Meet Rwitwika – how to engage young people

Meet Rwitwika Bhattacharya at Swaniti Initiative – how to engage young people from Indian: Lakshmi Rebeccas asks her, how can India include its educated youth in Governance? How can it engage young professionals with today’s leaders? Can it prepare it’s youth to be informed leaders of tomorrow? Well, these are the questions that Rwitwika Bhattacharya is attempting to answer at Swaniti Initiative.

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What started as a student project when she was the Harvard Kennedy School of Public Policy, is today a full-fledged consultancy that has supported over 100 Indian MPs and made lives better for millions of Indians. Find out more by watching the video!


Meet Rwitwika Bhattacharya at Swaniti Initiative – engaging young Indians



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Lakhsmi is a filmmaker and anchor. She has a online talk show, ‘Chai with Lakshmi’ has had over 30,00,000 views. The show features people positively shaping India for the future. Besides she has a second series on Youtube titled ‘India Ahead’, which is a short documentary series offering progressive Indians a platform to celebrate their efforts. Lakshmi is a self-confessed workaholic. When not at work or working at home, she is at the gym, watching movies and eating popcorn, playing boardgames over tea, sipping single malt whisky and catching up with friends, riding motorbikes or driving long-distance, having lazy dinner dates and sipping a fine glass of sauvignon blanc, or generally musing about the things she wants to do at work the next day. Lakshmi holds a postgraduate degree in International Marketing from Sheffield Business School, UK and a Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. More of Lakshmi also to be found at: