Social Conclave is a platform where prominent personalities who embarked on a journey to make the world a better place interact with students. Their stories, struggles and successes are sure to inspire and instill fire in the minds of young leaders along with enabling them to be socially responsible, proactive and sensitive professionals.
- Ruchira Gupta - Journalist, Founder Apne Aap
- Kalki Subramanium - Transgender Activist, Author
- Anshu Gupta - Roman Magsaysay Award winner, Founder Goonj
Ruchira Gupta is an Indian sex trafficking abolitionist, journalist and activist. She has worked for over 25 years to end sex trafficking and has been honoured for her work by nations, governmental leaders, and organizations on a global scale.
In 2002, she established a non - governmental organization known as Apne Aap, which addresses women's rights and the eradication of human sex trafficking. Apne Aap has organized over 15,000 women and girls trapped in or at risk of prostitution in India. She has also worked with the UN and UNICEFRead more
Kalki Subramanian is an activist, author and an actor. She is the founder of Sahodari Foundation, which works for the social, economic and political empowerment of transgender persons in India. Sahodari foundation is not funded by any foreign or inland agency, but rather by the small donations of friends and well-wishers.
As a transgender person, Kalki was subjected to stigma and insult in schools and college where she pursued her studies, but that only served to make her a strong person. Kalki advocates nationally against discrimination and hatred, and voices for the inclusion of the transgendered at all levels. She has lectured in numerous prestigious institutions like IIT Madras, Jindal Global Law School, National Judicial Academy, Guwahati University, and CET Trivandrum. She has also represented India in seminars internationally.Read more
The Clothing Man does not need a formal introduction. A Ramon Magsaysay award winner, Anshu Gupta started his mission with Goonj as early as 1999. He realized the huge quantities of underutilized lying in India’s urban households and its ability to counter the deaths of poor due to insufficient clothing. Goonj now operates in twenty one of India’s states and has evolved into more than a channel of clothing distribution.
Its strategy involves the poor identifying their needs, employs them in recycling and inspires communities to develop bridges, schools in exchange for clothing. Goonj’s “Cloth for work” initiative covers more than 1000 such projects per year. His vision in transforming the culture of giving in India, his inspiring leadership has fetched him many prestigious awards. Anshu is now focussed on ensuring that Goonj’s strategy is replicated all over the world.Read more