“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

These words of Mahatma Gandhi aptly describe the founder of Navratan Foundations, Ashok Srivastava. An electrifying, charismatic, and charming personality, he is a man with a noble mission – to touch the lives of those in need of a healing presence. His rock-solid determination and never-say-no-no attitude make him stand apart from others. He is an avid believer in Doing what you can, with what you have, wherever you are. With this thought, Ashok started the Navratan Foundation in 2002.

Being a member of many prominent social organizations since his early youth gave him an edge while viewing different perspectives of issues on the ground. Leaving behind a lucrative corporate life to work with people at the grassroots level was not a sacrifice but a compulsive desire to inspire those who had the intent but lacked the motivation to bring change.

A philanthropist and a social thought leader, Ashok focused his energies on creating a social enterprise. The foundation focused on unseen talent and created programs and initiatives around it which were pursued in a holistic and sustainable manner.

An orator and speaker of the highest caliber, it is Ashok’s wit and ability to hold a conversation that makes him a people person. A social entrepreneur with a penchant for honing talent, he aims to bring a new dawn in the lives of the less fortunate. With the passing of time, his desire to improve and enhance the quality of life for the oppressed and marginalized sections, build capacity, and help those who have been suppressed in the social and economic domain is on a high.