DEFANTASIA by Gunjan
Shaurya Achievers Society
“Embracing diversity and providing equal opportunities enables everyone to thrive and contribute to a more inclusive society.”
The journey of Gunjan Sharma has not been as easy as it looks being a single parent with huge responsibility of bringing up a child, switching off from Job to Proprietorship, then Freelancer to Consultant, and finally Vice president to Director of an NGO.
She not only drove things but in the process gained expertise to outshine from the crowd in her role. Gunjan Sharma, is the Director in an event Company Defantasia Pvt. Ltd. (DE FANTASIA Pvt. Ltd. is an EVENT MANAGEMENT company with a mission to improve, promote and recognize excellence in the event industry. Our mission is to increase the professionalism and effectiveness of destination management through education, promotion of ethical practices and availability of information to meetings, conventions and shows, cultural events & AWARD FUNCTIONS for the general public). Recently she is going to organize her Grand Event “The Soul Edition 3” going to be attended by Bollywood Celebrities and Respectable political personalities in Delhi. She is professionally focused and determined, also actively involved in various social activities and often help people from different strata of life with varied problems related to health, financial status, lack of career opportunities, provided personal or professional counseling to develop their self-esteem. Currently she has provided Job with Training to Differently abled Peoples more than 200+ and Skill Enhancement Courses to more than 500+ especially abled Peoples and she is always standing with a motto of Women Empowerment.
Gunjan Sharma is Founder chairperson of “Shaurya Achievers Society” and plays a significant role in creating and driving awareness amongst the people to stop acid attack and providing support to Acid attack survivors and victims’ for their upliftment, betterment and creation of identity. She always take the initiative to motivate and transform other people’s life in such a way that they can live a happy, healthy and a peaceful life ahead. Shaurya Achievers works for “Rising to great heights by a winding staircase of small steps.” She inspire Specially Abled Peoples about present circumstances don’t determine where you can go, they merely determine where you start. As she believe disability is not a curse.
She believes that three essential elements of life are: to know your inner self, to satisfy your soul and to develop confidence and gratitude to live peacefully. She often take out time from her busy schedule to spend her time in orphanages, old age homes, govt hospitals and specially amongst kids and loves sharing gifts with them and spending valuable time, donating clothes, books and other useful essential stuff to underprivileged. Shaurya Achievers society rewards people from different sector of life and business, who have done outstanding work in their respective field and have helped society in various ways at regular intervals. Shaurya Achievers award and “Real life achievers award” for differently abled people along with “The Khwaab – fashion show” and ‘’The Soul, Describing the Identity’’ could not have possible without her leadership quality.
Since 2016 she has been successfully organizing various social events, award shows and fashion shows. Below are few award shows which she has successfully organized :
Defantasia Award shows
Game Changers Business Awards
Shaurya Achievers Society (NGO) Awards
Shimmer Fashion Show
Real Achievers Awards
Upcoming Projects :
Swadesh – Make In India : Where she will highlight and recognize the contributions of the Brands which supports the “Make in India” campaign run by the Govt .
The Journey – Interviewing the success stories of various personalities in various fields.
As she always says, “this is the beginning and there is a long way to go”.
he Soul Edition 3 – An Award Show with a mission to improve, promote and recognize excellence in the event industry.
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Our readers would like to know about your academic achievements across various fields of education
My academic achievements are commendable, having graduated in humanities in 1999. My success exemplifies the diversity of excellence across various fields of education, showcasing the value and potential of pursuing one’s passion and interests.
How would you define the uniqueness and appeal of your organization “Defantasia by Gunjan Sharma”?.
Uniqueness is nothing but a pure intention towards the humanity. We work with the “empathetic thought process”. Our organization has been made by the people for the people, people who come from the general mass still not general they have many differentiations among the society itself like differently abled, acid attack survivors, educated but unemployed last but not the least underprivileged talented artisan.
Who was your inspiration behind your social services?
Mother Teresa, Kiran Bedi, and Sushmita Sen are inspiring figures for me their contributions to social work and philanthropy in their respective fields. Their journeys and accomplishments serve as motivation for many to engage in selfless service and make a positive impact on society.
As a social entrepreneur, what challenges do you face while supporting and assisting those in need?
As a social entrepreneur supporting and assisting those in need, you may encounter various challenges that can be unique to the nature of your work. Here are some common challenges faced by me were:
Limited Resources : Social enterprises often operate with limited financial resources, making it challenging to scale up their impact or reach a broader audience in need of assistance.
Lack of Awareness : Reaching out to the target beneficiaries and making them aware of the services and assistance you provide can be a significant hurdle, especially in remote or marginalized communities.
Adapting to Changing Needs : Social issues and the needs of beneficiaries can evolve over time, requiring continuous adaptation and innovation to remain relevant and effective.
What are the main focus areas of your social work, and how do you manage funds for your initiatives?
My focus areas of the social work are:
Disability: It does not define a person’s worth or potential; it is merely one aspect of their identity. Embracing diversity and providing equal opportunities enables everyone to thrive and contribute to a more inclusive society.
Women Empowerment : It is about breaking barriers and fostering gender equality, enabling women to realize their full potential and contribute to all spheres of life, driving progress for society as a whole.
Acid Attack Survivor : Acid attack survivors display immense courage and resilience in their journey of healing, proving that their strength transcends physical appearances. Support and understanding from society can help these survivors rebuild their lives and reclaim their dignity.
Community Development : Social workers involved in community development work with communities to identify their needs and strengths. They facilitate programs and services that promote community well-being and empowerment.
What are your topmost priorities as a mentor of the Shaurya Achievers Society?
As a mentor of Shaurya Achiever’s Society working for acid attack survivors and especially abled people, our topmost priorities are:
Empowerment and Rehabilitation : Focus on empowering survivors to regain their confidence and skills through counselling, vocational training, and support services. Help them build resilience and self-sufficiency to lead independent lives.
fortunate has profoundly inspired countless individuals, including myself. Her unwavering commitment to helping others and her humble dedication to the most vulnerable in society remain an enduring source of motivation to make a positive impact in the world.
How do you maintain your fitness and energy levels?
Maintaining fitness and energy levels while juggling responsibilities as a founder of Shaurya Achievers Society & DeFantasia by Gunjan Sharma and working in the corporate sector is challenging, but it’s crucial for my overall well-being and effectiveness. My Activities to maintain my fitness and energy level are:
Prioritize Time Management : Efficiently manage your time by setting clear priorities and creating a schedule that allows for work, fitness, and personal time. Allocate specific time slots for exercise and stick to them.
Delegate and Collaborate : As a founder, delegate tasks within your NGO and collaborate with team members to share responsibilities, ensuring you don’t get overwhelmed.
Set Realistic Goals : Be realistic about what you can achieve in both your professional and fitness life. Set achievable fitness goals that fit well with your busy schedule.
Could you share your favourite quote with us?
I always believe on “Those who keep trying never face defeat.” It emphasizes the power of perseverance and determination. It encourages individuals to keep striving towards their goals, even in the face of challenges and setbacks, as success is within reach for those who persist. It serves as a reminder that failure is not final; it is a stepping stone towards eventual triumph for those who never give up on their efforts.
To whom would you like to express gratitude for what you have achieved today?
My gratitude for what you have achieved today are Parents. Today, I stand with a heart full of gratitude for all that you have achieved in my life. Your unwavering support, love, and guidance have been instrumental in shaping my journey. I am proud to have parents like you who have always believed in me and encouraged me to reach for the stars. Thank you for being my rock and my inspiration.