Deeksha has been a member of the Swechha (www.swechha.in), a Delhi based NGO since June 2012. She currently holds the position of the Programme Manager in the organisation and works closely with the youth and children through community interventions, travel programmes and campaigns. Travelling into the wilderness, long walks, endless cups of chai, a bit of drama, writing and working with children are some of the things that particularly keep her going.
Deeksha graduated in English Literature from Delhi University’s Jesus and Mary College and went on to pursue Advertising and Public Relations in her Masters from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. During her college, she was actively involved in street and stage theatre as a script-writer, actor and director. She along with her team voiced her opinion on social issues such as drug abuse, rural immigration and homosexuality through her ‘nukkad nataks’. She started her professional career with a public relations firm as an executive and worked closely with clients in healthcare sector. She was also a part of an adventure-based learning programme and was involved in several educational camps as an activity leader in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.