Chairman: Indranil Goswami
Mr INDRANAIL GOSWAMI, one of the trustees of the Trinayani Foundation, is a professional Filmmaker, Writer and 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 content created by Trinayani pertaining to disability awareness, which ranges across Short films, Booklets, Posters, Radio Programmes, Biographies and other presentations packages.
Almost three decades of a bright professional career have 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) in 2013.
Vice-Chairman: Rakesh Sahni
RAKESH SAHNI, Founder Trustee and Vice-Chairman, Trinayani has been an active member of Round Table India both in the area and nationally as Convener: Human Resource and Development and has travelled extensively holding workshops and outlining Round Table India’s vision. Since 2012, he has been an active member of the Rotary Club of Calcutta Midtown spearheading Global Grants under Project Dignity and building more than 600 toilets in the Sundarban area of West Bengal. Among many positions in Rotary he has also served as President, Rotary Club of Calcutta Midtown 2018-19 and the club received several notable awards during his tenure. At Trinayani he works towards creating the larger vision of the organization and works closely towards its implementation.
Since 1993, Rakesh Sahni has been promoting Indian modern and contemporary art and has been passionately involved in curatorial and archival ventures in his creative space called “Gallery Rasa” in Kolkata. He has curated noteworthy exhibitions and consulted towards creating important institutional and private collections.
He is currently working towards enriching Gallery Rasa – Art and Archives through www.galleryrasa.com which is an accessible knowledge base fostering further research in the realm of Indian art, craft, architecture and film through its verticals of Bibliography, Visual Archive and Bengali Film Archive. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Founder Trustee – Ritika Sahni
RITIKA SAHNI has a Master’s Degree in Music, is a Gold Medallist from Rabindra Bharti University, Kolkata and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education from Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for Speech Hearing Disabilities, Mumbai.
She has an interesting dual career, dividing her time between playback singing, live stage shows and spearheading all advocacy initiatives for her not-for-profit NGO, Trinayani.
She is the debut female artist of Sony Music in India and has a few playback hits, the most popular being the song “Tumse Mili Nazar” from the film Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hun.
She now leads the Inclusive Music Band “Pehli Baarish” which she formed in 2014, creating a space for artists with and without disabilities to make music together.
Has been part of the disability sector for the last 30 years, having been a communication therapist.. special educator, and heading the speech and language department at Adapt, Mumbai among other roles. She founded Trinayani in 2006.
Now, as a Trainer and a Consultant in Disability Inclusion, she regularly designs and curates sensitization campaigns for diverse stakeholders. As a Disability campaigner, she runs a Spa employing blind massage therapists, curates inclusive events, creates awareness films, hosts a radio show and very recently has co-created the 1st if its kind 6 in 1 Game kit on Disability awareness titled “Towards Inclusion”.
Since the pandemic hit us. She has successfully conducted the Towards Inclusion workshop and Game kit Discussion for various organizations and schools in the country, having done one very recently for an international audience too.
She also regularly produces original music for children and conducts different workshops for them.
She was invited to speak at the Tolerance and Inclusivity week at Dubai Expo 2020 as part of the “Designing Inclusive societies, a voice for all” session.
Among others, she has been awarded the Rex Karamveer Puraskar, a Global Award for Social Justice and Citizen Action by ICONGO. In March 2020, she was recognized at the Top Global Diversity & Inclusion Leaders awards function by World HRD Congress and ET Now. She is the advisory member of the Censor Board of Film Certification and Vice President, of the Maharasthra chapter of WICCI Arts Leadership Council.