In this interview, Sania Singhania,
our Indian student ambassador speaks with us
about her journey with Letters of Love in
spreading awareness and most importantly, love.
Q1. How would you best describe yourself?
I’m always trying to make people smile, I am a very sensitive soul. I usually spend my free time either on organisational websites like the World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s), or watching self-awareness videos on TED, appreciating those who make efforts to bring change.
Q2. When did you first become aware of the Syrian situation?
I came to know about it through my father. He always keep me updated with the news. Also, in mid-2017, when the WHO website was flooded with news about the Syrians, I became aware of its worsening state.
Q3. Could you tell us about your first rendezvous with Letters of Love?
I appreciate the whole team of Letters of Love for responding to my mail so quick, concerning a permission to organise a letter-writing event in my city. Words can’t describe how sweet and cooperative the manager was.
Q4. Under the aegis of Letters of Love, what is the kind of work you have undertaken until now?
I had organised a letter writing event with a photo booth in a small cafe in my city, where about 100 people accompanied with their huge hearts came and wrote letters for the refugee children.
Q5. What specifically prompted you to take action?
I have been writing letters to my loved ones all over India since a year now, and I wanted to send my love to those who need it the most since a very long time. I think Letters of Love finally lead my heart beyond home 🙂
Q6. Why do you think it’s important for persons of all ages living in peaceful and privileged societies to be aware of the crisis in Syria and other conflict areas?
Not every privileged one gets a chance to help the unprivileged, but what wars make people aware of, is that this kind of cruelty still exists in this world. Trying their best to combat the bad in themselves, people should use their undying sense of empathy as a weapon to push away the negative and inspire others to do the same.
Q7. What do you think are the moral obligations of a civil society when societies in other parts ofthe world are facing a crisis of this magnitude?
In a world full of crisis, there are some who manage to help those who suffer even if they’re living miles apart. There are many organisations and movements that help in providing healthcare, shelter and smiles with utmost love to disadvantaged individuals and the societies in the other parts of the world just need to partake in, following the most important moral duty of a citizen, i.e. to spread love.
Q8. If you had to give a message to the leaders of the world, what would it be?
I would convey my gratitude and respect to the leaders of the world in all their endeavour to combat the crisis.
Q9. What are your plans for the near future?
I am going to be a student for a while now, but I surely want to be a more impactful change maker, and continue organising more sensitisation events in my city. One thing which would always be a top priority for me would be to spread smiles.
Q10. What is your vision for the world?
Kindness is the key to open the first door of the hundreds of doors till the world reaches its ideal destination. If humans start being humane, start being what they are meant to be, then not something, but everything is possible. Every change, is possible.
Q11. What would be your message of love to fellow citizens of the world?
Sweetheart, you may be too naive to decide the changes you need to make in yourself. But have you thought about the people who have always been nice to you? And about those who have troubled you? What would you choose to be if you were given a chance to be more like either of them? The former, or the latter? You are beautiful, and you will be even more of it, if you choose the latter. Start from today, and the amount of love you'll receive is unimaginable, trust me. I will treasure your kindness, always! Lots of love.