Meet Desai builds sustainable cities, inspiring young minds
Meet Desai, young youth of India, inspiring NGOs of the Nation through the creative initiative of Tribal Mart for building sustainable cities and communities with United First.
17 years old Meet, studying in Udgam School, Ahmedabad. He has supported building two tribal marts out of 100 Tribal Mart projections with the NGO Live to inspire. He has been inspired by his grandfather who was involved with various NGOs, servicing, communities and donated in old age homes and in shelters of underprivileged
I am fond of various hobbies like music, cricket, badminton, etc. I dream that every person in India lives dignified and sustainable living. This initiative is the first step towards the lofty dream. The first step of building sustainable cities and communities with united first is recently taken and I am inspired to take further actions towards the same. I have experienced, that the true source of happiness is through helping people in need.
WHAT IS THE TRIBAL MART INITIATIVE?
United first aims at providing a platform for the tribal communities to comfort their issues of traveling for purchasing basic needs of livelihood at their doorstep by building a tribal mart. The products of the Mart will be provided non financially by the local Organization or NGO associated with us with constructing small mart facilities too initially. We will identify the concerned authority who can repeat the cycle of the Mart by selling the product with the minimal cost confirmed by local authorities and repeat the cycle so that it becomes a permanent asset for the tribal and also local employment can be increased through this mart.
WHY IS THIS INITIATIVE IMPORTANT?
The main advantage of a tribal mart will be that the traveling problems for purchasing basic necessities and needs will be solved. The tribal mart project will be the first initiative towards Atmanirbhar (self-dependent) Tribal. Employment can be increased and facilities of local needs will be completed. This initiative is an idealistic example of Goal 11: building sustainable cities and communities. Most importantly, it is a cost-effective and financially feasible model. Through this initiative, the development of rural towns will be initiated.
In the activity of Tribal Mart, Many world peace ambassadors, ministers and social activists are joining and supporting the cause. This is the first initiative of one of its kind in India. Founder of United First, Sajan Shah who is the youngest motivational speaker of India says, Young people like Meet are the key example of youth with moral and social responsibilities.