Don’t Be Afraid To Follow Your Passions: Diksha Yadav
Diksha Yadav is a media professional and social worker. Read on to know more about her life.
Diksha Yadav is a fun-loving girl who has found her passion in the media industry. After studying journalism at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, she started her career as a journalist. It wasn’t long before she realized that she loves being in front of the camera, writing features, taking interviews, and connecting with audiences in a more personal way. She loves meeting new people, exploring new cultures, and finding interesting stories to share with the world.
However, after spending some time working in the fast-paced world of journalism with top publications like The Hindu and The Statesman, she came to the realization that she wanted to apply her storytelling skills in a different way. This propelled her to transition into the world of corporate communication, where her exceptional writing and communication skills have proven invaluable in helping businesses connect with their audiences more effectively.
Diksha says, “I discovered that I could continue telling stories, albeit in a different format and with a different purpose.”
Diksha Yadav grew up in a warm and loving household in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, with her parents and younger brother. Her father is a successful businessman, while her mother is a homemaker. Diksha's brother is currently pursuing an MBA from Jamia University.
Growing up, her family was very close-knit, and they indulged in spending quality time together. Her parents instilled in her the value of hard work and kindness and encouraged her to pursue her passions.
During her childhood, her father's official commitments often required him to be away on business trips. This resulted in periods of days or even weeks where they wouldn't see him. Her mother took on the responsibility of both parents during these times. Despite the challenges, Diksha learned to adapt, becoming independent and resilient, and valuing the importance of a supportive family.
Her mother has always been a strong figure in her life. She worked as a school vice principal and was passionate about her job. However, after having kids, she chose to become a homemaker to prioritize her family's needs. It was a difficult decision for her, but she put her family first and never looked back. Diksha appreciates her mother's commitment and sacrifices.
Diksha's journey has had many highs and lows. Despite facing challenges and obstacles, she persevered and learned to be resilient. She made tough decisions and took risks, but she never lost sight of her goals, believing in herself and her abilities throughout.
In addition to her career in media, she is also a social worker. One of her notable achievements is being appointed Vice President of the Women’s Wing of the State of Uttar Pradesh by Sarvsresth International Human Rights Unity and Crime Control Organization, registered under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
As a semi-public figure, Diksha faces unique challenges, including dealing with criticism and negative comments from the public. Handling unwarranted or unjustified criticism can be difficult, but she remains committed to being a positive role model and promoting kindness through her platform.
Diksha reflects on her accomplishments with pride and anticipates what the future holds. Despite the challenges she faced, she wouldn't alter anything about her journey.
Awards & Accolades:
Recipient of Powerful Women Award 2023 – ‘Best Emerging Media Professional 2023’
Vice President Women’s Wing, Uttar Pradesh by Sarvsresth International Human Right Unity and Crime Control Organisation
Favorite Vacation: She had an amazing time when she went to Aurangabad and Mumbai (Shirdi) with her family. It was an unforgettable trip that she will always cherish.
Favorite Movie: Her favorite movies include Gone Girl and Money Heist
Her motto for life is “Live life to the fullest, with kindness and purpose.”
As someone who values a well-rounded life, she has several future aims and plans that she wants to fulfill in all aspects of her life. She has been fortunate enough to say that life has treated her pretty well. Of course, like everyone else, she experienced her fair share of ups and downs. However, she feels grateful for the experiences she had and the people she met along the way. She had the opportunity to pursue her passions and interests and has been blessed with a supportive network of family and friends who have always been there for her.
The only message Diksha wants to give to everyone is to embrace your passions and pursue what inspires you without fear. Believe in yourself and trust your abilities, because doing what you love will lead to a successful and fulfilling life.