Age: Home Town: Jaipur, Rajasthan Education: Bachelor of Architecture, GGS Indraprastha University Specific Field Interests: Sustainable Development Placement: Alaap in Almora district, Uttarakhand (Livelihoods) Area of Focus:
Fellowship Project: Design, develop and execute digital training content for scaling up training for emerging forest creators across India
Highlights: Simar has worked with Green Building Research Institute as Research Associate where he contributed to content and courses related to Sustainability and the outreach of GBRI into the Indian Community. Simar graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from IP University in Delhi where his research paper was on Sustainability of Affordable Housing and his undergraduate thesis was on In-situ slum redevelopment in Jaipur. He has also served as the 63rd National President of the National Association of Students of Architecture, India after his tenure as the National Vice President where the council undertook a complete restructuring of the organisation to make it more grassroot oriented and aligning it towards community development and rural engagement. Simar in 2009 formed a volunteer group which formalised into Axes Charitable Trust with an expanded vision of welfare of the society, the Trust since then has taught basic computer education to over 100 underprivileged students free of cost, runs a computer lab at an NGO-run school in a Jawahar Nagar Kacchi Basti, have organised free
eye-check up camps, plantation drives, cleanliness drives and plastic-free society drives across
Jaipur with more than 50 volunteers for different schools of the city.