To create something beautiful, you have to go against the norm, to create something unique, you have to challenge yourself. To be one of a kind, you think like one of a kind. To make a difference, you have to create a family. A family, what I feel are all of you. To make all of this happen, from words into reality in action, is a word called Meraki.
Meraki is a word that means, to do everything that you do, with love and creativity so that it leaves something of you in what you do. But these are only words, unless we exemplify, show, live and act in these words or in the meaning of these words, I would like to term that as a feeling called Samirness. I also want to thank you all, for helping me believe that we can make Meraki and Samirness a living being. And my wish is to help our organisation to think, live, and breathe the essence of the word Meraki. If we are able to do this, then I’m confident that not only we will create a unique organisation but we’ll also touch the lives of all those we come in contact with. And therefore help in creating a better world than the world we live in. My endeavour is to make this real, to make this unique and crazy; because it’s only those who are crazy can challenge those who are not. As only those who are crazy can think against the norm, and those who are crazy become one of a kind. I’m hoping that this essence of Meraki will become a part of you. I’m hoping that with Meraki you can change yourself, change the world and people around you. I hope and my wish for all of us is to have and live and breathe the Meraki within us.
There are many things we need to celebrate and many things that we can celebrate, I want to celebrate YOU. Because you are the essence of a new generation, a new concept, a new being, a new theory and I hope with this, a little bit of my belief rubs on to you, a little bit of your belief rubs on to me because together I want to create a feeling called Samirness.
– Samir Modi