Meet our Board of Trustees
Dr. Raja Dandekar
President and Management Trustee
Dr. Raja Dandekar is the founder of Loksadhana. After completing his degree (BAMS, Ayurvedacharya) in Pune he went to Chikhalgoan and established this Charitable Trust. Even after 40 years of independence Chikhalgaon was deprived of any school, electricity and roads and healthcare facilities. Dr. Raja along with his wife Mrs. Renu Dandekar took up this as a challenge and built this school, rural healthcare facility, rural infrastructure and promoted agriculture.
Shri. Prabhakar Dattatraya Karandikar
Shri Karandiar is a retired IAS Officer, Corporate Advisor at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. He has studied MSc Economics and MA Politics. He is known for strategic planning, project management, program management, business analysis, change management and policy analysis.
Kedar is founder and director of Amarake Online Services Pvt. Ltd. A bachelor of Electronics Engineering from Institute of Electronics & Telecommunication, New Delhi, he has also done Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science from Cusrow Wadia Institute of Technology, Pune. After working in Banking IT for more than 20 years with world’s leading Banks, he ventured into Ecommerce in Jan 2012 by launching India’s first ecommerce portal – www.mithai4all.com, for traditional Indian mithai and namkeens from leading mithai shops in India.
Dr. Nitant Vishnu Mate.
Dr. Nitant holds a PhD in Mechanicall Engineering from Colorado State University, USA. He is a consultant in Renewable Energy and Head at Green Technologies Cell. He oversees various projects undertaken by the trust in Rural Technology.
Kaivalya is an advocate and board of trustee of Lokmanya Public Charitable Trust, Loksadhana. He actively manages various projects that are undertaken by the trust. He has experience in Civil, Criminal, Cooperative, Consumer, Labour and Family practice.
Smt. Chetana Subhash Bal
Smt. Chetana Bal is a successful entreprenuer and runs an agro-based business independently. Her Agro-based business has provided employment to a lot of men and women in Ratnagiri District. She is known for providing leadership and direction for the organisation.
Mr. Dinesh Kashiram Advilkar
Dinesh is an ex-student of Lokmanya Public Charitable Trust. He was sent to Vigyan Ashram to complete his DBRT course. After completing the course he was the one to start this course in Lokmanya Tilak Vidya Mandir. He taught here for 3 years and now has his own fabrication unit near Dapoli. He still continues to be a part of Loksadhana by encouraging more students to establish their own businesses in various areas in Rural Technology.