It is said that leadership is all about having a vision and solving problems. A true leader does not even call himself a leader, he stays humble and keeps working for the people he is representing. We interviewed a person who is looked up to by the kind of Youth who aspire to become social activists or politicians in India. We asked him several questions about his journey and aspirations.
Pranay has a history of helping and working towards empowering underprivileged communities in India.
What drives you to work so hard for the society and the people?
“I think that in this day and age, many people have forgotten their principles because all they care about are money and power. What such people fail to realise is that real power comes from helping the weak and needy.”
Pranay who has done his higher education from Germany and is an engineer has a special love for the poorer section of society. Pranay runs the Abhaji foundation and has branches in India , the U.K. and Germany. He is looked up to by all his volunteers.
Pranay do you have any long-term plans in Indian politics?
“I have lost interest in politics because these days you need to have a heart of stone to be in it. I am too emotional for this kind of politics. The problem is that I really feel for the people and unfortunately that is a negative trait for today’s politics. Every time I do something good for the people the next thing I know is that I have to run for bail. Lots of false accusations are made and FIRs are registered against me, mostly by close relatives. It hurts, it really hurts because god knows I am innocent. I am still human and would like to quit politics before it takes a toll on my mind,body and soul. It’s just not meant for me.”, said Patil
There has also been gossip making rounds among producers of the Indian film industry about you joining the Bollywood fraternity. Is that what you want to do?
“Not at all. I have a few producer and director friends there but that is not my cup of tea either.”
What is it that you want then?
“I just want some peace and quiet. A life where emotions and feelings matter. I am still on the hunt and will let you know as I set my heart on something.” Patil answered.