Executive Board Members

ApAnandMr. Apoorvanand is a professor of Hindi at the University of Delhi since the year 2004. He started his teaching career at T.P.S. College, Patna, a constituent unit of Magadh University. In 1999, he joined Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha. He was part of the core group that designed the National Curriculum Framework for School Education in 2005 and was a member of the national Focus Group on Teaching of Indian Languages formed by the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT). He has worked with the Committee to Advise on Renovation and Rejuvenation of Higher Education in India under the Chairmanship of Professor Yash Pal. Created by the Government of India in 2008, the committee worked to craft a new vision plan for the sector of higher education in India.

He has published two books of essays in literary criticism: SUNDAR KA SWAPNA and SAHITYA KA EKANT. His critical essays have appeared in all major Hindi journals. Apart from his academic and literary writings, he also contributes columns in Indian Newspapers and magazines on the issues of education, culture, communalism, violence and human rights.


Ms. Ghazala Jamil has had a 4 year long career in social work and development, engaging with various organisations on full-time, freelance or pro-bono basis. In 2008 she took an academic turn and is now working as Assistant Professor at Department of Social Work (Delhi School of Social Work), University of Delhi. She is also a Visiting Faculty at SPA (School of Planning and Architecture), New Delhi. She teaches courses related to PoliticalTheory, Urban Planning and Governance, Social Movements, and Peace and Conflict Studies. Ghazala is based in Delhi.

As a social work educator her field practice engagements are with homeless adults and children. Her other academic interests include materiality and spatiality of culture, and post colonial feminism. She has conducted several research and evaluation studies. Her research and teaching approach is interdisciplinary and founded upon Critical Theory. Ghazala has recently completed her doctoral work on Muslims in Delhi and is the author of a forthcoming book on Muslim women in India being published by Cambridge University Press.



Mr. Satyam Shrivastava, Treasurer is working with a NGO viz. SRUTI for over 7 years. He is associated several people’s movement that are active in various states of India. He is coordinating perspective building initiatives via activities like Activist School and Theatre of the Oppressed.

A Master of Philosophy in Hindi comparative literature from Wardha, Satyam enjoys writing on various political issues. Satyam was secretary of Progressive Writers Association for 3 years. Satyam is an active member of Dhanak.


Mrs. Shabana Siddiqui Rai, Secretary is a trained professional Counseling Psychologist in Delhi. She holds professional expertise in all kinds of Psychometric Assessments and Psychotherapies with an experience of more than 10 years in the field of testing and counseling. She has worked with different NGOs (Salam Baalak Trust, Action for Autism, etc.), Hospitals (Kasturba Medical College-Manipal; IHBAS-Delhi), institutions (National Inst. for Mentally Handicap, National Instt. for Hearing Handicap, Child Guidance Center, etc.) and many more. Currently she is working with D.A.V. as a School Counselor in Delhi. She is a member of AISCAP (Association of Indian School Counselors and Allied Professionals) and is an active member of DHANAK.


Mrs. Bharti Sharma, President has a career span of three and a half decades. She worked within the University System as well as under other dispensations. She was Chairperson of Domestic Worker Rights Campaign & Child Welfare Committee at Nirmal Chaya Complex, Jail Road, New Delhi. She was Associate Professor in Department of Social Work, Jamia Millia Islamia and Associate Professor and Head in Department of Social Work, North-Eastern Hill University, Mizoram. She was also Lecturer in Department of Home Science, Zirtiri Women’s College, Aizawl, Mizoram & Department of Sociology, University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. Her publications encompass a book on Juvenile Delinquency; Reports and Articles in the areas of Social Work Education; Community Mental Health and Peoples’ Participation. She has been advisor, consultant and member of several state and national level committees and boards.


Mr. Asif Iqbal is Co-founder and General Secretary of Dhanak of Humanity. He has work experience of 16 years on crucial multi-sectoral issues of social development and change, which was gained by him by working with various stakeholders consisting of national and international organizations, individuals, people’s organizations and campaigns of repute. He was primarily associated with issues of right to natural livelihood resources, governance, livelihood, child rights, health etc. He also worked closely with several community based organizations located in the remote areas of India.


Ms. Purnima Gupta, Vice-President


Ms. Sheeba Aslam Fehmi

4 thoughts on “Executive Board Members

  1. आपकी नजर में ये सही होगा। परन्तु NDTV पर दिखाई गयी लड़की जो HIGH SCHOOL में ही प्रेम समझ गयी INTER से पहले भाग कर शादी करने में आपने सहायता की जैसे कार्य एक घटिया सोच को बढ़ावा देता है। ये घटना 1 सही हो सकती है पर लाखों नाबालिगों के लिये गलत उदाहरण है। शादी के लिये माँ बाप के एतराज के बावजूद इतनी कम उम्र में अपरिपक्व युवाओं की शादी एक मजाक से ज्यादा कुछ नहीं। आप लोग पढ़े लिखे और समझदार होकर भी इस तरह की अपरिहार्य स्तिथि को बजाय सामाजिक और पारिवारिक स्तर पर सामंजस्य बैठाने के बजाय या उन बच्चों के परिवारों को समझाने की जगह क़ानूनी सहायता के नाम पर गलत प्रयास कर रहे हैं। धर्म, समाज और परिवार की मर्यादाओं की तोड़ फोड़ करके और सहायता के नाम पर संविधान की गलत अवधारणा को विकसित कर रहे हैं। एक कमजोर परिवार समाज को नुकसान पहुंचाएगा और देश को भी नुकसान होगा। आपकी संस्था गलत अवधारणा पर आधारित है और इसकी नीति हर समाज के विरुद्ध है।

    शर्मनाक है जिसमे NDTV तो पूरी तरह से हिन्दू विरोधी मानसिकता का है जो अपने मालिक की वाम पंथी घटिया संस्कृति का द्योतक है जिसने JNU की अशिष्ट और विकृत मानसिकता को सही ठहराया है। जिसे हर समाज घृणा से देखता है। मैं भी उनमे से हूँ जिसने उन भोंडे आयोजनों को देखकर समझ लिया कि चारित्रिक और नैतिक पतन की सबसे बड़ी जगह JNU है। शर्म कीजिये


    • pushpendra ji, i agree with you regarding that age of girls,plz tell me if the boys is hindu
      u give same argument and in my point of view if the girl age is above 23 and she is doing job then this is not wrong.

      one thing more, if both boys and girls are mature and have good job then it their right
      to choose their partner. plz don’t include the reference of country,society,religion
      in sub ka theka politician,aur app log lo. young generation koi lene dena nahi hai isse.

      at last maturity is necessary form both girl and boys and also both have good job.

      je high school vala galat kiya dhanak valo nhe, mai sehmat ho appse


      • जीत और पुष्पेन्द्र जी, धनक कभी भी उन शादी के इच्छुक किसी भी दंपत्ति को, जो की पढ़ रही हो या नौकरी नहीं कर रही हो…शादी करने या शादी के लिए घर छोड़ने की सलाह नहीं देता…जिस युवा दंपत्ति को लेकर आप परेशान है…वो पिछले ३ महीने से घर छोड़ चुका था..और खुदखुशी करने की सोच रहा था…ऐसी सूरत मे उसने धनक से संपर्क साधा और मदद की मांग रखी…उनकी मौजूदा हालत को ध्यान में रख धनक ने उन्हें दिल्ली बुलाया और मदद कर रहा है…धनक ने उन्हें दर-दर की ठोकरें खाने और मरने के लिए नहीं छोड़ा…अगर आप इसे ग़लत समझते हैं तो यह आपकी सोंच है…


  2. They’re act for very noble cause…………….

    My very best,
    Pankaj Kumar Shrivastava CSCP


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