“ You too can bring a change. All you need to do is start ”
Volkart Foundation Indian Trust was established in 1952 by Volkart Brothers, who had business dealings in India. The four brothers who formed and established the Foundation were Mr. Werner Reinhart, Mr. Peter Reinhart, Mr. Balthasar Reinhart and Mr. George Reinhart.
The four Swiss nationals to mark their presence in the centenary year of their business established the Volkart Foundation Indian Trust in Swiss in 1951 and also in India in year 1952. The Foundation started functioning from the year 1953.
Later they invited Indian nationals and inducted them as Trustees of the Foundation in India in 28th May 1975.
Mr. Yezdi Hirji Malegam - Chairman
Mr. Malegam is a Chartered Accountant and a former president of the Institute of Charted Accountants of India. He was a Director of the Reserve Bank of India and several other institutions and Public companies.
Mr. Andreas Reinhart, Trustee
Mr. Reinhart is the grandson of Mr. Peter Reinhart, one of the founder members of the foundation. He is a Swiss national and shows keen interest in the working of the foundation and social development work in India.
Mr. Hoshang Noshirwan Sinor – Trustee
Mr. Sinor is a veteran banker and currently a member of Banks Board Bureau. He is also on the Boards of Crisil, Tata Group, ICICI Group Companies, Themis Medicare, Cosmo Films, J M Financial and some ARC etc. Due to his interest in social sectors, he is a Trustee on quite a few Charitable Institutions.
Mr. Vasant Narayan Manohar – Trustee
Mr. Vasant Manohar is a professional engineer, educated in Bombay University and the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London. He was with Tata Power Company and later with Tata Consulting Engineers from which he retired as Director-in-Charge and CEO.
He is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Engineering and many other professional bodies. He takes keen interest in the work of the Foundation.
Mr. Sarosh Naval Batliwalla, Trustee
Mr. Batliwalla is a Chartered Accountant by profession and a former Secretary and Chief Accountant in Tata Trusts. Present assignment is as an Advisor at Finance and Taxation and the Chief Finance Officer, National CSR Hub at TISS. He is also on the board of Trusts / NPOs.
The inspiration behind the inception of SANGOPITA is a mentally challenged child and the family’s response. The founder members when blessed with a child with cerebral palsy went through a very difficult phase.
55 years old Usharani Mondal lives with her husband in a small village of Kakdwip. Though she has a son and two daughters but all of them are married.
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