Megha Budkulia Purohit, Founder of Giri Foundation

Megha Budkulia Purohit, Founder of Giri Foundation

Megha was born and raised in the foothills of Mata Vaishno Devi, Katra J&K. She did her schooling from a boarding school in Mussoorie, Mussoorie International School. Due to  her childhood spent entirely in the Himalayas and amongst the strong Himalayan women, she carried that strength with her everywhere she went. She did her BALLB from Delhi and then went to do her Master’s from King’s College in London. Later she practiced at the Supreme Court of India for ten years. She has done volunteer work with the UN, the Gate Foundation, and the State Human Right Commission in Jammu and Kashmir. She has also done thorough research on the benefits of legalization of prostitution in India for which she has met with many Sex- Workers in India.

She later moved to the US, and found that she felt the need to give back to her fellow Himalayan women. In Early 2020 she thought of Giri Foundation, as she knew the problems that women in the mountains face and the right solutions they need to meet solve these problems. She is currently writing a book as well and lives in Berkeley Hills, CA.