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Board of Trustee

Ms. Roj Kerketta (Chairperson)- Former Professor of Ranchi University and noted social activist on Women Development issues. A Ph.D. in Hindi has been teacher by profession and has written several articles on women issue. Dr. Kerkatta has been awarded Maharani Durgawati award by the Government of Madhya Pradesh in 2008 for her active participation in conservation and promotion of Adivasi literature. She is active in organizing and educating women groups on the tribal issues.

Mr. Ghanshyam (Secretary) - A noted Environmentalist and Social Scientist and a prominent Social Worker engaged in spreading awareness among the rural masses, particularly Adivasis, minorities and women folk. He actively participated in J. P. movement in 1974 and was an active member of the Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Vahini from 1975 to 1984.He was Special Correspondent of Jansatta newspaper, New Delhi 1988-93.
In recognition of his social concern, and active participation in spreading the message of socialism, he was awarded the “Lok Nayak Jayaparakash Narayan National Award” by the Maniklalji Balkishan Dasji Gandhi Charitable Trust at Nagpur in 2003, persented by the late Dr. Baba Amte,
Books to his credit :- 1. Jab Nadi Bandhi, 2. Drishti Aur Disha, 3. Jharkhand Vikas Par Vimarsh, 4. Deshaj Gantantra, 5. Indigenocracy.  He participated as part of Indian Civil Society delegate in climate Change Conference held at Copenhagen, Denmark.

Mr. Shekhar (Treasurer ) - A cultural activist and artist, who has given a new dimension to “Manjusha” painting of Bhagalpur region in Bihar.
He is one of the leading documentary film makers of Jharkhand and has many educational, cultural and socio economic based documentary films to his credit. Some of his noted films : 1. Shikchha, Samaj  Aur Satta, 2. Akchher Ki Barsat 3. Nishane Par Akal 4. Job Chahiye  Hamen Hamara Khwab Chahiye 5. Hum Hain  Mahila Kisan, 6. Boond Boond Sagar, 7. Marti Nadi : Damodar, 8. Baiga Vikas ke Rah Par, 9. Moving towards Rights, 10. Ek Pahal, 11. Dutta Bhau : Yayawar Sahyatri, 12. Ladai Jari Hai, 13. Ekal Hain Hum Nahi Akelee, 14. Aapan Paiyn, Aapan Machha.

Mrs. Dayamani Barla – A post graduate in commerce Dayamani is an indigenous tribal (Adivasi) journalist and activist from the state of Jharkhand. She became notable for her activism in opposing Arcelor Mittal's steel plant that tribal activist say would displace forty (40) villages. She has won a number of prestigious awards for journalism and leading movement against displacement of poor people. Opposing displacement of local people caused due to forcible  acquisition of land for  IIM  and National Law University at village Nagri under Kanke Block in Ranchi district, she had to spend about 3 months in jail.

Dayamani Barla won the Counter Media Award for Rural Journalism in 2000 and the National Foundation for India Fellowship in 2004. Counter Media Award is funded by royalties from journalist P. Sainath's book Everyone Loves a Good Drought, and is meant for rural journalists whose (often outstanding) work gets ignored or even appropriated by the larger press at the State or national level in India.  In 2013, she was conferred the Ellen L. Lutz Indigenous Rights Award instituted by Cultural Survival, an international NGO.

Mr.Uday - A noted social scientist and trainer. A post graduate and graduate in law with Bachelor of Law degree holder had taken active part in campaign against communalism during 1989 riots in Bhagalpur, Bihar. He has been continuing campaign in support of the slum dwellers in Bhagalpur. He has written many songs and dramas during working with Massey Award winner Mr.Gaur Kishore Ghosh. He is one of the founder member of Paridhi, a society for social action at Bhagalpur, and organised Bihar Lok Adhikaar Munch to campaign for Child Rights. He held the post of Managing Trustee of NAFRE and continuously participated as member of the Executive Committee of NAFRE in their campaign for Common School System and other People's movements.  

Ms. Shobha Tudu A post graduate in History from Ranchi University and M.Ed. from Patna University  she is working as a Lecturer in Bethesada B.Ed.College, Ranchi and  has active participation in social activities and women's issues including tribal culture and language in Ranchi.

 Ms.Poonam Ranjan –   She has got activism and social concern as a legacy from her family. She is a well known social worker and leading various social organizations to fight against social inequality and women’s issues in Patna , since 1997. She has been active in various social movements in Bihar.


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