Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
- John F. Kennedy
Adversity teaches you the most valuable lessons of life that top schools or university campuses can't. The life of Amaresh Rai exemplifies that. At the age of 10, he used to walk around 6 kilometres to attend his classes. Amaresh used to live in an underdeveloped D-grade area in Kolkata. His parents had a tough time arranging for even basic amenities at home such as drinking water. Amaresh had to stand in long queues every day so that he can get sufficient drinking water. The area Amaresh lived in had people from diverse backgrounds that taught him the significance of embarrassing diversity. Spending almost one-third of his life in a non-fancy area made the Allahabad University Scholar compassionate towards the problems faced by the people today. It also filled his heart with anger that politicians make captivating promises before elections but fails to fulfil them later.
Amaresh strongly believes in Mahatma Gandhi's famous quote - "Be the change you want to see in the society" and taking learnings from there he took an initiative to bring the change in politics. His mission and vision of bringing change in the society also made him more devoted to his work and taught him the significance of patience and waiting for the right time in life.