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Sunil Arora

Sunil Arora

Executive Director

Sunil has been part of Bal Asha Trust in various capacities since 1994 before taking up the role of Executive Director.  Popularly known as “mama” among Bal Asha children he has grown the organization from a small team to now a team of over 50 dedicated individuals across 6 projects in Maharashtra. He is a guest speaker and expert on adoption serving on various committees.

Mukta Dhond

Mukta Dhond

Trustee / President

Mukta joined Bal Asha Trust in July 2016. As a Trustee, she works on the Trust’s strategies and advocates for the cause and sets the organisation's direction. Mukta is an adoptive parent, a successful writer, creative director and producer in the television industry.

Mrinal Kulkarni

Mrinal Kulkarni

Trustee / Hon. Secretary

Mrinal has been a part of the Bal Asha Trust since 1994. As a Trustee, she monitors the development of programmes closely and provides solutions to the team members. Mrinal is a writer of many books of historical significance. She has been associated with research activities at the Asiatic Society, Mumbai.

Kalyani Karandikar

Kalyani Karandikar

Trustee / Hon. Treasurer

Kalyani joined Bal Asha Trust in the year 2015. As a Trustee she oversees finance and accounting, finance planning and effectiveness for the Trust. Kalyani is a Adoptive Parent, professionally she is a businesswoman who runs her own event company.

Kuhurina Basu

Kuhurina Basu

Committee Member

Kuhurina is a committee member for past 20 years. She is a professional educationalist specializing in training teachers for special education in India. She oversees educational efforts of the trust for children

Aditya Karandikar

Aditya Karandikar

Committee Member

Aditya joined Bal Asha Trust team in 2016. He is an young entrepreneur who spear-aheads the awareness campaigns of the organization to reachout to the next generation.

Swati Jadhav

Swati Jadhav

Administration - Bal Asha Child Development Centre

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