A Tribute to Renuka Gupta
We get so busy in our day to day fire fighting that we rarely take time out to connect with people. Especially in the social space – the myriad challenges, crises that we deal with often leaves us with no time or energy to network.
Forums & events organised in the social space have always been a retreat for tired souls. To meet, exchange ideas and rejuvenate oneself. I have seldom attended these events but when I have, I have made some really good friends. It was in one of these spaces that I bumped into Renuka Gupta.
Renuka was the CEO of Pardada Pardadi Education Society, founded by Uncle Sam. Renuka and the Rang De team worked together on launching higher education loans for girls who were pursuing education. I remember, despite several obstacles and challenges we never gave up.
Renuka, to me, was like one of those good, old friends. There could have been several months or years when we had hardly spoken. But it took just a phone call for us to reconnect and we could pick up from where we left.
The team at PPES has put together a fund in her memory for Renuka’s legacy to continue. You could make a contribution here https://pardadapardadi.org/renuka/Tweet