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Deepika Agarwal | PRS Legislative Research

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deepika-agarwalIt was the desire to chase my dream of creating meaningful social change, which led me to out of my safe sanctuary, Gangtok, at the foothills of the Himalays and venture into the heart of India.

I completed my schooling from a residential school, Mayo College,and then pursed my degree in commerce from one of India’s premier institutes. My work with National Service Scheme helped me understand a range of problems plaguing India. I received a grant from Enactus for my community-outreach project Annapurna in college.

I have developed a range of skills as a financial analyst under the Barclays Global Graduate Programme, such as analyzing social issues better and deconstructing the economics behind them. Interactions with the global cohort of graduates has exposed me to a myriad cultures and socio-economic problems. I have reached out to various partner organizations, such as East London Black Women’s Organization, Micro Tyco, Om Foundation and Ashadeep Foundation.

I am currently engaged as a Legislative Assistant to a Member of Parliament Fellow, assisting one of India’s most distinguished parliamentarians. Having worked so closely on key national policy issues and constituency-linked development projects has further strengthened my desire to leverage sound public policies to ensure all-round, participatory governance and development for all.

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