Trinayani

Our Trustees

Chairman: Indranil Goswami

Indranil Goswami PicMr. Indranil Goswami, one of the trustees of the Trinayani Foundation, is a professional Filmmaker, Writer and a Creative Consultant. He works as an independent Director and a freelance Creative Head for various production houses and organizations in the Mumbai Entertainment Industry.

 

As a trustee, Indranil is involved in the development processes of all contents created by Trinayani pertaining to disability awareness, which ranges across Short films, Booklets, Posters, Radio Programmes, Biographies and other presentation packages.

 

Almost three decades of a bright professional career has earned Indranil several awards of national and international repute. Recently, a short film about disability, which was made by him for Trinayani, has been awarded as the Best Film at the WECARE FILM FESTIVAL (UNESCO) in2013.

 


 

Vice Chairman: Rakesh Sahni

Rakesh Sahni

Rakesh is a consultant in Indian Contemporary Art, involved in curatorial and archival ventures in his own creative space called “Gallery Rasa” in Kolkata. Rakesh has spearheaded some noteworthy Art Exhibitions in his gallery. Some exhibits curated by him are:

 

1. Sculptures, The Bengal Connection – 11th June – 8th July 2006

2. Ramendranath Chakravorty (1902-1955) – A Retrospective of his Graphic Prints – 17th September – 15th October 2006

3. Japanese Pottery: The Rising Generation from Traditional Japanese Kilns – Consulate General of Japan in Collaboration with Gallery Rasa – 7th January – 14th January 2007

4. Debasish Manna – Painting – 18th March – 1st April 2007

5. Jyoti Bhatt: Photographs 1959 – 1994 p 2nd March – 30th March 2008

6. Rajesh Deb -Single Edition Woodcut Prints on Canvas – 30th August – 23rd September 2009

7. The Graphic World of M.F. Husain – Prints – 28th February – 31st March 2010

8.Scent Mark: An Exhibition of Painting & Photography on Wildlife by Kazi Nasir – 10th February 2013.

He has also been involved with different welfare activities, as the National Convener, Human Resource and Development of Round Table India, and is currently an actively involved as a member of Rotary. The registered office of Trinayani in Kolkata is Gallery Rasa and most of our major Inclusive Visual Arts Workshops are conducted at the premises of Gallery Rasa, one such being the 10 day long TRIUMPH TOGETHER workshop involving disabled and non disabled artists from across the country.

 


 

Founder Trustee – Ritika Sahni

Ritika Sahni

Ritika Sahni a gold medalist from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, for a Master’s in music, is a popular singer-performer and producer of creative music of contrasting shades.

During the last decade, Ritika has created volumes of Music for Children which work as great Fun-Learning Aid at Nursery Schools and Developmental Workshops and regularly conducts Rhythm and Rhyme Music Workshops in Schools and Ngos.

 

Being an avid traveler and a versatile singer performer, she does public performances, with her own team of musicians and dancers. She has recently formed and leads an Inclusive Band “Pehli Baarish” comprising disabled and non disabled artists.
 

 
A Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education (B.ed) in 90’ enabled Ritika to teach and lecture at various institutions dealing with disability as a Consultant in Disability Inclusion.
 

She founded the not-for-profit NGO Trinayani in 2006 which works untiringly for the cause of Awareness about the world of Disability and the promise of Equality for “people with disabilities”.
 

Under the banner of this NGO, Ritika along with her team of self advocates, volunteers and professionals, designs and conducts holding interactive infotaining workshops, creates informative radio shows, films, books, stage plays, games and relevant advocacy exercises to propagate awareness pertaining to disability.
 

Under the umbrella of Trinayani, Ritika also runs a Reflexology Spa which generates rightful and dignified employment for trained blind therapists.
 

She combines her passion for performing arts with the effort towards achieving a more tolerant and thus an Inclusive society.
 

With a dazzling smile like the rays of the morning sun, the spirit of a backpacker on a never-ending winding trail, and an ever-inviting heart which has great respect for humanity, Ritika believes in A Better World for a “Better Me”.