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MANAGING TRUSTEES

Dr Rita Banik
Founder President
She did her graduation from Hindu College, Delhi University. She obtained Master’s degree (5 years integrated course) in Applied Geology from the Peoples’ Friendship University, Moscow. She obtained Ph.D. in Geochemistry from Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad and worked there as Research Associate. During her research career she published papers in National and International Journals. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Bengali and Russian. She also carried out translations from Russian to English for the Soviet Mining Journal. Rita started her career as teacher, then worked as Vice-Principal (Doon Public School, Dhanbad) and Principal (Gyandeep Vidyamandir, Silchar, Assam). She also worked as Academic Coordinator for Bharat Group of Schools and Colleges, Mumbai. There she was involved in conducting Seminars, Workshops etc for teachers and arranged Guest Lectures for students. Presently Dr Rita Banik is working as Counselor Women's Cell in Pandit Deen Dayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

Writing is a passion for Rita. Her articles were published in newspapers like The Times of India and The Mezoram Post. She has translated a book of short stories, ‘The stories of ten women’ from Bengali to English. Social work has been a part of Rita’s life since many years. Extending help to the poor and needy in simple ways to organizing Free Medical Camp, Aid to Flood Victims extending support to Missionaries of Charity as well as to School of Spastic Children are some of the social works carried out by her. Rita was diagnosed for breast cancer in 2006. While going through the treatment in New Delhi she started writing articles to remove the fear of the ‘C’ word from minds of people. Since then she has been spreading awareness about cancer through her writings. Her handbook on awareness of breast cancer: Kick the Beast Out of your Life was published in two editions. She has been participating in Workshops and Conferences for cancer at National and International level. In October 2012 she presented E-Poster on the topic: ‘My Regained Identity: Pre and Post Reconstruction’ at Sydney International Breast Cancer Congress (SIBCC-2012). The journey of seven years with cancer, gave her an insight on the volume of work required in this field in India. Rita wanted to be attached with some NGO but it never could materialize directly, though she was involved with some of the societies indirectly. Working for cancer and seeing someone being saved from this horrendous disease has acted as an outlet to let go her own botherations and fear.


Dr Yogesh Mathur
Vice President
Schooling at Lucknow (Govt. Jubilee Inter College)
M.Sc. (Physics-Maths) and Ph.D. (Physics) from PFU, Moscow
Post Doctoral Fellowship: University of Bielefeld, Germany
Worked in the Department of Physics and Astrophysics ( From 1984-2006) in the capacity of Lecturer (now Astt. Prof), Reader (Now Associate Prof) and Professor.
Since 2006 Pensioner from Delhi University and
1. Worked as Professor and Dean Academics in ITM University (2006- 2011) 2. Worked as Professor, Head (Applied Sciences) and Advisor in PDMCE (2011 till date)



Ms Kiran Deora
Secretary
Kiran is a science graduate from Parle College, Mumbai. She has interest in Travelling, Yoga, Marathon, Cooking etc. Kiran has a profound interest in social work, she joined RACE in 2016. Since then she has been actively involved in all the events. Recently she was nominated as the Secretary of the Trust. She is a very good fund raiser and an asset to RACE due to her dedication towards the activities.


Ms Jessica Banik Jawale
Managing Trustee
had early education in Delhi Public School, Dhanbad and Apeejay School, New Delhi. She did Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Avionics) from Flytech Aviation Academy, Hyderabad in 2008. She also possesses B.Sc (Avionics) degree, approved by UGC. She started her professional career with United Helicharters Pvt. Ltd., Juhu, Mumbai in 2008. She joined Heligo Charters Pvt. Ltd, Juhu, Mumbai in 2010, from where she was sent to Italy for Training with Agusta Westland in Avionics systems of AW-139 Helicopters. Presently, she is working as Avionics Engineer in Right Choice Aviation Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai.
In her free time Jessica likes to listen to music. She loves reading, dancing and travelling as well. Seeing her mother come out of the tough ordeal with cancer, Jessica decided to work for the cause and be a part of the Charitable Trust.


Dr Neelakshi Suryanaran
Managing Trustee
Head of the Department of Slavonic and Finno-Ugrian Studies at the University of Delhi, and a teacher, scholar and researcher of Russian language, literature and culture. She has been teaching courses on Russian/Soviet Literature and Culture for the past thirty years. Her research interests include commodification of Russian language in the 21 st century, study of comparative speech etiquette in Indian languages and Russian, and Russian literature as reflected in Russian cinema. Currently she is engaged in projects on cross cultural communication, focusing especially on aspects of Russian and Indian cross-cultural communication in the context of globalization and proliferation of social media. Neelakshi has received awards and certificates of merit for her active contribution in promotion of Russian Studies in India. She received an award in the Third International competition “Good teacher of Russian Language and Literature Abroad” conducted by Rossotrudnichestvo, Russia. She is a member of ENIEDA and other professional and scholarly associations as well as editorial boards of academic journals. She is on the Board of Research Studies in several universities in India. She participates regularly in conferences and is published widely in national and international journals. She has authored “Russian Prefixed Verbs, Meaning and Usage: A handbook for Indian Students.” She was the Director of the International Conference “India and Russia: Cross-cultural synergies” held on 22 nd -23 rd February, 2018 to mark seventy years of the establishment of the Russian Language Department in Delhi University as well as seventy years of diplomatic relations between India and Russia.



MEDICAL ADVISORS

Dr Arpana Shukla
Ahmedabad
has completed M.B.B.S. Degree from M.G.M.M.C. Indore in 1997. She has good academic background with merit in all board exams and Pre Medical Tests. Apart from academic excellence, she has won various prizes in literary activities like debate, extempore speeches and essay writing. With a special interest in oncology, she opted for Radiation oncology for her post graduation and completed her M.D. in April 2001 from Govt. Cancer Hospital Indore. She joined Tata Memorial Hospital, /Mumbai, a premier institute in oncology as a Senior Registrar in Department Of Radiation Oncology in July 2001 and worked as Registrar In-charge till September 2004. She joined Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital And Research Institute, in October 2004 and worked till October 2011 as a Consultant in Department of Radiation Oncology.She has attended various National and International conferences in Oncology and brought honour by representing the Institution. She has worked as a faculty for DNB and RTT candidates and was actively involved in the academic activities of the Department. She has 2 international and 6 national publications to her credit. She worked as a senior consultant in International Oncology Center Fortis Hospital Noida till june 2013 and presently working as a senior consultant in Department Of Radiation Oncology HCG cancer center Ahmedabad since 15/07/2014. She has extensive experience and expertise in modern radiotherapy techniques like IMRT/IGRT/RAPID ARC/IMAGE GUIDED BRACHYTHERAPY/Intraoperative Brachytherapy/Total Body Irradiation and Total Skin Electron Therapy and Extracorporeal irradiation.
Dr Sunita Gupta
New Delhi
hails from Gwalior. After finishing her graduation from there she went to Moscow for further studies. Her father was an advocate and political worker. From 1971-1980 she did her MBBS and post graduation from Peoples’ Friendship University, Moscow, thereafter she joined Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi and then RML Hospital, Delhi. Presently Dr Sunita is resides at Ghaziabad, U.P. From 1986 till date she is practicing as family physician. She has done diploma in acupuncture and is also practicing it. Since past 3-4 years she has been involved with 2 NGOs that are working for Targeted Intervention on identifying HIV/AIDS persons amongst migrants and female sex workers.
Dr Neeraj Goyal
New Delhi
Dr Sudarshan Suchdev
New Delhi


EXTERNAL ADVISOR

Ms Rosemary Kelly
Canada


MEMBERS

Delhi Mumbai Gujarat

Ms Shanti Katiyar

Ms Shameem Bano

Dr.Salil Gupta

Dr.Roumi Deb

Ms Anju Gupta

Ms Swati Goyal

Ms Nomita Mishra

Dr.Rashmi Shirali

Dr.Bharati Rathod

Ms Lalitha Narasimhan

Ms Sapna Srivastava

Ms Deepti Kulshreshtha

Ms Veena S Mehta

Ms Jyotsna Kumar

Ms Lata Agarwal

Ms Kalpana Tiwari

Ms Swapna Bose

Ms Kashmira Swain

Ms Juhi Varma

Ms Rekha Bajaj

Ms Archana Choubey

Ms Sushila Rathod

Mr Gulabchand Patel

Mr Prashant Kumar

Ms Bhavikaba Sarvaiya

Mr Malay Desai

Mr Utkarsh Bhushan



VOLUNTEERS

Miss Megha Manoj (Mumbai)

Dalkhaniya Rehana M Arif (Mumbai)

Miss Piyali Dasgupta (Mumbai)

Yasneem Shaikh (Mumbai)

Ms Bhakti Soni (Mumbai)

Ms Preeti Agarwal (Mumbai)

Ms Pooja M Hadpat (Mumbai)

Charolia Sonia (Mumbai)

Ms Mariyam Khan (Mumbai)