My Journey – Renu Aggarwal

Please tell us about yourself

My name is Renu Aggarwal. I was born on 24 June 1964 in Hapur, UP. I have completed my M.A. English and B.Ed in Meerut. I got married in 1987. I am a social worker. I am the President of Agroha Vikas Trust Mahila Samiti, Kamla Nagar, Delhi. The Sanskrit language has lost its prestige and value in our education system. From past 4 years, I have been working hard to bring back the lost prestige of Sanskrit language. My role model is Anna Hazare who inspires me that age is no bar if you want to achieve something in life.

Share about what you do

One day I read in newspaper that Sanskrit is going to be the language of computer. I thought about the poor condition of Sanskrit in our country. I decided to make children aware about the utility of Sanskrit in present world. I organised lectures in various schools to make my venture fruitful. I took feedback of concerned teachers and found students that students were not too keen to learn Sanskrit instead they were glamoured by foreign languages. Seeing the critical situation of Sanskrit language in our education system, I doubled my efforts. I opened an institute named Sanskriti to generate interest towards Sanskrit in children. Some of my articles on “Essence of Sanskrit Language” were published in various magazines. “Sanskrit Bazar” is a concept run in Lucknow. I have been making efforts to bring it to Delhi also. I am the president of Agroha Vikas Trust Mahila Samiti, Kamla Nagar, Delhi. This organisation works towards making women more confident and bringing out their hidden talent. This organisation is active in working towards social causes like “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” and Clean India etc.

Say something about your beginning

I was a studious child in my early days. I always looked upto my uncle, Lt. Dr. Ram Krishan Aggarwal. He always motivated me to contribute towards society. He received Padmashree award for his initiative of operating seven NGOs for the betterment of commercial sex workers and their children. His NGO provided food, shelter and education to them. I used to teach children there in my free time in my school days. I opened an institute named Sanskriti lately where I teach poor children for free and promote Sanskrit Language simultaneously in various schools.

What have been some of your achievements

I have been awarded as “Most Eminent Worker of Agroha Vikas Trust Mahila Samiti” pan India in 2017 Recently an article was published on my work towards bringing back the lost prestige of Sanskrit Language in ‘Safar Apke Sath’ magzine.

The difference you have made to others

I have convinced many students along with their parents to take up Sanskrit as their primary language in school.

What do you want to be acknowledged for

I want bring back the lost prestige of Sanskrit Language in our education system.
 Renu is a Social Worker, President of Agroha Vikas Trust Mahila Samiti, Kamla Nagar, Delhi
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