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Rahul Garg is development sector consultant and a policy analyst. He has over 10 years of experience in Corporate and Development Sector. During the first 5 years of his career, he worked with a Fortune 500 automotive company and his clients included all leading auto companies including Daimler Group, Ford, Mahindra, TATA, Maruti etc. In last 6 years, he has worked with NGOs, Budget Private Schools and Development sector consulting firms. During this time he has consulted various NGOs, state and center governments in developing CSR and project implementation strategies. He has also supported organizations in strengthening their systems and processes.
Throughout this journey, Rahul has learnt various tools and technologies to support his consultations. Since COVID, he has shifted back to his hometown in the foothills of Himalayas, Haridwar, and has been continuing his research and consultations. In addition, to continue his spirit of giving back to the society, he has been teaching economically backward children who are unable to access the online classes for free.
Rahul is an avid reader and loves to play Sudoku. He is also on a journey towards sustainable living through the practice of "Aparigraha" and limiting his materialistic possessions.
Ashish graduated from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee in the field of Electrical Engineering in 2009. Post studies, he pursued his corporate career for a few years before deciding to move on to his passion to work with rural communities. Since then, Ashish has lived in the villages of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh and worked for many rural projects related to Education and Livelihood sector. Before founding Sahaj Foundation in 2013, he also worked with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi to help set up their ‘Centre for Innovative Technologies in Himalayan Region’.
Presently, Ashish lives a simple and peaceful life in Bir village situated in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh. He has chosen Education as his primary medium of service while he continues to explore more on organic farming and holistic healing with an aim to simplify his lifestyle and benefit the society as much as possible.
Since 2017, Ashish has been conducting many dialogues and workshops on the theme of 'Rethinking Development'. He has so far facilitated such processes for hundreds of professionals and students. He strongly believes that there is a need to create spaces wherein people can develop their abilities to think critically and understand the world by using their own experiences. The co-founding of Vasudhinity is his effort to do just that!