|Born||Darjeeling, West Bengal, India|
|Alma mater||Loreto College, Kolkata|
|Occupation||Founder and CEO of Parikrma Humanity Foundation|
Parikrma aims to give underprivileged children an equal chance at education so they can integrate with kids of private schools and, later, with the society. I want these children to hold high-end jobs at multinational companies and not work at the lower end of the spectrum.
I'm not a trained academic. Neither am I a veteran social worker. I was 26 years in the corporate world, trying to make organizations profitable. And then in 2003 I started Parikrma Humanity Foundation from my kitchen table.
As a child, my mother had instilled in me a feeling of being born for a purpose.
All parents all over the world want their children to lead a better life than themselves, but they need to believe that change is possible.
The first Parikrma school started in a slum where there were 70,000 people living below the poverty line. Our first school was on a rooftop of a building inside the slums, a second story building, the only second story building inside the slums. And that rooftop did not have any ceiling, only half a tin sheet. That was our first school.