Mr Bhargav Antani
Chief Operating Officer
Founder and Trustee is an M Tech from the IIT Mumbai and a technologist with over 30 years of international experience in the Financial Services industry. He has worked with several leading corporations including Citibank, IBM, New York Stock Exchange and GSFC. His most recent corporate position was as a senior Banking and Capital Markets executive with IBM's Global Center of Competence in Banking. He took the decision to quit and return to India to use his knowledge and experience for the greater cause of the silent but disadvantaged people in India.
He manages the day to day operations and reviews the achievement versus objectives regularly.
He also reviews and selects content for our Vadiksha Educational offerings. He is also the Director of the Volunteer program, that includes Volunteer recruitment, Volunteer training and deployment.
The Management and Board of Trustees
Our founders and Management trustee team consists of three individuals who share the same philosophy of ” अयं बन्धुरयं नेति गणना लघुचेतसां उदारचरितानां तु वसुधैव कुटुम्बकं " which is a Sanskrit phrase from the ancient Upanishad scriptures in India. It means 'Only small men discriminate saying: One is a relative; the other is a stranger. For those who live magnanimously the entire world constitutes but a family.'
Mr Prateek Pujari
Director - Strategy, Technology and Quality
The youngest Trustee and Founder is a recent B Tech from IIT Kharagpur. He has nearly 5 years of operations, management and strategy experience initially as a Manager with Hindustan Unilever Limited and currently as the General Manager of start-up LetsTransport, where he is in-charge of Operations, Business Strategy and Customer acquisition.
With his recent experience in high school and college, he understands the issues that face students and what it takes to drive motivation and performance out of kids.
He focusses on quality of content, delivery, tracking and reporting besides driving the strategy for the Foundation's directions. He is also focussed on using technological aids to provide the content as well as monitor the outcomes.
The Vadiksha Scholar Program is his pet project to enable meritorious students achieve success in competitive exams and secure admission at various leading colleges and institutions.
Mrs Madhumita Pujari
Chairperson and Founder
Our Founder Chairperson is an MA M Ed and a long time philanthropist and educationist having over 20 years of experience in the education field. She has been intricately involved in the Education sector as a Senior Teacher at Delhi Public School, as a Principal of a women teacher’s training institution and as the Executive Member guiding one of India's top schools in New Delhi.
She has been involved in several charitable causes and missions such as educating children in slums, sponsoring disabled children for their education and well being, regularly donating to charitable missions, organising cleanliness and environmental protection campaigns with school children at an adopted village, providing free coaching to kids from the economically weaker sections of the society.