TRUSTEES

Jayapataka Swami

Jayapataka Swami Maharaj a topped from St.John’s academy and accepted admission into Brown University. Later he joined ISKCON as a celibacy monk and in over 4 decades touched thousand of lives. He is the main inspiration for the India Tribal Care Trust.

Mahesh Chandra Pattanaik

Mahesh Chandra Pattanayak widely known as Bhakti Purusottam Swami joined ISKCON to serve society at the young age of 20. For a long he has been working for the upliftment of santal, sabar, lodha, munda tribes of West Bengal, Odisha, and also different tribal communities of the North East. At the age of 62, he took the lead to create India Tribal Care Trust a charitable trust for the welfare of the tribals of India and spread the tribal welfare activities across India. With the inspiration of HH JPS he founded ITCT in the year 2016 and served as Founder chairman of the trust.

Sridhar Panigrahi

A science student from Utkal University, born in an orthodox brahmin family of Odisha he took a challenge to serve the tribals from early college days and traveled across the length and breadth of India. After spending more than 3 decades serving as a monk, he came forward to help Mahesh Chandra Pattanayak and he is the founding member and secretary of the trust.

Byomkesh Bag

Since day one of the formation of India Tribal Care Trust, Byomkesh Bag, a Science graduate is working for the tribals of West Bengal at the grassroots level. He is known as HH Bhakti Vijay Bhagavat Swami Maharaj and he is one of the founder trustees. He extensively travels to North Bengal and to Purulia to support the tribals in socio-economic development activities.

Abhishek Baid

Advocate

Abhishek Baid, a lawyer by profession passed his LLB from Hyderabad. His dreams that the trust should reach out to 10 million tribals across India and bring a positive change in their life.

Chaitanya Reang

Being a tribal from the Reang Community of Tripura, he played an important role in tribal welfare work in his own state and later jointed India Tribal Care Trust to work for the tribals across India.

Devakinandan Das

Devakinandan Das alias Ramesh Kumar Singh born in 1961 in a village in the state of Bihar in the family of a farmer. He joined ISKCON in his teens in 1976 and currently serves as Zonal Secretary in ISKCON. Inspired and having compassionate heart to serve the Tribal communities, he took a special initiative to start Tribal Care activities in the most backward tribal class in Talasari , Palghar, India since 2012. and rural development program in Kanpur North India.

He is also facilitating several other initiatives as anti-addiction for youths, skill development, rural education, etc. in tribal villages. He involved many big industrialists in social welfare activities through his projects and now they are running CSR activities through his development works.

Gauranga Das

A graduate from IIT Bombay, Gauranga das (Aka Krishnaiyer Anand) is serving as the Director of the Govardhan Ecovillage (GEV), founded by Radhanath Swami in the tribal area of Palghar district. GEV is a recepient of United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Award and is accredited to UN bodies as UNEP, UNECOSOC and UNCCD.

He is leading the hunger free Palghar program in the tribal villages of Palghar with an intention to distribute free sanctified meals. He is also facilitating several other initiatives as health care, skill development, rural education, farmers empowerment etc. in tribal villages.

Revathiraman Das

M G Ramesh alias Revathi Raman Das, a Bachelor of Engineering from University of Bangalore worked with Multinational Company Mico international in his earlier days. He came to ISKCON in 1988 and served as GM for Goloka Incense which he made famous all over India. Since 1996 he is serving as the temple president of ISKCON Tirupati. He has been working for the backward SC & ST communities for last few years in the rural areas of Andhra Pradesh. With a desire to serve the tribal communities at large in Southern states of India, he joined ITCT as a trustee.

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