• Sharad Vivek Sagar is a globally renowned social entrepreneur, noted thought leader, powerful orator and a widely followed youth icon. Sagar is the first Indian to be elected President of the Student Government at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Raised in small towns and villages of Bihar, Sagar founded the national organization Dexterity Global at the age of 16. Today, leaders trained in the Dexterity system have received over ₹114 crores in scholarships from top universities across the world, served as India’s youth ambassadors to the UN, won national and international awards and started their own leadership initiatives.


    President Barack Obama invited Sagar to the White House. Forbes listed him on the Global Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Rockefeller Foundation inducted him in the list of 100 Next Century Innovators. The Nobel Peace Center invited him to the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony. The Queen of England included him in the Queen's Young Leaders list. India’s most watched television show, Kaun Banega Crorepati, invited Sharad Sagar as the youngest Expert on the show. After a stirring speech at Vivekananda Memorial in Vadodara, India’s leading media house Divya Bhaskar called Sagar, “the Vivekananda of 21st Century”.


    Besides his organizational leadership, Sagar is regarded as a firebrand orator and thought leader and is invited to speak at over 250 major stages across 20+ states in an average year. Sagar reaches over 5 million people per month on social media. Michigan State University put Sagar on its Social Entrepreneurship syllabus, the Government of Taiwan quoted him on their Social Impact Agenda while the Ramakrishna Math and Mission featured Sagar on their annual calendar. In 2022, Dainik Jagran bestowed upon Sagar the Editor’s Choice Award for India’s Youth Icon “for representing the bold face of young India and redefining education and leadership for millions of young Indians.”




    "Very often we sit back thinking good things will happen, knowing that good things take time and hoping that someone else will do it. The world needs you. Change needs you."


    Sharad Sagar, Tufts University Graduation Address, May 21, 2016




  • Organizations around the world have invited, awarded, listed and felicitated Sharad Sagar for his inspiring work and vision.

  • "My story is not just my story, it's our story — the great Indian story — the story of all things being possible no matter who you are, where you were born and what your parents did; the story of your hard work and dreams and merit dictating your destiny not your inheritance or zip code or family income."

    Sharad Sagar

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