Kundan Srivastava, “Human Rights activist”, Author| firstname.lastname@example.org
Kundan Srivastava is the Founder and CEO of The Voice Raiser. Kundan believes “Sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary. How? Simply by doing them with a bit of an extra determination and for the right cause”. Earned Bachelor in Technology (B-Tech) in Information Technology from Dehradun Institute of Technology, Dehradun, prior to founding The Voice Raiser worked with Fareportal as a software engineer. and then established an NGO Be In Humanity Foundation to help victims of heinous crimes such as rapes, acid attacks, dowry harassment, etc. to help those in need of funds to fight various deadly diseases. Slowly and steadily he was moving towards his goal i.e. to help others lead their life in a better way.
Kundan has recognised among the youngest notable human rights activist who has been instrumental in highlighting the plight of and fighting for Indians in the country and around the world. His passion for social causes led to him being kidnapped in 2004. But he managed to escape from the clutches of his kidnappers only to dedicate himself to women empowerment and human rights.
He was away hidden and scared for seven days. He didn’t think he would survive the ordeal, but he managed to escape from their clutches after seven days, and even endured a gunshot on his leg while escaping. This incident proved to be the turning point in his life. Only after getting home did Kundan realise how important it was to continue fighting for a cause. “He could have easily given up, but then the incident just made his resolve stronger.
Kundan has also authored a book called “Title is Untitled”, which talks about the apathy we have created in our society.
His notable works has been featured by worldwide media like BBC, PTI, The Washington Post, Metro, Huffngton Post, The New York Times, The Hindu, Times of India, Hindustan Times, Deccan Chronicle, The Independent and more.
He has received several humanitarian awards such as the Veer Putra Samman’ 2017, Global Diamond Award’ 2016, iVolunteer Hero Award’ 2014, Universal Humanity Award’ 2013, Pithadhhish Award’ 2012.