Adithya Narayanan

Adithya Narayanan

Leader. Educator. Writer.

Adithya Narayanan

Leader. Educator. Writer.

The Manager of Social Innovation and advocacy at Teach For India, Adithya Narayanan has played varied roles in the development sector of the country. From directing documentary films on people working with ‘SEARCH’ – a non-profit organization at the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border and on Tibetian refugees in Dharamshala, to working as a Teach for India fellow, his current profile involves working on solutions to some of the most cardinal education-related issues prevalent in the country.

A Graduate of Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Adithya will be joining the Harvard Kennedy School of Government this fall. A firm believer that proper education, imparted in the right manner is an answer to almost all of mankind’s problems, he has participated in and won various discussions and debates as a student. He also conceived, designed and spearheaded Halla Bol, Teach for India’s first parliamentary debate competition for students.

On 9th April, Adithya will talk about his experiences in a naxalite region on the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border and later as a Teach for India fellow at a low income school in Mumbai for two years. These experiences were, as he calls them, ‘crucible’ experiences. It was a period in his life that made him question the very purpose of his existence. Through these stories, Adithya seeks to make a clear case for individuals to move out of their comfort zone to continuously seek crucible experiences allowing them to have clearer vision of who they are, the role they play, and their place in the world.