Gangesh Gupta has been with Asha Parivar since May, 2009. Initially, he worked in the Jamripur area and helped people gain employment and get fair wages under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. Later, he helped 107 families in Jajupur village fight a legal battle which helped them acquire a total of 580 acres of land which had been allotted to them by the government over 30 years ago, but had been occupied by some politically influential feudal families of the village.
He has also worked alonside Medha Patkar in the Narmada Valley and participated in a peace march from Delhi to Multan.
Gangesh started a youth association in Kanpur. Inspired by the Azad Hind Fauj, the association is named Subash Chandra Bose Youth Brigrade, with its main center at Allahabad and branches in several states including Gujarat, Punjab, Haryana, Ghazipur, Rajasthan and Goa.
Gangesh has an M.A. in history and is also qualified as a lecturer and government education officer.
Working with utmost dedication, Gangesh has a dream of creating an India which our freedom-fighters and martyrs wished for. He wants to see the country free from corruption, and feels that the involvement of youth is very important in the running of the country.
Aged 31, Gangesh lives with his mother and wife. He runs a Janta Suchna Kendra in Amethi.