My name is Lakshmi Krishnamurthy and I work with Cisco Systems as Technical Leader. I am better known as Lakshmi to my friends. Travel, music and technology are my passions.
I am committed to rural transformation and realise that unless we tap the talent amongst the youth in rural areas and develop them as grass-root leaders, sustainable change will not happen. 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.