From the hopeless to the new ‘hope’- Siddharth Roy’s inspirational journey

Can you describe Siddharth Roy in one line?

Ah! So I am a student enrolled in a institution called as life, who believes humanity as biggest religion and serving to it as my biggest responsibility!

You are a Youth Icon in India, what has inspired you to think out of the box?

I believe in a country like India which has a high youth potential, diversifying and streaming those diversities will lead to creativity and genesis of youth revolution. We set our role model and follow them but I think, I should be my own role model which inspires me and as well others to start a revolution of the hour.

Your field of work is very diversified! You are an author, sportsman, humanitarian, public speaker and into other dimensions as well. Can you tell the reason?

I love to explore and believe that experience is the best teacher and one basic policy of my life is, not to disregard any choice without considering that. I am a very selfish man, the reason why my works are linked with humanity because I am just a 19 year old teenager and want to experience the beautiful life.

Rise In Love! Your next novel which already had won Manuscript of the year award, can you tell us more about it?
Ah! This book is very close to my heart because there are many hidden themes beside a rom com genre! This book is about a messy teenage tale where trust is brittle but sometimes unbreakable. It's a story about courage and fight back. A story where hope is the only pillar left which you rely on, a story where fragments form a new piece. A story of Adhira, the brave.


What was one of your most defining moment of life?

For me every moment right from time, I saw her for the first time to getting top grade in economics. But the most mesmerising moment was when my first book got published. I feel life is made up of moments and every moment have to be defining to make it memorable.

You have been conferred with a world record for youngest creative head. How do you feel about it?

That feels honoured actually and that made my parents have tears in their eyes because they were really proud! All the credit goes to Nikhil Chandwani, Dr Sameer Phale, my parents and everyone who have helped me with the process till now.

What advice would you like to give to youngsters out there?

Always express yourself and do not miss the chance, and don't have the fear to be judged. People will judge Bill Gates also but your job is to learn and motivate others. Do not let opinions rule your heart, you are an individual do not loose the individualistic property.

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