My name is Brig Rakesh Kaul, I have recently retired from the Army. I work with Gramonnati as Mentor
for North & Central Region. I am an avid traveller, enthusiastic about wildlife and love the outdoors.
I firmly believe that rural transformation can be brought about by grooming the youth residing in rural
India and introducing them to the right tools and technology. Our aim is to tap the talent amongst the
youth in rural areas and develop them as grass-root leaders, to bring about the desired sustainable
change. If migration from rural to urban areas is to be stopped and then finally reversed, there is a need
to create entrepreneurs locally within rural communities. Nothing democratises wealth better than
micro-entrepreneurship. This is the belief with which we have started our journey to develop 10,000
rural entrepreneurs in next five years.
Investing INR 100,000 in an individual to transform her/him into an entrepreneur is, in my opinion, a
very fruitful and smart investment. Each rural entrepreneur so developed becomes a role model to
many others. Over a period of time, through their micro-enterprises, they will become job-creators in their communities and possibly, help develop many more entrepreneurs locally.
Our villages are the bedrock of our nation and a stronger rural community is what will make us a nation
to contend with, over the next few decades. I strongly believe that we can nurture young rural boys and
girls to be engines of hope and transformation in their communities.
Please support my campaign.