SHISHU RANJAN - 2019 Nominee
Position: Social Professional
Organization: Restless Development
Current Location: Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Master in Science (Chemistry) from Ranchi University
75 Public Votes Reached!
Mr. Rajan is young and energetic professional. He is dedicated to play his role as change agent in the field of Family Planning. He is focused on SRH issues of young folks, marginalized communities and challenge traditional practices in India. – Ghulam Yaseen Veesar, Deputy Director at Sindh Healthcare Commission
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I am working in Restless Development since March 2018. I influenced almost 1000 young people on the issues of SRHR and Family Planning. I formed a team of 20 Changemakers of different colleges, universities who influence young people directly of their circle.
Also, I have delivered more 10 speeches on SRHR and Family Planning among young people.
I, with my enthusiast young team, organized more than 10 campaigns such as Signature campaigns, seminars on SRHR, the session on world contraception day, etc. in different colleges and universities.
I, with my team, collected more than 300 Quantitative Data, conducted 100 FGDs, etc.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

Belonging from the very backward rural area, where nobody aware of Gender Equality, Women Empowerment, Family Planning, contraception, etc. Actually, they need knowledge. As we know India is a country of villages. Generally population burst, STD/STIs occurs in rural areas most; it is so because they have the lack of knowledge about sexual rights, Safe Sex, sexually transmitted diseases, sexually transmitted infections, use of contraception, family planning.

If you are named a winner of 120 under 40, how will you use this new platform and the $1000 grant to advance your work? :

I am from a very backward rural background, I will set up an organization which will work for the needy who is in the village because India is a country of villages and mostly they lack in knowledge of SRHR and Family Planning. Basically, the organization will provide awareness on the use of Contraception, Safe sex, Menstrual Hygiene, etc.

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