In order to break this jinx of government being unable to provide quality education and private players unable to do so because of the economic unviability of the social business model, Gurukul is an attempt to break the status quo.
RD Misra is a Lawyer by profession at Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court. He is the Manger/Secretary of Ram Dutt Seva Sansthan, the society that governs Gurukul Public School. He did his schooling at the primary and secondary government schools in the village but then moved to Lucknow for higher studies. So very early in his life he understood the importance of education in one’s life and how it could change the life trajectory of an individual. Although he comes from a rural background, he made sure that all his 3 daughters get good education. Now through Gurukul he wants to spread the gift of good education to many more children in the rural areas.
Shashank Shekhar Shukla
Shashank is alum of the Harvard Kennedy School where he did his MPA as a Mason Fellow and is currently pursuing his PhD in Economics from IIM-Lucknow. Shashank has a varied experience that includes his training as an Air Force Cadet in the National Defense Academy, his corporate stint as a consultant for nearly a decade, as an activist working with the Supreme Court commissioners and as a Teach For India fellow, as an edupreneur in his capacity of Founding Chairman of Gurukul Group of Institutions and now as a Socio-Political activist working at the intersection of social issues, politics and social entrepreneurship.
Pooja Mishra started her career as an Engineer with Infosys Technologies Ltd and was working in US for close to 6 years before joining IIM Calcutta. Post her graduation she opted out of the placement process at IIMC to work for the underprivileged rural children and founded Gurukul Group of Institutions that has impacted the lives of more than 5000 children so far. She is one of the 7 people selected from the country for the Indian School Leadership Institute that trains the school leaders in collaboration with Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) Schools USA. She is also the recipient of the Youth Icon award, NEN TATA First Dot award and is a Cherrie Blair Fellow. Her work is featured in Femina, Hindustan Times, Zee News, Big FM, BetterIndia and Your Story
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ABOUT GURUKUL PUBLIC SCHOOL
Gurukul Public School is a private CBSE school and is the third educational institute under the umbrella of Gurukul group of Institutions. It was established in the year 2012 with the aim of making world-class education accessible to the children residing in rural parts of India.
In 2012 when we had just started Gurukul, we had this girl named Saloni. She was so shy and underconfident that when her teachers invited her on stage to receive the award certificate for her class performance, she couldn’t even say ‘Thank you’ on stage…
Sushma is the third child in her family of 5 sisters. She came to us, as her father couldn’t afford the education of his 4 daughters. The elder one was married pretty early. Sushma though initially shy and under-confident has turned out into a confident and well-spoken…
She comes from a very poor family and has to deal with an alcoholic father at home who doesn’t earn anything and keeps sitting home. She has seen a lot of domestic violence at home but now she stands up to her father when he starts to beat her mother…
His parents are very old probably he is a late child. His father is blind and mother is dependent on villagers for work and food. They have no source of income and live under extremely difficult circumstances. He still comes to school daily and enjoys his time at school. When we…