Success Story: Rakhi Singh Gehlote
A Tale of Triumph, Service, and Cultural Resonance in the UK
In the bustling cultural mosaic of the UK, stories of triumph and resilience emerge, shaping the narrative of individuals who contribute significantly to their communities. One such inspiring story is that of Rakhi Singh Gehlote, a passionate advocate for Indian culture, language, and community engagement. Over the past two decades, her journey from Rajasthan, India, to the heart of the UK has been marked by a relentless commitment to fostering connections and leaving a positive impact.
A Journey of Purpose:
Rakhi’s odyssey began 20 years ago when she embarked on a new chapter of her life in the UK. Originally from Rajasthan, India, she brought with her a deep-rooted desire to promote Indian culture, festivals, and the Hindi language. Her journey unfolded not just as a personal endeavor but as a mission to bridge cultural gaps and create a sense of belonging for the Indian diaspora in the UK.
Best Selling Author and Publisher:
Over the past few years, Rakhi has authored a prolific collection of both fiction and non-fiction books tailored for young readers and some for grown-ups too. With a 6 times best selling books and a portfolio exceeding 50 titles, her work serves as a bridge, allowing young minds to embark on literary journeys that traverse diverse cultures and backgrounds. The topics of books range from Indian festivals to multiculturalism to mindfulness books for children.
Community Service During the Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented challenges, revealing the strength of community bonds. Rakhi, deeply moved by the shortage of safety equipment in local hospitals, seized the opportunity to make a difference. Crafting hundreds of face visors and shields at home, she, along with her family, became a beacon of hope. These homemade supplies, coupled with regular donations of food and clothing, alleviated the struggles faced by those in need during the challenging times of the pandemic. She also organised and facilitated numerous cultural events digitally during this period.
Hindi Language and Literature promotion through – Say a Poem
Rakhi’s enthusiasm for promoting Hindi language and literature took a digital turn with the creation of ‘Say a Poem.’ This online platform became a stage for Hindi poetry recitation events, fostering a connection between generations. Through discussions on the lives and works of Hindi poets, Rakhi aimed to inspire others and instill a deep appreciation for Indian culture and heritage.
A Belief in Service
Rakhi’s belief in the power of community service stems from her strong Indian heritage. From a young age, she imbibed the notion that true satisfaction comes from caring for others in society. For the past two decades, she has actively lived this belief, working tirelessly to serve, support, and educate the community about the vibrant culture of India through her books and volunteering initiatives.
Entrepreneurial Ventures and Achievements
In addition to her community service, Rakhi is the owner and founder of ‘5th Peak Media’ and several small enterprises. Her notable achievements, including teaching and promoting Hindi language and art, collaborations with cultural associations, and freelance journalism work reflect her diverse talents and contributions.
Recognition and Awards
Rakhi’s impact has not gone unnoticed. She has received multiple awards and recognition from esteemed organizations, including the Rajasthan Government. Her work in poetry, story writing, art, terracotta, and photography competitions has earned her a place in various newspapers, magazines, and radio programs. She has been featured in various magazines, newspapers, web, TV and radio.
Beyond her extensive community involvement, Rakhi finds solace in holistic health, yoga, and her hobbies of blogging and photography. These pursuits not only enrich her personal life but contribute to her holistic approach to well-being.