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 Make This World A Better Place For Everyone 

Date of Publish - Wednesday, 31st January 2018
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Harshit Gupta has a dream to make this world a better place for everyone, a dream to create a solid visible change.

Bio:
I’m an Engineer by Education and Social Entrepreneur by Choice. I completed my graduation in 2017 from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

How did the idea about starting Womenite emerge?

Womenite started with a dream. A dream to make this world a better place for everyone, a dream to create a solid visible change. I think my mother is the locus point of all my thoughts and ideas that made Womenite a reality. My mother is a homemaker and I grew up to see her typically sacrificing all her energy and happiness for the sake of her family. I soon realized that this is the condition of almost every woman in our society. I realised that what ideally should be equals are being thrashed and discriminated against. That’s when I decided to take a stand.

Team:
I don’t have a team. I have a family. We are a family of around 100 people who are all students and are working very hard to make this world a better place for every individual. These are highly creative and dedicated people who work extra hours just to make a small change.

Our work:
We are conducting educational workshops and campaigns on issues like child sexual abuse, gender and menstrual hygiene in schools and colleges.

Achievements:
I was recently awarded the National Youth Award from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on National Youth Day 2018.

  • I’m the highly-commended Runners-up for Queen’s Young Leader Award 2017 chosen by HH Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Among 250+ events from 50+ countries, we were the co-winners of World Merit Day held on 24th July, 2016 to promote Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Selected as an international delegate at HPAIR conference(Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations) held at Harvard University. I was selected in the Humanitarian affairs panel and had undertook seminars and workshops, etc.
  • Selected for Vatican Youth Symposium held at Vatican City because of our work on SDGs(Sustainable Development Goals as laid by United Nations).
  • Contributed in MakeRoom India program held in Bangalore where we developed projects with international changemakers.
  • Through my organization, we also had the opportunity to work with Canada High Commission for their International girl child day campaign.
  • At the National level, I was selected for the Startup launchpad event inaugurated by our Honourable Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi on 16th Jan 2016.
  • Did my part in Global action on poverty conference held at Ahmedabad with a one year mentoring through various catalysts.

Link: http://globalactiononpoverty.org/harshit_gupta.html 

  • An avid TEDx speaker where I spoke about why women’s issues are not just women’s issues.

Our work was covered by Yourstory - India's no.1 media platform for entrepreneurs, dedicated to assionately championing and promoting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India.

Link: https://yourstory.com/2017/08/womenite-gender-equality/

Future plan:

Our short term plan is to create a safe community for the people who have access to things as basic as food, awareness, education and sanitation. We wish that we are able to create a benchmark in our society that Womenite is in fact doing something really amazing.
In 5 years, we would expect Womenite to be a name which pops up in your mind when you think about the kind of change you want because that now, is the future generation.
We wish to extend our operations to faraway places and help restore as many smiles as we can. We would like to collaborate with government on large scale so that it becomes for us to conduct our workshops especially in government schools where the need of the hour is more.

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