Surina Narula has devoted almost two decades to highlight the plight of street children globally and has even provided them a platform at the United Nations. An MBA and a Master’s in Social Anthropology at University College London, she has raised large funds for charitable causes through numerous high profile events. Combining her commitment to street children with her passion for the arts, she also produced a play to raise money for Salaam Balak Trust, a charity for street children in India.
A recipient of several awards for her philanthropic work, she was commended for The Beacon Prize for her contribution to charitable and social causes in 2003. Surina was honoured with the Asian of the Year Award in 2005 and with an MBE in 2008.
She has held several key positions including being the President of the Consortium for Street Children (CSC) which provides voluntary consultancy to NGOs internationally to being a member of the board of directors of PLAN International UK, a patron of PLAN INDIA and honorary patron of PLAN USA, to being on the Campaign Executive Committee for University College London. Surina is also the co-founder of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, founder sponsor and advisor of the Jaipur Literature Festival, a Trustee of ‘Unlimited’ which encourages enterprises in India and a Patron of several initiatives including Hope for Children, International Childcare Trust, Independent Film Makers Association, World Action Forum and Motti Rotti.