With 14 years plus working experience in the IT sector, Ravi Gupta, an alumnus of Mahashal Chunilal Saraswati Bal Mandir, Harinagar - Delhi is an avid social worker. Throughout his entire career, he has been associated with several social causes on a personal as well as at a corporate level. Recently while sharing his experience via an interview, he shared how involvement of corporates in social welfare is bringing positive changes in social welfare. An extract of the interview is given below:
Interviewer: Kindly share some details of your academic and professional journey
Mr. Gupta : I have done my 11th and 12th from MCL Saraswati Bal Mandir and passed out in 2000. I did my four years Bachelor degree in Information Technology from Delhi University and then completed MBA degree in Consultancy Management from Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. I have also done an executive program on Business Analytics and Business Intelligence, IIM Ranchi in 2013.
I have been working for more than 14 years as an IT professional in the field of Data Analytics, Program Management and Regulatory Risk management.Currently I am employed with American Express.
Interviewer: Tell us something about your experience in the field of social work.
Mr. Gupta: Growing up studying in a Vidya Bharati school, it is impossible not to develop a passion for social service. From quite early in my career I have been associated with some kind of social work as and when good opportunities came by. Initially most of the work that I did was on the personal front, but slowly I got associated with it at a professional level too through different CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Projects.
Few of the projects that I have been involved with are:
Providing voluntary teaching/coaching to various school students
Coordinating expenditure of corporate funds for CSR activities and NGOs
Provision of consulting support to different non profit organisations.
Organizing and funding events to support natural disaster victims etc.
I feel that the organised support provided by corporates towards different social welfare schemes are highly effective and show positive long term and sustainable results. I have been extremely grateful to have received several opportunities to serve varid sections of the society and hope I get to do the good work in the future as well.
Interviewer: Did Vidya Bharati have any effect on your life? If yes then how?
Mr. Gupta : Vidya Bharati, with its holistic approach towards student development has had a positive impact on my life. It provided me with the right ecosystem to hone my skills and prepare me to take up life’s challenges. All in all it has been a fantastic journey so far and I continue to stay connected with my school and batch mates.
Interviewer: Would you like to share any kind of message?
Mr. Gupta : I would like to urge all schools to incorporate more external experiences for the students alongside their regular educational curriculum through association with different non profit organisations and corporates, so that they are well prepared for their professional journey in future.
Vidya Bharati Purv Chatra Parishad would like to thank Mr. Gupta for sharing his unique thoughts with the community.
If you are a Vidya Bharati Alumni and associated with any kind of social or community service kindly share your details at : www.vidyabharatialumni.org/social-service-survey and we would get in touch with you.