the anandwan smart village team

Dr. Vikas Amte Dr. Vikas Amte is the Secretary and Chief Functionary of Maharogi Sewa Samiti, Warora (MSS). He is based at Anandwan. He is a Leprosy Rights Activist and a social entrepreneur changing the lives of millions of people with leprosy and other disabilities. Dr. Vikas served as an advisory to many Government and Non-Governmental Committees of India. Though he is a qualified medical professional however, through his work, he has demonstrated that he is nothing less than an expert engineer, architect, agriculturist and a human rights activist.

Dr. Vikas Amte

Dr. Vikas Amte is the Secretary and Chief Functionary of Maharogi Sewa Samiti, Warora (MSS). He is based at Anandwan. He is a Leprosy Rights Activist and a social entrepreneur changing the lives of millions of people with leprosy and other disabilities. Dr. Vikas served as an advisory to many Government and Non-Governmental Committees of India.

Though he is a qualified medical professional however, through his work, he has demonstrated that he is nothing less than an expert engineer, architect, agriculturist and a human rights activist.

Mr. Gautam Karajgi Mr. Gautam Karajgi is a trustee of Maharogi Sewa Samiti, Warora. He is a mechanical engineer and also has an MBA from SPJIMR, Mumbai. A former consultant at McKinsey and Company, Mr. Karajgi leads the Smart Village Project an also looks after the general administration at Anandwan. His emphasis on the use of technology in helping improve the lives of people at Anandwan has helped the village progress on its vision of becoming a Smart Village. 

Mr. Gautam Karajgi

Mr. Gautam Karajgi is a trustee of Maharogi Sewa Samiti, Warora. He is a mechanical engineer and also has an MBA from SPJIMR, Mumbai. A former consultant at McKinsey and Company, Mr. Karajgi leads the Smart Village Project an also looks after the general administration at Anandwan. His emphasis on the use of technology in helping improve the lives of people at Anandwan has helped the village progress on its vision of becoming a Smart Village. 

Dr. Sheetal Amte-Karajgi Dr. Sheetal Amte-Karajgi is the CEO of MSS. She is a medical doctor with post-graduate degree in social entrepreneurship from TISS. She is a public health expert, disability specialist & a social entrepreneur. She works as an administrator & finance head of MSS besides managing innovations at MSS. She has been bestowed with various international recognitions – Young Global Leader (World Economic Forum), Innovation Ambassador and Advisor to i4P(Innovations for Peace) by United Nations and the INK Fellowship. She is a member of various policy-level education, agricultural and entrepreneurship development and healthcare innovation committees that include governmental and non-governmental apex committees operational at both the national & international levels.

Dr. Sheetal Amte-Karajgi

Dr. Sheetal Amte-Karajgi is the CEO of MSS. She is a medical doctor with post-graduate degree in social entrepreneurship from TISS. She is a public health expert, disability specialist & a social entrepreneur. She works as an administrator & finance head of MSS besides managing innovations at MSS. She has been bestowed with various international recognitions – Young Global Leader (World Economic Forum), Innovation Ambassador and Advisor to i4P(Innovations for Peace) by United Nations and the INK Fellowship. She is a member of various policy-level education, agricultural and entrepreneurship development and healthcare innovation committees that include governmental and non-governmental apex committees operational at both the national & international levels.

 
Mr. Shripad Shidore Mr. Shidore is a Mechanical Engineer from IIT Madras with over 38 years of experience in Automobile Engineering. He was inspired by the activities at Anandwan, and especially the concept of Smart Village after attending the Shram Sanskar Shibir in 2015. He is currently working gratis as an advisor for the Smart Village Project.

Mr. Shripad Shidore

Mr. Shidore is a Mechanical Engineer from IIT Madras with over 38 years of experience in Automobile Engineering. He was inspired by the activities at Anandwan, and especially the concept of Smart Village after attending the Shram Sanskar Shibir in 2015. He is currently working gratis as an advisor for the Smart Village Project.

Ms. Mangaiyarkarasi G. Ms. Mangai is an architect and urban planner based in Ahmedabad with two decades of experience behind her in City Development Planning and Town Planning Schemes. She has worked on various projects all over India and abroad ranging from the preparation of master plans for some of the key Indian shipping ports like the Adani Mundra Port to master plans of many coal mines across Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Chattisgarh and in Australia as well. She is working on the Smart Village Project as an infrastructure advisor.

Ms. Mangaiyarkarasi G.

Ms. Mangai is an architect and urban planner based in Ahmedabad with two decades of experience behind her in City Development Planning and Town Planning Schemes. She has worked on various projects all over India and abroad ranging from the preparation of master plans for some of the key Indian shipping ports like the Adani Mundra Port to master plans of many coal mines across Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Chattisgarh and in Australia as well. She is working on the Smart Village Project as an infrastructure advisor.

Mr. Rhishikesh Thakur  Mr. Thakur is the Project Co-ordinator in Pune for the Smart Village Project. He is a Software Engineer with a Masters Degree in Computer Application. He contributes to the Smart Village Project on the Information and Technology front. As the Project Co-ordinator, he is responsible for initiating and implementing new programmes which align with the Smart Village Project vision.  When not in Pune or Anandwan, he can usually be found hiking in the Himalayas or wandering around in the forests.

Mr. Rhishikesh Thakur

 Mr. Thakur is the Project Co-ordinator in Pune for the Smart Village Project. He is a Software Engineer with a Masters Degree in Computer Application. He contributes to the Smart Village Project on the Information and Technology front. As the Project Co-ordinator, he is responsible for initiating and implementing new programmes which align with the Smart Village Project vision.  When not in Pune or Anandwan, he can usually be found hiking in the Himalayas or wandering around in the forests.

Ms. Sowmyashree Belur Ms. Belur is the Project Co-ordinator in Mumbai for the Smart Village Project.  She is a graduate in Physics with a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management along with a Diploma in Business Management. Her core strength is operations - she responsible for initiating and implementing new programs and growing the scope of existing projects, much in alignment with the Smart Village Project vision. Exponent of Carnatic classical music she pursues her passion in music and also has a penchant for doing theater during her spare time. 

Ms. Sowmyashree Belur

Ms. Belur is the Project Co-ordinator in Mumbai for the Smart Village Project.  She is a graduate in Physics with a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management along with a Diploma in Business Management. Her core strength is operations - she responsible for initiating and implementing new programs and growing the scope of existing projects, much in alignment with the Smart Village Project vision. Exponent of Carnatic classical music she pursues her passion in music and also has a penchant for doing theater during her spare time.