India has a long history of inspiring people. There is Gandhiji, who inspired a nation; there is Manmohan Singh, who from humble beginnings became Prime Minister; and there is India’s cricket team, who captured the hearts of a nation with their exciting run to the World Cup championship. I had the good fortune of spending time with another inspiring person, Sirajuddin Qureshi, President of the India Islamic Cultural Centre. Mr. Qureshi began as a street vendor, later to become a very successful businessman and entrepreneur. President Obama recognized this success when he invited him as one of six Indian delegates to the 2010 Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship. What makes Mr. Qureshi a true inspiration is his dedication to helping those who were like him many years ago. I attended one of Mr. Qureshi’s skills development courses he is providing to young Muslims throughout the Delhi region. It was fascinating listening to everyone learn American English. After speaking with students learning vocational skills, it is obvious that with the help of Mr. Qureshi, they are headed in the right direction and on the path to achieving great things.