Dr Geetanjali Chopra has had an enviable career graph. She is a graduate in journalism from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University, and has a master’s degree in international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. She has also done M Phil and Ph D in international studies from JNU, and later a PGDP in international human rights law from Utrecht University (The Netherlands).
In addition, she has a diploma in refugee law and human rights Law from the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (Italy) and has worked with the UNDP, Indian Society of International Law, JNU, and Centre for Policy Research.
But, for the last six years, Geetanjali’s life has had little to do with academia. Yet, she says she is happier and more fulfilled than ever before – thanks to Wishes & Blessings, an NGO she founded in 2014.
The platform aims to spread blessings and fulfil wishes by linking beneficiaries with donors. “All of us have unfulfilled wishes. Some of us are more blessed in terms of being able to help others fulfil their wishes, and what we get in return is their blessings. Hence the name Wishes and Blessings,” she says with a smile.
Today, the NGO has more than 15 centres across Delhi-NCR, and works on multiple causes, including food for all, accessible education, healthier lives, and elder care.