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Kaushaki Sondhi was born in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. Her childhood was filled with care and love from her joint family. She grew up seeing and hearing various human values. It instilled a sense of humanity and the need to serve powerfully in her heart. Even her early teenage years were filled with an urge to learn more about life than just studying like other students. She was also lucky enough to grow in the same kind of household.
She wanted to take up Moral Science classes even after her 7th grade as learning about life, self, and society was her keen interest. She feels that these lessons must be continued beyond 7th grade as they can help emphasize the concept of equality. It would give children and teenagers the strength to share grief and talk about their problems rather than isolating them. The sense of equality among everyone will create a sense of bond and trust to share. It would help lay a solid foundation to overcome depression and problems they would face in life with proper guidance and community support. She desires a society where it is okay for boys to cry as humans have the right to express emotions, and everyone is human irrespective of gender and creed.
Her work has won many awards, and she is an advisor to many schools and universities. A well known keynote speaker for many universities on different aspects of innovation and education. She believes that free education is a must because education can bring the change and can turn our country from being developing to a developed country.
“If I can’t help you, I know someone who can.”Kaushaki Sondhi
Kaushaki Sondhi’s Life Story
We all are familiar with the paradigm of learning, unlearning and relearning to upgrade our understanding of concepts in new situations or new tools. It is the kind of learning similar to driving skills – an experiential one – gained over new terrains, weather, places and awkward routes. What good however, could a specialized driving skill bring if we are not aware of where we are going? Therein comes another paradigm in learning – not spoken of commonly – of learning, specializing and then integrating with everything else. It is like the shift from seeing physics in the world to seeing the world in physics. It takes a philosopher’s vision and perspicacity to bring this integration of ideas in a holistic perspective.
Kaushaki Sondhi is one such visionary whose global view on the needs for human rights towers above all organizations working on their individual and independent objectives. Her single-minded passion to address the core needs in education, life skills and women empowerment drives her inspiration to bring organizations together on a single vision. The vision to bring transformation for the betterment of every living human and the world. It is a revolutionary and compassionate outlook that looks far beyond individual pursuits and underlines the basic connectedness of everyone in the world as a single family. Kaushaki’s constant endeavor to network leaders, organizations and forums together for a single cause is unique and unmatched. The fact that she could bring her vision to reality with zero funding speaks volumes of her courage and perseverance. It is a great honor for Adaptive Instruction to cover her interview through her ‘wisdom in threes’ in this article. It along with the video interview in future would serve as a great source of inspiration for the young.
Read on to gain insights into Kaushaki’s experience, amazing work, wisdom and lessons for life.
Kaushaki Sondhi’s Profile Summary
|Founder||#innovativeindia – A platform to connect various NGOs.|
|Offers||Various webinars with the professors, businessmen to discuss how education, and progress is important for the development of the country.|
Focus on social issues especially free education.
|Profile||Board Advisor to many Universities|
Education and Schools Administration
Mentor of Change NITI AAYOG
|Past||Principal at Holy Public Girls School, CBSE, Agra, India.|
|Education||B.com, B.Ed and MBA in Finance. |
Honorary Doctorate in Human rights.
Kaushaki Sondhi’s Wisdom in Threes
Describe yourself in three words
Define life in three words
Three things which have been your greatest source of inspiration
- Bhagwat Gita
- Networking ( Live Sessions with different Leaders )
Three challenges you faced in life
- In Developing skills
- Being self motivated
- Not having the proper mentorship during my journey
Three ideas to build resilience to face challenges
- Meet new people to explore and learn
- Communicate as much as you can
- Be positive and be your better version each day
Three essential things needed to achieve success
- Be Kind
- Being approachable
- Being process oriented not result oriented
Top three practices and habits you would advise to young students
- Do regular exercise and also be mentally fit
- Hold your decision power to yourself
- Learn from everywhere and everyone
WATCH KAUSHAKI SONDHI LIVE
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Kaushaki Sondhi’s Awards and Recognition
3 Key awards highlighted among more than 27 awards she received
- International women icon award 2021
- International Inspiring Leadership Award 2021
- Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Award, 2020-2021
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