Mr. Amit Dalal

Mr. Amit Dalal has obtained his MBA from the University of Massachusetts, USA. He is the Executive Director of Tata Investment Corporation Ltd. for a decade and a Director on the Board of various companies. He is also the Promoter of Amit Nalin Securities Pvt. Ltd. and has been the Managing Director of this firm before joining Tata’s.

Currently, he is also a Trustee of Tavescor Charitable Trust and Motigauri Charitable Trust.

Dr. V. V. KulkarniSenior Programme Manager

Dr. Virendra V. Kulkarni  completed his Doctorate in Agricultural Extension and joined PRIDE INDIA  soon after, as a Research Associate in 1991.

He worked closely with the Founder in the initial years and his strong keenness to work with community coupled with his expertise and leadership skills helped him scale upto a senior level in the organisation . Being a Senior Programme Manager at present, he is incharge of the Integrated Rural Developmental Programme at Mahad and is involved in close monitoring of the programmes and ensuring positive and impactful change in the community.


Mr. R.B. JoshiSenior Programme Manager

Having worked with PRIDE for over 23 years, Mr. Joshi has spearheaded many projects along with our Founder Mrs. Vipula Kadri. At present he heads the Health Programmes at Sastur including the SPARSH hospital and the Outreach Programmes and has been instrumental in strengthening the programme. His passion and dedication towards the organization is undoubtedly the driving force behind the success of the one of a kind healthcare model of PRIDE India- SPARSH Rural hospital.

Digital up gradation in Sheltoli school by AkzoNobel

Digital up gradation in Sheltoli school inaugurated by Mr. Suyog Seth from AkzoNobel site manager
With people keeping up with the times, it’s very important for us to stay in touch with the latest technology. Digital is surely the way ahead and with the future in the hands of our youth, it’s all more important to have them educated in the field of computers and technology.
This week was a milestone occasion for our us as school in Sheltoli, Mahad received a digital upgradation via site manager of Akzonobel, Mr. Suyog Seth and Mr. Parthasarthi, CSR manager of Akzonobel.
E Prashala, in built programme from 1st to 10th standard as per the government of Maharashtra syllabus. It’s a touch screen like software, where one can draw using the interface.

PRIDE participates at the Araaish exhibition . BUY LIGHT GIVE LIGHT!

It was a terrific Tuesday for all at The P.R.I.D.E India as we had a stall of our own at the exhibition. Araaish an annual fundraiser of PRIDE India & STCI was initiated with an objective of raising funds. Our theme this year was to give light to others and via our Danali candles on display, patrons flocked to our stall making sure the spirit of giving always remains. It was indeed a great moment of pleasure for us when PRIDE India participated in the annual fundraiser Araaish this year. We partnered with Danali Inc and had put up a wonderful, colorful display of candles. Each candle purchased helped sponsor a solar light for a child in rural India. We are happy to have partnered with Danali and look forward to many such events in the coming year.

Voter Awareness Rally at Mahad

Being a citizen of the largest democracy where we get to choose our governement and leaders. The Right to vote is something that no one can deny to an individual. It’s even more important to vote considering you are the one that leads to change.
We participated in a 350-strong rally held on 25th Jan at Mahad as part of Matdar Jagruti Abhiyan (Voter Awareness). The event saw the Tahsildar of the area and other govt officials participate and address the gathering.

Achyut Adatrao

Achyut joined as a Project Officer for the Outreach Programme in 2015. Prior to joining PRIDE, Achyut worked with organizations such as PSI (Population Services International), KSWA (Kherwadi Social Welfare Association). He has 11 years of experience in the sectors of public health, social marketing, HIV/AIDS, & livelihood . His love for the work he does and the dedication is reflected through the impact the programme has created in the community.

Mr. Vasant More Programme Manager – Sudhagad Pali

Vasant completed his Master of Social Work and soon after joined The PRIDE India in 1991. He holds rich experience as a Resource person and Trainer in the different areas of Early Childhood Care and Development, Child Rights, Education, Women Empowerment, Gram Panchayat and Disaster Risk Reduction in the geographical areas of Maharashtra and other states by GOs and NGOs. He had worked extensively on relief and Rehabilitation in the landslide affected areas of the Mahadev Block.

Manuel GeorgeMarketing and Communications Manager

With a proven track record of developing and implementing successful marketing strategies, Manuel is an expert at building brand recognition, increasing customer engagement and boosting sales. He has a deep understanding of social media, digital marketing, content creation, and public relations. Manuel is a skilled communicator who excels at crafting compelling messages that resonate with diverse audiences. He is passionate about building relationships with stakeholders, both internal and external, to drive growth and create impact. His creativity, attention to detail and ability to think outside the box have contributed to his success in delivering results. As the Marketing and Communications Manager for The PRIDE India, Manuel brings his expertise to lead a team and drive brand awareness, manage campaigns, and increase engagement with the organization’s mission.