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. Vinayak M. TikekarProgramme Officer

Mr.Vinayak Tikekar joined The PRIDE INDIA as Community Organisor after completing his graduation in the year 1986.After serving till 1991 he left to pursue his Post Graduation in Personnel and Labour Welfare from Karve Institute of Social Sciences , Pune. Due to his attachment to the organization and the community upon successful completion he joined back as Programme Officer

His rich experience at the field level provides expert technical advice to the team.  He is extensively involved in need asssesment through community consultations and prioritizing them and plan programmes based on the findings. Vinayak also was at the forefront in implementation of the programme on Rural Water Supply and Sanitation and SHG linkage programme in the four blocks of Raigad District



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.