Ashok K. Singh: The view is better when it is earned

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Ashok K. Singh: The view is better when it is earned

SUN SIGN Aries

BIRTHDAY 1 November 1963

HOMETOWN Gwalior

SCHOOL/COLLEGE K.V., Gwalior/ MLB College, Gwalior

OCCUPATION Social Service

FIRST BREAK When I started my business

HIGH POINT OF YOUR LIFE 2007, when I came into election

LOW POINT Nothing as such

CURRENTLY DOING Business and Social Service

After 5 years (on Feb. 2007) in social service, what has been the experience like so far?

People should not take social service as politics, people should join social service to serve public and take it to new heights.

How do you work with people who did not share your philosophy or values?

I work on my values and who doesn’t get along well is left in the journey. Most important is public, how do they take it.

What is the most challenging and most rewarding part of being social worker of Gwalior city?

Challenging part is that there are lots of development to be done and from where the fund should be raised. Rewarding part is public accepted me and there has been a good response. I have inherited the honesty in doing the work from my grandfather and father.

The last line of your autobiography would read…

..it is important to live for people.

One song that describes your current state of mind?

Gazals by Jagit Singh.

The most overrated movie/book?

Haven’t got time, always busy in work

How would you explain Facebook to your grandfather?

It’s the best social networking service.

One lie you got away with?

I never lie.

What makes your day?

Waking up and getting ready early in the morning.

The love of your life?

My family.

What touches your heart?

Less development to eradicate poverty.

Describe a typical Sunday in your life.

Spending time with your family.

What spoils your day?

People who lie.

You are closest to?

With my friends.

What’s the biggest surprise you have ever given your wife?

I don’t remember as such.

 A food you hate?

Anything which is spicy!

What could you live in?

Social service.

What is the last thing you bought under ₹10?

A pen.

If you could peep into anyone’s house, whose house it would be?

The White House in Washington, D.C. (U.S.)

Your favourite ride?

Ford Endeavour.

What would we find in your fridge right now?

Fruits and vegetables.

Where did you spend your last summer?

In Shimla.

Any advice for our readers?

Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work hard at it.

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