Journey of Karuna Sharma
Indomitable spirit, never say die attitude and trust in her purpose are the hallmark of Karuna Sharma, the President of Vikash Deep Foundation a non-profit organisation based in Delhi. She is Co-Founder of Elite Academy for Education and Training Pvt. Ltd. and Obiyan Infotech Pvt. Ltd.
She was brought up in Maharashtra and completed her studies from Nagpur University (M.Sc.). After her marriage she shifted to Delhi, but as a workaholic woman she always aspired to do something remarkable in life.
She took a job in IT sector in Delhi, but it was against her natural will. Further she founded her own IT Company named Obiyan Infotech Private Limited. Business was growing but her penchant for social work was not satisfied. This propelled her for two more noble initiatives which was directly connecting her to Indian youths and the larger society.
In association with her husband, who has an academic tilt – she founded Elite IAS Academy, this imparts coaching to Civil Services aspirants. Hundreds of students have been selected from this institute as an IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS etc.
The second initiative is very close to her heart. To expand her philanthropic contributions, she founded a non-profit organisation named Vikash Deep Foundation. Recently, during COVID-19 pandemic her NGO actively participated in distribution of foods to distressed people and migrant labourers. Delhi administration recognised it with certificate of appreciation.
Karuna Sharma is working for 2 major causes, let’s take her initiatives separately.
– Women Empowerment: India is internationally recognised as one of the fastest emerging economic and technological power. But on social or gender ground its progress is very slow. Even after 70 years of our Independence, a large section of the society possess patriarchal mindset. This is an insult to nearly 50% of the country’s population.
Mrs. Sharma is in association with like-minded scholarly friends who are from various walks of life – example, advocates, doctors, psychologists, academicians etc. They provide free counselling and advice to victims on legal matters.
– Education: Elite IAS Academy conducts scholarship programme for poor and meritorious youths/students of India, who aspire to join Indian Administrative Services and contribute to larger society and nation. They are provided with high quality teaching and mentorship to compete in Civil Services examination. Selected students through scholarship programme avails all facilities free of cost.
So, these are the few glimpses jotted down as the introduction of Mrs. Karuna Sharma, who is a social worker, an entrepreneur and above all a humble human being a ray of inspiration for thousands.
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