Doing good is a collective responsibility

- Anshu Gupta
Founder Director, Goonj..


Anshu Gupta, popularly known as the Clothing Man is the Founder of an Indian based nonprofit – Goonj. One of India’s leading social entrepreneurs Anshu brings to the table an instinctive empathy and connect with people, moving the focus from the conventional – giver’s pride to the unconventional – receiver’s dignity. Asia’s Noble, the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay award 2015, conferred to him credited him for “his creative vision in transforming the culture of giving in India, his enterprising leadership in treating cloth as a sustainable development resource for the poor, and in reminding the world that true giving always respects and preserves human dignity”.


Perspective on Dignified Livelihood

Daan Utsav conservations with RJ Sangram –

Daan Utsav conversations with RJ Roopsha –

SaathNirbhar Wellbeing: vartaLaap –

Covid and Winter: A long-tailed pandemic and an annual disaster held on December 19, 2020. Watch here –

Cold doesn’t kill people lack of clothing does!! held on December 23, 2020. Watch here –

UDAAN UN Women, Rethinking Me held on December 17, 2020. Watch here –

Creating Solutions with Communities held on October 28, 2020. Watch here –

Dil Ki Suno, Kuch Karo, Seva Mela held on 2nd October, 2020. Watch here –

Seeding Grampreneur Conclave- Need for prosperous Village and Township Enterprises (VTE): More Grampreneurs in the New Normal in India held on 15th September. Watch here –

Economic And Social Inclusion Through The Pandemic and After held on 12th of September. Watch here –

One of the authors of the Book: #Covid19 The New Normal: How to survive a New World Order

CSR Health Impact Awards  (an initiative of Integrated Health and Wellbeing Council) held on 21st August, 2020. Watch here –

Living My Promise (Live with Meenakshi and Anshu Gupta) held on 4th July, 2020. Watch here –


A National Webinar on “Civil Society Response in COVID-19” Watch here –

PATRIKA KEYNOTE SALON : Interactive Session with Anshu Gupta. Watch here-

The role of the social sector in fighting the pandemic and what lies ahead. Watch here-

The urgent needs of some of the most neglected communities – the migrant workers, farmers, tribals, sex workers, people with disability to many more. Watch Here –

Lockdown Talks with Jagriti. Watch here –

“Biggest problem of India is that we have always ignored our villages” Watch here –

The 4th #Baithak held last week at Goonj’s Delhi Centre saw a participation of 17 inspiring organizations. Over two days, we witnessed new connections and collaboration being made between the organizations through various activities in a fun-filled, thought-provoking and engaging environment.

The 12th Jagriti Yatra of 400 Yatris was at Goonj on 5th Jan. We wish a big ‘Lagey Raho’ to each one!! You are always welcome at Goonj if you want to replicate Goonj’s model and start something of your own anywhere.! We will be more than happy to share our learnings and help you set up. Sharing some glimpses…

A new space is emerging.. Something interesting is happening.. Last week as the 3rd edition of ‘Baithak’ kicked off at Goonj Delhi center.. It saw the coming together of Founders & Co-Founders from 19 different organizations working on wide-ranging issues from Education to Livelihood to Mental health. The atmosphere was informal and inclusive and the discussions were around collective sharing of challenges, strategies, and ideas between like-minded people.