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:

  1. Mr  Ashok Vajpeyi, Chairperson (Chairman, Raza Foundation, New Delhi)
  2. Ms K Sujatha Rao, Managing Trustee, (Former Secretary, Government of India)
  3. Prof Niraja Gopal Jayal, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  4. Prof Faizan Mustafa, Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR, Hyderabad
  5. Prof G N  Devy, Chair, People’s Linguistic Survey of India & former Prof of English,  M S University of Baroda 
  6. Mr C Rammanohar Reddy, Journalist and Writer, Hyderabad
  7. Prof Ritu Dewan, Director (retired), Department of Economics, Mumbai University
  8. Prof Satish Deshpande, Department of Sociology, Delhi University, New Delhi
  9. Mr T M Krishna, Musician and Author, Chennai

The trustees serve for a four-year term; they are eligible for re-election for a second term of four years. The trustees are elected by the Council of Advisors.


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