Meet our Board of Trustees

Dr. Raja Dandekar

Dr. Raja Dandekar

President and Management Trustee

Dr. Raja Dandekar is the founder of Loksadhana. After completing his degree (BAMS, Ayurvedacharya) in Pune he went to Chikhalgoan and established this Charitable Trust. Even after 40 years of independence Chikhalgaon was deprived of any school, electricity and roads and healthcare facilities. Dr. Raja along with his wife Mrs. Renu Dandekar took up this as a challenge and built this school, rural healthcare facility, rural infrastructure and promoted agriculture.

Kaivalya Dandekar

Kaivalya Dandekar

Trustee

Kaivalya is an advocate and board of trustee of Lokmanya Public Charitable Trust, Loksadhana.

Shri. Prabhakar Dattatraya Karandikar

Shri. Prabhakar Dattatraya Karandikar

Trustee

Shri Karandiar is an IAS (Retd.) Officer, Corporate Advisor at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. He has studied MSc Economics and MA Politics. 

Shri.Yashavant Gangadhar Patvardhan

Shri.Yashavant Gangadhar Patvardhan

Trustee HOD HR

Shri Yashavant Gangadhar Patwardhan has a BE (Civil) and ME (Structures) degree. He is also an Advocate. He works as a Chartered Engineer at Ameya Developers Private Limited. 

Kedar Saraswate

Kedar Saraswate

Trustee

Kedar is founder and director of Amarake Online Services Pvt. Ltd. A bachelor of Electronics Engineering from Institute of Electronics & Telecommunication, New Delhi, he has also done Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science from Cusrow Wadia Institute of Technology, Pune. After working in Banking IT for more than 20 years with world’s leading Banks, he ventured into Ecommerce in Jan 2012 by launching India’s first ecommerce portal – www.mithai4all.com, for traditional Indian mithai and namkeens from leading mithai shops in India.