Founder, Wishes and Blessings
Dr. Geetanjali Chopra is the founder of an Indian based nonprofit – Wishes and Blessings. She envisioned Wishes and Blessings to be a platform for connecting donors with beneficiaries with the aim of spreading happiness and making dreams come true. Her work focuses on bridging the gap that exists between the blessed and the unfortunate. The thinking behind the enterprise was simple- many of us have unfulfilled wishes while some of us are more blessed and can help others fulfill their wishes; in return of which they receive blessings. Hence the name Wishes and Blessings.
Dr Geetanjali Chopra completed her schooling from the Convent of Jesus and Mary, New Delhi, college from Lady Shri Ram College for Women & her Masters, M.phil, and Ph.D from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. In addition, she has undertaken courses in international law from the Hague and Utrecht University in Netherlands. Professionally, she kick-started her career in the field of Journalism, and later moved on to academics. She finally followed her lifelong dream and pursued a career in the field of social service, a decision taken completely from the heart at the cost of leaving a successful career and raised eyebrows from loved ones; this step was the foundation towards making her childhood dream come true. Her purpose and passion lies in helping the less privileged with an aim to spread blessings and fulfill wishes. She strongly believes that everyone can make a difference, if given a chance.
Over the years, Wishes and Blessings has impacted millions through commendable initiatives; Birthday Manao, Daily Meals Programme, Festive celebrations, Host a special meal programme, Journey to a new class, special treats, Sponsor a Childhood, Sponsor a teacher and unlimited educational supplies. Geetanjali won recognition for her efforts in raising funds at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon where she received the highest fundraiser award. She is now focused on opening the first Wishes and Blessings Old Age Home for women and to start a chain of Old Age Homes in the future.