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Co-Founder, INDUS ACTION
A proud alumnus of BITS Pilani and IIM Bangalore, Tarun Cherukuri gave up his high paying job at Hindustan Lever to dedicate himself to the education of underprivileged children. After spending 2 years as a Teach for India fellow in Pune, Tarun was awarded the coveted Fulbright Scholarship to pursue his Masters at Harvard Kennedy School, Massachusetts, USA. Currently the City Director (New Delhi) for Teach for India, Cherukuri co-founded INDUS ACTION which seeks to mobilize public resources & empower communities to solve India’s deep rooted problems. INDUS ACTION’s premier project- Eklavya is an initiative to ensure that all children of India – irrespective of their caste, economic status, gender or religion – receive excellent education. The project envisions to supports effective information dissemination and implementation of the Clause 12, RTE 2009.