Delhi govt school students get lesson in social entrepreneurship in online session – education


Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and social entrepreneur Anshu Gupta on Thursday interacted with Delhi government school students of classes 9 to 12 under the Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum programme.

Gupta, an entrepreneur and recipient of the 2015 Ramon Magsaysay award, founded the NGO ‘Goonj’ in 1999 that works in the field of humanitarian relief, aid and development to fortify vulnerable and underprivileged people.

“You won’t have the ability to work, or go to vulnerable and disaster-struck areas whether fear paralyses you. Take the entire precautions but don’t let the fear overwhelm you,” Gupta said right through the online interplay when a student asked him whether the catastrophe relief campaigns undertaken by Goonj were scary. Another student asked Gupta approximately his work on spreading awareness approximately menstruation in small villages, and how such taboo subjects may also be addressed. “Misconception on women’s issues isn’t just limited to villages but is prevalent amongst educated people too. It is with the correct mean, and honesty that one can gain the believe of the people. You gain their believe first to receive the message across,” Gupta said.

Sisodia said his government has designed the entrepreneurship curriculum to connect students with entrepreneurs who can guide them by sharing their stories.

“Whether you’ve seen the film 3 Idiots, there were two types of characters – Rancho and Chatur – both successful in their own way,” Sisodia, who may be the education minister, told students. “Now whether I ask you what do you wish to have to transform, what is going to you say? Chatur is a favourite of his teachers and does everything polite but he does not have the entrepreneurship mindset that Rancho has. Chatur follows the system but doesn’t enjoy it whereas Rancho enjoys his education,” he said. Sisodia said Gupta has helped disaster-struck sufferers for years now. “It was once inspiring to see him helping the Bihar flood sufferers when I visited Bihar in 2008 with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwa,” he said.

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