Kalpana Chowdhary did Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Human Psychology from Bishop Cotton Women’s Christian College. She has rich, hands-on experience of over 2 decades envisioning & implementing business linked HR and management initiatives across industries, NGO communication, and more.
Kalpana is the founder of Jan Seva Foundation, a free online matrimony portal for specially abled people and develops vocational training online / offline programmes to empower these special individuals to generate employment. She has also been a guest faculty at many prestigious forums.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
Jan Seva Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization founded in december 2011, registered under Societies Act of 1961, Section 80-G of Income Tax Act (donations exempted from Income Tax) & 12-AA of Income Tax Act.
Our NGO’s scope of work is primarily focused on providing, supporting & developing the neglected, downtrodden & underprivileged ‘human segments’ of the society – in the areas of education, healthcare, livelihood & human rights.
The NGO’s governing body comprises of an accomplished panel of seasoned professionals with decades of experience – ably supported by renowned specialists in the field of developmental work, business analysts/strategists, advocates & auditors. The NGO’s banking operations are with HDFC Bank. (leading private sector bank).
Our network is fast expanding across the globe, and we have already started establishing national associate network in major cities / towns of India, and international associate network across the world. eminent personalities from various walks of life have given their kind consent to be part of the cause – extending their strategic, advisory & active support as honorary member of advisory board & project board.
Our key vision & mission is to be one of the most structured & professionally managed international NGO – with a specific focus on efficient administration, strategic planning, unbiased approach, administer sustainable developmental projects, effective execution/implementation of projects, and transparent management of finances.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
Service to humanity
What is your life mantra?
Be the change
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
How did you overcome those challenges?
There is nothing you can’t do it. You need to follow your dreams with passion.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
Since its a non profit organisation, funds are raised via CSR activities & donations.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Passion, passion and passion.
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
Twitter & yourstory
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
“An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate.” Isn’t this true ? Persistent application of knowledge and patience breeds Success.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
I have been avoiding my health due to deadlines of my projects.
Answer in less than 50 words
One tip to success:
Be honest towards anything you do in life. Stay humble & Just follow your passion. There is nothing impossible. Be a learner & you will find a teacher around you.
One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
People often don’t take risk in life. They need to come out of the fear & be a go getter.
One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
Trust yourself & belive in YOUrself.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
I am coming up with an app for disabled & acid attack victims. Its about networking, matrimonial & highlight GOI Schemes.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
I would do the same job.
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“Effort always wins, thats why action speaks louder than words.”