Utkarsha Rupwate

About Utkarsha

The Indian youth symbolises a new ray of hope for the ever increasing and complicating problems that confront our society. This young social activist represents this youth dynamism. A commitment to the society, a vow to contribute her bit, a belief in positive change and a zeal to ignite young souls along this path is what defines Utkarsha.

Having completed her Graduation from St. Xaviers College, Mumbai with specialisation in Sociology; she went on to pursue her Masters in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in 2006. Convinced that she wanted to work in rural Maharashtra, Utkarsha has been working in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra from the last 3 years. Through non-profit organisations like the Dadasaheb Rupwate Foudnation, Yuva Bharati Yuvak Sanghatana, Kusumtai Chaudhari Mahila Kalyani and Bahujan Shikshan Sangh she is focused to work on issues related to women's empowerment, youth development, education upliftment of the downtrodden communities and rural development, especially the Akole Tehsil of Ahmednagar.

Persuaded that along with social endeavours political activism is equally important; and instead of being a fence-sitter its important to get into the system and make your contribution. Utkarsha is an active member of the Indian Youth Congress in Maharashtra. She has been elected as the Vice – President of the Shirdi LokSabha Yuvak Congress Committee in September 2011 and has since been fervently involved in all activities of the IYC in her region.