“Although I come from a political science background, it was here I really learnt what politics is. The experience I got in IIDL was more practical than theoretical. If one aspires to be a leader, IIDL is the best platform one can find in this country.

The best part of the programme I found was the model parliament where we participated as real politicians representing our local constituencies. I happened to be in the opposition camp where I realised it is not always bad to be in the opposition. It was fun taking the government head-on, asking the ministers tough questions and making the ruling camp sweat.”