Our 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.

“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

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

"I join in uthhan because I am itself a painter and I wish to join as a part of the campaign adopt an artisan save the culture."

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.

State President Tamil Nadu, ADO

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