Jayapataka Swami Maharaj a topped from St.John’s academy and accepted admission into Brown University. Later he joined ISKCON as a celibacy monk and in over 4 decades touched thousand of lives. He is the main inspiration for the India Tribal Care Trust.
MAHESH CHANDRA PATTANAYAK
Mahesh Chandra Pattanayak widely known as Bhakti Purusottam Swami joined ISKCON to serve the society at the young age of 20. Since long he has been working for the upliftment of santal, sabar, lodha, munda tribes of West Bengal, Odisha and also different tribal communities of the North East. At the age of 62, he took the lead to create India Tribal Care Trust a charitable trust for the welfare of the tribals of India and spread the tribal welfare activities across India.
A science student from Utkal University, born in a orthodox brahmin family of Odisha he took a challenge to serve the tribals from early college days and travelled across the length and breath of India. After spending more than 3 decades in serving as a monk, he along with Mahesh Chandra Pattanayak founded the India Tribal Care Trust.
Since day one of formation of India Tribal Care Trust, Byomkesh Bag, a Science graduate is working for the tribals of West Bengal in the grassroot level. He extensively travels to North Bengal and to Purulia to support the tribals in socio-economic development activities.
Adv. Abhishek Baid, a lawyer by profession passed his LLB from Hyderabad. His dreams that the trust should reach out to 10 million tribals across India and bring a positive change in their life.
Being a tribal from the Reang Community of Tripura, he played an important role in tribal welfare work in his own state and later jointed India Tribal Care Trust to work for the tribals across India.
Devakinandan Das alias Ramesh Kumar Singh born in 1961 in a village in the state of Bihar in the family of a farmer. He joined ISKCON in his teens in 1976 and currently serves as Zonal Secretary in ISKCON. Inspired and having compassionate heart to serve the Tribal communities, he took a special initiative to start Tribal Care activities in the most backward tribal class in Talasari , Palghar, India since 2012. and rural development program in Kanpur North India.
He is also facilitating several other initiatives as anti-addiction for youths, skill development, rural education etc. in tribal villages. He involved many big industrialists into social welfare activities through his projects and now they are running CSR activities through his development works.
A graduate from IIT Bombay, Gauranga das (Aka Krishnaiyer Anand) is serving as the Director of the Govardhan Ecovillage (GEV), founded by Radhanath Swami in the tribal area of Palghar district. GEV is a recepient of United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Award and is accredited to UN bodies as UNEP, UNECOSOC and UNCCD.
He is leading the hunger free Palghar program in the tribal villages of Palghar with an intention to distribute free sanctified meals. He is also facilitating several other initiatives as health care, skill development, rural education, farmers empowerment etc. in tribal villages.
REVATHI RAMAN DAS
M G Ramesh alias Revathi Raman Das, a Bachelor of Engineering from University of Bangalore worked with Multinational Company Mico international in his earlier days. He came to ISKCON in 1988 and served as GM for Goloka Incense which he made famous all over India. Since 1996 he is serving as the temple president of ISKCON Tirupati. He has been working for the backward SC & ST communities for last few years in the rural areas of Andhra Pradesh. With a desire to serve the tribal communities at large in Southern states of India, he joined ITCT as a trustee.