Sujit Mahapatra is the Founder of Bakul Foundation, a movement for volunteerism in Odisha, in which he is a full time volunteer. Through Bakul, Sujit has been trying to demonstrate the power of volunteerism in the fields of Education, Environment and the Arts. A major goal of Bakul is to promote reading and creativity among children and Bakul has started a library movement in the state and has set up 25 libraries entirely with the resources of volunteers. Bakul has also started publishing picture books for children.
Sujit has been a Member, Drafting Committee of the Odisha State Youth Policy and is on state level steering committees of the Departments of School and Mass Education, Forest and Environment, Women and Child Development, Sports and Youth Services etc.
Sujit has been a Speaker at many Literary Festivals organized in Bhubaneswar and has spoken on social entrepreneurship at TEDx and IIMs, XLRI, XIMB and other business schools.