My name is Rajkumar Choulapalli, and I am a social entrepreneur and founder of S.R.I. Labs. My dream has been to develop cutting-edge technology innovations at low cost, by channelizing talents of students to address social challenges we currently face. Due to the events that I have personally experienced, Inclusion of persons with disabilities takes the center stage.
Apart from solving the social challenges, we nurture young students to become emotionally connected to social causes, and being able to take up the roles of change makers, influencers and advocates.
My journey of self-discovery began in 2011 after working for over 12 years in the corporate sector. Subsequently, I worked as a pro-bono volunteer for over three years in several roles. This helped me gain a deeper insight into self, social issues, challenges and possibilities. One of the things that I most enjoyed has been working with students to trigger their imagination, and inspire them to take up challenges bigger than themselves.
Through S.R.I. Labs, we are working with Engineering and Design Students to develop socially responsible technology solutions and innovations, especially for persons with disabilities. We are receiving mentoring support from Enable India and NSRCEL at
Apart from being the Founder and CEO of S.R.I. Labs, I also lead Empowerment Cell of JSS Polytechnic for the Differently Abled (JSSPDA), Mysuru. As a part of this program, I closely work with students with hearing impairments, physical disabilities and visual impairments. I am involved with creating an eco-system that opens up several possibilities for PwDs. I am also associated with Indo-NVDA program in Program Director’s capacity. This program aims at making thousands of Visually Impaired students and professionals across India transform their lives through digital literacy.