Devika Gulati

A Social Crusader

Devika is an active social worker and an educationist, full of compassion and zest for life. She is one of the founder members of an NGO called ‘Rhythm of life’ which works for underprivileged children. As an advocate, she is an active social rights worker, specially for Child and Women rights.

I had an amazing interaction with Devika Gulati. Though we were meeting for the first time, it seemed as if we were old friends. She is an advocate, an active social worker and an educationist, full of compassion and zest for life. She is one of the founder members of an NGO called ‘Rhythm of Life’, established in 2011.

Devika Gulati was born on 27th October 1989 in an upper middle class Punjabi family from whom she got a lot of support. She gives the entire credit for what she is today to her family. Her mother helped and guided her to overcome all the obstacles of life and motivated her to always seek success. “She means the world to me,” says Devika.

Devika believes that education is the most important thing in life. She says, “Springdale School inculcated a sense of social consciousness and responsibility in me”. She is a B.A. in Political Science from Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi, and a Gold Medallist in post graduation in Educational Planning and Administration from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. She then completed her LLB.

She started her career in 2011 with a non-profit organization, ‘Rhythm of Life’. Rhythm of Life works for underprivileged children and makes sure that every child gets quality education. Her motive is to make children learn without burdening them, learning through play and observation and to expose their hidden talent.

Devika plans to fulfil her aspiration and bring in a colossal change in society. She believes that the desired changes in society and in the lives of ‘not-so-privileged’ children will come only when more and more privileged people start participating pro-actively in finding solutions.

A self-proclaimed workaholic, Devika spends all her time working with children and proves to be a socially active and amicable person with human interpersonal skills. Being an advocate, she is an active social rights worker especially for Child and Women Rights.

She is a proud recipient of the Elizabeth Salisbury Award for exemplary community service rendered consistently by her. She has also been awarded the Gold Medal for ranking first in M.A. - Educational Planning and Administration from Jamia Millia Islamia. She is a very diligent and compassionate worker. She has also participated in the rural urban exchange programme to DEWAS in Madhya Pradesh and led the student delegation to a remote village in Mewat Belt of Rajasthan in a campaign for literacy and women upliftment. Devika has contributed tremendously in spreading awareness about social issues with her excellent communication skills. She possesses keen sensitivity for the under-privileged and addresses her concern through concrete actions. Her capacity for involvement and hard work makes her a natural choice for spearheading any community service project.

Along with being a respected and much loved social crusader, Devika is an excellent cook and dancer. Cooking Mughlai food is a stress buster for her. Renowned for her warm personality and uncanny ability to empathize with people, she has won the hearts of a number of friends all over the world. She believes that it’s just the first stepping stone of her life towards social development and there are still miles to go to make this world a better place to live in.

‘Let us leave no stones unturned’ is her favourite quote when it comes to working with the community and for the community.

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