I am Harshad Gupta, Under-graduate student pursuing Bachelor’s in Technology (Biotechnology - IV Sem). Recently, I have been selected as one of the 500 delegates from all over the world through a rigorous screening process for the HPAIR Conference (The Harvard Project for Asian & International Relations) among other young minds which will be held at Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan from August 16,2019 to August 20,2019.
Family Background - I come from a lower Middle-class family where my father is Insurance Agent & my mother is housewife. My parent’s income which is around INR 30k ($432) which gets disbursed as Loan Instalment (INR 15200) and rest INR 14800 in living expenses, health insurance etc. While I give tuitions to senior secondary school students to contribute for some part of funds for my annual college fees (INR 1,08,100).
I am selected for Environment and Sustainability track which aligns with my passion and my field of study. Being a passionate environmentalist, HPAIR conference will provide the best platform to connect and collaborate with global network of like- minded individuals from the globe who are constantly working for environment. This opportunity to interact and discuss with young leaders will immensely help me in preparing for my future endeavour as an environmentalist. As I am planning to open NGO along with 3 other members while two of them are professors of mine who have experience of working on environmental problems. We would be working on creating awareness especially among the school students related to the environmental problems through solution-based workshops which they could implement easily. Also providing platform for them to build own solutions of their own to implement in the real world through our youth4youth initiative within that.
HPAIR is truly going to serve as a great learning platform for my dreams and is definitely going to be a door for my future endeavours in the field of environmental actions/ pollution control & social entrepreneurship.
**Some of the previous programs in which I was selected but could not attend it due to lack of funds:
1. Young Social entrepreneur program, 2019 by Singapore international foundation.
2. Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, 2019
3. Youth Climate Leaders Immerssion,2019
Previous experience of working for environment
By choosing to donate here you will enable one young determined environmentalist to keep on working while your generous support will reaffirm my belief that monetary limitations are not insurmountable. Your contributions will support my efforts and you will surely be proud to see my growth in coming years.
I have started this crowdfund campaign to raise money to cover my expenses to attend Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) 2019 conference. My expenses are as follows:
Registration fee: INR 29,475 (US $425) – Last date 15 June,2019
Accommodation charges: INR 17338 (US $ 250)
Visa fee: INR 8461 (US $122)
Airfare: INR 34052 (US $491)
Total: INR 89326 (US $1288)
You can contribute through one of the following ways: -
Account Number: 37523903936
Name: HARSHAD GUPTA
Thank you very much for your kindness and support.
Please contact me if you have any questions and concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org / WhatsApp (+917290039269) .