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District Co-ordinator Team

Mrs. Priyanka Patnaik

(Balasore, 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.

Mr. Pratik Mishra

( Khordha ,Odisha )

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

( Bellary,Karnataka )

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


Ruplekha Sinha Roy

( Kolkata,West Bengal )

Ruplekha Sinha Roy started her career as a teacher and opened her NGO Lotus Rescue in 2013 . She believes in a more equal and compassionate society for children women and artisans. She has encouraged women to enhance their creative skills and bring forward their talent. Her organisation Lotus Rescue caters to 500 women who are being encouraged with their skills. Her organisation also caters to education of the children of these women and Lotus Rescue caters to 1000 children in 12 centres in West Bengal . She has done her graduation from sophia college for women in Mumbai in English lit honours and Ph.D in teaching and education from IEA ( Indian Education Academy)

I joined Uthhan because it gives an opportunity to talents who can’t showcase themselves. It is an organisation that is doing its best to keep our tradition alive and I want to support it


Dr. Praveen Singh

( Vijayanagara,Karnataka )

Dr. Praveen Singh hails from Hampi in Vijayanagara District in Karnataka and holds a Ph.D. in Sports Science from Gulbarga University. He excelled his carer as a volleyball player for Gulbarga University and represented Karnataka State at the National level. He underwent a vigorous training course at the Sports Authority of India to mold him as a professional volleyball coach. He also worked as a Sports Coordinator for the CSR initiative in JSW steel. As a sports Coordinator, he was a part of the local talent hunt program and uplifted the sports among the CSR adopted villages. Karnataka Volley Ball team continues to be in top position because of the local players from these villages.

I wants to ensure the growth and development of local artisans of Hampi through Uthhan.


C. Chinnaswamy

( Mysore ,Karnataka )

He is born and raised in Mandi Mohalla, Mysore which is famous for inlay art. He is associated with Rose wood, Sandal wood and Teak wood based craft making from past 35 years. He participated in various training programs with the Cauveri Handicraft Artisans Co-operative Society (ltd) from 2014. He is serving as the president of this organisation.

I want to upgrade and enpower artisans using Uthhan platform.


MR.Naveen .M .N

( Tumakuru ,Karnataka )

Mr.Naveen has started his career as a Civil Engineer in Akshaya properties and is working as a consulting Civil Engineer With Golden Era Property (GERG group) since 2014. He is graduated from The Oxford College Of Engineering, Bengaluru in BE ( CIVIL) . He has also founded a construction company called “NAVEENS SHELTERS” in Bengaluru in the year 2017. He further started a real estate marketing company in Bangalore called “VISION REALTY".

“UTHHAN”- Empowering Artisans as the name indicates stands for the upliftment of economically backward class of artisans in India. I understand the challenges faced by economically backward society of people since I am from an agricultural family background. Because even I was also came from economically backward class. And also I have seen the lot of poor Girijans Artisans & peoples in forest & hill areas. I Voluntarily & Heart fully joined as a District Coordinator to serve the underprivileged Artisans by uplifting their lifestyle. I will also build a strong self interested volunteers team taluk wise in district area. I also want to support UTHHAN to fight for the rights of artisans by ensuring proper implementation of Govt . schemes for handicraft sector.