Breaking the perception that engineer comes in news when he or she achieves milestone in technology, Shrivastava got popularity for his noble works for slum children. Unlike other technicians who apply their engineering skills to make machines, he focuses on upliftment of the children.

Aiming to impart education to slum children and provide them a better future,  he runs an NGO, called 'UPAY' (Under Privileged Advancement by Youth) which was started in Nagpur in 2010. During his initial years as social activist, Shrivastava started visiting slums area and interacting with children and their parents to chalk out the roadmap to fix the prevailing social menace.

According to Shrivastava, initially people hesitated to join him but with passage of time, many volunteers from different walks of life have offered their supports. Today, his NGO has more than 120 activists including a team of doctors, professors, engineers, teachers, and other working professionals. 

Currently, he operates two major programmes through his NGO UPAY. The first one is ‘Reach and Teach’ under which, volunteers travel and reach out to children living in slums.

The second programme is ‘Foothpath Shala’ under which, the volunteers teach homeless children who live on streets and footpaths.

Also, aiming to make some profits, he operates an e-commerce portal- ''- for selling candles, incense sticks and other handicraft goods, made by the slum dwellers.

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