference and after the conference as well, I started taking small steps to overcome my stage fear and also started interacting with a lot of people. It helped me in setting up goals for my life and also helped me draw a roadmap of where I wanted to be. Through my constant perseverance and long term focus, results began to show. When I went to college I was elected as the Core Committee Member of the fest team; and I was selected out of 1350 students who had applied for the same position. This was a designation, which was most respected in my college. I was also made the Festing head in my college and was given a chance to represent my college in various fests amongst which the most prestigious one was at Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi where I emerged victorious and was awarded by our present Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

Not only this, when I got introduced to the idea of PHUL(Purity, Honesty, Unselfishness, Love) I was very confused about this but, at a later stage when I introspected deep ithin myself against these four standards, that was the time when I realized how wrong was I. I had so much dirt inside me which needed to be cleansed. I realized how I used to lie to my family and friends for small things and how I didn’t show my love towards anyone. But today, I have taken steps to rebuild my relationship with my family and friends and I could say that the bonding, which was there earlier, and the bonding that is there today has been strengthened by a million folds.

The Youth Conference and the coordinators workshop has helped me to a great extent in making me what I am today. From the bottom of my heart I would like to thank Lets Make A Difference for building and strengthening my life. I would love to be a part of this conference again and again and hope to keep on having that process of change within me and looking to meet new people always.

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