I am Arindam Dasgupta and my dream is to take the fruits of development to every corner and citizen of India. I want to make every underprivileged youth of India independent and confident by turning them into successful entrepreneurs. I aim to spread numerous micro enterprises across the landscape of India.
I was born in a middle class family in Jamshedpur and did my schooling from Loyola School, Jamshedpur. I moved on to Delhi for my graduation and studied commerce from the premier institute of Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC). Though I was very passionate about working for the upliftment of my country since childhood yet during my years in SRCC I got interested in locating my work in the rural areas of India. After my graduation I worked as an executive trainee in Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in their exports department. After one year in CII I joined Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) for my post graduation. In IRMA I not only learned the discipline of management but also got to see rural India very closely. I decided to work in the eastern parts of India and took a job with Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI) and got posted at Guwahati. Thereafter some of us friends came together and formed our own organization named “Dhriiti – The Courage Within” and have been promoting entrepreneurship and micro enterprises in various formats since then.
I do not like to accept the status quo without testing it. Just because the societal trend is towards a certain direction I won’t follow it. That attitude in me has made me an entrepreneur which gives me the freedom to try out new things in the society and give them better solutions for todays problems. I like to work outdoors and am not interested in a 9 to 5 desk job. My strength is the ability to visualize things very differently and have the courage to give shape to that visualization. My weakness is that I don’t prefer to come in limelight. I like to handle the whole show from backstage.
I am quite an unconventional person with an unique stream of thoughts and ways of working. Ultimately I want become a politician because that is the highest form of social entrepreneurship where you can really change the lives of millions of people.