Braja Kishore Pradhan rose from humble beginnings to a successful career as a corporate philanthropist. During his formative years, his family was not poor, but they did not have too much money either. He witnessed from close quarters the day-to-day struggle of underprivileged communities within the vicinity of his house. He was moved by their plight and wanted to help them.
Throughout his life in college, he participated actively in fundraising campaigns for social causes and community service. Along with his friends, he would organize events to highlight the plight of women in society, the right to education of children among others. This enabled him to understand how philanthropy would shape the country and influence the society’s future. He realized that to continuously serve society “Your purse can be small but your heart must be big”.