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Serving The Last
Girish Kulkarni • TEDxSKNCOE
Girish Kulkarni grew up in Ahmednagar enjoying life in a middle class, loving and supportive family.Inspired by the Gandhian philosophy of serving the last people in society and recognizing the injustice of a community forced into sex work simply because of their social status he thought: “How can I change the lives of at least a few people?”In 1989, as the public’s perceptions of sex workers began to shift, Girish founded Snehalaya.Snehalaya featured in Satyamev Jayate and Aamir Khan himself went to Ahmednagar to see his work there.Now an esteemed scholar, recognized by the nation and the Indian President for giving a voice and platform for change to India's hidden population.Despite the accolades Girish remains humble, describing himself as a volunteer.