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Meet our Board of Trustees

Dr. Raja Dandekar

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.

Kaivalya Dandekar

Trustee

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.

Dr. Nitant Vishnu Mate.

Dr. Nitant Vishnu Mate.

Trustee

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. 

Kedar Saraswate

Kedar Saraswate

Trustee

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.

Shri. Prabhakar Dattatraya Karandikar

Trustee

Shri Karandiar is an IAS (Retd.) Officer, Corporate Advisor at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. He has studied MSc Economics and MA Politics. 

Shri.Yashavant Gangadhar Patvardhan

Trustee HOD HR

Shri Yashavant Gangadhar Patwardhan has a BE (Civil) and ME (Structures) degree. He is also an Advocate. He works as a Chartered Engineer at Ameya Developers Private Limited. 

Mr. Dinesh Kashiram Advilkar

Trustee

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.