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.