South Asia

Varanasi Hub

“Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. - Mark Twain


The Global Shapers Varanasi Hub consists of selected young leaders from Varanasi who are committed to collaborating and finding solutions to some of the biggest problems city is facing currently while keeping inclusiveness and equity for all at the center. With members coming from a variety of fields ranging from technology, sustainability, arts, business, development and much more, Varanasi Hub is poised to create unique and interesting solutions to create awareness and change the face of Varanasi. All the members share an understanding of the distinct socioeconomic issues the city faces and are committed to shaping the community and working with Shapers around the globe to build a better future. The Varanasi hub is determined to:

  • Protect the environment & Create awareness

  • Impact the local community through education

  • Disseminate and preserve cultural heritage

21 members


Joined 30 Aug 2020

Vinayak Agarwal

Joined 6 Nov 2020

Mudita Bapat

Joined 4 Nov 2020

Aishwarya Goel

Joined 8 Oct 2022

Saurabh Jaiswal

Joined 12 Jan 2021

Naman Kapoor

Joined 20 Dec 2022

Vivek Kumar

Joined 27 Sep 2023

Chandan Kumar

Joined 13 Jan 2023

Preety Kumari

Joined 10 Sep 2023



Joined 20 Dec 2022

Ritesh Mishra

Joined 21 Aug 2022

Sumit Mishra

Joined 14 Jun 2021

Pranshu Mishra

Joined 22 Jul 2022

Kshitij Misra

Joined 4 Nov 2020

Impact Officer

Ankur Pandey

Joined 17 Apr 2023

Founding Curator

Aayush Rathi

Joined 7 Feb 2020


Md Shazib Siddique

Joined 12 Jan 2021

Manavendra Singh

Joined 13 Jan 2023

Abhay Singh Raghuvanshi

Joined 22 Jan 2023

Nikhil Sony

Joined 20 Jul 2023

Amisha Srivastava

Joined 5 Sep 2023

Interested in joining? Apply today to join our hub.