Offer India

Kallol Ghosh is a man of very few means, but the goal of his life is crystal clear. It’s surprising that two completely unrelated people had a major impact on his life and what he does with a passion. Ramakrishna had said that “Through selfless work, Love of God grows in the heart”; and Ghosh chose exactly to do that. Born in an upper middle class family, Kallol’s heart lay in bettering the world for the less fortunate. Couple of decades down the line, he is a social-worker, an educator, a researcher and a vocal advocate for children’s rights. Kallol’s attitude is primarily preventive in nature and promotes a sense of confidence, character, competence and connectedness of that population to their family, peers and community. Kallol became engaged as a National Service Volunteer, NYK, Ministry of Human Resources Development, and Government of India in the year 1988. He joined the United Nations as a Volunteer in the year1989 and was posted in Nepal for two years. Ghosh worked with UNICEF and initiated activities concerning Child Rights during the year 2000-2003. Ghosh supported street children under Oxford and Cambridge Universities Programme and worked with the National Legal Services Authority, New Delhi for Right establishment of poor people. Currently he is working with the Street Children, children with HIV/AIDS, institutional care for the mentally and physically challenged children. He has been feted with numerous accolades among which is the prestigious Ashoka Fellow and Honorary Doctorate Award by the Italian Government. As described in their words, to be an Ashoka Fellow one has to attain a level of dedication : ‘ Ashoka Fellows are leading social entrepreneurs who we recognise to have innovative solutions to social problems and the potential to change patterns across society. They demonstrate unrivalled commitment to bold new ideas and prove that compassion, creativity and collaboration are tremendous forces for change. Ashoka Fellows work in over 60 countries around the Globe in every area of human need. All Ashoka fellows must undergo a rigorous search and selection process in which they demonstrate that they fully meet Ashoka’s selection criteria”. According to Kallol, on a global scale the magnitude of this burning issue is so complex and huge that he has reduced the aperture of his vision so that he can justify his work and concentrate his energy on the things that he can achieve.