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 Rupwate.
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 Rupwate has been working in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra from the last 14 years. Through non-profit organisations like the Bahujan Shikshan Sangh, Kusumtai Chaudhari Mahila Kalyani, Bal Kalyani, Dadasaheb Rupwate Foudnation, Yuva Bharati Yuvak Sanghatana – she is focused to work on issues related to women’s empowerment, youth development, education and 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 positive contribution, Utkarsha Rupwate is an active member of the Indian National Congress in Maharashtra. Born and brought up in a Congress loyalist family, she is a 3rd generation congress worker in her family. Utkarsha Rupwate started her individual political journey from the Indian Youth Congress in 2011 and is currently the General Secretary of the Maharashtra Pradesh Mahila Congress .
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