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    Trustees

    Trustees

    Naresh Kumar

    Chairman
    Mr. Naresh Kumar is a Mechanical Engineer, a pioneer in developing Indian Pvt. Sector capabilities in Offshore Drilling for Oil & Gas, an ultra-high tech and unknown area then. He is a business leader and promoter of “Jaguar (JOL)” & “Dynamic” Groups having multiple business verticals in India & in various countries. He is actively involved in policy and advocacy on several issues related to the Indian economy and has immensely contributed through some of the path breaking interventions. He also has contributions for the drilling industry both domestically and internationally through various industry associations.
    Contributions through some of followings:-
    – Founder Member: Petrotech Society (largest Hydrocarbon event in SEA) & also served 4 consecutive terms as President, Petrotech Society.
    – Chairman (Former): CII – Oil & Gas (Services) Division – Many terms.
    – Elected Member: National Council Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) – Two consecutive terms.
    – Elected Member: National Hydrocarbon Committee FICCI.
    – Elected Member: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Houston, USA – Twice for Five years.
    – Member Invited: R-Group, Hydro Carbon Vision, Government of India.
    – Member Invited (Former – First Asian) Executive Committee: International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) since 1940 Houston, USA. Re-elected multiple times.
    Contributed as Speaker/ Faculty member in various Seminars/ Conferences (including Oil & Gas Sector) both domestically & internationally. Recipient of many recognitions & awards including International Award for The Best Trade Name in Madrid, Spain by Spanish Minister of Energy.
    Always been an avid philanthropist.
    – Own Family Trust
    – Chairman: Trust Board- Ekal Global Foundation
    – Trustee: Ekal Gramotham Foundation
    – Trustee: Ekal Bharat Lok Shiksha Parishad.
    – Vice Chairman “World Hindu Congress” November, 2014, a unique initiative of bringing together the World Hindu community.
    – Some other prominent Trusts

    Ramesh Shah

    Trustee
    Mr. Ramesh Shah has been with Ekal Vidyalaya from early days of movement & instrumental in expanding the Ekal support network in USA & other countries. He has been a community resource in times of emergencies helping the community, navigate difficulties in immigration, excellence & family crises. In January 2017 Ramesh Shah had received the Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award from President of India, the highest honour conferred on overseas Indian by the Government of India in recognition of achievements both in India & abroad.

    Bajrang Bagra

    Trustee
    Mr. Bajrang Bagra is professionally a Chartered Accountant & served many prestigious PSU’s in India and abroad. He was CFO of Botswana Railways for a decade. Thereafter, he served RITES Limited as Director Finance for more than six years then moved to National Aluminium India on the same profile. His last professional assignment was with National Aluminium Company Limited one of premier PSU of Government of India where he served as Chairman & Managing Director for a term of 2 years.
    Mr. Bagra listened to his conscious call to serve community & took voluntary retirement to join Ekal movement as full-time volunteer. He is one of the prominent member of Ekal movement & presently serving as President of Central Executive Committee of Ekal movement.

    Pradeep Goyal

    Trustee
    Mr. Pradeep Goyal is a qualified engineer, having completed his B. Tech (Metallurgy) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (1978) and S.M. (Materials Science and Engineering) from the world renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, (1980). He was trained at Mukand Limited, India and Degussa International, Germany. He also worked at Air Products and Chemicals Inc., USA for 3 years, before he joined as Whole Time Director of Pradeep Metals Limited in the year 1983. He was promoted as Chairman and Managing Director in 2001. He is also on the Board of Directors of UPL Limited, Uniphos Enterprises Ltd, Hind Rectifiers Limited, IIT Bombay Research Park, Technology Development Board and NIFFT. He has been a Trustee and Fellow of ASM International, USA. He is also a Member of Indo- German Chamber of Commerce, Indian Merchants Chamber and Thane Belapur Industries Association. He is the Chairman of Ekal Abhiyan of India, an NGO which operates over 100,0000 tribal schools in India. He has developed patented innovative technologies using high temperature microwaves.

    Naresh Jain

    Trustee
    Mr. Naresh Jain is founder of Jainco Buildcon Pvt Ltd, a well reputed name in the area of engineering solutions in the field of water supply & sewage disposal related Infrastructure development projects.
    He is an entrepreneur with a passion to serve society & onboard of several education & developmental non-profit organisations including Maharaja Agrasen Technical education Society. He has been a member of Ekal Abhiyan for more than two decades & instrumental in bringing some path breaking initiatives in Ekal Abhiyan.
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    S.K. Jindal

    Trustee
    Mr. S.K. Jindal is a business leader who spare heads various companies under Jindal group, a well-diversified business house & one of the leading business houses in India. Mr. Jindal has been on several prestigious committees including Chairman – Investment & Capital Market committee at Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
    He is on board of several reputed social & development organisations. He has been an important member of Ekal movement for several years.

    Sushil Kumar Saraf

    Trustee
    Founder & Group Chairman of Saraff Global Group of Companies, additionally serves as an advisor to the Board of Trade of Thailand, India-Thai Chamber of Commerce and the India-Thai Joint Business Forum. A resident of Thailand for more than 30 years, he holds positions with the Indian Social Club of Thailand, Vishwa Hindu Parishad Association, World Hindu Foundation and World Hindu Congress and Ekal Global Foundation. In 2017 he was recognized by the Indian government with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award. He has also received the Global Living Legend Award.
    Susheel Kumar Saraff is an abstract thinker, a dynamic doer, an exemplary leader, and a man with a benevolent heart. He is part of various philanthropic organizations and is actively involved in fund-raising initiatives held for development projects in Bharat and many other community organizations and educational institutions. Ekal Vidyalaya is one of the few projects which is close to his heart. The vision of the organization is to strengthen a holistic approach to sustainable development.

    Sajjan Kumar Bhajanka

    Trustee
    Sajjan Bhajanka is a businessperson who founded Century Plyboards (India) Ltd. and who has been at the head of 12 different companies. Presently, Mr. Bhajanka occupies the position of Executive Chairman & Co-Managing Director at Century Plyboards (India) Ltd., Chairman & Co-Managing Director at Star Cement Ltd., Chairman & Managing Director at Cement Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (a subsidiary of Star Cement Ltd.) Chairman for Indian Plywood Industries Research & Training Institute and President for Federation of Indian Plywood & Panel Industry. Mr. Bhajanka is also Chairman & President of Marwari Relief Society, President of All India Veneer Manufacturers Association, Life Member & President-School Managing Committee at Sri Sri Academy, Senior Vice President of Bharat Chamber of Commerce and Secretary for Kalyan Bharati Trust and on the board of 26 other companies.
    In the past Mr. Bhajanka was President for Friends of Tribal Society, Chairman of Ekal Abhiyan Trust, Chairman for Star Cement Ltd. and Non-Executive Chairman at Star Ferro & Cement Ltd. He has been one of the initial members and volunteers of Ekal.

    Jitendra Kirtilal Bhansali

    Trustee
    Jitendra Kirtilal Bhansali, a successful diamond merchant, has lead the J.K.Bhansali group in diamonds and jewelry for over 50 years. The Family trust “The Jitendra Kirtilal Bhansali Trust” is involved in a lot of social causes uplifting many families. He is also a managing trustee of the Gem & Jewelry National Relief Foundation formed by all members of the Gems and Jewelry Industry and is involved in many national causes. He is also a very active philanthropist, who believes in giving back to society. and he is also associated with Friends of Tribals Society and Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation for many years and was also the President of the Mumbai Chapter. Besides these, he is the trustee of Mahavir Heart Foundation, Walk Together Foundation and Ashwini Kumar Medical Relief Society, all working towards upliftment of poor. Along with being directly involved with all these trusts, he has been supporting many other noble causes across the country. Today at the age of 80, he divides his time between family, business and social initiatives.