Dharmaraj on Volunteering
"No matter what you do, no matter what the odds, if you still decide to show up only and only because you think it's important for every single individual to show up. And that's how truly a ripple effect is formed. I think it is the essence of volunteering for me."30 Dharmaraj Solanki
Dharmaraj Solanki, 30, works with the India Welfare Trust, an organisation that promotes citizenship, philanthropy and volunteering in India. Volunteering has been a major part of Dharmaraj’s life right from a very young age. It is therefore no coincidence that he personifies the wonderful meaning of his name – Dharmaraj. The opening word of the Celestial Song, Bhagwad Gita is “Dharmakshetra” – and Dharmaraj is leading the way of Dharma with every Karma. Dharmaraj’s contagious smiles throughout the conversation reminds me of what “Little Prince” Author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry “Care granted to the sick, welcome offered to the banished, forgiveness itself are worth nothing without a smile enlightening the deed.” Perhaps that is exactly why he says his name is as good as his job description – that’s a powerful thought to live by. Why is it important to read the scriptures, what is faith vacuum, why is non-clinical mental health so prevalent, how volunteering helps you overcome the most difficult challenges of life, and why he prefers to be in a BE-school rather than a B-school – tune into this convo to enrich your BE-ing.