To achieve the objects and purposes of India Samvad it was necessary to establish a legal entity to involve the people. Accordingly, a Public Charitable Trust was registered on 18th March 2015 having its name as “India Samvad” by five Founder Trustees. The Trust does not have any permanent Trustee and after five years (stabilisation period) one third of the Trustees will retire every year.
The five founder Trustees are the following:-
1. Amitaabh Srivastav – Chairman of the Trust
Mr. Amitaabh Srivastav is a Broadcast Journalist with more than 20 years of experience in print and electronic media. He has worked in Amrit Prabhat, Nav Bharat Times, Dainik Jagran and Rashtriya Sahara before moving to electronic media. He worked with TV Today and Aaj Tak since its inception and developed the news bulletin into a full fledged news channel. Worked as Editorial Head of its snap shot news channel TEZ and then the metro channel DILLI AAJ TAK. He was Senior Executive Editor in India TV before becoming part of India Samvad.
2. Deepak Sharma- Vice Chairman of the Trust
Deepak Sharma is an eminent investigative journalist of India. With 24 years of experience in print media and news channels, Deepak and his team exposed several organised rackets ranging from fake currency to cricket betting and underworld operations of Dawood Ibrahim to dangerous cross border terror networks. As Editor of India’s number 1 channel Aaj tak, Deepak captured international media attention when he uncovered serious financial irregularities in an NGO owned and run by a very powerful Cabinet Minister of Central Government.
3. Prabhat Chandra Chaturvedi, I.A.S. (Retd)-General Secretary of the Trust
Mr. Chaturvedi is an I.A.S. officer of 1975 batch of Uttar Pradesh cadre who retired as SecretaryLabour & Employment, Government of India. He has a distinguished service carrier of 36 years during which he held very important and sensitive assignments in Central Government & Uttar Pradesh Government. He has vast experience in the fields of Public Policy, Governance, Industry, Infrastructure, Health, Technical Education, Skill Development and Social Security. He is also a very well known sports administrator and is presently President of Table Tennis Federation of India and President of Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation.
4. Arun Kumar Tripathi – Trustee
Mr. Tripathi is a well known policatical commentator, writer, researcher, teacher, translator and orator. For last more than 25 years he has been associated with Jansatta, Indian Express and Hindustan. He is deeply involved in movements relating to environmental protection and human rights. His particular interests relate to issues regarding the Dalits, Backwards, Women and Minorities. He has edited several books and translated many books & articles.
5. Nazim Naqvi – Trustee
Mr Naqvi has been a part of Electronic Media formore than 20 years and is known for his performance skills. He has been designing programmes for Aaj Tak, Sahara, BAG and India News. He excels in dialogue writing and documentary films production. He is very well known for his creative skills in electronic media.
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