21 year old Bihari Entrepreneur Ravi Kumar selected in UN TOP50
RK Crystal’s founder, Mr.Ravi Kumar’s initiative Shoonya has been featured & selected
in UN top50 & 2018 edition of the SDNS’s Youth Solutions Report.21 years old Bihari
entrepreneur proudly represents India in the United Nations, as Shoonya is the only
initiative selected from India to be featured in the report. The initiative has been
selected as for its contribution and potential towards achieving the Sustainable
Development Goals. In the report, it has been stated as” Shoonya is a cybersecurity
initiative that trains civilians, who are using technology without actually knowing its
threats. They specialize in personal cybersecurity and conduct Free Seminars,
Workshops, Webinars, social activities, etc. to reach out to people. Shoonya is trying
to bring a revolution in cyber education so that people recognize cyber threats and
take charge to at least keep them secure.”
A life-long programmer and hacker and Programming since the age of 12, Mr. Ravi
Kumar is a self-learned hacker & founder of Shoonya and has a strong background in
both software development and cybersecurity. At 19 years of age, he started his
company named RK Crystal. At the age of, 21 he is now Owner of 4 different brands
running under the banner of RK Crystal.
He earned the title of Ashoka’s Youth Venturer from Ashoka Foundation for working
as Social Entrepreneur in 2016. He was the First entrepreneur from East India to get
this recognition. He is the Global Shaper of World Economic Forum, Patna Hub. He
was nobbled with this position at the age of 20yrs.
SHOONYA is World’s first cybersecurity initiative, designed to enrich and aware
Civilians about hacking & Cybersecurity for free. We dream to create a parallel
equipped workforce that will shape the future in the world of cyber securities & will
help civilians in resolving their Security issues without any hassle & cost. We also aim
to transform the cybersecurity industry by infusing professionalism and a never
before seen efficiency.
Shoonya’s vision is to create a full proof and impeccably secure information system in
India to guard against all kind of malicious information security breach , thus
empowering the nation with the reliable, efficient and secure database system.
In 2012, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the UN Sustainable
Development Solutions Network (SDSN) to mobilize global scientific and technological
expertise to promote practical problem solving for sustainable development, including
the design and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at local,
national and global scales. In 2015, the SDSN launched its official youth initiative
(SDSN Youth) to empower youth globally to create sustainable development
solutions. SDSN Youth educates young people about the Sustainable Development
Goals and provides opportunities for them to pioneer innovative solutions to address
the world’s biggest challenges.
The Youth Solution report’s solutions, which come from 61 countries and operate
across all continents and regions, deal with crucial sustainable development issues,
including clean energy, education, digitalization, e-participation, access to healthcare,
ecosystem restoration, sustainable agriculture, and waste.
Like its 2017 predecessor, this year’s Youth Solutions Report provides these initiatives
with a powerful platform to secure funding, build capacity, communicate experiences,
and scale efforts. In addition, the 2018 edition includes in-depth analysis of the
multiple challenges facing youth-led innovation for the SDGs and proposes a set of
concrete recommendations for all stakeholders that can help create more integrated
ecosystems of support for young change makers.
“The future belongs to the young, who are increasingly providing imaginative
solutions to push the Sustainable Development Goals agenda forward, helping to
solve the greatest challenges our world faces” – said Paul Polman, Chief Executive
Officer of Unilever and member of the SDSN Leadership Council. “Initiatives such as
SDSN Youth and its Youth Solutions Report are confirming how important youth-
focused programmes are in supporting the ideas and energy coming from the next