Dr Rita Banik
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
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
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
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
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.