Describe your leadership, work experience, service experience, or other significant involvement with racial, ethnic, socio-economic, or educational communities that have traditionally been underrepresented in higher education, and how these experiences would promote a diversity of views, experiences, and ideas in the pursuit of research, scholarship, and creative excellence.
Southeast Asia’s tremendous ethnic diversity has hindered economic growth and prosperity. These sub- cultures represent devolutionary forces that prevent these countries from uniting as a whole, making them susceptible to economic despair. Technology if used properly can be one of the most important factors in bringing global unity and economic growth. I hold a personal belief that population explosion in these countries is the root of poverty, illiteracy and corruption. I believe that technology could be the ideal taskforce, to combat such evils.
Coming from a country with a population of more than a billion, my inmost desire has always been to work for creating social awareness within the Indian Subcontinent. As a small step towards the realization of this noble cause, I have been working with an NGO (Non Governmental Organization) named Population-India to create awareness through the constructive use of information technology. I intend to create a web-based forum of like-minded people to create awareness against social evils using information technology to the best of its ability. Simply providing the infrastructure for technology is not enough. If people are not willing to learn technology and accept it as a very important aspect of their day-to-day life, technology will loose its efficacy. I plan to realize this dream by making people aware of the global impact of technology. I wish to share my knowledge and exposure with a diverse student body at Purdue University.
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