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Activism

By Dr Arjumand Zaidi
[ National President | Youth For Human Rights India ]




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What is Activism?


A Career in Activism is very intriguing. Understanding Why one wants to choose a Career in Activism is phenomenally more important than figuring out How to get into Activism. While anyone can have an opinion on what Activism entails; only a real professional can really explain it.

With 20 years of professional experience, Dr Arjumand Zaidi understands Activism. Dr Arjumand Zaidi outlines Activism as:

Social activism is an intentional action with the goal of bringing about social change. If ones feels strongly about a cause and are working towards a change, one could be considered an activist. An activist is anyone who is fighting for change in society.





How Dr Arjumand Zaidi got into Activism?


I have done Bachelors and Masters in Geography. I have also done B Ed & M Ed. I hold an MBA degree in Human Resources. I was awarded a Ph D degree by University of North America which is an Honouree degree for my outstanding social work. I have 4 schools in Lucknow and am also a Business Partner with Reliance in Lucknow. I am National President of Youth for Human Rights India.





Dr Arjumand Zaidi's Talk on Activism



Starts with what is:
     1) Social Activism  

Next, it covers Education. We all know that only 10% of what is taught in Activism is actually used in real life. The Education section of the Talk clearly explained what is the 10% needed in Activism. It discusses following headings for Education in Activism:
     2) Professional Courses  
     3) Law  
     4) Psychology  
     5) Cultural Knowledge  

Then, the Talk focuses on the most important component that is Skills. 90% success in Activism depends on Skills. It is crucial to understand these. It defines Skills in terms of following items for Activism:
     6) Patience & Perseverance  
     7) Organisational Skills  
     8) Patriotism  
     9) Awareness  
     10) Leadership  
     11) Resource Management  
     12) Communication Skills  

It is important to get an understanding of the Positives of Activism. The Talk goes through this list of Positives of Activism:
     13) Self Satisfaction  
     14) Impact on Society  
     15) Respect & Recognition  

Challenges are the other side of Positives and Activism is no exception:
     16) Violation of Human Rights  
     17) Non-friendly laws  

In the final section of the Talk, Dr Arjumand Zaidi talks about How a day goes in a Career in:
     18) Social Activism  




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Sunil Gupta
Social Worker | Brijmandal Trust
[ 4 years Experience ]

Social work is an academic discipline and profession that concerns itself with individuals, families, groups and communities in an effort to enhance social functioning and overall well-being.

"I did B Sc in Physics, LLB University and an Advanced Diploma in German Language from University of Delhi. I worked in Law profession for 2 years before joining IBP in 1975 which later was taken over by Indian Oil Corporation. I retired as Deputy General Manager-Human Resource from Indian Oil Corporation. After my retirement I started working with Brijmandal Trust as social worker which focuses on Sports & Educational development of underprivileged children."


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Career in Social Edupreneurship
Social Edupreneurship
Kanika
Director | Saarthi Education Hub
[ 4 years Experience ]

An edupreneur or an educational entrepreneur is a social entrepreneur who is involved in changing the way things function in any public education system.

"After my graduation, I came back to my home town Dehradun to become an educationist. I pursued B Ed from HNB Garhwal University to become eligible for teaching. I started a learning centre by the name Saarthi Education Hub which prepares students for board examinations and also a school for under privileged section of the society called Kites Pre & Remedial School. I am President at Silver Lining Society."


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Career in Social Work
Social Work
Bhuwan Chaturvedi
Co-Founder | Transformng Uttarakhand
[ 7 years & 4 months Experience ]

Social work is an academic discipline and profession that concerns itself with individuals, families, groups and communities in an effort to enhance social functioning and overall well-being. Social functioning is the way in which people perform their social roles, and the structural institutions that are provided to sustain them.

"After completing my schooling I started working in a hotel. Later on I shifted to Delhi and was introduced in to the field of Social Work. I started with my program Skills Zone and later on joined Skills India. We also started Transforming Uttarakhand for the education upliftment. I am currently working in Signado Foundation as well."


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