Vishram Puri

18 – Rajasthan

What Are You Most Passionate About?

I love tinkering with electric circuitry and equipment. I followed this love and it turned into a career.  I am a technical support agent for a non-profit organization near my village.

Who Is Your Hero? Why?

Bhagwat Nandan, we call him “Guru ji”. His transformation from a village boy, to temple priest, to teacher and solar engineer inspires me. He has also formed a team of 38 master trainers who work diligently under his leadership.  Wise and caring, everyone who is a part of his team is lucky to be around him.

What Is Your Favorite Sound?

I like the sound of people talking while working. I get to know people deeply when I listen to them.

What Project Would A Laptop Help You With?

I am a currently a part of a Solar Tech Support program and I need a laptop to provide a greater level of support to my rural village.

How would a laptop help you?

As a part of the community outreach team, my job is to provide support to Women Barefoot Solar Engineers (WBSE) on the ground. As most of the WBSE are semi-literate at best, our job is to train them into becoming visually accustomed with the electronic components they work with. Additionally, our team is to monitor and report component failure and keep regular contact with one another.  A laptop would be a priceless tool in all of my daily tasks.

What do you love about this project?

I love to learn, and while book learning is great; it pales in comparison to the stimulating and hectic environment of supporting our amazing solar engineers.

What Languages do you speak?

Hindi and Marwari.

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