OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SHRI MADHAV RAMANUJ – President
A well-known poet of Gujarati literature, Shri. Madhavbhai is Secretary of Gujarati Shahitya Parishad, works as chief of HR Department and Member of Board of Directors of Institute of Kidney Diseases & Research Centre (IKDRC), Civil Hospital Campus, Ahmedabad. An extremely concerned and compassionate individual, Madhavbhai ensures the civil society, bureaucrats and government hear the voice of nomadic communities.
PARUL DANDIKAR – Vice-President
A sub-editor of leading Gujarati magazine ‘Bhumiputra’. An Architect, associated with Gujarat Sarvoday Mandal and a Manager of Yagna Prakashan. Extremely warm and loving Parulben ties us all together.
MRS. MITTAL PATEL – Secretary
Ms. Mittal Patel is a founding member and force thay has been instrumental in nurturing and growing VSSM into its present avatar. Ms. Mittal is young and enthusiastic social worker who strives for the upliftment of Nomadic and De-Notified Tribes.
SHRI LILADHAR GADA – Trustee
A leading social worker of Kutch (Gujarat), former President of Kutch Navnirman Abhiyan (Mission), having associations with Bhojay Sarvodaya Trust and Vagad Sarvodaya Trust. Shri Liladharbhai or Adha as we all call him, has contributed tremendously towards the issues of rural health including access to rural health facilities in Kutchh. He is the inspiration behind the Bhojay Hospital, Vagad Hospital and ‘Manasi’ and ‘Manas Mandir’ two residential schools for the mentally challenged. Shir. Gada has been aptly christened as ‘Gandhi of Kutch’ by Shri Manshukhbhai Salla. VSSM has only grown under his love and care
GITA GALA – Trustee
Founder of ‘Manasi’ the Residential Training Centre for Mentally Challenged Girls at Bidara, Kutch. At Manasi she is the mother to all its beautiful girls while at VSSM she is the Didi we reach out to.
SHRI PRAVINBHAI LAHERI – Trustee
Shri Pravinbhai Laheri is Ex. Chief Secretary of Gujarat State, Trustee of Somnath Trust (Somnath Temple) and Sadvichar Parivar Trust. After his retirement Shri Laheri became active towards social causes of Gujarat. His presence and constant guidance inspires VSSM to continue with its endeavours.
SHRI PRAGNESHBHAI DESAI – Trustee
Shri Pragneshbhai is General Manager in Parnil Industries, an active member of Akhil Vishwa Gayatri Parivar and an enlightened social reformist.
SHRI MAULIK PATEL – Trustee
Shri Maulik Patel is an Audit Officer with Comptroller and Auditor General of India. However, since 2011 he has been looking at issues of the nomadic and de-notified communities from a different perspective. His knack to dive deep into the root of an issue and work upwards has helped VSSM strategize better. He has been instrumental in weaving transparency and accountability as some of the core values in management and functioning of the organisation while striving to elevate the voice of VSSM.