HE is passionate about Fiji and it is the main reason why he decided to enter politics.
Since a teenager in high school, he was always interested in politics. His teachers even stated to him that he would one day be in parliament.
With that motivation from a teen, not forgetting that some of his relatives were also in politics, Shamal Singh has decided to make the bold move to become a politician.
Mr Singh, 27, who is the operations and imports manager for Turners and Growers in Suva, was born and bred at Namadi Heights in Tamavua, Suva.
He attended Nehru Primary School then Mahatma Gandhi Memorial High School before going to the University of the South Pacific and the Fiji National University to study management and marketing.
He is the president of the People's Democratic Party's Suva branch and a confirmed candidate for the party in the 2014 elections.
"I am passionate about my country and that's why I entered into politics. In fact, I was interested in politics since I was a teenager," he said.
"I remember my teacher always saying that this boy will one day be in parliament. I am a very religious person, a Hindu, and the president of the temple committee in my area.
"As far as the elections are concerned, I think it's a great move that we are going to have the elections. Youths are very outspoken today. They want democracy and they want a voice from their own age group and not from the older politicians."
Mr Singh said only the youths could respect and understand other youths in the country. He said with the voting age reduced to 18 years, the youths would have their youth representatives in parliament.
"Democracy is very important today. Everyone wants it and it's a matter of giving power to the common people. They should have the right to represent themselves.
"Some of my relatives were previously in politics and the support from my family and friends is very positive. They think it's very bold of me to step into politics.
"Youths must have their say and the support from youth groups and my peers is very overwhelming so far. When I speak to people, they get inspired."
Mr Singh said politics concerned everyone at all levels of the society. He said it was time to move the country forward, saying people wanted a truly democratic Fiji.