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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Goonj - Anshu Gupta

Article - Sudhir Pai

Anshu Gupta is an Indian social entrepreneur who founded Goonj, a Delhi-based non-governmental organisation that positions under-utilised clothes from urban areas to rural areas. He won Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2015 for his genuine effort of clothing the poor via his NGO Goonj.

After completing his studies he joined corporate sector. But was completely disillusioned by the rat race and selfish attitude. He wanted to give back something to the society. So ultimately in 1998, he left Escorts as Manager, Corporate Communication in 1998 to work full time on his idea of social work.

Goonj, his dream for many years, was set up in the same year. From collecting clothes from his own house and friends and then distributing them on the roads in the chilly winter nights of Delhi, his dream has come a long way.

Under Goonj's flagship 'Cloth for Work' initiative village communities across India work on their own issues and get the urban clothes and materials as a reward for their efforts.

Anshu was quoted saying - We promote the idea of cloth-for-work where people who do work are rewarded with material. There is a sense of dignity in this.

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Sudhir Pai is an motivational speaker, success coach and author of 2 books (Think Like A Winner and Live Your Dreams) 

He is an Electronics engineer by qualification and has worked with organization like Jetking Infotrain, ICICI Bank, Kotak Direct and Motilal Oswal Securities.

He can be contacted on 9820073993 (India). We would like to spread positive news and articles. All types of monetary support welcome to strengthen our movement.

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