Board


The operations and successes of the organization is being taken care of by its capable management and Board of Directors, they also guide the team in setting goals and accomplish them with Integrity, Due diligence and Proper compliance.


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  • Smt. Manju Devi

  • Manju Devi is well known personality in the North Bihar, She had a strong struggle and impactful work addressing the issues of fatal flood and water logging on the agricultural land in Saran and Sitamarhi district of Bihar. She had led the movement “Jal jamao virodhee sangharsh samiti” started by youth of Parsa block in Saran district. Being a women she understood the problem villagers especially women and children and always raised their issues on different platforms. She is also the president of Nav Jagriti.

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  • Sri Jitendra Kumar

  • Jitendra Kumar is the secretary of Nav Jagriti, In his initial days he was associated with Nav Bharat Jagriti Kendra, Hazaribagh (Jharkhand). During his work realized the hardship life of people, who are trapped in vicious circle of poverty and he decided to come back to his native place laid the foundation of Nav Jagriti in 1993. Saran district had water logging problem as approx. 60% of total cultivable land was submerged in water, which jeopardize the means of livelihood of the people based on agriculture and allied activities. NJ started working on the issues of water logging and motivated people for drainage the canals to remove the water from the sub-merged land and reclaimed the land for agriculture purpose. He promoted the revival of agriculture for local economic development to enhance the agriculture production to meet out the physiological need of people. Later on realized multi-dimensional problems of the people like health, education, gender, flood preparedness & mitigation and children issues and started working on these issues with the help of National and International donors.



  • Sri Suman Singh

  • Suman Singh is very dedicated social worker and teacher by his profession. He is currently working as principal in a government school in Saran district. He helps NJ in laisoning and networking with government departments. Suman always mentor Nav Jagriti’s project team for proper implementation of education and skill development programs.

  • Sri Ganesh Prasad Gupta

  • Ganesh Prasad Gupta holds LLB degree. He is practicing as senior advocate in the district court, Saran. He always mentors us on the legal compliances.

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  • Mukesh Kumar

  • Mukesh is a Development professional having Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development from Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi. He has twenty-one years of experience in implementing the project related to women empowerment, water and sanitation, livelihood and natural resource management. He has worked with many NGOs, INGOs, and Department of Planning and Development. He had played a key role in the Koshi Rehabilitation Project with Govt of Bihar in 2008. Currently, he has been working as project coordinator in Sitamarhi, Bihar and implementing the project of Stitching Kinderpostzegeles Nederland.

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  • Mrs. Vaijanti Devi

  • Vaijaynati Devi is a committed social worker; she has been associated with NJ since its inception. Problems with women, children and old age people are her core interest

  • Smt. Meena Kumari Srivastava

  • Meena Kumari Srivastava is a teacher by profession; she wants to dedicate her life for the quality education of girl’s children. Meena also run a coaching centre at her home and provides free education to children from the marginalized community. She mentors project team for proper functioning non formal education centre.

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  • Reyakat Hussain

  • We are committed to bring the differences to lives of the people from disadvantaged and unprivileged section of the society by serving them with a vision to bring the values and better living condition for them with special focus on women and children. From its inception in 1993 our interventions have been focused on supporting initiatives that makes a sustainable impact and a larger change. We have inherited a mission to address the need of integrated development of child, essential livelihood options and better living conditions for women and other marginalized section of the society especially in flood affected district of Bihar. We have earned immense learning from project related to disaster risk reduction, agriculture, health, education, child rights and child developments and women empowerment in last few years and with uses of our experiences we wish to be part of some great changes to come in our next journey. We are very much thankful to all the partners, team and all stakeholders who have supported us throughout.

  • Nibha Sinha

  • Nibha Sinha holds the M.phil in Journalism from Delhi University and worked as senior editor in “Dainik Jagran” the second largest newspaper in India by circulation. Nibha has been mentoring NJ on gender issues. She also promotes women farmer rights; prevent child marriages and child labour through her writings. Nibha joins the board of NJ in year 2015.