Dinesh says his experience as a student at JNV was very unique as his teachers were supportive and the atmosphere encouraged learning. He passed out from the JNV in 2009 and joined IIT Kanpur. Dinesh is an avid Volleyball player. Having represented his IIT at inter-university level, Dinesh thinks outdoor sports that involve a bigger team are challenging in a good way as they encourage team building and teach people the importance of working together as a group. He tries to apply his learning from sports in his work and believes that as long as everybody’s goals are aligned, you can achieve anything as a team. Dinesh has also worked at the Dakshana Valley earlier and says that was the most peaceful work experience he has ever had. About his current job, he thinks teaching students at JNV is rewarding because the students are genuinely interested in learning and it’s not just just a one-way street. The enthusiasm of the students is what drives him to teach.