Suruthi Naidu, India

Riya Simon May 18, 2020

“The quest to know inner and outer ecology has been a constant driver that has made me go to unknown places to explore spirituality, education and nature at a deeper level. “

Shruti, brought up in Mumbai ( Maharashtra), is a native of Salem ( Tamil Nadu). She has done her Masters in Biotechnology ( MSc.)., “Since my internship in Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology & Natural History (Coimbatore), I have been deeply moved to work for environmental causes which led me to join the Salem Citizens Forum in my hometown (Salem, Tamil Nadu). There she worked in lake conservation and other environmental consciousness building activities.

Eventually, she began asking questions like “what is education? How can an atmosphere be created for children/adults  to question, self-enquire and be nature-conscious?”. She felt the need to understand the education system and the importance of learning and unlearning.. Since then she has worked in the education sector.

Shruti has worked as a teacher for 5 years now. She worked with an alternative school named Riverside International in Ahmedabad. Later she  worked with Prakriya Green Wisdom School (Banglore), which is part of Bhumi, a semi-alternative center where she engaged children in nature walks, library and facilitated environmental sciences program with middle & high school students.

She got married to Parth Patel, also a fellow walker, in May 2019 and since then she has been travelling without any plans and timelines on her bicycle. “When I  heard of Jai Jagat, I was moved by the concept and decided to join hands with other concerned citizens who want to leave a better world for the next generation. I see this as a movement of the people for the well-being of the whole world. A movement of such stature is required to reach out to people and to share and learn from the experiences of living simple and sustainable lives.”