Manish Kumar Sharma

22 – Varanasi, India

What Are You Most Passionate About?

Helping poor children and doing Pooja specially Yagya’s (ritual prayers) for Sai Maa (our spiritual teacher).

Who Is Your Hero? Why?

I have many heroes, but Lord Krishna would be the first, along with Shri Sai Maa. They’ve both done so much to help me and my community.

What Is Your Favorite Sound?

Mantras and Bhajans.

What Project Would A Laptop Help You With?

The laptop would be a big help for record keeping, but most importantly it would be an excellent and versatile tool in showing informational videos and presentations.

How would a laptop help you?

The project we are creating is called “Operation Awareness: India”. This project will utilize social media to raise awareness about the issues facing Indian culture, with most of them stemming from the caste system, an archaic and rigid class system that limits people’s professional and social options (such as marriage). Our goal is to cause a rapid shift in consciousness away from these traditions with visible results in 3 years.

What do you love about this project?

Helping other people, especially children, brings me great joy. When I see the smile on the little one’s faces I feel like heaven is around me.

What Languages do you speak?

English, Hindi and Sanskrit.

Given a choice, would you prefer a Mac or PC?