Krishna Athal is a young, motivated man with great vision who is passionate about making change a reality and backing the youth of the world to do just that. He is a Public Relations practitioner, former chairman of the National Youth Council of Mauritius and founder/president of youth-run organisation, YUVA in Mauritius. His political leadership book “Ramrajya: An Enigmatic Leader’s Rise to Power” has been a bestselling in Mauritius. No stone gets left unturned with Athal pushing to achieve a new generation of thinkers among millennials both in Mauritius as well as across the world. A recipient of national and international awards, Athal rarely conforms to the norms, and society averages in his constant strive for a higher standard. This changemaker wishes to leave in his wake inspiration, challenges and most of all change. Despite all the above, he is only a human being and can be totally unwise, silly and unpredictable sometimes.
“When I first opened my eyes to this world, my parents endowed me with the legacy that they could give me; my name, my caste and my religion. This world gifted me with its inventions, discoveries and law. My country bestowed upon me residency and nationality. My teachers graced upon me the gift of academic education until I completed university. From my friends, I received memories to be cherished for a lifetime. From my enemies, I tolerated lessons that were accompanied by the only things that lessons are capable of bringing: learning and growth. But at the end of the day, all of these combined have allowed me to mould my identity. I personally cannot describe myself to you with these tags and labels; because I would be cheating you and implying that my identity is fixed and ascertained at the moment I am writing down these words. Self-discovery, I believe, is a lifelong and never-ending process. I haven’t yet learnt all there is to know about myself; I am still on the path of learning who and what my own self is. The day someone claims to know himself or herself completely, that person doesn’t need to live any longer; or at least there will be nothing left to be achieved any more in this life.”