DIRECTOR OF SPACE KIDS INDIA
An Educational, Cultural and Travel ambassador for kids evangelizing on a new medium of education. This new medium of education is an amalgamation that is propelled by “Education Travel, Innovation and Culture”, presenting the young mind with a myriad of options Founded Space Kidz India, to propagate this new medium of education. Honored with a doctorate by the Cosmopolitan University for her exemplary work in the field of education. Her versatility also made her one among the 1000 Women entrepreneurs from around the World selected to participate in a collaborative management workshop funded by Goldman Sachs at the Indian School of Business, September 2012.
Through Space Kidz India she manifests her thoughts on Education, Travel, Innovation and Culture; travelling to the pinnacle of space education, performing at the Olympics or spotting a Young Scientist; her brainchild has created a unique identity.
Dr. Srimathy is also the First Ambassador to the Euro Space Centre, Belgium, and the Russian Space agency. She has initiated associations with top Universities, Embry Riddle, University of Central Florida — United States, New York University, Canada, and Moscow Aviation Institute to provide workshops for Indian high school students in the field of Aviation, Engineering and Humanities. This has truly been a life changing journey for many students in their choice of career.
Wow team – reporter B Ashika Av from wow celebration was fortunate enough to get 40 minutes from doctor Srimathy’s busy schedule, where madam participated enthusiastically and answered a set of unique questions with her brilliance and charm. A fun filled evening where this formal interview was made into a memorable sweet memory.
Q- Tell us about your at hand position right now? What do you handle presently?
A- I handle a lot of stress (laughs) No! Really I do, I have a lot of work pressure and stress which makes me happy as I am a passionate workaholic. When there is no work I feel like a piece of paper, touch wood I have always been up on my feet. On a serious note I am the brand ambassador for NASA space camp and I take children who have what it takes and make their dreams come true. I strive to do something for the society on a daily basis.
FUN FACT (i)
Q- You seem to love children?
A- Children are my best associates! I have more children as my best friends when compared to adult friends. According to me children are like emotions and are extremely gullible, to take care of them and to provide for them is like fuel in my tank.
Q- This is what you dreamt of as a child? To be where you are now?
A- As a child I was a firm believer in wanting to do something for my country, something to make a difference. In fact as a youth I wanted to become an army officer and as dreams come true I was the first woman to participate in sword parade. As any Indian household my father rejected by direct application into the army by getting me married when I was in my 2nd year of college. I have mentioned before I always give my 100% from then on I was a perfect wife and obedient daughter in law.
Q- What Are your favorite subjects when it comes to the field of education?
A- I love science which is the main reason I am here (laughs) I also get pleasure from good amount of geography and social studies. My foremost passion was towards catering but unfortunately had to drop out as my mother wound up missing me. I love psychology and practical learning of counseling and researching on new topics as I like to keep updating my knowledge bank.
FUN FACT (iv)
Q- Your views on parenting and a little about your parents?
A- My parents were the typical Indian parents who took care of me like, how we care for flowers, girls were delicate and had to be cared for. My mother used to wait outside until I returned from my basketball matches late at night. She still questions me as to why am I always busy and why can’t I be a trophy wife (thinks of the delicate flower). But deep inside when people honor me she is the proudest.
And about parenting I always believe a perfect parent provides and dedicates time for their children and makes an effort to compose the children to understand the difference between good and bad in a language they comprehend which is love and unconditional support.
Q- Our last question would be, why space? Are you fond of space? Given one wish would you become an astronaut?
A- (GETS EXCITED) I love space and I have 3 different variation and interpretation of space , all these 3 mean the world to me. First space would be the galaxy which consists of stars and fantasy striking objects. Second space represent ones inner space and self confidence and finally the 3rd variation of space is the platform that life gives you to prove yourself to others and do kind things in return to the world.
Q- Would you like to share something to your women fans? 100s of young women look up to you for hope and sunshine.
A- ( smiles ) Women need to shed their inhibitions and stand true to their convictions, they are the spine of the family indeed, no doubt about that but, they need to do something that they have been created for.On this planet. Shed, self pity (that they are carrying the entire load of the family) and create a small world around themselves where they are they belong to, (again, It’s
B- The purpose of their birth) and enjoy every bit of their life without cribbing about mental, physical and metaphysical pains.. They are born strong, blessed with multitasking skills and hence, they better utilize their potential to the optimum and not find reasons for not doing anything in life.
Every Woman’s Success or Failure is in their hands and NO ONE CAN GRAB THAT AWAY FROM THEM…