An Adventurous and Academician sportsperson, Pragnya Mohan, Chartered Accountant by Education will be representing India at the upcoming South Asian Championship in Nepal. She has represented India at International Students conferences held in Pakistan and Sri-Lanka. She was conferred by Eklavya Award by Government of Gujarat. We had an honour to talk to her;
Thanks Pragnya for taking time out of your busy schedule and practice. So, How did you develop interest in Athletic’s and take it full time. You are a Chartered Accountant and taking athletic’s full time must be challenging.
I have been a national swimmer throughout my school days. Eventually I took up running and then cycling. I have always had interest in Sports. During the first year of my internship which I did with EY, Ahmedabad my sports was badly effected due to the long working hours and travelling which left me with no time to practice. That is why post that I decided to change my firm to a medium size firm so that I could pursue sports simultaneously. It was difficult to juggle both of them but I think I could do so due to my passion for triathlon. This meant no time to socialise and pursue any other kind of hobby. I took few months off from my sports training when I was preparing for my Final examination because Office and studies plus sports was really difficult to manage. I could never take coaching or external assistance for any of my exams as sports was always a priority and attending classes in the morning and evening would have left me with no time to practice.
Post my qualification in May-17 I have not taken up any formal job as I wish to pursue the sport and see my potential.