Sanjay Gupta is an Engineer turned social worker, director of NGO Childhood Enhancement through Training and Action (CHETNA) that works for empowerment of 10000 Street and Working children in India’s capital Delhi and neighboring states. He is well known for his innovations and motivated street children to form their own federation called “Badthe -Kadam”(Stepping forward). This federation is well known for publishing first of its kind unique newspaper called “Balak Nama” (children’s voice). He has been awarded young’s achiever award by prestigious Outlook Magazine, in 2005 for his work.
He is the member of executive council and national board member of National Action Coordination Group (NACG) that is part of South Asia Initiative to end Violence against Children (SAIEVAC), and member of various committees set-up by Government of India and National Commission for protection of Rights of Children. His passionate working style gave CHETNA a new boost in year 2011, when a project called Realizing Rights was launched with support of Hope for Children, Consortium for Street Children and Comic Relief.