Ankita Sengupta is a youth leader and one of the two Programme Managers at Prantakatha sinc She got connected to the Prantakatha space through the one year youth leadership journey, Melting Pot in 2015-16. She is a graduate in Sociology with honours from the University of Calcutta and possesses a Master degree in Social Work from the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). She has completed a Four-year-course on Rabindra Sangeet . Ankita loves to meet new people and talk to them. She is an explorer. She finds this to be wonderful to explore the ethnicity of cultures unexposed to her. She loves travelling as well as photography. The quote that inspires her all the time is “Arise! Awake! And stop not till the goal is reached” by Swami Vivekananda.
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Sayantani Basak is another change maker and youth leader from Prantakatha. Currently she is working as one of the Programme Managers in the organisation and she works as the facilitator of different programmes on creating Adolescent perticipation and leadership. She is a graduate of Philosophy with honours from the Scottish Church College under the University of Calcutta. She takes a Master degree on Social Work from Indira Gandhi National Open University and bachelor degree known as “ Sangeet Visharad” in Rabindra Nritya from Pracheen Kala kendra Chandigarh . Sayantani is fond of trekking and adventure sports. She loves travelling and specially on the mountains. Presently she lives at Howrah. She had been an NSS volunteer during her college days and represented her state in the Third North East Youth Festival in 2012 in Arunachal Pradesh. Her favourite sport is Javelin Throw in which she secured the third position in the District Sports Championship (North Kolkata).
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Sahidul Islam, popularly known as Lalu inside the organisation, manages the office. He gives the logistical support as a whole. He is connected to Prantakatha since May, 2008.. He has been recognised by several programmes, shows and awards like Lakho Mein Ek, Change Loom, Melting Pot, Samvidhan Live! and numerous newspapers and media houses. He is fond of cooking and loves to hold the purposes related to management. Sahidul is a cool-minded and peaceful person.
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Supriti Karmakar is basically takes the responsibility of Masti Ki Pathshala as Project co-ordinator. She is a double M.A. and B.Ed with Bengali and Environmental Studies. She is fond of music and reading books. She loves travelling equally. She takes interest in learning new things and to get connected with various new areas of learning.
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Biswajit Goswami is the youngest of all our team members and change makers. He works as a document writer and translator since September, 2019 in the organisation. He is the co-facilitator of different programmes on creating adolescent participation and leadership too. He got connected to Prantakatha through Melting Pot during 2016-2017. He is an honours-graduate in English literature
from the Maulana Azad College under the University of Calcutta. Biswajit is pursuing M.A. in Comparative Indian Language and Literature in the University of Calcutta. He is a recognised poet author-translator with having one book of poetry in Bengali namely ‘Samudragarh’ with a penname Anangadeep Basu. He received acceptance from the magazines like Krittibas, Trapeze, Arwachin etc and invitation for reading his poems from Krittibas Utsav and Poschimbongo Bangla Academy. Biswajit is a fond traveller and trekker on the Himalayas. He plays tabla since his childhood.
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Sajal Roy, in the organisation, manages the accounting and finance area with much responsibility and sincerity. He got connected to Prantakatha through Mr. Jayanta Mukherjee, one of our board members. He is a graduate with Commerce. Sajal is much loved in the organisation and he thinks this to be his greatest reward. He loves playing football and takes interest in cricket as well.
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