Meet The Team

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Nagakarthik MP

Founder

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An electrical engineer by education has previously been part of and led teams to electrify remote villages in Ladakh, Meghalaya and Nagaland. He has previously worked with an Ultra-capacitor-based energy storage start-up and comes with technical knowledge and experience with regard to energy access. He is passionate about renewable energy and sustainable livelihood interventions for remote communities.

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Neil M Kamat

Co-Founder

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A Mechanical Engineer by profession, Neil has previously worked in an Engineering MNC for 5 years before helping a solar Rooftop PV startup get off the ground. He started his journey in the social workspace through SBI foundation’s Rural Development Fellowship and has never looked back. He is eco-conscious, practises the 3R’s religiously, and has taken part in numerous clean-up and afforestation drives in his home city of Bangalore.

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Anita Sohtun

Partnership & Team Building

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A social sector professional with mixed work experience in banking, customer relations and the social sector. Has previously worked with survivors of caste atrocities, women in sex work, children of prisoners to name a few in both urban and rural settings. Is passionate about gender equality and inclusion. During her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to music and trekking.

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Bhargava KC

Incubation & Design

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An Engineering graduate and a Development Leader, experienced in Design Thinking, Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Product Design and Development. He believes in rapid prototyping of solutions to bring sustainable solutions for systemic change.

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Fidei Biakmawii Nongrum

Incubation & Entrepreneurship Development

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A professional social worker with a strong commitment to development and contributing towards the betterment of the society holistically.

Fidei has been actively involved in the prevention of violence against women and promotion of women's rights as well as many developmental projects in Meghalaya. Her philosophical belief is 'Everything happens for a reason'.

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Parij Borgohain

Communication & Strategy

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A communication professional

who is deeply committed to rural development and enjoys documenting stories from the country's remotest corners. An alumnus of the SBI Youth for India Fellowship Program, Parij has worked with some of well know organizations managing projects and programs before joining our team. Besides photography, he is a passionate traveller.

Meet The Team

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Nagakarthik MP

Founder

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Nagakarthik MP is the founder of Sauramandala Foundation an organization that works to improve the development indicators of remote, vulnerable, and disconnected communities. An engineer by education, he has spent the last 8 years working across the Indian Himalayan region and the North Eastern states to design large-scale programs across health, education, climate, and entrepreneurship. While not working, he can mostly be found on a motorcycle in some corner of the country. 

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Neil M Kamat

Co-Founder

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A Mechanical Engineer by profession, Neil has previously worked in an Engineering MNC for 5 years before helping a solar Rooftop PV startup get off the ground. He started his journey in the social workspace through SBI foundation’s Rural Development Fellowship and has never looked back. He is eco-conscious, practises the 3R’s religiously, and has taken part in numerous clean-up and afforestation drives in his home city of Bangalore.

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Lanuangla Tsudir

Program Lead- The Forgotten Folklore Project (ECD)

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An alumna of the University of Delhi, Lanu is a professional who has worked in the field of entrepreneurship encompassing women and youths in Nagaland. Also a doodle comic artist, Lanu is passionate about storytelling using content as a tool, and shares her work through her Instagram page called 'the midget'. 

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Fidei Biakmawii Nongrum

Incubation & Entrepreneurship Development

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A professional social worker with a strong commitment to development and contributing towards the betterment of the society holistically.

Fidei has been actively involved in the prevention of violence against women and promotion of women's rights as well as many developmental projects in Meghalaya. Her philosophical belief is 'Everything happens for a reason'.

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Parij Borgohain

Communication & Strategy

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A communication professional

who is deeply committed to rural development and enjoys documenting stories from the country's remotest corners. An alumnus of the SBI Youth for India Fellowship Program, Parij has worked with some of well know organizations managing projects and programs before joining our team. Besides photography, he is a passionate traveller.

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S Kapthianmuan Ngaihte

Program Lead- M&E

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A social development practitioner with MSW:CODP from TISS, SK is committed to social & economic development of deprived communities. His previous devoir guided him with insights and skills to deliver as per the call of needs. In his free time, he likes to watch entertainment content and play sports. SK seeks to contribute to the betterment of the younger generation, through guidance, building perspectives and thought processes.

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Wonderful Star Marwein

Accounts & Administration

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A commerce graduate with experiences in working in accounts and admin domain for social organizations. Wonder has worked previously for a women's rights organization and is a firm supporter of gender equality. He is also passionate about football and music.

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Samuel Kharsohnoh

Program Associate- The Forgotten Folklore Project (ECD)

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A Social Worker by profession, Samuel has been working in the domain of Holistic Nutrition and Early Childhood Development over the past few years. He is committed to work for the improvement of quality education for the children and to bring about meaningful impact in the area. In his free time Samuel like to play and watch Cricket and also explore new places to travel to.

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Manasaguru B

Community Engagement Lead- CMYC

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Manasaguru is our Community Engagement Lead. He has worked as a freelance Theatre of the Oppressed practitioner. He has also worked in Chirang Assam on a Youth Development Program. He's passionate about travelling, movies and books.