Harvard University’s prestigious student union has an Indian president. Sharad Vivek Sagar, a youth from Patna, was elected to this prestigious post. Sagar confirmed the development in a LinkedIn post, writing, “High school boy boy to Harvard president. I had not imagined this journey. That day I became the first Indian to be elected President of Student Government at Harvard Graduate School of Education.”
Meet Sharad Vivek Sagar
Sagar is a social entrepreneur, thought leader, public speaker and widespread youth icon. He was also repeatedly invited as an expert to the popular quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati. He is also included in the Global Forbes 30 Under 30 List, the Rockefeller Foundations’ 100 Next Century Innovators List, and the Queen’s Young Leaders List.
The social entrepreneur was also hailed as “the Vivekananda of the 21st Century” by leading media house Divya Bhaskar after delivering a speech at the Vivekananda Memorial in Baroda. He received a full scholarship to pursue his undergraduate degree in International Relations at Tufts University and became the first Indian to become a graduation speaker in the university’s history.
He then took part in the one-year Program on Leading Change at the University of Cambridge. He received the HGSE Scholarship and the KC Mahindra Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Sagar is also the Founder and CEO of The Dexterity Global Group, which focuses on building leadership at the grassroots level through education and training.
Founded in 2008, The Dexterity Global Group has launched initiatives such as DexConnect, DexSchool, Dexterity to College, Dexterity Classrooms, Dexterity Seva and the Young Professionals Development Program (YPDP). DexConnect is an opportunity discovery and preparation platform that offers cross-school and cross-community services, while DexSchool is a school of leadership and entrepreneurship for teens.
Dexterity to College is a dedicated career development program and scholarship for college students, while DexChallenges focuses on identifying and developing youth in remote counties. Skill classes, on the other hand, train students, teachers, and parents in New Age skills, knowledge, and competencies. The Young Professionals Development Program (YPDP) trains leaders for companies and organizations in India and worldwide.
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