This IIM Calcutta alumna runs a school in her village and has educated over 1,000 children for free

pooja mishra founder of Gurukul Public School

“It is much easier to concentrate on cities, which are touted as the growth engines of tomorrow’s India,” opines Pooja Mishra, a 36-year-old Indian Institute of Management Calcutta alumna and the founder of Gurukul Public School, a charitable English-medium school providing free education to rural underprivileged children. She continues, “So what does it lead to? It leads to the government’s primary and secondary schools serving more as day care centers providing low-quality meals during the day.  And they only have one or two caretakers to look after the children who…

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