We believe the foundation and credibility of a not-for-profit organisation is built on good governance, integrity, and clear conscience. In pursuit of the same, the operations of Akshaya Chaitanya is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees with their roots in ISKCON Bengaluru.
Below is an overview of each member in Akshaya Chaitanya’s Board of Trustees:
Sri Madhu Pandit Dasa dedicated himself to the service of humanity while doing his M.Tech from IIT-Mumbai in 1981.
Inspired by his spiritual guru, Srila Prabhupada’s message, he initiated the Akshaya Patra school lunch programme to provide mid-day meals to for underprivileged children in Government schools in July 2000.
In recognition of this outstanding service, Sri Madhu Pandit Dasa has been conferred the prestigious Padma Shri award by the Government of India.
Sri Chanchalapathi Dasa did his undergraduate from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. Later he joined Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore for a Masters program in Electrical & Communication Engineering.
He firmly believes in the words of Srila Prabhupada, who said “No one must go hungry within a ten-mile radius of our centres.”
He has been involved in the implementation of various programs and is currently involved in strategy, growth, and governance of Akshaya Patra Foundation.
Sri Amitasana Dasa has been a full-time missionary with ISKCON Bangalore since 1992. He is highly experienced in delivering motivational talks based on the message of Gita. His weekend seminars and workshops on personality development based on the Vedic wisdom have immensely benefited hundreds of students and young professionals. Presently, he serves as the President of Akshaya Patra in Maharashtra.
Sri Satya Gaura Chandra Dasa worked in Novell Software as a Senior Software Engineer and then joined ISKCON Bangalore in 1997. He firmly believes in the words of Srila Prabhupada, “If we believe that Krishna is providing and maintaining everyone, then why should we be misers? This means losing faith and thinking that we are the doers and suppliers. We are confident Krishna will supply! Let the whole world come, we can feed them.” He also serves as a Trustee of The Akshaya Patra Foundation.
Sri Vasudev Keshav Dasa worked in Wipro Infotech as a Senior Software Engineer and joined the movement as a full-time missionary with ISKCON Bangalore in 1998. He specializes in ‘Applied Spirituality’ and has the unique ability to leverage his corporate and global exposure and combine it with the wisdom of the Gita, to offer strategies and solutions to resolve contemporary issues.