- Counsellor (Information, Education & Culture) and Director Vivekananda Cultural Centre
- Embassy of India
Hometown: Aizawl, India
Number of years in Japan (cumulative): 3 (as of April 2018)
Japan has always fascinated me. I have always admired its beauty, history, innovation and the resilience of the Japanese people. I first visited Japan in November 2012 on duty and had the pleasure of visiting not only Tokyo, but Kamakura as well.
Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” I have chosen this because the world does’t need more people who complain about what is wrong with it. We need people who will make positive changes wherever they are and in their respective fields to leave the world a better place.
I am truly honored to represent the government of India as a diplomat. There are many instances of teamwork that have given me immense satisfaction over the course of my career. At the start of my career, I received an award for best officer trainee by the government of India, which was a very proud moment for me.
I would like to contribute toward India and Japan’s excellent bilateral relations through the promotion of people-to-people ties. As director of the Vivekananda Cultural Centre at the Embassy of India, I would like many Japanese people to experience the vibrant and multifaceted culture of India.
Living and working in Japan is truly an enriching experience. I would like to advise those who have newly moved here to make the most of every moment, learn the language, experience the food, culture, travel and make friends. Toward the end of my stay, I realize how much I have learned from living in this beautiful country.