In this special blog series, we are interviewing our Net Impact Chapter of the Year winners to learn more about their chapters, plans for next year, and advice to others looking to make an impact.
The IIT Kharagpur Net Impact Chapter has won our Chapter of the Year Award in the international category! Here is our interview with their Chapter Leader, Saurabh Deosarkar:
Why did you first decide to join your Net Impact Chapter?
Joining Net Impact was maybe the easiest thing I have done. At the time I joined IIT Kharagpur Chapter in 2016, it was only one year old. From the very beginning of my Undergraduate studies, I often thought of joining some social club which would not only enhance my skills and help me seek interest in a particular aspect, but would also become a part of my life. Net Impact fulfilled all the requirements I was searching for in a club.
What is the best lesson you have learned from your Net Impact Chapter?
One important life lesson: never lose hope, even a small ripple can cause huge impact.
How would you describe your Net Impact Chapter to someone who has never heard of Net Impact?
A place with like-minded people where they come to do something for the community around them by using business and science for good. It's a great place to network and make contacts, also keeping in mind the needs of the community and working effectively towards finding solutions to the problems the world is facing today. It's the best place to feel satisfied with what you are doing.
How does your Chapter plan to make an impact on campus and/or in your community this year?
This year we plan to expand our Net Impact network and to spread the impact circle all over the regions of India where people are interested in making some change.
What advice would you give to someone who knows they want to make an impact, but is not sure where to start?
Take suggestions from experts/mentors, research online and find where you can contribute to make change, and join a Net Impact Club.
What inspires you?
Constantly learning and meeting new people. Also the satisfaction that I get from thinking that I could be of some help to society inspires me!
Net Impact staff