The moral values and ethics provided by Vidya Bharati School more often than not give rise to alumni who are nationalist at heart. Vidya Bharati alumni, Sri Suyash Pant an alumni of Rajkamal Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Ashok Nagar, Dhansar, is one such individual who has dedicated his life towards working for the betterment of the society, both through his professional and personal life. In a recent short conversation with him, Mr. Pant shared his thoughts.
Interviewer: Can you please share your academic and professional background with us ?
Mr. Pant : I am an alumni of Rajkamal Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Ashok Nagar, Dhansar, where I had studied from class 6 to 12 and passed out in 1995. I graduated from P.K.Roy College, Dhanbad (V.B.University, Hazaribag.) with B.Sc. in Physics Hons in 1999. After graduation I studied Law under Banaras Hindu University from 2000 to 2003.
I started my professional journey in 2003 as an advocate in the District and Session Court of Dhanbad. Since 2007 I have been practicing in Criminal and Civil law at the high court of Nainital in Uttarakhand, representing Gov. of India.
Interviewer: Why did you choose to study law?
Mr. Pant : From an early age I have always felt the need to serve my country and become a contributing member of our society . When it was time to choose my future profession, I gravitated towards the study of law as I felt that it was one of the best professions through which I can help a wide range of people. Also as I was able to get admission in BHU which has one of the best faculties on this subject in the country, it sort of sealed the deal for me.
Interviewer: Are you associated with any kind of social work?
Mr. Pant : For the past three decades I have been associated with the ‘Sangh’ and presently hold the position of RSS zila sampark pramukh of Nainital. As a working member of the ‘Sangh’, I have always been associated with a wide array of social work. I have been working with organisations such as ‘Seva Bharati’ and Bharat Vikas Parishad to name a few. During the past year we have been actively working towards relief work in this trying time of global Covid pandemic. We have provided food and daily rations to approximately 100 families in Nainital during the first wave of the pandemic along with organising public awareness campaigns. With the second wave of Covid, we arranged for necessary medicines for approximately 600 needy individuals. We also supplied oxygen cylinders to hospitals and patients in dire need of the same. We even managed to help the family members and loved ones of people who were residing in other parts of the country such as Delhi, Pune, Rachi, Indore etc.
Interviewer: Can you tell us about your family?
Mr. Pant : My family originally comes from Bageshwar, situated in Nainital. My family consists of my parents and three siblings. My sister, Dr. Sumita Joshi, is also a Vidya Bharati alumni.
Interviewer: How was your experience while studying under Vidya Bharati school?
Mr. Pant : It was one of the most memorable experiences of my life and the lessons learnt during that period shaped a considerable part of my personality. The ‘sanskars’ and moral values taught to us by our teachers is something that I hold very dear to my heart. I remember that our teachers never restricted their duty only to school hours but often visited our homes to discuss our studies with our families. We were all like a big family supporting each other.
Interviewer: Before ending our conversation, would you like to share any message ?
Mr. Pant : I feel lucky to have got the opportunity to study under Vidya Bharati and would like to tell all the students to remember their lessons that are being taught to them as they will guide them well in their future.
Vidya Bharati Purv Chatra Parishad thanks Sri Suyash Pant for sharing his thoughts with the community.
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