The Vichar Trust
The Vichar Trust has been registered as a charitable trust. It is the initiative of a group of concerned citizens.
It will be involved in education activities such as knowledge dissemination, publishing for students, teachers and others, conduct of workshops and provision of scholarships. The India Forum is its first activity.
It is governed by a Board of Trustees. A Council of Advisors works with the trustees.
The current Board of Trustees is:
Mr Ashok Vajpeyi
(Chairman, Raza Foundation, New Delhi)
Ms K Sujatha Rao
(Former Secretary, Government of India)
Prof Niraja Gopal Jayal
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Prof Faizan Mustafa
Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR, Hyderabad
Prof G N Devy
Chair, People’s Linguistic Survey of India
Former Prof of English, M S University of Baroda
Mr C Rammanohar Reddy
Journalist and Writer, Hyderabad
Prof Ritu Dewan
Department of Economics, Mumbai University
Prof Satish Deshpande
Department of Sociology, Delhi University, New Delhi
Mr T M Krishna
Musician and Author, Chennai
The trustees serve for a four-year term; they are eligible for reelection for a second term of four years. The trustees are elected by the Council of Advisors.