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Trustees and Advisory Board


Padma Shri
Gulshan Nanda

Chairperson and
Founder Trustee

Former Chairperson of Central Cottage Industries Emporium.


Padma Shri
Laila Tyabji

Founder Trustee

Chairperson at Dastkar. 

Has worked extensively with traditional Indian craftspeople all over India for over 35 years.


Ritu Sethi

Founder Trustee

Chairperson at the Craft Revival Trust and Editor of the Craft Revival Encyclopedia.

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Gita Ram

Founder Trustee

Co-founder at Industree Foundation and Industree Crafts Pvt Ltd, Managing Trustee at Gandhigram Khadi and Village Industries Trust.

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Rathi Jha

Founder Trustee

Founder of the National Institute for Fashion Technology.

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Gopal Jain

Founder Trustee

Advocate at the Supreme Court.


Sharique Farooqi

Advisory Board Member

Executive Director of the Centre for Incubation at the Ambedkar University of Delhi.


Manjari Nirula

Advisory Board Member

Executive Member of the Delhi Crafts Council, Vice President of the Crafts Council of India, Vice President (South Asia Region) of WCCAPR.


Jyotsna Singh

Advisory Board Member

Founder of the Dara Shikoh Centre for Performing Arts.


Priya Nanda

Advisory Board Member

Director of Social and Economic Development, with the ICRW.
Passionate about women’s rights and has been working on gender and development issues for the last 15 years.


Jatin Bhatt

Advisory Board Member

Vice Chancellor of the Ambedkar University of Delhi.

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