The festival of lights always brings with it a special warmth and happiness that light up our hearts and lives. And this Diwali, we at UpsideLMS, vowed to share this treasure trove with very special people – the children at the Apla Ghar Foundation in Pune.

The sheer joy of seeing happiness on a child’s face is beyond measure, and knowing you are the reason behind that cheerful smile is incomparable. So with our hearts set on spreading this joy, we launched the #LetThereBeLight campaign where we pledged to make a sizeable donation towards children’s education and welfare.

The campaign saw participation not just from UpsideLMS team members but also external audiences who wholeheartedly took to social media, sharing their Diwali pictures on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn while tagging UpsideLMS and using the hashtag #LetThereBeLight.

The key part of this campaign, however, was contributing to the cause. So for every share done and every post tagged during the auspicious period of Diwali (3rd Nov. to 11th Nov 2018) we opened our hearts (and pockets), bringing the children essentials that included food, groceries and other special goodies worth over Rs. 10, 000, truly lighting up their Diwali as ours.

That’s not all! A team of UpsideLMSers travelled to the Apla Ghar Foundation and spent some time with the children; playing games, singing songs, narrating stories and making unforgettable memories. The children seemed to be in great spirits as they opened their home to welcome us.

Here’s a video of our journey; a journey we took not too long back to help children that, in turn, led us to a soul-finding adventure.

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Amit has played a key role in bringing an innovative approach to the traditional Learning Management System (LMS) and has been instrumental in putting UpsideLMS on the global map.With over two decades of work
experience across IT and eLearning, Amit has a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience in start-up management, project management, technology solutions consulting, and technology solutions architecting and development. At UpsideLMS too, Amit continues to wear multiple hats as the key idea generator for UpsideLMS' tech-ops team, a Sales and Marketing orchestrator, a learning technology solutions consultant for his clients and prospects, a sounding board of ideas for his team of experts and a mentor for all the function heads. All product offerings birthed and led by Amit, be it the Learning Management System or the Mobile Learning Apps, have been disruptors in the eLearning industry and ahead of their times.

                                                                                                                                                         

Amit is an active contributor to the company's blog and many eLearning forums. He has been profiled by Learning Solutions, a leading industry publication and the official online publication of the eLearning Guild, for its 'Leaders in the Limelight' series. He distils his expertise and experience into articles, which are regularly published in leading L&D and HR publications across the world.

                                                                                                                                                         

Amit has spoken at various L&D events in the US, has co-hosted webinars alongside leading industry experts and has authored eBooks on Learning Management Systems. He has served as a judge for the Brandon Hall awards in 2002 and 2004. Amit holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science (NIT–Kurukshetra) and a Masters in Business Administration (IIM – Lucknow).

                                                                                                                                                
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