RAHUL GUPTA, 33, Social worker
Inspired by the movie Swades, Rahul Gupta decided to go down a different career path. Soon after completing his bachelors in commerce, Gupta joined his brother’s real estate company, where he was exposed to the lives of labourers. “I was moved by the plight of the labourers’ children at construction sites and wanted to work towards lowering economic disparity,” he says, explaining how Global Environment Concern ( Gec)—the NGO he runs in Chandigarh was conceived three years ago. “The NGO works towards providing education for poor sections of society as well as trying to create a better environment by trying to create awareness about hygiene, water harvesting and planting trees amongst others.
DREAM MODEL Gupta also runs an evening school called Smiles School for poor children in partnership with the Education Department.” The school uses the premises of a Government School in Chandigarh. “I wish to make this model popular where government and general public can partner for community education.”
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