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Co-ordinator Team

Mrs. Priyanka Patnaik, Optometrist

(Balasore District Coordinator for Uthhan, Odisha)

An Optometrist by profession with an experience of 10years. Have worked with Nethradhama Superspeciality Eye Hospital, 7th Block, Jayangar Bengaluru since 2010. Had moved in to Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, Bannerghatta Road as cluster head for the Karnataka zone. Currently working in Acharya Institutes of Allied Health Sciences, Soladevenahalli as Associate Professor. She holds an experience of ISO and NABH internal and external auditing. Other than her professional outlook, she is a proud mother and a home maker too.

WHY I WANT TO JOIN UTHHAN? “Uthhan”- Empowering Artisans as the name indicates, it is the upliftment of the economically backward class artisans of India. I came to know regarding this organization one year ago and as I am a healthcare provider, a social activist I had always been a part of it since then. India’s culture is known by its heritage, here in “Uthhan” they are saving this heritage for a noble cause by helping out those artisans who seek recognition in the society. The organisation benefits not only by showcasing the talent of the artisans but also creates homes for their families, educate them, provides insurance policies and help them improve their standard of living. I am glad to be a part of the unit and help these artisans in showcasing their piece of work in form of paintings, sculptures, pottery etc. And provide assurance of making these products reach to the people directly and not through any channels by middlemen or other illegal financial exploiters. This effort will unify all type of skilled workers across India which will lead a new ray of hope for the community to fight for their rightful cause without fear.

Mrs. Neethu Suresh

(Uthhan Kerala State Coordinator)

She is an M.Ed. graduate in Kerala university with having four years of experience in teaching and one year experience in Govt. Sanskrit School Trivandrum with 6 months experience in a Journal named N learn academy.

She joined Uthhan because she herself is a painter and want to upgrade the underprivileged artisans through Adopt an Artisan save our culture campaign.

Ms. Digantika Deb

(Uthhan Tripura State Coordinator)

Digantika Deb has started her career as a junior Engineer in Creative Consultancy and worked as a volunteer during the initial phase of Uthhan after completion of her Diploma and Btech in Civil engineering(Bhubaneswar). She has also completed her Bhatkhand in vocal classical Music and in Kathhak dance from Bhatkhand sangeet Vidyapith. Since she is from Tripura and the state is famous for its cane and bamboo handicraft works across the world, she believes that she can play a major role in upgrading the ailing artisans. She also wants to eliminate the role of middlemen, because of which the artisans of the state is in financial agony.


Mr. J.Rajan

(State President Tamil Nadu, ADO)

Mr. K.R.Ratheesh

(State Vice President Kerala, ADO, Uthhan, Kerala State Co-ordinator)

Mr. Pratik Mishra

(Uthhan Meghalaya Coordinator and Khordha district (Odisha State) Coordinator)

Pratik mishra has started his career as a data entry operator under Government scheme on contract basis and also worked as a sales executive and a team leader under a private company.He worked as a volunteer during the initial phase of Uthhan after completing his graduation in Bcom from Don bosco College. He is from Odisha , Khordha and believes that he can play a major role in the upliftment and empowerment of under privileged artisan around him. He was active as a sports person during his college days and carries the same sportsman spirit, determination and never give up attitude.


Mr. Dhanunjaya.B

(Uthhan AP & Telengana State Coordinator and Bellary District (Karnataka State) Coordinator)

He started his career at an younger age as a social worker. He worked closely with Government bodies for supporting backward class people in Bellary (Karnataka State) and Telengana Region. He was instrumental in obtaining Government grants for social empowerment schemes in various regions in Telengana. He teamed up with social workers for rebuilding the destroyed houses in flood affected regions of Telengana. He has 19 years experience in liasoning and Government contracts.

Since 19 years I am into social work. So this is the time to uplift economically backward class of artisans across India. I came to know regarding this organisation and realized that this is the best organisation to uplift Indian culture and to exhibit handicraft products of my country to the World thereby empowering our Indian artisans