Written by Lakshmi Venkataraman Venkatesan

The Prince’s Trust, a charity in the UK founded in 1976 by Prince Charles (now King Charles III), aimed to help vulnerable young people get skilled and find gainful livelihoods. It runs a range of training programmes, providing practical and financial support to build young people’s confidence and motivation.

I was privileged to meet Prince Charles (now King Charles III), in 1990 and over three days he earnestly explained to me the work of the Prince’s Trust and egged me on to launch a similar undertaking in India.

Although pursuing entrepreneurship wasn’t a wise career choice as it is today.