The Founder Trustees and Management Trustees
The Founder Trustees are 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.'
Mrs Madhumita Pujari
The Founder Chairperson is an MA M Ed and a long time philanthropist and educationist having over 20 years of experience in the field of education. She has been intricately involved in the Education sector as a Senior Teacher at Delhi Public School, as Principal of a Women Teachers' Training Institute and as a Member of the Executive Committee guiding one of the 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 education and well being, regularly donating to charitable missions, organising cleanliness and environmental protection campaigns with school children in adopted villages, providing free coaching to children from the economically weaker sections of the society.
Mr Prateek Pujari
Director - Strategy, Technology and Quality
The Founder Trustee is an B Tech from IIT Kharagpur and an MBA from Wharton Business School, USA. He has nearly 7 years of operations, management and strategy experience initially as a Manager with Hindustan Unilever Limited and currently as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of a logistics start-up, where he is in-charge of Operations, Business Strategy and Customer acquisition.
With his experience in high school and college, he understands the issues that face students and what it takes to drive motivation and performance out of children.
Besides driving the strategy for the Foundation, he focuses on quality and delivery of content and monitoring the outcomes i.e tracking the performance of students by using technology.
Late Bhargav Antani
The Founder Trustee was an M Tech from IIT Mumbai and a technologist with over 30 years of international experience in the Financial Services industry. He had worked with several leading corporations including Citibank, IBM, New York Stock Exchange and GSFC. His last corporate position was as a senior Banking and Capital Markets executive with IBM's Global Center of Competence in Banking in USA. He took the decision to quit his position and return to India to use his knowledge and experience for the greater cause of the silent but disadvantaged section of the children in India.
He was instrumental in designing various Vadiksha Educational offerings.