Arjun Ram Meghwal, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Bikaner, is a politician like no other. Currently representing the Bhartiya Janata Party, he hails from an extremely humble beginning, being the son of a weaver. But it is as though there are no mountains too high from him to climb. According to an interview he gave to Careers 360 , he mentioned his struggles during the course of his education, adding that his father claimed to pull him out of school if he were to ever fail! However, rather than bringing him down, this motivated him immensely. In fact the motivation was so high that he made it to the Indian Administrative Services in his second attempt, owing to sheer hard-work and diligence.
It is his daily routine, though, which brings out the best characteristic of his: humility.
Every day, he cycles to the Parliament for work and then cycles back. He claims to cycle to functions also, if they are held near enough. It is his way of contributing to the environment’s well-being and saving up on unnecessary emissions. Additionally, it keeps him fit, of course. Cycling the 1.6 km stretch every day has also alerted him to the fact that there are very few spaces for bicycles in our cities.
“I have to be very careful at diversions and roundabouts as there are speeding vehicles all over,” he quoted to The Wall Street Journal India.