Enakshi Ganguly Thukral, President

Founding Member and Co-Director of HAQ: Centre for Child Rights

Enakshi Ganguly Thukral, is a development researcher and a child rights activist. She is a founding member and Co-Director of HAQ: Centre for Child Rights.

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Prabhu Mohapatra, Vice President

Associate Professor, Department of History Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Delhi 

Dr.Mohapatra specializes in the history of labour, migration and identity formation. He teaches courses in Delhi University and has authored several publications related to these topics.

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Amita Joseph, Member

Business and Community Foundation, New Delhi

Amita is currently associated with the Business & Community Foundation, a leading civil society organisation in India working on promoting responsible business practice through education, advocacy and open public discourse.

She has a background in management, law and human rights. She has worked in the corporate, legal & development sectors for over two decades. 


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Kanika Satyanand, Member

Governing Council Member, The Hunger Project India

Kanika Satyanand holds a post-graduate degree in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University. She has spent most of her working life, spanning 33 years, in the not-for-profit sector.

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Ravi Rebbapragada, Member

Executive Director, Samata, Andhra Pradesh

Ravi is the co-founder of Samata, an advocacy group fighting to safeguard the rights of the tribals. The organisation moved the Supreme Court to stop non-tribals from mining in tribal areas resulting in a landmark ruling now known as the ‘Samata Judgement’ which is used all over the country to fight against encroachment on tribal lands by mining companies.

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Shubhalaxmi Pande Iyer, Member

Founder Member, Samaj Pragati Sahayog (SPS), Madhya Pradesh

Shubhalaxmi Pande did her Masters from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. She was the member of the Executive Committee from 1992 to 1998. She is also one of the directors of Kumbaya, the garment fabrication unit of SPS and a Faculty member, Baba Amte Centre for People's Empowerment, set up for training in watershed development and assisted by the CAPART.

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Rajeswari S. Raina

Scientist, NISTADS-CSIR, New Delhi

Rajeswari S. Raina is Principal Scientist with the National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS-CSIR), New Delhi. She has a background in the sciences and economics, and is a keen student of the interface between development policy and scientific knowledge.

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Apoorvanand, Treasurer

Professor, Department of Hindi, University of Delhi

Dr. Apoorvanand is a professor of Hindi at the University of Delhi and is engaged with issues of education and communalism. He founded ‘Aman Ekta Manch’ and its successor ‘Nagrik Ekta Manch’ with the objective of protecting social harmony. He completed his Masters and Ph.D. from Patna University and has worked on the development of Marxist Aesthetics in Hindi Literature.

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Last Updated: 21/05/2011 07:10 AM